What you eat can affect your thyroid gland as well as your body’s ability to use thyroid hormone. Learn which foods to avoid when managing hypothyroidism.
The thyroid is a small but important gland placed at the base of the neck. The gland releases hormones to maintain several functions in the body such as growth, cell repair and metabolism. However, certain conditions can cause the gland function improperly. When the thyroid gland does not make enough thyroid hormones then the condition is known as hypothyroidism. People with hypothyroidism may often feel cold and fatigued and may gain weight easily. According to a paper published in The Lancet Journal, the prevalence of hypothyroidism in India is about 11%.