World Thyroid Day 2020: Top Thyroid Health Tips to Know.

by Dr. Mahesh D M

tips to maintain healthy thyroid
Posted on : Sep 30, 2021


Thyroid disorders are generally widespread hormonal conditions. There is a critical weight of thyroid problems even in India. Recent thyroid disease studies have highlighted the ill effects of common thyroid disorders such as hypothyroidism, hyperthyroidism, goitre/iodine deficiency disorders, Hashimoto's (autoimmune) thyroiditis, and thyroid cancer. If you experience any of these thyroid problems then it is recommended to see the Best Endocrinologist in Bangalore.

Researchers recently found that patients who contracted the Covid-19 virus also acquired an inflammatory thyroid disease called subacute thyroiditis during the COVID-19 pandemic. Subacute thyroiditis is an inflammatory thyroid condition characterized by neck pain, which is usually followed by an inflammation of the upper respiratory tract.

The SARS-CoV-2 virus was found to account for the onset of subacute thyroiditis among individuals in several instances.


Hence, remaining alert about the likelihood of this additional clinical manifestation has become important for people in such a scenario. In addition to implementing safety measures to maintain social distance, hygiene, and sanitization, individuals also need to adopt methods that help them maintain a healthy thyroid.





  • Adequate Intake Of Iodine: Thyroid infection's autoimmune disease is more common than iodine insufficiency. A significant proportion of this iodine-sufficient adult population has thyroid disorders. Nevertheless, given that iodine inadequacy is a problem in India, the importance of iodine insufficiency can't be neglected in the Indian demography. Iodine is a substance essential for maintaining the health of thyroids. Due to the number of iodine molecules they possess, hormones such as thyroxine (T4 ) and triiodothyronine (T3) are named T4 and T3. Iodine deficiency is common among Indians but the consumption of dairy products and seafood can strengthen the intake of iodine.

  • Exercise And Try To Stay Lean And Fit: With the obese condition, it is not clear if a slow metabolism affects your thyroid, or if your thyroid causes your metabolism to slow as Thyroid hormones help to control body weight. In contrast, high hormone levels can lead to weight loss. So you can track the thyroid function by going to the gym and managing the weight gain or loss.

  • Consume Nuts: Nuts have a high content of selenium which is an integral component of the thyroid. It helps convert the thyroid hormone T4 to T3 because selenium focuses on the enzymes required for this conversion. Broccoli, fish, turnips, garlic, onion, butter, eggs, and seafood are also fantastic sources of selenium.

  • Increase antioxidant intake: The thyroid is highly vulnerable to oxidative stress. Berries such as strawberries, raspberries and colourful vegetables that are rich in antioxidants and are highly useful for thyroid safety.

Thyroid hormones play a crucial role in regulating the use of metabolism and energy and affect most organs of the body. On World Thyroid Day, therefore, let us understand the importance of our thyroid health as we remain healthy and conscious.


For more information visit Aster CMI Hospital which is one among the Best Thyroid Treatment Hospital in Bangalore for offering best-in-class medical care.