Drugs are widely used for a lot of diseases but as much as they help in cure they leave various side effects on human body. The example of this is antidepressants which cause severe weight gain in many people and involuntary muscle movement was also felt by many. The fact that many people fail to realize is that drugs aren’t always the right treatment and especially in the case of thyroid the drugs taken have more adverse effect.
Lithium in form of drugs:
The drugs which are given for treatment in emotional related issues, as mood stabilizers and bipolar treatment like lithium can even be the reason behind thyroid abnormalities. It is found that lithium works in an odd way and brings the function of thyroid to an exceptionally low level. This condition is called hypothyroidism, though lithium cannot be said as the definite reason behind the issue but being careful and cautious is always better. Not only drugs are the source of lithium in our body, water we drink and food we eat might also act as way of taking lithium so it’s important to assure that whatever we are consuming doesn’t have any toxic substance. Reverse osmosis can be used to eliminate the issues of these substance.
Influence of Dopamine:
Dopamine is the hormone in our body which sends signal to our nervous system. Many drugs also have dopamine so the extra intake of dopamine can even send the message to our thyroid gland to stop producing thyroid hormones. As dopamine creates problem for the glands in forming the hormones and may let the formation only when the body is extremely low can even result in wrong results.
The problem of hypothyroidism can be treated by the intake of artificial thyroid hormones like synthyroid and levothyroxin which are available in various forms. These are used as an alternatives and helps in not only taking care of thyroid issues but also helps in reducing weight, makes a person feel better by reducing depression and give a chance at a happy lifestyle. The patient should get a recommendation from a doctor and get the dosage as it is different for different people. It is important to get the right dosage as low dosage might work on thyroid but not on depression and the over dosage might have adverse effect on heart and even cause hair loss. So by further examination a person will get the right dosage.
Side effects of the Alternatives:
Other than that person taking these medicines should be careful of what else is include as these are formed in the place where there are chance of gluten getting included and hence become a problem for those who have any sort of energy. On other hand some have dyes and other substances which will be harmful for other people and will not let the medicine effect on the body. Other medicines can be prescribed to eliminate the issue but for that knowing the issue is also important.