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Vitamin D Deficiency and Thyroid Disease

Hypothyroidism is an ailment that occurs when the thyroid gland located at the frontal zone of the neck just below the “Adam’s apple” reduces its function of producing the thyroxine hormone which is responsible for balancing the bodily processes and metabolism. As a result, the body’s metabolism is reduced or lowered.
Several medical reports showed that patients with hypothyroidism have low levels of Vitamin D, which may lead to some of the bone problems related to hypothyroidism.
People with hypothyroidism may have low levels of Vitamin D due to poor absorption of Vitamin D from the intestine or the body may not activate the Vitamin D properly.
Vitamin D and thyroid hormones bind to similar receptors called steroid hormone receptors. A different gene in the Vitamin D receptor has shown to predispose people to autoimmune thyroid disease such as Graves’ disease and Hashimoto’s thyroiditis.
Proper Vitamin D levels are essential for your health especially if you have thyroid problems. Unless you are exposed to sunlight or foods containing Vitamin D, screening for Vitamin D deficiency is recommended for all thyroid patients.
It is now proven that various nutrients directly support the healthy structure of the thyroid gland, the formation of thyroid hormone, and the activation of thyroid hormone throughout the body. These are all normal and natural functions that need to be properly maintained to support health

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