Hypothyroidism is a serious medical condition. It can greatly affect the lives of the patient and his or her loved ones.This is not a well-known a disease. In fact, most people have no idea what it is.

Acquired Hypothyroidism Explained

The condition called “Acquired Hypothyroidism” occurs when the thyroid gland produces too little thyroid hormone. This ailment can occur during childhood. It will usually start affecting a child from as young as 6 months old. The thyroid gland is found in the front of the neck. The thyroid produces chemicals that are essential for normal body functioning. This important gland helps to regulate body temperature, growth and heart rate. The thyroid also affects the body’s utilization of energy. This can impact weight gain and weight loss. “Underproduction of thyroid hormones equals lower energy levels, can induce coma and even result in death,” states 420 Evaluations Online.

Symptoms and Signs of Acquired Hypothyroidism

The symptoms and signs of acquired hypothyroidism may vary depending on age.

  • Early symptoms and signs :
    • Dry, flaky skin or thin and brittle fingernails or hair.
    • Coarse or dull-looking facial features.
    • Hoarseness and large tongue.
    • Bulging soft mass in the belly button.
    • Delay or failure in growth and development.
    • Large arm and leg muscles.
  • Later signs and symptoms:
    • Feeling depressed, irritable, or lacking energy.
    • Problems moving bowel, such as constipation.
    • Delay in sexual development, like breasts or testes.
    • Feeling too cold when the temperature is just right or normal for everyone else.
    • Teeth may erupt (appear) late, learning, speech, or behaviour problems
    • Swelling of whole body, very slow heartbeat, and troubled breathing.

While this a complicated and possibly fatal disease, cannabis oil has shown promising results in treating the affliction. New studies are being conducted to further our knowledge on the condition and how cannabis oil has the ability to cure it.

other specific disorders of the thyroid can include things like goiter (swelling of the thyroid), thyroiditis (inflammation of the thyroid due to infection or autoimmune conditions), Grave’s disease (which causes an overactive thyroid), thyroid cancer, thyroid nodules (small lumps on the thyroid that may lead to excess hormone production), and thyroid storm (a rare form of hyperthyroidism that results in extremely high levels of hormone being secreted). This is according to a comprehensive article on MarijuanaBreak.

And according to 420 Evaluations Online, there are numerous cannabinoid receptors in the adrenal and thyroid glands. Cannabis has a complex effect on the functioning of the glands. It is also immediate. Cannabinoids produced in the body – or from plant sources, particularly cannabis –  affect the adrenal and thyroid cells’ CB1 receptors to produce more or less hormones that cause anxiety, depression, lethargy or hyperactivity.  People with these conditions know if cannabis works or not, simply by the effect, the ability to relax, unwind, sleep or focus. CBD especially has an indirect effect on thyroid conditions because it can induce deeper sleep, which in turn, affects the thyroid to repair and work less to shore up energy deficiencies.  

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