Thyroid disorder most commonly affects women, but the problem affects members of the stronger sex in the same way, albeit somewhat less frequently.
About thyroid disorders in general
There are several forms of thyroid disorders, and in most cases the body produces too much or too little hormone (there are exceptions, of course). The most common problems are: thyroid enlargement (goiter), thyroid nodules, thyroid cancer, thyroid inflammation, and hyperthyroidism.
The hormones produced by the thyroid gland have a great influence on the metabolic processes (also), so in case of overactivity the body switches to increased mode, while underactivity is the opposite. In light of this, the former are characterized by diarrhea, decreased heat tolerance, increased sweating, rapid heartbeat, tremor, stress, insomnia. Dysfunction, on the other hand, results in constipation, decreased cold tolerance, low heart rate, fatigue, and depression.
It also affects men
Thyroid disorders, although less common in men, affect women in the same way as women, but can cause other complaints.
The problem can cause infertility in both women and men. This is because overactive thyroid gland can result in decreased sperm movement, while underactive function can cause low sperm count as it can increase the level of prolactin produced by the pituitary gland, which reduces the amount of testosterone.
Bad sex life
According to a study published in an earlier issue of the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, both overactivity and underactivity also have a negative impact on men’s sex lives. In the former case, premature ejaculation can be expected, while the presence of hypothyroidism may be associated with decreased libido, delayed ejaculation and erectile dysfunction.
Deal with your problem and be the old self
“Men are known to be less likely to see a doctor for their symptoms, so they often don’t even come to light about having a thyroid disorder. Pedig unpleasant symptoms and a bad sex life can be restored with proper therapy in most cases“ – says dr. Gábor Békési PhD, a thyroid specialist at the Buda Endocrine Center. This first requires a blood test (TSH, T3, T4, ATPO) to establish the diagnosis, which can be made more accurate by ultrasound. If the disease is confirmed, medication is usually needed (in case of overactivity, isotopic treatment, possibly surgery may be considered), with the help of which the complaints are reduced / eliminated.
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