Stress, Thyroid Hormone Secretion and Vestibular Stimulation: A Review of the Links

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Biology, Engineering, Medicine and Science Reports,2015,1,2,31-34.
Published:July 2015
Type:Review Article
Author(s) affiliations:

Mukkadan Joseph Kurien1*, Archana Rajagopalan2, Kumar Sai Sailesh3, Varsha Varghese3, Arati Amin4, Udaya Kumar Reddy5, Jinu Kochakkan Varghese3, Soumya Mishra6

1Department of Physiology, Little Flower Medical Research Centre, Angamaly, Kerala, INDIA.

2Department of Physiology, Saveetha Medical College, Saveetha University, Thandalam, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, INDIA.

3Department of Physiology, Little Flower Institute of Medical Sciences and Research, Angamaly, Kerala, INDIA.

4Department of Physiology, PK Das Institute of Medical Sciences, Ottapalam, Kerala, INDIA.

5International Stress Management Association ( ISMAIND), Hyderabad, Telangana State, INDIA.

6Department of Physiology, JIPMER, Pondicherry, INDIA.


Stress is part and parcel of our daily life. It is defined as a state of disharmony or threatened homeostasis. Stress can specifically influence several systems. Here we review the interactions of stress and thyroid hormone secretion and vestibular stimulation to suggest necessary translational research in this area. Vestibular stimulation may be used as a supplemental therapy for thyroid disorders. We suggest detailed studies in this area to explore importance of vestibular stimulation in the management of thyroid disorders.