Hyperthyroidism natural treatment
Characteristics of hyperthyroidism
HYPERTHYROIDISM is a metabolic disorder in which the thyroid produces too much thyroid hormone.
The thyroid is a very important gland for the metabolism that is located on the bottom front of the larynx. This was responsible for the production of thyroid hormones (Thyroxine and triiodothyronine). They play an important role in vital functions such as metabolism of fats, production of heat or emotional states.
Excessive production of these hormones triggers a whole series of metabolic disorders that can produce more or less serious damage to health.
Hyperthyroidism is more common in women, who are 10 times more likely to suffer it that in men.
Symptoms of hyperthyroidism
Among the most characteristic symptoms there are:
When hyperthyroidism is due to Graves' disease, it is common the phenomenon of exophthalmia or proptosis (protuberant and red eyes). Besides, eyes are usually accompanied with excessive tears and irritation.
There is sometimes blurry eyesight. In these patients the appearance of goiter is also possible, a non cancerous growth of the thyroid manifested as an enlargement or bag at the bottom of the throat.
Causes of hyperthyroidism
The main reasons that can cause hyperthyroidism are:
- Body diseases: Primarily because of Graves disease (a disease in which the body exerts a very attacking autoimmune response. the thyroid reacts by producing more hormones than normal). Some other diseases, such as testicular or ovarian tumors, thyroid tumors, infections in the thyroid, etc., can produce it.
- Diet problems: A diet too rich in iodine can cause hypothyroidism.
Prevention of hyperthyroidism
It is possible to prevent this disease, although it is important to be aware of possible symptoms if there is a relative that has it. Early treatment is essential and appropriate to prevent it from worsening.
Diagnostics and treatment of hyperthyroidism
Hyperthyroidism is a condition that requires appropriate treatment to prevent serious health problems. Possible symptoms of hyperthyroidism require a doctor visit who will perform a proper diagnosis.
This is done through an exploration of the patient, a review of the family history and a blood test. You may need other more specific tests, such as scans or ultrasounds.
The treatment involves the use of appropriate medication to avoid the overproduction of the thyroid or to treat its symptoms. Sometimes, surgery may be required.
The natural treatment of hyperthyroidism involves using a series of natural resources that can be helpful to the conventional treatment.
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