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Grave's Disease & Hyperthyroidism
This disorder occurs when the thyroid gland produces too much
thyroid hormone, resulting in an overactive metabolic
state. The most common type of this disorder is called
Symptoms of hyperthyroidism
All of the body's processes speed up, The possible
hyperthyroidism include nervousness, rapid pulse, a feeling of
being hot, increased perspiration, insomnia and
fatigue, shortened attention span, increased frequency of bowel movements, less
frequent menstruation, decreased menstrual flow,
weakness, hair and weight loss, change in skin
thickness, separation of the nail from the nail bed,
hand tremors, intolerance of heat, rapid heat beat,
goiter and sometimes protruding
eyeballs. There is sometimes
weight loss, but sometime weight gain as the person's
appetite can be increased.
is the cause of hyperthyroidism?
thyroid gland is the body's internal thermostat.
It regulates the temperature by secreting two hormones
that control how quickly the body burns calories and
body secretes too much hormone, hyperthyroidism
results, too little hormone results in
hypothyroidism. Many cases of hyper and hypothyroidism is believed to be an improper immune
response. The immune system can produce
antibodies that attack the thyroid, disrupting hormone
production. Grave's disease is considered an autoimmune disease caused by an abnormally shaped protein stimulating the thyroid to make and secrete more hormones. This can cause an enlargement of the thyroid, bulging eyes, increased heart rate, high blood pressure and anxiety.
Hyperthyroidism can be produced by lumps or tumors
which disrupt hormone production.
or inflammation of the thyroid can cause temporary
hyperthyroidism. Certain prescription drugs can
also cause hyperthyroidism.
malfunctioning thyroid can be the underlying cause of many recurring illnesses.
When metabolism speeds up, digestion speeds up and
malabsorption can occur. A proper diet is
pituitary gland, parathyroid glands and sex glands all
work together. If there is a problem in one place, it
all may be affected.
can be done
Don't rush into surgery or any other treatment, try
plenty of the following foods: Broccoli, Brussels
sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, kale, mustard
greens, peaches, pears, rutabagas, spinach and
turnips. They tend to suppress thyroid
dairy products for at least three months.
Also avoid stimulants: coffee, tea, nicotine and soft
Essential Oils for Graves' Disease - this is the plant medicine used for thousands of years. You can read about Essential Oils.
The traditional help is the oils Lemongrass, blue tansy, Endoflex, Myrrh and spruce. All can be used topically or aromatically with a diffuser.
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