Hyperthyroidism causes, treatment and diet
Hyperthyroidism is a disease that affects the thyroid and this article will explain its causes, appropriate therapies, and natural remedies.
What is hyperthyroidism?
Hyperthyroidism is a metabolic disorder in which the thyroid gland produces many more endocrine thyroid hormones (thyroxine and triiodothyronine) of causing the body needs a number of important disorders.
As the thyroid influences our metabolism mismatch will cause maladjustments in their very different functions of our body.These symptoms may be from mild to severe depending on the case.
Symptoms of hyperthyroidism
Some of the most common or characteristic symptoms of hyperthyroidism are:
- Tachycardia, arrhythmia, weight loss, insomnia and anxiety, diarrhea, continuous feeling hot, hot skin, facial flushing, menstrual disturbances, tremors, hypertension, irritability, weakness, spontaneous abortions, fatigue, easy sweating and breathing difficulties.
- In hyperthyroidism there is another symptom that is the exoftalmos eyes (“come out or bulging”) in which we can observe excessive tearing and a tendency to redness.
Causes of hyperthyroidism
Although the causes or origin of hyperthyroidism are not clear in all cases the truth is that in many patients some of the causes of hyperthyroidism are:
- Graves diseaseis what gives the symptoms of the eyes “googly”.It is an autoimmune disease that attack the thyroid responds byproducing more hormones is normal.
- Tumors:tumors in the thyroid itself in the testes or ovaries.
- Appearance of one or more nodesin the thyroid itself (Multinodular Goiter toxic) causing a “hyperactivity” thereof.
- Excess iodine intake:taking too much iodine in the diet (seaweed, such as Fucus, excess) or through preparations for slimming.
Hyperthyroidism and natural therapies
- Homeopathy: Unicist Homeopathy seeks torebalance the patient and has been helpful in many cases, to treat this complex disease.
- Acupuncture: As with homeopathy seeks toregulate the whole person in order to get a good full hormonal balance.
Diet or ideal nutrition for cases of hyperthyroidism
Suitable foods are foods that some authors might help “slow down” the overactive thyroid:
- Cabbage, radish, Brussels sprouts, cauliflower, broccoli … belong to the family of the Cruciferae and can be useful thanks to the contribution of chlorogenic and caffeic acids that would hinder the absorption of iodine.
- Linseed or flaxseed.
- Legumes (lentils, chickpeas, soy or soy, beans, etc.) have traditionally been advised to patients with hyperthyroidism.
- Peanuts or peanut, millet (a cereal) and pine nuts are highly recommended because they inhibit the production of thyroxine.
- Fruits and raw foods (salads) in excess.Traditional Chinese Medicine says that raw and “soft” foods tend to soothe the thyroid as cool or cool our body.This is most evident in winter when it’s cold because we do not want to take salads and fruit excessively.
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Harmful foods for hyperthyroidism
- Seaweeds and shellfish are the main foods you should avoid people with hyperthyroidism because they usually carry much iodine (some more than others)
- Avoid iodized salt.
- Avoid garlic, oats, cashews and almonds, pistachios.
- Avoid the exciting, food or medicinal plants, which according to Chinese medicine we activate or “warm” our metabolism as cinnamon, ginseng, mate, coffee and generally all spicy plants.
As a rule, your doctor or specialist will give the list of the most common products in your area you should not eat or do so sparingly.The naturopathic doctor or specialist in Traditional Chinese Medicine will also provide a suitable diet or dietary guidelines, according to each person, to treat hypertension.
Medicinal plants and herbal medicine
Lycopodium extract is one of the few herbs that can help us in case of hyperthyroidism.
Did you know?
Conventional treatment of allopathic medicine is based drugs to “slow down” the thyroid and, as appropriate, using surgery to remove all or part of the thyroid.
Hyperthyroidism is a disease undoubtedly difficult to treat so it will always be important to use all the “tools or strategies” therapeutic necessary.
Medical monitoring, with analytical and revisions necessary and self-observation of the symptoms are basics to treat hyperthyroidism.