Hyperthyroidism is a condition where the thyroid gland overproduces one or both types of thyroid hormones needed to regulate the metabolism and other functions of the body. Those with hyperthyroidism can experience anxiety, weight loss, and a fast heart beat without treatment for the condition.
Common causes of thyroid problems.
There are a number of causes for an overactive thyroid. Some of the most common causes include a toxic goiter on the thyroid, an adenoma, or Graves’ disease. Graves’ disease in an autoimmune disease that not only affects the function of the thyroid, but also causes trouble sleeping, muscle weakness, and bulging eyes.
Some other conditions are known to cause higher levels of thyroid hormones in the bloodstream, but are usually associated with other conditions such as postpartum thyroiditis, the anti-arrhythmic drug Amiodarone, and an initial symptom of hypothyroidism, a condition caused by an under-active thyroid.
The treatments for your thryoid disorder.
Typical medical care for those with hyperthyroidism is control with the use of drugs such as beta blockers and thyrostatics. If the problem continues to get worse, surgery is also an option.
For those that want a more natural approach to treatment, there are home remedies to reduce or eliminate the symptoms of hyperthyroidism. One of the easiest treatments to use is a range of natural herbs. Black cohosh is an herb typically used to treat infertility and can work well in hyperthyroidism cases where infertility is a problem. Nettles is an herb that can be used as a tea and will treat the symptoms of hyperthyroidism due to a goiter.
Hyperthyroidism can also be controlled with diet and vitamin supplements depending on the level of thyroid hormones in the blood. Natural remedies may not replace the need for medical intervention, but can help reduce the side effects of the disease in severe cases.
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