Control Hyperthyroidism Naturally

Hyperthyroidism occurs when your thyroid creates too much of the thyroid hormones that control your metabolism. It also affects your heart, muscles, bones and cholesterol levels. It is easily treated both through medication and home remedies, however if left untreated it can cause serious complications with your heart, bones and a dangerous condition known as thyroid storm. The number one cause of hyperthyroidism is Grave’s disease which is an auto-immune disease in which the body attacks the thyroid cause it to make too much hormone.

 

How do I know if I have hyperthyroidism?

  • Feeling nervous, moody, weak or tired
  • Having tremors
  • Fast, irregular heart beat
  • Trouble breathing even when resting
  • Feeling hot, sweating a lot or having warm, red and itchy skin
  • Frequent and loose bowel movements
  • Fine, soft hair that is falling out
  • Losing weight despite normal eating habits
  • An enlarged thyroid gland
  • Thickened nails lifting off the nail beds
  • Lumpy reddish, and thick skin on the front of the shins and top of the feet.
  • Clubbing
  • Bulging, reddened eyes
  • Sensitivity to light
  • Blurred or double vision

 

How do I prevent hyperthyroidismm?

Most cases of hyperthyroidism are caused by Grave’s disease and unfortunately are not preventable. You can, however, work to control your symptoms so that you can live a normal life.

 

How can I treat hyperthyroidism?

  • Eliminate caffeine and sugar, they cause the body to yo-yo too much.
  • Increase your protein intake. It can help to normalize thyroid function but be sure your meats are hormone and anti-biotic free.
  • Avoid soy. Soy products can disrupt cell communication and upset the entire endocrine system.
  • Make sure you’re eating good fats and getting good cholesterol.
  • Have a blood test done to check that you’re getting enough vitamin D, Iron, omega-3’s, selenium, zinc, copper, vitamin A, and vitamin B’s. A deficiency in any of these can throw your body off.
  • Try going gluten free. Gluten just stimulates auto-immune attacks in the body.
  • Avoid raw goitrogens. Cook any broccoli, brussels sprouts, cauliflower, kale, strawberries, peaches, etc.
  • Make sure your body has a good supply of healthy beneficial bacteria by taking probiotics.
  • Relax! Stress just makes things worse.
  • Apply cool compresses to your eyes, wear sunglasses and elevate the head of your bed.
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