What Are The Causes Of Hyperthyroidism?
There are a few causes of Hyperthyroidism and these may or may not be the reason you have developed this disease. For most people getting a diagnosis is shocking information. The important part is to become educated on this disease and learn about some remedies that may help along with western medicine options.
If you’re diagnosed with Grave’s Disease, this is an autoimmune
condition where the immune system attacks your body. In this instance,
the attack focuses on your thyroid gland, which rebels by producing
excessive thyroid hormone.
Here’s where organized medicine gets sketchy. The medical community
isn’t absolutely sure why the immune system produces atypical
antibodies. It is suspected that heredity, age, sex, radiation and
certain environmental aspects, such as stress contribute to risk
When the thyroid gland gets inflamed, it is subject to release excessive amounts of thyroid hormone.
If thyroiditis is labeled sub-acute, the inflammation is generally
due to a virus. This type of Hyperthyroidism is temporary and resolves in
Toxic Nodular Goiter
On occasion, a single “hot” nodule on the thyroid emits hormones at an accelerated rate. Toxic nodular goiter is among the rare causes of Hyperthyroidism.
A hot nodule is made up of compromised cells that can no longer
regulate the correct amount of hormone to generate. Thyroid nodules are
generally benign or “cold”.
Eating disorders are worth mentioning, as poor nutrition will decrease
immune system functioning. The thyroid gland may attempt to compensate
by pushing out excess thyroid hormone.
Alternative Therapies to Deal with Hyperthyroidism
When your body speeds-up due to Hyperthyroidism, you’ll experience
symptoms such as: weight loss, pounding heart, shakiness, hot, sweaty
skin, headache, hair loss, mood swings, chronic fatigue and brittle hair
and/or nails. Particularly with Grave’s Disease, bulging eyes can develop.
You may want to consider natural therapies in conjunction with western medicine.
Natural therapies treat the total body and get to the root causes of Hyperthyroidism instead of soothing the many symptoms. It it’s affordable, seek a local naturopathic doctor; try acupuncture or acupressure.
We understand finances can be problematic these days. If you can’t
afford specialized services, a good starting place is homeopathic
For severe and chronic fatigue, you’ll find quick-absorbing B-complex
homeopathic drops at your health food store. These are sublingual
(under the tongue) and get into your bloodstream fast.
Astragalus root, is a Chinese herb used to build immunity and to
restore energy overall. Take the root in tea for an immediate energy
booster and long-term immune system builder.
Poor eating habits as well as physical, mental and environmental stressors are contributors to Hyperthyroidism symptoms.
It’s good and necessary to understand causes of Hyperthyroidism. Just be mindful your immune system drives every bodily function!