Natural treatment Hyperthyroidism

Natural treatment Hyperthyroidism

Hyperthyroidism is when the thyroid produces an excessive amount of hormones along with an increased metabolic rate. This state of over-activity is known as hyperthyroidism.

Fortunately there are natural ways for treating hyperthyroidism. Naturopaths at Your Wellness Centre use effective herbs and supplements to calm the symptoms of this condition.

But first, let’s look at what you may be experiencing when you have an over active thyroid:

Imagine yourself functioning in overdrive not some of the time, but all the time.  This is what Hyperthyroidism is like. You could experience a fast heartbeat (or “pounding heart”), anxiety, increased sweating, trembling, lack of appetite, trouble with digesting food normally and difficulty getting good sleep. Sounds pretty exhausting, doesn’t it? All this is exactly how your body feels if you suffer from hyperthyroidism.

Hyperthyroidism is the exact opposite of hypothyroidism, which is when your body’s functions slow down.

Hyperthyroidism occurs when the thyroid gland produces excessive amounts of thyroid hormone, resulting in acceleration of the body’s metabolic rate. Hyperthyroidism causes the body’s cells to burn fuel so rapidly that they waste much of it in the form of heat.

Common symptoms of hyperthyroidism include:

  • Tachycardia, arrhythmia and/or palpitations
  • Hypertension
  • Swelling at the base of the neck
  • Moist skin and increased perspiration
  • Shakiness and tremor
  • Nervousness
  • Confusion
  • Increased appetite accompanied by weight loss
  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Swollen, reddened, and bulging eyes (exophthalmos)
  • Constant stare (infrequent blinking, lid retraction and lid lag)
  • Sensitivity of eyes to light
  • Raised, thickened skin over shins, dorsum of feet, back, hands, or even face
  • Altered menses

Common symptoms of hyperthyroidism include:

  • Tachycardia, arrhythmia and/or palpitations
  • Hypertension
  • Swelling at the base of the neck
  • Moist skin and increased perspiration
  • Shakiness and tremor
  • Nervousness
  • Confusion
  • Increased appetite accompanied by weight loss
  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Swollen, reddened, and bulging eyes (exophthalmos)
  • Constant stare (infrequent blinking, lid retraction and lid lag)
  • Sensitivity of eyes to light
  • Raised, thickened skin over shins, dorsum of feet, back, hands, or even face
  • Altered menses

Causes of hyperthyroidism

There are several contributing factors to hyperthyroidism but the main causes are:

  • Leaky gut syndrome
  • Hormonal imbalances
  • high stress levels
  • Toxicity
  • Food allergies

How our naturopaths at Your Wellness Centre, Ringwood help Hyperthyroidism

If the levels are too high, your thyroid naturopath might recommend a blend of traditional calming herbs that help you to manage your symptoms and slow down the production of the hormones that increase your metabolism too much. Our thyroid Naturopath is also a qualified pharmacist so if you are currently on a prescribed medication from your G.P, don’t worry we can still help you.

So, make an appointment today with one of our experienced, caring naturopaths. Let us help you find a natural solution to help your hyperthyroidism.

You can make an appointment by sending us an email here.  or phone us on (03) 9879 9596.

Our clinic is in Ringwood, Melbourne.

Naturopaths at Your Wellness Centre are able to assess your thyroid hormone levels and prescribe the most suitable treatment to get your body back on track.

An Autoimmune form of Hyperthyroidism is Graves Disease. You can read more about Graves disease here.

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