Thyroid overactivity is a disease that manifests itself as an excess of thyroid hormones thyroxine (T-4) and thyroid hormone (T-3) in the blood, resulting in a marked decrease in the level of thyroid (TSH) (Thyroid Simulating hormone). There are several reasons that can lead to this phenomenon.
Hyperthyroidism due to Graves' disease:
It is an inflammation that manifests as an overactivity of the thyroid gland as a result of an internal process in which the immune system is involved, The immune system is the root cause of this Disease. The seven most common symptoms are:
1) Accelerated / irregular pulse (tachycardia)
2) Fever and sweating
3) Pain in the eyeball area
4) Increased bowel activity alongside weight loss
7) Joints pain
The functional treatment of nutrition, Japanese acupuncture and medical herbs is based on the patient's blood tests and the recommendation of the attending physician. By cross-referencing the information and recommendations it is absolute whether to first treat with conventional drugs and combine natural treatment concurrently with them and not instead, or the condition is not acute in a way that endangers the patient, and natural methods can be tried first and conventional treatment started only in the absence of improvement.
Although Graves' disease may not always be avoided at first, it is important to remember that this treatment is important and life-saving but does not address the source of the problem. Functional medicine offers a comprehensive look at each patient’s morbidity factors individually and personally in an effort to work on the cause that initially led to the outbreak, thus reducing the chances of outbreaks of other diseases in the future. This treatment will include comprehensive questioning about lifestyle in terms of stress, nutrition, environment and Emotional relationships (for example with the boss at work, kids, etc).
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