Hyperthyroidism is the over production of thyroxin hormone by the thyroid gland. This over production increases the body’s metabolism and oxygen consumption. Thyroid gland, a butter fly shaped gland in the front of the neck, is an endocrine gland secreting a vital hormone called thyroxine. A variety of conditions cause hyperthyroidism including:
- Grave’s disease an autoimmune disorder
- Excess iodine
- Thyroiditis or inflammation of thyroid gland
- Tumors of thyroid or pituitary glands
- Rapid heart rate
- High blood pressure
- Hand tremors
- Excessive sweating
- Frequent bowel movements
- Weight loss
- Irregular menstrual cycles in women
- Swelling of the thyroid gland
Antithyroid medications to stop thyroid from making hormones and radioactive iodine that destroys cells which produce hormones are the conventional treatments. Homeopathy offers good prognosis to cases of hyperthyroidism without the harmful side effects. Medicines like ike Calcare phos, Calcarea carb, Lapis alb, Iodium, Thyroidinum, Spongia, Lycopus, Calcarea iod etc work very well in treating it and enhancing the overall well being of the patient. However, no medication should be taken without first consulting a certified homeopathic practitioner.
If hyperthyroidism is left untreated, it can cause complications such as: Heart disorders: Overactive thyroid can lead to heart rhythm disorders or congestive heart failure. Brittle bones: Too much thyroid hormone interferes with your body’s ability to deposit calcium into your bones.
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Frequently Asked Questions
what is Hyperthyroidism?
The overproduction of a hormone by the butterfly-shaped gland in the neck (thyroid). Hyperthyroidism is the production of too much thyroxine hormone. It can increase metabolism.
Symptoms of Hyperthyroidism?
Symptoms include unexpected weight loss, rapid or irregular heartbeat, sweating and irritability, although the elderly often experience no symptoms.