How to STOP Graves Disease and Hyperthyroidism

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It this time, Graves disease and hyperthyroidism are not 100% curable, but can be successfully treated and managed with a whole host of remedies.

What Is Graves’ Disease?

Graves’ disease is the leading cause of hyperthyroidism. In hyperthyroidism, an autoimmune disease, the immune system literally attacks the thyroid gland causing it to grow and to produce excess thyroid hormone.

The thyroid secretes hormones that control your body’s metabolism. Metabolism is vital in managing such things as your mood, weight, and mental and physical energy levels.

The extra thyroid hormone produced can lead to all kinds of complications in overall health.

Before we continue, a few facts about Graves’ disease:

  • It occurs in less than half of 1% of the population
  • It is more often seen in women over the age of 20 than men — up to eight times more prevalent
  • It occurs mostly in middle age, but can be found in children and adolescents.

Signs and Symptoms

Hyperthyroidism has a number of telltale symptoms and signs. If you suffer from Graves’ disease or hyperthyroidism, you are likely familiar with any number of these symptoms. I’ve taken the time to prepare a detailed comparison of his holistic method of therapy versus doctor’s visits.

  • Shortened attention span
  • Hair changes
  • Fatigue
  • Irritability
  • Nervousness
  • Weight loss
  • Frequent bowel movements
  • There are many more signs and symptoms (more details later)

Who’s at Risk?

Although much still needs to be learned, and the exact cause of Graves’ disease is still unknown, there are several indications of who’s at risk of the disease:

  • It occurs in children and in the elderly
  • Women in their 20-30s are eight times more likely to contract the disease
  • Graves’ is not contagious
  • As a general rule of thumb for all autoimmune disorders, there is a genetic component. However, the “Graves’ disease” gene has not been located yet.
  • Researchers have found that stress plays a role in the onset of Graves’
  • Viral infections can lead to hyperthyroidism
  • Other life stressors, such as pregnancy, can predispose a person to the disease

How Graves’ Disease is Diagnosed

  • Increased heart rate
  • Thyroid enlargement or goiter
  • Serum TSH level is decreased
  • Serum T3 and free T4 levels are elevated
  • Radioactive iodine uptake is usually high

If you suspect that you have hyperthyroidism and/or are experiencing any of the symptoms, consult your doctor immediately. Once you have determined whether or not you have Graves’ disease, you will be able to work with your doctor to understand your options for management and treatment of the disease.

Traditional Surgical and Medicinal
Treatments for Graves’ Disease

Basic treatment of Graves’ disease seeks to manage the “over activity” of your thyroid.

Because hyperthyroidism leads to an excess production of thyroid hormones, medical treatment seeks to treat the disease on one or more of three levels: anti-thyroid medications, radioactive iodine, or surgery.

The treatment selected by a doctor generally will include consideration of factors such as age, degree of illness, and personal preferences.

Anti-thyroid Medications:
Not Very Encouraging News

With anti-thyroid medications, the over activity of the thyroid is controlled through the use of such medicines as beta-blockers.

Beta-blockers seek to manage such symptoms as anxiety, rapid heart rate, and sweating. In other words, anti-thyroid drugs inhibit the production and/or conversion of the thyroid hormone and thus limit the damage that the excess hormone can cause to your body’s metabolism and other functioning.

This treatment has been found to be approximately 20-30% effective in eliminating symptoms associated with hyperthyroidism.

In addition, all current anti-thyroid medications on the market today have been shown to have the risk of serious side effects.

These side effects include:

  • Fatigue
  • High cholesterol levels
  • Weight gain
  • Depression
  • Mental and physical lethargy
  • Radioactive Iodine (I-131)

Radioactive Iodine, known as I-131, actually destroys part or all of the thyroid gland. In so doing, the thyroid gland is left unable to overproduce thyroid hormones. However, in many cases, the individual will need to take synthetic hormones for the rest of his or her lifetime to regulate the hormone levels in the body. This treatment has been found to be approximately 90-95% effective in eliminating symptoms associated with hyperthyroidism.

Subtotal Thyroidectomy

In this surgical procedure, a large portion of the individual’s thyroid gland is removed. As you can imagine, the removal makes the gland incapable of creating too much thyroid hormone. Again, this treatment generally necessitates the individual to take synthetic hormones for the rest of his or her life to regulate proper hormone levels in the body.

This treatment has been found to be approximately 90-95% effective in eliminating symptoms associated with hyperthyroidism, however complications can be troublesome.

Complications as a result of surgery include:

  • Visible scarring of the neck;
  • Damage of voice box and associated nerves;
  • Low calcium levels as a result of damage to the parathyroid glands
  • Osteoporosis
  • Birth defects
  • Severe emotional problems

Many people respond well to these kinds of treatment. However, the latter two treatments can actually lead to hypohyroidism, where the body creates too little thyroid hormones. The results of this can lead to such conditions as weight gain, depression and mental and physical sluggishness.

Complications of Graves’ Disease

When Graves’ disease is left untreated and/or a patient does not respond well to the treatments that have been administered, there are a number of serious complications that can result. These complications include:

  • Eye problems (Graves’ ophthalmopathy or exophthalmos)
  • Heart problems, including rapid heart rate, congestive heart failure and atrial fibrillation
  • Low calcium levels as a result of damage to the parathyroid glands
  • Thyroid “storms,” a situation where existing symptoms become intensely more severe
  • Mental and physical lethargy
  • Radioactive Iodine (I-131)

Are There Any Alternative Remedies That Help?

If you’re asking this question, you’ve certainly come to the right place!

We are dedicated to teaching you exactly what you can do from your home to improve your health and minimize your need for traditional medical treatments, which we know have some serious side effects, risks and complications.

Thankfully, there are several easy ways you can manage your symptoms and live life “normally” again, without the side effects and complications.

Introducing, the Graves Disease and Hyperthyroidism Report – Cure Your Hyperthyroidism Naturally!

Now, when we say “cure”, we aren’t talking about a total 100% absolute healing… that is obviously not something we claim to provide you with.

But you can manage your symptoms using natural remedies and alternative therapies that will certainly make it seem like you have been cured!

Here’s some of what you’ll learn in the
Graves Disease & Hyperthyroidism

Over 17 Foods You Can Eat that will help prevent symptoms and complications from arising in the first place – three examples of good foods to eat is broccoli, peaches and turnips!

6 Foods You Should Avoid – three examples of things to avoid include margarine, MSG (monosodium glutamate), and bacon!

5 best ways of exercising
 that are most beneficial for your condition – one example is yoga!

3 Essential Oils that have been proven to treat Graves Disease and Hyperthyroidism – one example is Lemon balm!

What types of body cleansing will help the most

How Reflexology, Acupressure and Acupuncture can help restore your your immune system for optimum function – one specific reflex point is on your foot… we’ll tell you all about it

What homeopathic remedies are best – and, if you have dark hair and brown eyes, we have a specific homeopathic remedy just for you!

If you often feel very warm, tend to be obsessive about details, and are usually in a rush… we have a homeopathic solution for you, too!

Over a dozen recommended herbs, and details of how & why they help your thyroid function

Which vitamins specifically target your condition, along with recommended daily amounts for your optimum health

What one easy thing you can do for 20 minutes that will greatly improve your health, rid your body of harmful toxins, and prevent complications of hyperthyroidism

What one easy thing you can do for 20 minutes that will greatly improve your health, rid your body of harmful toxins, and prevent complications of hyperthyroidism

The detailed recipe of “Graves Disease Tea” that is formulated to have life-changing effects on your health. Learn all the ingredients and the exact preparation methods so you can make it yourself and greatly improve your health

All the signs and symptoms of hyperthyroidism – some of which are double vision, fatigue, hair changes, heat intolerance, increased appetite, nervousness and restlessness

Traditional surgical and medicinal treatments for Graves Disease, including anti-thyroid medications and the side effects involved. Some side effects include fatigue, depression, weight gain and lethargy (mental and physical).

Everything you need to know about iodine and how it affects your health

What is “Subtotal Thyroidectomy”, and what are the related complications?

What treatments or conditions actually lead to HYPOthyroidism, which is the opposite of hyperthyroidism

Resource links to quality Websites (so you don’t need to wonder which sites are good, and which aren’t worth your time) that teach you more about graves disease and hyperthyroidism, to assist you in your goal of creating a happy, healthy life

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