The most common graves disease treatment options usually involve drugs that are used to control hormone production, radioactive iodine therapy whereby radioactive iodine is used to kill of parts of the thyroid, or radical surgery by which part or all of the gland is removed. Naturally as with all synthetic drugs there are often side effects and complications associated with drugs used to treat hyperthyroidism. Side effects can range from fatigue to weight gain, depression and mental lethargy.
Unfortunately it is not necessarily the thyroid gland itself that is the primary cause of Graves disease but rather underlying disorders such as a compromised immune system, poor digestion, hormonal imbalances, nutritional deficiencies and exposure to environmental toxins that result in a compromised thyroid. As such there is an important role for natural remedies to play in treating your illness by helping to address the underlying root of the problem rather than simply masking your symptoms.
Practitioners of natural medicine point out that focusing on the thyroid gland is a mistake, arguing that simply trying to stop the excess production of thyroid hormone rather than thinking about what is causing the gland to malfunction in the first place is not the best way to look at things.
So what are the most effective natural treatments for Graves disease?
The range of natural and alternative graves disease treatments is vast but as with all natural remedies the strength of these treatment is holistic in nature and aims to create changes in your body as a whole which will then help in healing specific ailments. That means they are more effective when taken in combination with each other – there is no one silver bullet. The sorts of therapies that have helped dozens of people with hyperthyroidism include diet, exercise, essential oils, detoxing, acupuncture, reflexology and many more.
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