09 Dec Hypothyroidism, Hyperthyroidism and the Benefits of Alternative Therapies
The thyroid is an essential gland in the body that controls metabolic functioning. The small, butterfly-shaped endocrine gland is located in the front of the lower neck area and produces hormones. These hormones help the body stay warm, use energy, and keep the heart, brain, muscles, and other organs function properly.
According to statistics, over 20 million people in America have some sort of thyroid disorder. Around 60% of these people aren’t usually aware of their condition. Thyroid diseases can affect people of all ages, gender, and race. Thyroid diseases occur when the gland either produces too much of a hormone or not enough hormones. This causes the metabolic process to fluctuate leading to various health issues.
Hypothyroidism and Hyperthyroidism — Basic Difference and Symptoms:
Hypothyroidism occurs when the thyroid gland is unable to produce enough hormones required for the proper functioning of the metabolic system in the body. This can lead to excessive weight gain, fatigue, forgetfulness, heavy and frequent menstrual periods, dry skin and brittle hair, and an intolerance of cold. Hypothyroidism affects more women than men and is often caused by an autoimmune disease called Hashimoto’s thyroiditis.
Hyperthyroidism, on the other hand, occurs when the body produces too much of the hormone causing the thyroid gland to become overactive. The symptoms include sudden weight loss, fast heartbeat, muscle weakness, nervousness, tremors, sleep disturbances, vision problems, and heat sensitivity. It is usually caused by an inflammation of the thyroid gland or an autoimmune disorder called Graves’ disease.
Alternative Therapies and Their Effectiveness in Treating Thyroid Disorders
According to research, various alternative therapies have been quite effective in treating thyroid disorders and even thyroid cancer. These include herbal medicine, acupuncture, yoga, and meditation.
Data shows that with a few simple dietary changes and using herbal supplements, healthcare professionals are able to increase or decrease the production of hormones naturally. This helps in reducing the effects of both hyperthyroidism and hypothyroidism.
Similarly, alternative therapies such as acupuncture and yoga help cope with the side effects of treatments and medications for thyroid disorders. They help combat weight gain, fatigue while easing the anxiety and stress of having the disease. This increases the chances of a quick recovery and prevents the thyroid from over or under-producing hormones in the future.
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