Hyperthyroidism

Hyperthyroidism is due to too much secretion of thyroid hormones in our body. This excess of hormones leads to an acceleration of all metabolisms: everything works too much and too fast.

The impact of this increase in thyroid hormones on the tissues is called thyrotoxicosis.This dysfunction brings together a set of clinical manifestations including cardiac and neuropsychiatric.

Hyperthyroidism affects between 0.2 and 1.9% of the population depending on the country. In addition, it is 7 times more common among women.

CAUSES OF HYPERTHYROIDISM

The reasons for dysfunction of the thyroid gland are poorly known. Family terrain seems to play a role. But it can be due to an autoimmune thyroid disease, Graves' disease, often iodine overload, a thyroid tumor, or an early stage of an inflammation of the thyroid.

DIAGNOSTIC

On examination, the doctor sees and feels a goitre more or less important, which can be blowing and pulsatile. An exophthalmia is found in Graves' disease with a "tragic glare" of the gaze. The heart is fast and rhythm disorders are common (cardiothyrosis).

SYMPTOMS

  • Anxiety
  • Nervousness and irritability
  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Curved eyes "overflow" (in patients with Graves' disease)
  • Brittle hair
  • Hair loss
  • Irregular heart rhythm (arrhythmia), especially in the elderly
  • Changes in the menstrual cycle, including lighter bleeding and less frequent periods
  • Rapid nail growth
  • Acceleration of heart rate, usually more than 100 beats per minute
  • Trembling hands

The symptoms are mostly nervous and heart. Weight loss is also observed despite increased appetite, muscle fatigue especially in the thighs and arms, excessive sweating and frequent diarrhea. Warning: it is not necessary to suffer from all these symptoms so that hyperthyroidism is diagnosed in our body. Indeed, each person is different. We know our body to know when something is wrong. It's up to you to be alert and listen.

HEALTH RECOMMENDATION

Diet

  • Include vitamin A with foods like egg yolk, anchovies and cod liver oil.
  • Prevent foods rich in vitamins B.
  • Include the liver in the diet for vitamin A, B vitamins and iron.
  • Include vitamin C with foods like kiwi, red pepper, citrus, papaya and cauliflower.
  • Use healthy oils like avocado oil, coconut oil (to manage high cortisol and strengthen the anti-viral protection), butter (grass fed), duck fat and olive oil to reduce inflammation.
  • Take the lemon balm to fight against nervousness and anxiety.
  • Reduce polyunsaturated fats such as nuts, seeds, vegetable oil such as soy, canola and cotton, they are foods that promote inflammation in the body.
  • Remove gluten, soy, peanuts and Solanaceae from the diet and all the foods that trigger auto-immunity.
  • Combat inflammation with turmeric, organic berries, omega-3 fatty acids and eat green leafy vegetables.

Stress management

Reduce stress levels with activities such as yoga, acupuncture or relaxing massage therapy.

Basic advice

  • Those who have hyperthyroidism should not use iodine because it could saturate the thyroid, which will aggravate their problems.
  • Add 10 billion quality probiotics for a healthy intestinal flora.
  • Avoid triggers such as stress, alcohol consumption, caffeine, smoking, poor diet and radiation (airports, x-rays).
  • Strengthen the immune system with a powerful antioxidant such as alpha lipoic acid.
  • Strengthen the adrenal glands which in turn strengthen the thyroid. They work hand in hand with each other.