Graves’ disease is an autoimmune disease in which the patient’s own immune system attacks the thyroid glands causing it to produce too much Thyroxine hormone. This disease can occur at any age and to people of both genders. Although there aren’t any medications or treatment to stop the patient’s immune system from attacking the thyroid glands, yet there are several ways patients with the disease can treat and cure it, by reducing the excess formation of thyroxine.
After the disorder is diagnosed correctly, there are various ways to cure it, and if left uncured, the problem can cause other serious complications, and even death.
One of the most common symptoms of the problem is the formation of lumpy reddish thickening of the skin on the shins which is usually painless and is not serious. Smokers have more chances of being prone to it than non smokers. Being exposed to or ingesting an excess of iodine can also be the cause. Major stress is a factor that appears to trigger the onset of Graves’ disease in some patients.
Its visible symptoms are enlarging of neck which is a feeling of fullness and discomfort. Usually patients lose weight without change in diet or exercise, or they experience dramatically increased appetite without any weight gain. Some people also lose so much weight and stop eating, or eat very little food.
Some people with hyperthyroidism feel warm or hot when others are cold or feel warm all the time running a low grade fever, sweating more, or feeling thirsty. Symptoms even include racing and fast heartbeat, extreme fatigue, muscle and joint fatigue especially in leg and arm muscles, difficulty climbing stairs and exercise intolerance.
Although there isn’t any exact treatment for this, but despite that there are ways to prevent it by understanding it to the core and not just blindly following the prescribed medicines.
Your diet counts for the maximum of the healing process. It’s important to take care of what you eat by avoiding artificial sweeteners, too much hot and spicy food and anything that makes you feel restless and extra energetic. Exercises and meditation shouldn’t be overlooked at, as it brings peace to your mind, calmness and centeredness. Herbs such Lemon Balm, Chamomile, Motherwort and Bugleweed are tremendously helpful too.
Analyzing your life and understanding exactly why you got sick with Graves’ disease, as well as digging for the causes and triggers of your own disease, is as important as your diet and physical activeness. A long healing journey is about to begin for all involved and nothing will be the same ever again.