Hyperthyroidism is when your thyroid gland produces too much thyroid hormone putting all your major bodily organs into overdrive, left untreated this can be fatal. Hyperthyroidism is more common in women than men and is most often due to an autoimmune condtiion called Graves’ disease, an inflammatory process known as thyroditis, thyroid lumps or nodules or due to secondary casues such as a pituitary disorder.
Signs and Symptoms:
- Increased heart rate and palpitations
- increased perspiration
- Shakiness with tremor
- shortness of breath
- Increased appetite with weight loss
- Swollen, reddened, and bulging eyes
- In crisis: fever, very rapid pulse, agitation, and possibly delirium
- Changes in menstrual periods
What to Expect at Acumedica
We perform a number of in house tests whilst confirming that you have elevated levels of thyroid hormone with pathology tests. You may be referred to your local GP for further testing if required but we ask that you bring all relevant pathology and scans to your appointment.
At Acumedica, our approach to hyperthyroidism is integrative and complementary and that is primarily why we are so successful in treating our patients.
Balance your hyperthyroid symptoms naturally
The four main differences in our approach to hyperthyroidism are:
1. We don’t just rely on conventional blood pathology we apply further investigations
2. We examine thyroid function in the larger context of adrenal function, immune imbalances, other hormonal imbalances, nutritional imbalances, food sensitivities, digestion and absorption problems. If you require conventional medicine therapies then we ensure your treatment protocol will not interfere with conventional medications
3. We help you to manage and support your hyperthyroid symptoms with diet, lifestyle and herbal preparations that according to research have shown to reduce TSH and symptoms such as palpitations and anxiety.
4. We utilise a Chinese medicine diagnosis and treatment principles such as acupuncture to calm the thyroid gland, treat adrenal glands, balance hormones and assist with other symptoms associated with hyperthyroidism.
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