Natural/Alternative treatment for HypERthyroidism (Grave’s Disease)?
Q:I was diagnosed with Grave’s Disease 8yrs ago and have been on and off medication with excellent results. My thyroid levels are going high again after the birth of my last child and I’m looking for alternative treatments to usual antithyroid medication. Does anyone have any experience/knowledge about this?
More Answers to “Natural/Alternative treatment for HypERthyroidism (Grave’s Disease)?“Graves is an autoimmune disease so it is pretty tricky – following suggestions to build up your immunity would probably make it worse I would think. The theory behind giving one type of thyroid hormone for an over active thyroid is that the pituitary will read the high levels and tell the thyroid to slow down. Never quite understood that. Bovine thyroid hormone available at health food stores is really used by your system – but it is adding thyroid – you can do that all on your own, but maybe the above theory does work. My sister had to have the radioactive iodine to destroy the thyroid – Mine was removed surgically for Hashemotos and suspicious cell growth – just could not control either with natural remedies.
I’d try homeopathy. My homeopath started studying homeopathy when her husband was diagnosed with thyroid cancer. He did not undergo any western medical therapies; and he is still alive, and still has his thyroid.You can check with your local health food store to see if there is a homeopath they recommend. You can also check the link below. They have them listed by state on their web site. You can also track down Soul Doctor on Answers. He offers free, knowledgeable advice on homeopathic remedies. You can find him here: http://answers.yahoo.com/my/profile?show=AA11612867.If you’d like to give herbal supplements a shot, I would schedule a visit with a naturopath. They would be able to help you balance your thyroid without a bunch of time- and money-wasting trial and error. If your health food store does not have a naturopath they recommend, you can check the second link below. I have worked with their graduates and found them to be very knowledgeable regarding supplemental therapies.Please feel free to email me if you have questions.