Hyperthyroidism is a syndrome caused by a persistent increase in the level of thyroid hormones. The term thyrotoxicosis (intoxication of thyroid hormones) more adequately reflects the essence of this state, as hyperthyroidism happens in normal conditions, such as pregnancy. In addition, the cause of the temporary hyperthyroidism can be thyroiditis is an inflammation of the thyroid gland. (Continuing. Beginning in № 3.)


But most persistent hyperthyroidism caused by diseases of the thyroid gland. In most cases, is diffuse toxic goiter (graves disease), autoimmune disease accompanied by enlargement of the thyroid gland with excessive secretion of hormones. Another common nodular toxic goiter (illness Plummer), a benign tumor of the thyroid gland, which is Autonomous from the gland produces hormones. It is also found toxic adenoma - benign tumor, sometimes produce huge amounts of thyroid hormones. Consequently, the clinical picture is formed of the symptoms of hyperthyroidism (at best) or hyperthyroidism (worst).


Thyroid hormones accelerating metabolic processes in the body. They reinforce the consumption of oxygen, increasing the production of heat and energy metabolism. As a result, people with hyperthyroidism feels the heat in the body, hardly tolerate the heat and sun exposure, sweating heavily, feels the constant thirst and hunger, losing weight, despite a good appetite. The patient is very restless, irritable, restless, often crying. Celebrated small trembling limbs and even the whole body. Sometimes there are so-called eye symptoms: lifting eyes of eye slits, expressed Shine of eyes, "an angry look." Heart rate is increased significantly (up to 120 beats per minute), the heart works with faults. The main reason for the treatment of patients with hyperthyroidism to the doctor - serious violations of heart rhythm. The basis for diagnosis of hyperthyroidism is a laboratory method. The increase in the blood concentration of thyroid hormone (T4 and T3) and a decrease of the hormone TSH defined as hyperthyroidism or thyrotoxicosis. Hyperthyroidism enters thyrotoxicosis, which is dangerous thyrotoxic crisis.


Tireotoksicski kriz is a very grave condition, which is a complication of thyrotoxicosis. Fortunately, it is relatively rare, but requires emergency treatment in a hospital. In patients with thyrotoxicosis tireotoksicski kriz may occur when stressful situations for the organism: surgery (so appropriate preoperative preparation), excessive physical and mental load, acute diseases or exacerbation of chronic. Suddenly there are sudden weakness, increased body temperature, sweating, headache, increased blood pressure, nausea, vomiting. Very quickly the body temperature rises to 40 degrees and above. Increase in breathing, shortness of breath occurs. You receive a rhythm disturbance of the heart. Most often it is atrial fibrillation (completely wrong rhythm). The heart rate can exceed 200 beats per minute. May develop thyroid coma loss of consciousness.


Treatment of hyperthyroidism (thyrotoxicosis) aimed at reducing the level of thyroid hormones in the body. Conservative treatment includes the use of drugs that suppress the activity of the thyroid gland. They prevent the accumulation of iodine in the thyroid, which she needed to produce hormones. In one third of cases it is possible to achieve remission. In advanced cases to eliminate the toxic effects of node on the body by conservative therapy is not always possible. Treatment of such patients usually surgery.


Warning of hyperthyroidism is primarily timely treatment of disorders of the thyroid gland, proper nutrition with the use of products containing iodine in kind, not in the form of dietary supplements, as well as rational phytotherapy. Prevention of diseases of the thyroid gland, leading to its hyperactive, also includes maintaining mental calmness, because stress is one of the most important trigger the occurrence of these diseases. It is recommended to take a light soothing drugs, especially based on herbs, herbal teas and baths with herbal extracts. Useful for stress and aromatherapy. And someone more appropriate therapy. American researcher don Campbell believes that the quiet classical music enhances the intellectual work of the human brain, reduces blood pressure and stimulates the immune system of the organism. He recommends daily listening classics to people whose work is connected with great emotional stress. And in some clinics the music used in the operations. To protect the body from infections is recommended to strengthen the immune system, taking vitamins, in particular related to the group, and through restorative procedures warm shower, pouring warm water, walking. What contraindicated? Of course, any procedures that cause stress to the body, - contrast shower and tub, pouring cold water, mudtreatment and tedious exercise. Not recommended during this illness , dramatically change climate zone, so it is best to plan to spend your summer holiday in tropical countries, and in the same region where they live. South Spa to visit in the fall or spring, when there is a comfortable temperature, even though in this case it is better to first consult with your doctor is likely that he will advise you in General to refrain from any long trips. Thyroid does not like carelessness. The diet should properly balance: it should be meat, milk, and potatoes. The food should be sufficient proteins, fats, carbohydrates, vitamins, mineral salts and microelements (iodine belongs to the trace elements). The restriction of the subject products, stimulating the Central nervous system (coffee, strong tea, chocolate, spices).


The relevance of phytotherapy in hyperthyroidism due to the fact that the use of medicinal plants gives an opportunity to act on the gland, reducing its volume and hormone produced function and to eliminate some of the painful symptoms of an overactive gland. As an example plants thyreostatics need to bring walnut (tincture partitions), iris marsh, forest strawberry, geranium, blood-red. Particularly noteworthy are the plants that are simultaneously antithyroid properties and ability to protect the heart from the toxic effects of patient thyroid gland function, and also to lower blood pressure. These herbs: Shandra ordinary, lycopus europaeus European starwort average, Scutellaria baicalensis. To normalize heart rhythm, elimination of pain and discomfort in the heart apply cardiotropic plants. This category includes hawthorn, and mint, motherwort, Lily of the valley, Valerian, cyanosis, hops, Melissa, fennel. Almost all of the above plants are characterized by presence of sedative and calming effects, which are so necessary in hyperthyroidism. Of great importance for the health of the thyroid also have a tonic and blood purifying recipes of folk medicine.


1. Shandra ordinary - 3 parts, mint field - 2 pieces, agrimony pharmacy - 2 pieces, Chernogolovka ordinary - 2 pieces, Donnik medicinal - 1 part, the fruits of hawthorn, blood-red - 3 parts, 1 tablespoon per 200 ml of water, hold for 15 minutes on a water bath. To defend 30 minutes to Drain. Take 1 / 3 Cup 3 times a day for 30 minutes before eating. 2. One tablespoon of dried flowers to pour a Cup of boiling water, insist 1 hour and to filter. Take 1 tablespoon 3 times a day. 3. One tablespoon of dry leaves budry plyuschevidnaya pour a glass of boiled water, to insist 1 hour and to filter. Take 2 tablespoons 3 times a day for 30 minutes before eating. 4. One tablespoon of grass creeping thyme pour a glass of boiled water, to insist 1 hour and to filter. Take 1 tablespoon 3 times a day. 5. One teaspoon crushed roots of chicory pour a glass of water, boil for 3 minutes, to insist 1 hour, to filter. Take 1 / 3 Cup 3 times a day. 6. One glass grains of oats fill in with 3 glasses of water, boil 30 minutes, to filter. Take on Cup 3 times a day. 7. Tincture partitions walnuts: 100 g of partitions to add 0.5 liters of vodka and infuse it in a dark place for about a month. Take 1 tsp. for 30 minutes before meals 3 times a day. The course of 2 months. This is an old and powerful prescription. 8. Motherwort herb - 1 part, grass peppermint - 1 part, Valerian root - 1 part, the fruits of hawthorn - 2 parts. 1 tablespoons collection pour a glass of boiled water, draw for half an hour. Take half a Cup 2 times a day before meals. 9. Grass mint - 2 pieces, Valerian root - 1 part, hop cones - 1 part. 2 tablespoons of the mixture brew 2 cups boiling water, insist 30 minutes, take 1 / 2 Cup 3 times a day. 10. Roots lapchatki pryamostoyaschih - 3 parts, roots of burdock - 4 pieces, licorice root - 4 pieces. 3 Art. L. collection fill in 0,5 l of water, boil 5 minutes Insist 4 hour and to filter. Take 4 tablespoon 2 times a day. 11. Grass valley - 10 g, fennel seeds - 20 g, peppermint leaf - 30 g, a root valeriany - 40, 1 tablespoon of the collection on a glass of boiled water, to insist. Take 1 tablespoon 3-4 times a day. 12. The root of my marsh - 15 g, root geranium blood-red - 15 g, to insist on 200 ml of red wine. Drink 1-2 tbsp several times a day. 13. Grass lycopus europaeus European - 20 g per Cup of boiling water, to insist. 1/3 Cup 3 times a day. 14. Grass juice chickweed average mixed with a small amount of honey. 1 tsp. 4-6 times a day. 15. Grass chickweed average - 1 tablespoon per Cup of boiling water, to insist. 1/3-1/4 Cup 3-4 times a day. 16. Salad: 100 g of grass chickweed average, 100 g green onions, 20 ml cream, 1 boiled egg, green dill, spices. Healthy vitamin and antithyroid dish. 17. Fruits of wild strawberry, to eat it fresh without restrictions (with good endurance, and the lack of diseases of the gastrointestinal tract). Wonderful taste of berries combined with a wide range of therapeutic effects, including blood and antithyroid effects.

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Viktor ALEKSEEV, Tatyana ALEKSEEVA, Andrey ALEKSEEV, Alexey ALEKSEEV, doctors antitumor of phytocenter "folk medicine without cordon".