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Natural Thyroid Storm Treatments

Posted Jan 06 2011 1:04pm
Natural thyroid storm treatments

Natural thyroid storm treatments

Thyroid Storm is a severe condition which affects only a small percentage of people with hyperthyroidism but there are Natural thyroid storm treatments. In fact, only about 1 to 2% of people with hyperthyroidism develop thyroid storm. However, for those people who do develop this condition, this is considered an emergency situation that requires immediate intervention.

One can understand the reasoning behind this by looking at the symptoms of thyroid storm. People with this condition are likely to experience an increased heart rate which exceeds 200 beats per minute, along with palpitations, increased blood pressure, chest pain, and/or shortness of breath. So while I’m an advocate of treating conditions through holistic methods, the first thing someone needs to do with this condition is to go to the emergency room and receive medical intervention to manage the symptoms. Once the symptoms are under control, one can then begin a natural thyroid treatment protocol to help restore the person’s health back to normal, which I’ll discuss shortly.

Because the symptoms of thyroid storm are severe, frequently a combination of different drugs are used. This can include anti-thyroid drugs, beta blockers, and/or a blockade iodine drug. If an infection is contributing to thyroid storm, then this will need to be addressed as well.

Once again, it is not advised to use nutritional supplements or herbal remedies to treat this condition. While there are some effective supplements and herbs to help with hyperthyroidism, they will take some time to “kick in”. When someone has thyroid storm, they need to have the symptoms under control quickly, as if someone has a pulse rate of 200 beats a minute, this is a life-threatening situation and needs to be addressed right away. And most herbs won’t act quick enough to manage the symptoms.

Once you have successfully managed the symptoms of thyroid storm, you can then begin a Natural thyroid storm treatments protocol to help restore your health back to normal. When I was diagnosed with Graves’ Disease, which is an autoimmune hyperthyroid condition, I followed a natural thyroid treatment protocol which eventually did eliminate my symptoms, normalized my thyroid blood tests and other tests I had obtained. So for those who have been told that there is no cure for hyperthyroidism or Graves’ Disease, and have been advised to either take anti-thyroid drugs or receive radioactive iodine treatment, you might want to consult with a natural endocrine doctor. The problem is that most endocrinologists and other types of medical doctors don’t know how to do anything other than prescribe drugs, perform surgery, etc.

Don’t get me wrong, as not everyone with hyperthyroidism and Graves’ Disease can be cured, and sometimes drugs and other medical procedures are necessary. I without question was skeptical when I was first diagnosed with Graves’ Disease. Even though I’m a holistic practitioner, I still was concerned as to whether Natural thyroid storm treatments would work. All I know is that at the time I wanted to do everything I could to avoid receiving radioactive iodine therapy, and fortunately everything worked out well. However, I’d be lying if I told you if it was an easy process, as it did take some time to restore my health back to normal, and so anyone looking for a quick and easy cure will be very disappointed.

Natural thyroid storm treatments methods are effective because they try to get to the actual cause of the disorder, rather than just manage the symptoms. On the other hand, conventional medical treatment methods for hyperthyroidism aim at controlling the symptoms. For example, when I was diagnosed with hyperthyroidism by my primary care physician, I was prescribed a beta blocker to help with the increased heart rate and palpitations I was experiencing. Then I went to see an endocrinologist, where I was diagnosed with Graves’ Disease and then was told by her to take anti-thyroid drugs and a beta blocker. I personally didn’t take any anti-thyroid medication or beta blockers, but I’m sure if I followed her full recommendations I eventually would have been on the path to receiving radioactive iodine therapy.

What’s important to understand is that in most cases of thyroid storm, hyperthyroidism, and Graves’ Disease, the thyroid gland itself isn’t the actual cause of the problem. Another area of the body is almost always responsible for the hyperthyroid condition. For example, in Graves’ Disease, the immune system is obviously compromised, yet no attempt is made to eliminate the autoimmune response. But even in cases when someone isn’t afflicted with an autoimmune thyroid condition, the thyroid gland itself is rarely the cause of the problem.

If you are interested in using Natural thyroid storm treatments methods to help restore your health back to normal, the first thing I recommend is to speak with a competent holistic doctor who focuses on endocrine disorders. This way you can find out if you’re a good candidate for care, and if so, the doctor will then recommend a natural thyroid treatment protocol. Before doing this they most likely will recommend one or more additional tests in addition to the thyroid blood tests you probably have already received. For example, if they suspect a problem with your adrenal glands, they probably will recommend an Adrenal Stress Index test. If they think you might have a hormone imbalance, then they might recommend a male or female hormone panel. Or they might test you for certain nutritional deficiencies.

Once they have determined the actual cause of your thyroid condition, they once again will recommend a Natural thyroid storm treatments protocol which potentially can restore your health back to normal. As I mentioned earlier, such a protocol isn’t easy to follow, as it most likely will involve some extreme changes in your lifestyle, including eating well, getting sufficient sleep, doing a better job of managing stress, etc. You most likely will also be advised to take certain nutritional supplements and/or herbs. And while it does take a good amount of time to restore someone’s health back to normal, the good news is that in most cases it doesn’t take long to see some positive changes. When I began my natural thyroid treatment protocol I began seeing some really positive changes in my symptoms after only a few weeks of care, although it took a number of months before my lab results normalized.

In summary, if you have thyroid storm, you need to go to the emergency room and get this treated immediately. Using Natural thyroid storm treatments methods in this case is not a good idea. On the other hand, once you have the hyperthyroid symptoms under control, following a natural thyroid treatment protocol can potentially restore your health back to normal. At this point it’s a good idea to seek the advice of a competent natural endocrine doctor to find out if you’re a good candidate so you can begin the road to recovery.

Do you have problems that you think that natural thyroid storm treatments could help?

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