Graves’ disease is the most common cause of hyperthyroidism. It is the result of the immune system producing antibodies to a protein on the thyroid gland that normally regulates the production of hormones.
Natural remedies for Graves Disease, such as iodine supplementation, flaxseed oil and green tea, are recommended by Earth Clinic readers.
Graves’ disease, also known as toxic diffuse goiter, is an autoimmune disease causing an overproduction of thyroid hormones that regulate metabolism, body temperature, menstrual cycle, and heart and nervous system function.
Graves’ disease is most common in women and in people under the age of 40.
Symptoms of Graves’ Disease
Symptoms of Graves’ disease include anxiety, irritability, fatigue, difficulty sleeping, irregular heartbeat, increased sweating, hand tremors, weight loss, reduced libido, bulging eyes known as Graves’ ophthalmopathy, and thick, red skin on the shins and feet known as Graves’ dermopathy.
Graves’ ophthalmophaty can also include eye dryness, pain or eye pressure, light sensitivity, double vision, and difficulty making eye movements.
Natural Remedies for Graves’ Disease
Below you will find user-submitted natural treatments for Graves’ disease.
Some of our more popular natural treatments for Graves’ disease are eye green tea, flaxseed oil, selenium, and a hydrogen peroxide inhalation method.
Let us know what you try from Earth Clinic to treat Graves’ disease. If you know of a remedy for Graves’ disease, please feel free to share your story with us.