What is Grave’s Disease?
Grave’s disease is an autoimmune disease. It causes increased secretion of thyroid hormones (overactive thyroid gland). The thyroid gland is located in front of the neck and helps control the body’s metabolism through the production of thyroid hormones. In Grave’s disease, the release of thyroid hormones increases – a condition known as hyperthyroidism. Grave’s disease remains the most common cause of hyperthyroidism. Homeopathic treatment for Grave’s disease offers a cure at the internal level, where things have gone wrong.
What is the Cause of Grave’s Disease?
The exact reason behind Grave’s disease is still not fully understood, but it is an autoimmune disease. Autoimmune diseases occur when the body’s immune system mistakenly starts attacking the body’s cells. In case of Grave’s disease, a misdirected immune response is set up against the thyroid gland. This results in the production and release of excessive amounts of thyroid hormones.
What are the Risk Factors for Grave’s Disease?
Some major risk factors for Grave’s disease include a positive family history of this disease, triggering of disease due to stress, smoking, and presence of another autoimmune disease like rheumatoid arthritis and Crohn’s disease. Women carry a higher risk of developing Grave’s disease as compared to men and can develop the disorder during pregnancy.
What are the Signs and Symptoms of Grave’s Disease?
A wide range of signs and symptoms appear as a result of Grave’s disease. However, these symptoms vary from case to case and depend on many characteristic features of the disease. Major symptoms include unintentional weight loss despite an increased appetite, irritability, nervousness, anxiety, diarrhea, feeling weak/tired all the time, shaking hands, palpitations, poor tolerance to heat, excessive sweating, and thick, red skin on the tibia/shin bone (pretibial myxedema).
Bulging of eyeballs from their sockets (exophthalmos) and other eye-related symptoms like swelling, redness of eyes, dryness of eyes, gritty sensation in eyes, blurred vision or double vision are common. The eye problems that arise as a result of Grave’s disease are collectively known as Grave’s ophthalmopathy. Other symptoms include swelling in the neck due to an enlarged thyroid gland (goiter), difficulty with concentration, hair loss, irregular periods in females, muscle weakness, problems with sleeping, shortness of breath with activity, moodiness, loose nails, etc.
What are the Complications of Grave’s Disease?
Grave’s disease can lead to a lot of complications. The first and possibly the most dangerous is a thyroid storm. It is a life-threatening complication in which causes fever, rapid heartbeat, diarrhea, vomiting, severe weakness, loss of unconscious, and coma. It is a medical emergency that needs urgent treatment. Other complications of Grave’s disease include weak/brittle bones, heart failure, and atrial fibrillation. During pregnancy, complications from Grave’s disease can cause miscarriage, preeclampsia, poor fetal growth, and premature birth. Homeopathic treatment for Grave’s disease helps minimize the risk associated with these complications.
Homeopathic Treatment for Grave’s Disease
Homeopathic treatment for Grave’s disease works by optimizing the immune system. It also helps with the symptomatic management of the disease. The homeopathic approach to manage Grave’s disease, is constitutional, which means that the treatment plan takes into consideration all physical and mental symptoms. Homeopathic treatment of Grave’s disease reduces the intensity and frequency of the symptoms and eventually treat the disorder.
Homeopathic medicines to treat Grave’s disease include Iodum, Spongia Tosta, Bromium, Lycopus Virginicus, Natrum Mur and Kali Iodatum. These homeopathic medicines are made of natural substances and do not cause any side effects.