Hyperthyroidism is characterized by an overproduction of thyroid hormones. Rapid destruction of the gland by antibodies causes an outpouring hormone and hyperthyroid symptoms which include sweating, rapid or frenzied thoughts, hair loss, weight loss, and elevated body temperature. After a patient has been hyperthyroid for many years, they will often present with hypothyroid symptoms as the gland become more and more damaged.
Acupuncture and botanical medicine are effective in lowering thyroid antibody levels. In most cases, patients do not have to have surgery or ablation therapies to remove their thyroid glands.
ALETRIS naturopathic physicians customize appropriate treatment for each hyperthyroid patient. Call our office to schedule an appointment with an ALETRIS naturopath.