How to Cure Graves’ Disease
- Posted on: Mar 13 2019
In this week’s episode of Thyroid Thursday, Dr. Raymond Douglas discusses how to cure Graves’ disease.
Understanding Graves’ Disease
Graves’ disease is an autoimmune condition that starts in the bone marrow, and attacks several organs, including the thyroid. Unfortunately, it also attacks both the skin and the issue around the eye. As with any autoimmune disease, it has cells from the immune system that get into the tissue and can destroy it. Rather than attacking a bacteria or virus, your immune system begins to attack your own cells.
Control Rather Than Cure
A common question Dr. Douglas gets asked is “how to cure Graves’ disease?” Sadly there is no great way to “cure” Graves’ disease. There are some medications that can impair the immune system, but Dr. Douglas does not recommend them, as they often end up doing more harm than good. Many people instead try thyroid medication to even out the thyroid hormone levels. Although this is not a cure, it does help reduce all the symptoms of Graves’ disease. Some people may take this medication for the rest of their lives, while others may eventually be able to stop.
Natural Remedies for Graves’ Disease
Diet and exercise can play a huge role in relieving your Graves’ disease symptoms. The benefits of exercise work in conjunction with managing your disease. Through consistent exercise, you’ll feel reinvigorated, have more energy, reduce stress, and improve the mind-body connection. Diet, too, can contribute to a decrease in symptoms, while ensuring that you are living a healthy lifestyle.
Once the thyroid is under control, sometimes the best option is to remove it. When it is too large and has been causing problems, surgery is certainly something to consider.
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