How to recognize a goiter? How to reduce it with natural means? Here are some solutions to fight against goiter.
Goiter is an increase (hypertrophy) of an endocrine gland, the thyroid, that is to say of a gland which directly secretes into the blood the products it produces, the hormones whose importance is essential for ensure the balance of exchanges, metabolisms, nutrition, in short, organic integrity.
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What is a thyroid goiter due to?
This enlarged thyroid is mainly due to a deficiency in iodine nutrition of the cells. It is a benign tumor causing an anatomical modification of the glandular tissue, more common in women than in men. Goiter can appear during adolescence or during pregnancy. In some mountain regions, it is endemic and specialists believe that the waters are goitrogenic due to insufficient or no iodine content.
Note that the Graves’ disease, disease caused by an overactivity of the thyroid body, results, on the contrary, from an excess of iodine and an overabundant production of hormones leading to auto-intoxication. It is obvious that this attack of the thyroid requires a treatment of the whole of the endocrine complex and the nervous system, in particular the vegetative system – Sympathetic nervous system.
Treat a goiter with natural ingredients
Clay, little known in official therapy, will, again, render valuable services. Use it in thick, cold poultices on goiter, every day or every 2 days, for 1 hour.
We can also use clay water wraps under the same conditions as against pharyngitis, cure the following simple:
- 10g of wormwood leaves, 10g of juniper berries, 20g of yarrow plant, 25g of St. John’s wort plant, 10g of rosemary flowering tops, 10g of sage leaves, 15g of valerian root .
- Infuse for 1/4 hour, 2 mouthfuls of this well-homogenized mixture in 1 liter of boiling water. Take this drink in 3 times in the morning on an empty stomach and 1 hour before lunch and dinner.
- Consume raw garlic because of its iodine content and its favorable influence on the heart, which remains to be watched in all cases of thyroid disease.
Can fenugreek be used for goiter?
You can, but if you really want to take care of goiter, it’s best to improve your dietary iodine intake or see a doctor for further treatment. Fenugreek is an herb (leaves) or a spice (seeds), which can improve the taste of the foods you eat, but it cannot be used to treat illnesses.
Take enough iodine. To make sure you’re getting enough iodine, use iodized salt or eat seafood or seaweed – sushi is a good source of seaweed – about twice a week. Shrimp and other crustaceans are particularly rich in iodine. If you live near the coast, locally grown fruits and vegetables are likely to contain some iodine, as are cow’s milk and yogurt.
Everyone needs about 150 micrograms of iodine per day (the amount in just under half a teaspoon of iodized salt). But adequate amounts are especially important for pregnant and breastfeeding women, as well as infants and children.
How to determine the cause of a goiter?
If you have been diagnosed with goiter, it is likely that you will need to have further tests to determine the cause. You may find it helpful to make a list of questions to ask your doctor, for example
- What caused the development of this goiter?
- Is that bad ?
- What can be done to treat the underlying cause?
- I have these other health issues. How can I best manage them together?
- What are the alternatives to the main treatment that you offer?
- What will happen if I choose to do nothing?
- Will the goiter continue to grow?
- Will your treatment improve the appearance of goiter?
- Will I need to take any medication? For how long ?