To be hyperthyroid, is to have an over-active thyroid gland. When the thyroid produces to much hormone, hyperthyroidism is the result.
Autoimmune Disorders and Gluten Intolerance
Gluten Intolerance and/or Celiac Disease can cause several autoimmune disorders, including Hashimoto's and Grave's Disease. Avoiding gluten can lessen the symptoms associated with these disorders and can even cause an improvement in thyroid function. I share my personal experience with gluten.
Autoimmune Thyroid Disease Basics
This article looks at the basics on the subjects of hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism and the common autoimmune diseases that cause them. Look for other articles on thyroid disease basics, in regard to symptoms and treatments.
Close Association Between Hashimoto’s & Graves’
Hashimoto´s thyroiditis and Graves´ Disease are autoimmune thyroid diseases that are strongly associated. Some patients experience aspects of both at the same time and will phase between hyperthyroid and hypothyroid.
Hashimoto's Disease is an autoimmune disorder. The body creates cells which attack the thyroid gland as in invader, causing damage to the thyroid and leading to symptoms of hypothyroidism. It is important to initiate a protocol for treating this disorder early to prevent on-going damage.
Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis and Temporary Thyroiditis
What is the difference between Hashimoto´s thyroiditis and temporary thyroiditis? The major difference between them is the fact that Hashimoto´s is an autoimmune disease causing destruction of the thyroid (lifelong hypothyroidism). Temporary thyroiditis does not require lifelong treatment.
Recognizing Graves' Disease - Hyperthyroidism
Approximately 3 million Americans have Graves´ Disease and that number is greatly increased worldwide. This article gives the basic signs and symptoms for recognizing this common cause of hyperthyroidism.
Treatments for Graves' Disease - Hyperthyroidism Thyroid Health Homepage | Editor's Picks Articles | Top Ten Articles | Thyroid Health Site Map
This article looks at the different treatments for hyperthyroidism caused by Graves´ Disease, including a co-morbid condition called Thyroid Eye disease.
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