How Can Natural Thyroid Treatment Methods Help Cure Goiter?
The way natural thyroid treatment methods can help cure goiter is by getting to the root cause of the problem. Of course if it’s caused by a malignancy then natural treatment methods probably won’t be the best option. So the first obvious step in curing goiter is to determine what the underlying cause of the condition is. When I was diagnosed with Graves’ Disease, the two primary causes of my autoimmune hyperthyroid condition were a weak immune system, which is of course a problem with every autoimmune thyroid disorder, along with weakened adrenal glands, which was confirmed with the Adrenal Stress Index test I received. These are two common areas that are affected in people with both hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism, and other areas of the body can be causing or contributing to the thyroid or autoimmune thyroid condition as well (poor digestive health, nutritional deficiencies, and/or hormone imbalances are some other potential causes).
If your goiter is due to an iodine deficiency, then obviously you will need to correct this deficiency. Many people with thyroid and autoimmune thyroid conditions do have such a deficiency, which can be determined through a 24-hour iodine loading urine test (or you can get a general idea of whether a deficiency exists through an iodine patch test). If it’s determined that you have an iodine deficiency, then it will be necessary to begin supplementing with iodine, which is what I did when I was diagnosed with Graves Disease (and I still currently take daily iodine supplements). People with hypothyroidism can also supplement with iodine, although those with Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis will need to be careful, as many people with this condition need to first address the autoimmune response before being able to supplement with iodine.
The term Goiter is used to denote a swelling of the thyroid gland in the neck. It is particularly a disease of the