Diffuse toxic goiter: Graves disease, thyrotoxicosis

Diffuse toxic goiter , or Graves' disease ( thyrotoxicosis ) is one of the most common endocrine diseases in women( occurs 4-5 times more often than in men).

Thyrotoxicosis( lesion of the thyroid gland) can develop at any age, but most often affects people of young and middle age - 20-40 years.

In this article we will talk about the symptoms and treatment of diffuse toxic goiter with folk remedies at home and with medical preparations and procedures.


Causes of

The disease is caused by the increased function of the thyroid gland and the intake of excess hormones in the blood.

One of the most important factors determining the occurrence and development of the disease is the nervous stress factor, neuropsychiatric.

Symptoms of

Basedova's disease is characterized by the main triad of symptoms: goiter, poplar eyes( exophthalmos), cardiovascular disorders. The pulse rate in patients is dramatically increased( to 140 instead of 72).In severe cases, it reaches 160 strokes in one minute and increases with physical activity. Pulse in patients is usually mild, arrhythmias and extrasystoles are often observed( additional heartbeats).

Changes in the nervous system are in violation of sleep, increased irritability and trembling of the fingers.

Skin in patients with thyrotoxicosis is damp, they are thin, the temperature is usually increased to 37.2-37.4 degrees.

Treatment of diffuse toxic goiter with folk remedies

For all diseases of the thyroid gland, the maximum amount of vitamins should be administered to the body. Useful broths of nettle, currant berries, hips infusions. Also the patient is recommended salads from vegetables and fruits, tea from leaves and currant shoots, cherries, strawberries.

The best residence for patients with thyrotoxicosis - near the sea, where the air is saturated with iodine vapor.

Prepare the collection 1 :

  1. walnut leaves - 10;
  2. leaves of nettle, dioecious - 10;
  3. valerian root - 5 g;
  4. licorice root - 10 g.

Two tablespoons of shredded collection pour 500 ml of water, boil two minutes on low heat, insist night. In the morning strain, drink in small sips during the day.

Make composition : take in equal parts powder of buckwheat groats, crushed fruit of walnut, buckwheat honey, mix. At a thyrotoxicosis 2-3rd of a degree once a week eat only this structure. Tea and water on demand. The course of treatment is two months.

Tea with potato flowers, if taken continuously three times a day, significantly improves the overall condition with diffuse toxic goiter. The course of treatment - 2 months.

To improve sleep in patients with thyrotoxicosis, it is recommended to take infusions and decoctions of melissa, valerian officinalis, peony broth , etc.

With increased heartbeat and excitement take hawthorn fruit : 1 tablespoon per cup of boiling water, infuse for 1 hour, strain, drink 200 ml in the morning and at night.

Liquid extract of hawthorn take 20 drops 3 times a day.

Tincture of hawthorn drink 30 drops 3 times a day.

Fennel fruits are used as a preventive and therapeutic agent for hyperthyroidism. Take in any form several times a day.

Prepare the collection 2 :

  1. burdock root;
  2. comfrey root;
  3. herb spores.

Total take 4 tablespoons, chop.1 tablespoon of the mixture, pour a glass of boiling water, boil for 15 minutes in a water bath, insist 1 hour at room temperature, strain. Drink 200 ml 3 times a day for 30 minutes before eating.

Walnut walnut. Spirituous tincture of a walnut prepare so: 1 glass of the crushed partitions fill in 300 ml of alcohol, insist 7 days in a dark place, filter. Take 40 drops once a day( with goiter).

The tincture can be prepared from green walnuts.50 g of green walnuts fill with a glass of alcohol, insist in a dark place 21 days, shaking periodically, strain. Take a diffuse toxic goiter 1 teaspoon 3 times a day for half an hour before meals.

The kernels of mature walnuts are useful in Grape disease.

Cinquefoil erect( silvery). 1 tablespoon of dry herbs, pour 200 ml of vodka and insist in a dark place for 21 days, shaking the contents daily. Strain. Drink 1 teaspoonful 3 times a day with nodular goiter of the 2-3 degree.

Simultaneously make compresses on the neck: 2 tbsp. Spoons of unsalted melted of internal lard of are mixed with a tablespoon of dry herb powder of bitter wormwood. Compress hold 40 minutes for 1 hour before bedtime. The course of treatment is 1,5-2 months.

You can prepare the infusion from dry leaves of the nut ( 1 tablespoon dry leaves to a glass of boiling water, insist one hour, strain).Drink it like tea 3 times a day for 200 ml.

Prepare the collection 3 :

  1. the root of the madder dyeing - 40 g;
  2. soap root - 40 g;
  3. licorice root - 20 g.

All chop. Ingredients pour 1 liter of water, boil in a water bath for 15 minutes. Cool at room temperature for 1 hour, strain. Drink 200 ml 3 times a day for 30 minutes before eating.

Salad field. With thyrotoxicosis, drink 1 tablespoon in the morning and overnight.

Prepare the collection 4 :

  1. the roots of the large burdock are 1 part;
  2. comfrey bark medicinal - 1 part;
  3. herb of the motherwort - 2 parts;
  4. herb mountaineer's herb - 2 parts;
  5. flowers of hawthorn prickly - 2 parts.

Mix everything, grind it. Pour 500 ml of water, boil 5 minutes in a sealed container, insist for two hours, strain. Take 100 ml 3 times a day for half an hour before meals.

Lily of the valley. It is used in the treatment of cardiovascular diseases and various neurasthenia. The effect is enhanced if it is mixed with the motherwort in equal parts:

  1. May lily-of-the-valley( flowers) - 3 tbsp.spoons;
  2. motherwort( grass) - 3 tbsp.spoons.

All chop, pour two glasses of water, boil for 3 minutes, insist 1 hour, strain. Drink 1 tablespoon 3 times a day.

Mix the tincture of the May lily of the valley with the motherwort tincture( pharmacies) in equal quantities. Drink 20 drops 3 times a day.

Orchis male. Powder from the roots should be taken with thyrotoxicosis 1 g 3 times a day.

Cabbage for garden. Fresh or sour cabbage juice improves the metabolic processes in the body( especially the metabolism of fats and carbohydrates).Take 2-3 times a day for 100 ml.

Seafood cabbage should be taken 2 times a week as salad.

Budra is ivy. When thyrotoxicosis, take a decoction of the leaves of the plant( 1 tablespoon of dry leaves per cup of boiling water, boil for 3 minutes, insist 1 hour, strain).Take 2 tablespoons 3 times a day for 30 minutes before eating.

Tincture. Two tablespoons of dried leaves fill with 300 ml of vodka. Insist 7 days in a dark place. Strain. Drink 30 drops 3 times daily before meals.

Watercress( water zhiruha). Fresh plant leaves add to the food, cook salads from it. Helps with thyroid diseases, anemia and skin diseases.

Carrots. Both fresh carrots and her juice are used to treat thyrotoxicosis. Drink juice 100 ml 3 times a day for a month, carrots can be eaten in unlimited quantities. Carrots and its preparations improve carbohydrate and mineral metabolism in the body.

Pistachio fruits. In case of Graves' disease it is useful to take 100 g of pistachio fruit daily.

Pine, spruce, cedar. Collect the fresh needles of these trees and prepare the broth( 30 g of fresh needles per 300 ml of water).Boil 5 minutes, strain, add sugar or honey to taste. Drink during the day in small sips.

Strap. Apply as a decoction of grass with leaves, flowers and fruits.

1 tablespoon of ground raw material pour a glass of boiling water, boil for 10 minutes. Take 50 ml 3-4 times a day with milk.

Silver water .For thyroid diseases, as well as for all endocrine disorders in the body, drink silver water with a silver concentration of 20 mg / l in two tablespoons 3 times a day for 20 minutes before meals. The course of treatment is 2-3 months. Silver water regulates the endocrine processes in the body.

For the preparation of silver water at home, you must have a battery or battery, giving a direct current voltage of 3-12 V, or a rectifier for the same voltage and a piece of pure silver. Usually silver is used in silver as a fraction of the output until 1920 or pre-revolutionary coins.

A silver piece connect the wiring harness with the positive pole of the current source and immerse into a beaker with water.

It should be ensured that the contact with water had only silver, but in no case postings. Otherwise, it will not be silver water, but a mixture of it with the material from which the posting is made.

To the other pole of the current source, connect the same wires, the end of which simply dip into the water a short distance from the silver plate.

The most effective conditions for obtaining silver water: the distance between the electrodes is 5-12 mm, the current density is 0.15-5 ma / cm squared, the voltage at the electrodes is 3-12 V. The cooking time varies from 15 minutes to one hour. Keep the silver water in a dark place( in the light of silver decomposes).

Ancient folk prescriptions for the treatment of thyrotoxicosis:

"Apply the following plaster for two days: take a quarter of a pound( 100 grams) of wax, wax, soap, shoemaker, finely chopped, half a pound( 200 g), melted bone of 12 spools( 50d) and the same amount of poppy oil, melt on free fire, stirring often;After taking it from the fire, as it will get cold, pour a herb into a mixture of herbs, a hemlock, needles of a Cossack juniper with 5 spools( 20 g) in powder, a root of a kirkason, a sieve bread, Avran, seeds of cumin with 4 spools and half( 18 grams).Keep it together for a long time until it cools;and store for consumption. If there is no grass or root, you can do without them, and for proportion put any of these herbs twice. "

Pills from soot and soap. Take equal soot and soap and make pills as large as a pea. Take one pill 3-4 times a day, drinking tea from mother-and-stepmother with carrot juice;Take a podzolozhnika bodyguards( 2 g) with a pinch of burnt bones three times a day. Steamed in the morning and evening in the goiter. Freshly squeezed juice. Fresh juice motherwort Take 40 drops( on a spoonful of water) 3 times daily before meals. To conserve the motherwort juice for the winter, mix it with alcohol( 2 parts of juice for 3 parts of alcohol).Keep in the fridge.

Chicory common. Has a thyreostatic effect( reduces the number of thyroid hormones in the blood).Two teaspoons of chopped roots into two glasses of water. Boil 3 minutes, infuse for 1 hour, strain. Divide the entire dose into six equal parts and take it within two days.

Patients with thyrotoxicosis, or goiter, are recommended to eat as much as possible sea fish, since it contains a large amount of iodine.

Card grass( zobnik). 2-3 pinches of dry grass, insist in a glass of boiling water for 1 hour. Strain. Drink one third of a glass 3 times a day.

Zyuznik. For the treatment of thyrotoxicosis, infusion of herbs is used: 1 tablespoon of dry herb for 200 ml of boiling water. Infuse for 1 hour, take 200 ml for the day.

Local goiter treatment:

  1. every morning and evening apply to the goiter leaves of hemp, pounded with its seeds;
  2. apply to the goiter the bladder, prepared from the leaves of the hemlock in half with grated raw carrots;
  3. , apply to the goiter twice a day, a shredder of grated carrots in half with flour. Add some horse beans and a small amount of caraway seeds.

When thyrotoxicosis, take 3-4 times a day on a tablespoon of juice of persimmon fruit, canned with 20% alcohol.

For hyperthyroidism and increased thyroid function, prepare the formulation: 100 g of green walnut shell and 300 g of pine tops boil in a sealed container on low heat for 20 minutes in 2 liters of water. Then add 10 pieces of crushed fresh lemon tree leaves( or one medium-sized lemon) to the resulting composition, 0.5 kg of granulated sugar and honey, and cook for another 10 minutes, stirring the contents well. Keep in the refrigerator. Take 1 dessert spoon 3 times a day for half an hour before meals.

Treatment of diffuse toxic goiter with drugs

Earlier mortality with thyrotoxic goiter was 25-30 percent. Currently, as a result of the use of modern medicines, it has been reduced to 6 percent. After surgical treatment, mortality is reduced to 1 percent.

In severe form of thyrotoxicosis, patients are not capable of either physical or mental labor, so they must be treated in conditions of maximum physical and mental rest.

In the initial stages of the disease, patients are prescribed iodine preparations( Lugol's solution from 1 to 15 drops three times a day after meals, iodine).Conduct 5-6 such courses at intervals of 20 days.

Other medications are Betazine, Diiodotyrosine, 6-methylthiouracil, Merkazolil, etc.

The complex treatment of patients with thyrotoxicosis also includes the use of such drugs as bromides, cardiac agents, reserpine, vitamin B12, insulin, glucose, sex hormones,etc.

With a sharp discontinuation of treatment, patients may experience a thyrotoxic crisis, which requires emergency hospitalization.

Very important in the treatment of Graves' disease is surgical intervention. After him, the work capacity is restored in 80-85 percent of patients.

Sanatorium treatment is indicated only after elimination of the main symptoms of the disease. Patients are recommended resorts of the Caucasus and Crimea, but only in the cool season.

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