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Thyroid gland disorders

A variety of important bodily functions is influenced by the thyroid gland and its hormones, and it is significantly involved in the regulation of the entire metabolism. It is no wonder, then, that illnesses or functional disorders or the thyroid gland have far-reaching consequences. Unrest, high blood pressure, insomnia and weight loss can thus indicate hyperfunction (hyperthyroidism). The most common form is Graves’ disease. In this autoimmune disease, the thyroid gland uncontrollably releases large quantities of hormones. However, for hypothyroidism, the causes are often unknown. It is accompanied by symptoms such as fatigue, listlessness and low blood pressure and can lead to depression. Most thyroid gland disorders can be treated very well. Hypothyroidism, in particular, when it has been identified correctly, is not associated with any health restrictions when hormones are taken in tablet form. It is important in particular to take the initially unclear symptoms seriously and to have them investigated by a specialist doctor before unnecessary and then very severe complications occur. The thyroid gland requires sufficient iodine to produce hormones. A corresponding diet with iodine-rich seafood, green vegetables such as lettuce, spinach, broccoli and green cabbage makes an important contribution to the iodine supply and is preferable to taking artificial iodine. However, people with hyperthyroidism should avoid foods that are high in iodine.
 

Medicinal mushrooms for thyroid gland disorders


 Agaricus blazei Murrill and Cordyceps
 Both of these medicinal mushrooms are often used supportively in combination with very good success for disorders of thyroid gland function. Thanks to their adaptogenic effect, they are able to promote the body’s own regulations in the respectively desired direction. In addition, they harmonise the cardiovascular system and also have a balancing effect at a mental level.

Our suggestions about the usage of medicinal mushrooms is no substitute for treatment from a doctor or alternative practitioner. Medications currently being taken or ongoing treatments should not be stopped without first consulting your doctor or alternative practitioner.