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In the case of hyperthyroidism, the thyroid gland produces too many thyroid hormones, which are energy suppliers for many body cells, thereby accelerating the metabolic processes in the body. The body has too much energy, which leads to typical symptoms like shaking, heart rhythm disturbances, high blood pressure, nervousness, inner restlessness, sleep disturbances, diarrhoea, muscle weakness and pain, sweating, weight and hair loss, menstrual disorders. The autonomy of the thyroid gland (independent, uncontrolled hormone production) can lead to an overactive thyroid gland, and very often a malfunction of the immune system, called Graves’ disease, with its typical symptoms: protruding eyeballs, rapid heartbeat and goitre.
Traditional Chinese medicine classifies this disease as “Yingliu“. The cause of the problem is due to the weak constitution of the Liver and Kidney Yin in the body. On this basis, the Seven Emotions are unsuccessful, and the emotions become depressed. Liver Fire refining liquid into Phlegm, which blocks the Meridian. Phlegm becomes lump in the neck. Because Yin Deficiency, Internal Heat and Phlegm are the main causes, Chinese medicine takes nourishing Yin, Clearing Heat, and reducing Phlegm as the basic treatment methods.
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