If you have hyperthyroidism and suffer from depression, then you might benefit from natural hyperthyroid treatment methods. Although depression is more prevalent in people with hypothyroidism, people with hyperthyroidism and Graves' Disease can also become afflicted with this condition. A high percentage of these people will be told to take anti-depressant drugs by their medical doctor, which frequently is necessary to manage the symptoms. However, this is only a temporary solution, and the ultimate goal should be to eliminate the underlying cause of the problem.
When someone with hyperthyroidism presents with depression, most of the time their medical doctor will recommend for the person to take anti-depressant drugs. As I just mentioned, taking prescription drugs to manage the symptoms is important, but these drugs won't do anything for the actual cause of the condition. Sometimes taking antithyroid drugs will help to regulate the thyroid hormone levels, and can help with the symptoms of depression.
The Key Is To Cure The Cause Of Hyperthyroidism
When depression is due to hyperthyroidism, using prescription drugs to manage the symptoms may be necessary, but the goal should be to restore the person's health back to normal. And while most endocrinologists label hyperthyroidism and Graves' Disease as being incurable, many people with a hyperthyroid condition can have their health restored back to normal by following a natural hyperthyroid treatment protocol.
Such a protocol will usually involve changes in certain lifestyle factors, including eating better, getting sufficient sleep, doing a better job of managing your stress, as well as taking certain nutritional supplements and/or herbs. It's definitely not an easy protocol to follow, but if it will help eliminate your symptoms of depression, and at the same time allow you to avoid taking antithyroid drugs for a prolonged period of time, and/or receiving radioactive iodine, then it's usually well worth the commitment.
In order to determine whether or not you're a candidate for natural hyperthyroid treatment methods, I recommend consulting with a competent natural endocrine doctor. Such a doctor will not only look at your thyroid blood tests, but will most likely recommend additional tests as well to help determine the underlying cause of your hyperthyroid condition. Then if this doctor feels they can help you, they will recommend a natural treatment protocol to help restore your health back to normal.