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Your 5 Action Steps to Natural Treatment for Thyroid Nodules

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Thyroid nodules often appear as a lump, or some type of abnormal growth in your thyroid.

 

If you have one or more nodules you may be aware of swelling at the front of your neck, or you may feel pressure or discomfort when swallowing.

 

Thyroid nodules are very common. The vast aren’t serious and do not cause symptoms

 

Investigating Thyroid Nodules

 

Thyroid nodules can be solid or filled with fluid. Some nodules can be easily felt during a physical examination, while others are hidden deep within the thyroid tissue.

 

Thyroid nodules are thoroughly evaluated for two main reasons. Firstly, it is important to determine if the nodules are causing any type of thyroid dysfunction.

 

Secondly, it is crucial to rule out cancer as the cause. Fortunately, the vast majority of nodules are benign (non-cancerous). When nodules are found to be cancerous, or even highly suspicious they are surgically removed.

 

Hot vs. Cold Thyroid Nodules

 

A scan using radioactive iodine can establish if a thyroid nodule is hot or cold.

 

Hot nodules are usually non-cancerous.

 

Cold nodules are non-functioning and show up as defects in the scan. A cold nodule carries a higher risk of cancer. Cold nodules are more likely to be cancerous as cancer cells do not accumulate the radioactive iodine as well as normal thyroid tissue.

 

What Causes Thyroid Nodules to Develop?

 

Thyroid nodules can develop due to low iodine and selenium intake, chronic inflammation, or cancer. Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, a common cause of hypothyroidism and is associated with an increased risk of developing nodules.

The ‘Watch and Wait’ Medical Approach

 

When thyroid nodules are benign most people are advised to have regular check-ups to monitor for any adverse changes. The ‘watch and wait’ approach is not ideal. Trouble is brewing in the thyroid so it is best to get proactive with healing your thyroid.

 

Natural Treatment for Thyroid Nodules. {Your 5 Action Steps}

 

There is no specific natural treatment method to help shrink thyroid nodules. Addressing the underlying cause and restoring overall health of the thyroid is the goal. Here are five action steps you can take straight away.

 

  1. Speak to your doctor. Find out as much information as possible about the features of your thyroid nodules and what may possibly be causing them. This will help you chart a course of treatment.

 

  1. Eat well, stay active. I provide detailed food guidelines in The Natural Thyroid Diet. The 4-Week Plan to Living Well, Living Vibrantly. This treatment plan will help protect and heal the thyroid tissue.

 

  1. Get your thyroid tested. This includes a test of TSH, free T4 and free T3. Ideally your TSH result is below 2.0 mIU/L, T4 is between 14-20 pmol/L and T3 is greater than 4.5 pmol/L. Check for the presence of thyroid antibodies. A high level indicates an autoimmune flare up within the thyroid which creates swelling and tenderness.

 

  1. Get your vitamin D3 checked. This nutrient controls the way in which cells grow and divide. A drop in D3 makes you more susceptible to developing nodules.

 

  1. Consider a good quality thyroid supplement. Look for one that provides an adequate amount of iodine, zinc and selenium. These minerals support ongoing thyroid hormone activity.

 

Watch this Video Below Here – Best Natural Remedies for Thyroid Nodules Explained

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Author Bio:

 

Louise O’ Connor, the author of The Natural Thyroid Diet –The 4-Week Plan to Living Well, Living Vibrantly, who is a specialist in Thyroid Health. She is a highly regarded Australian Naturopath and founder of Wellnesswork.

 

The Natural Thyroid Diet goes beyond diet advice and offers practical and effective ways to achieve healthy thyroid levels within just a short period of time. For more details, Click on The-Natural-Thyroid-Diet.com

 

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