Dear visitor, this is a machine-translated article. It makes perfect sense in its original language (Czech), and is fully backed by independent scientific literature. The translation, though, is far from perfect and takes patience and imagination, if you decide to read it.

Drobečková navigace

Thyroid gland - hypothyroidism and high blood pressure

Dear Master, this week, my physician on endikronology was pressured by 157/97, in May this year my practitioner measured 147/95. I do not take medication for pressure, just Letrox 50 on the thyroid gland, 1 tbl. daily. I sometimes feel very tired, sometimes very nice. I work in a kindergarten at a hospital, I decided to let myself take the pressure every day and see it, but I was very interested in your professional articles on the Internet. Of course, I want to do the best for you and you act frankly for me. Please your advice, what should I buy, ginseng is very tempting for me and how to enjoy it. Thank you very much for your response and I wish a lot of success in further exploration. Eva.

Dear Mrs Evo,

Problems with the thyroid gland are not rare. Your information is quite detailed compared to other interviewers, but not so much that I do not need to be forced about your condition and any possible treatment options to be guessed .

Thyroid and high blood pressure - autoimmunity and metabolic syndrome?

Since you take thyroxine (Letrox), you probably have a broken thyroid gland. Tyroxin, of course, is not a cure - just a patch. The most common cause of hypothyroidism is autoimmune destruction of active thyroid cells. Thyroid gland is trying to compensate for growth, which can result in a struma ("dude"). Tyroxine itself increases metabolism and blood pressure, but its presence is normal and necessary for the body.

In autoimmune diseases, ginseng can heal

Your disease is quite likely autoimmune ( I'm writing about the functioning of the immune system in more detail here ), and the destruction of the thyroid is just her symptom. Ginseng has some ability to suppress the autoimmune behavior of the immune system . This has been demonstrated both scientifically and practically. We have a positive message from the people who ginseng has cured a variety of chronic inflammations for months . However, the word to treat is tricky - ginseng only suppresses autoimmune behavior for a while. Even if you have suppressed inflammation in your ginseng, you can not imagine that your thyroid glands will be cured quickly. The main benefit in your case may be that ginseng slows down the progression of other autoimmune diseases that your teeth might squeeze : diabetes , rheumatism , dementia, and more.

Beware of metabolic syndrome

Now go to your increased blood pressure . Ginseng has, of course, a direct hypotensive effect and also a healing effect on blood vessels, which is totally without debate. But in cases like yours, there is another heavier suspect in the game, and that metabolic syndrome, the common symptom of which is obesity . Metabolic syndrome is a set of several disease processes that mutually amplify and form a vicious circle. I do not know your case exactly. You may not be obese, not all patients treated with hypothyroidism are obese. However, decreased thyroid gland overweight is definitely playing cards, and the patient who is forced to start taking thyroxine has a positive correlation with obesity.

I arteriosclerosis has roots in immunity

I do not know the etiology of your hypertension. If I suppose the most common cause, arteriosclerosis (or atherosclerosis ), and in its development again appear the immune reactions on the vascular wall damaged by oxidized lipids. It has been shown that, as with other autoimmune diseases, ginseng and atherosclerosis work positively directly on the immune roots of the entire syndrome.

Overweight worsens the treatment of autoimmunity and arteriosclerosis

A relatively little known and unexpected fact is that obesity significantly increases the tendency for autoimmune diseases. I have forgotten the precise mechanisms, it has something to do with hormones regulating the amount of fat in the body, like leptin and ghrelin , but it shows it to another vicious circle of obesity -> autoimmunity -> hypothyroidism -> obesity.

On the other hand, it is well known that fatty tissue produces cholesterol, which is the main component (though not the cause) of atherosclerotic plaques. Thus, obesity by at least two different mechanisms promotes atherosclerosis. Of course, obesity promotes itself, because the fatter one is, the less it keeps weightless. I really apologize if my guesses do not match your health condition, but obesity is really a problem with us, and it is impossible to underestimate it in this regard.

The role of ginseng in the treatment of hypothyroidism and hypertension

Ginseng has two significant effects relevant to your case:

  • It reduces high blood pressure and treats blood vessels
  • It limits the autoimmune reaction

Due to your situation, I would recommend your ginseng for a long time at a daily dose of 1-2g (1 to 2 slices). Younger ginseng at this dosage Your budget will not be affected in any way, an adult, 6-year-old ginseng does not burden it if you substitute at least one of the harmful stimulants such as caffeine, sugar, hypnotics or antidepressants that some patients use .

Treatment of Hypothyroidism - Other Contexts

There are so many other things that can be said. You say "you're sometimes tired, sometimes you feel fine". Does that mean that you have mood swings? These are common in hypothyroidism. Do not you cope with GABA agonists or other antidepressants? If you do not do it yourself, there will certainly be many who do it. It would warn of a separate cell before chemical sedatives and antidepressants. It would give a separate article to describe the intimate relationship between obesity and diabetes, another amutimimunitous disease. I am not a medical doctor and my knowledge is not complete. Hypothyroidism, autoimmunity and metabolic syndrome are not my specialties. Perhaps there is a combination of home-made herbs that would help in your case that I do not know. However, if it is a ginseng, I can say that in your case it is definitely worth trying in the form of a long-term treatment.


| 28.8.2010

Related articles