Hyperthyroidism is a disorder caused by an overactive thyroid. Early research on rats has shown that the endocannabinoid system, with which CBD interacts, may regulate this overactivity and help return the thyroid to normal activity. Furthermore, CBD may help reduce some of the symptoms of hyperthyroidism, such as anxiety, pain, and nausea.
Your thyroid is a small gland near the front of your neck. Its primary role is regulating your body’s use of energy. Hyperthyroidism occurs when your thyroid begins to overwork itself. This causes the gland to produce more thyroid hormones than necessary.
Recent studies have shown that CBD may help those with hypothyroidism. More generally, many people use CBD for pain and inflammation, which can be significant symptoms of an overactive thyroid.
What Are The Symptoms of Hyperthyroidism?
As your thyroid plays a critical role in the function of your body, an overactive thyroid can lead to a variety of symptoms:
• Breathing difficulties
• Goiter development
• Irregular heartbeat
• Lack of concentration
Some of these conditions, like dizziness, fast heartbeat, and shortness of breath require immediate medical attention.
What Causes Hyperthyroidism?
There are several causes of hyperthyroidism:
• Grave’s disease, an autoimmune disorder, is the most common cause.
• Consumption of iodine in large quantities.
• Inflammation of the thyroid causes thyroid hormones to leak out.
• Medicine for underactive thyroids can lead to an overactive one if consumed in large amounts.
• Thyroid nodules or growths.
Some people are also at higher risk of developing hyperthyroidism:
• People over the age of 60
• Recently pregnant
• Those with a family history of thyroid issues
Those with higher risk should consult with their doctor if they’ve also been exposed to one of the causes of hyperthyroidism.
How Can CBD Oil Help Hyperthyroidism?
Just as the thyroid helps to regulate certain activities of the body, the endocannabinoid system, with which CBD interacts, also plays a regulatory role. In fact, a recent study on rats found that receptors within the ECS can help regulate thyroid activity.Other studies have also concluded that receptors in the ECS play a role in hormonal activity. That is, using CBD for hormones may help to regulate overactive members of the endocrine system, of which the thyroid is one.