Organic Fomula: Normalizing the thyroid gland!
Hypothyroidism refers to any condition in which the thyroid gland produces too little thyroid hormone. Hypothyroidism is the most common endocrine disease in dogs. Symptoms may include weight gain with no change in diet, feeling run down, slow, depressed, sluggish, cold, or tired and having dry skin and hair loss, constipation, muscle cramps, slow heart rate and infertility. Some patients have a swelling in the front of the neck due to thyroid enlargement (a goiter). In most cases, hypothyroidism is caused by a condition called Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, in which a patient’s immune system attacks and destroys the thyroid. Hypothyroidism can also be caused by treatment of hyperthyroidism or by certain medications, and it may be present from birth. The thyroid may temporarily become under active after pregnancy or if it is inflamed due to a viral infection. Finally, a problem with the pituitary gland can cause hypothyroidism.
Hyperthyroidism refers to any condition in which the body has too much thyroid hormone. These hormones regulate the body's metabolic rate and affect every system in the body.
Hyperthyroidism is rare in dogs but is the most common endocrine (hormone) disorder that affects cats.
The onset occurs most commonly in middle to old-age cats with a reported range between 4 and 22 years. Five percent of these cats develop hyperthyroidism before age eight. The breed or sex does not appear to be a predilection.
Symptoms may include:
• Weight loss
• Increased bowel movements
• Fine brittle hair (hair loss)
• Muscular weakness
• Increased food consumption
• Increased water consumption
• Increase activity
• Labored breathing
• Loss of appetite
• Racing heart is common in cats. Heart mummers
• and high blood pressure can occur.
There are no symptoms unique to thyroiditis. If the thyroiditis causes slow and chronic thyroid cell damage and destruction, leading to a fall in thyroid hormone levels in the blood, the symptoms would be those of hypothyroidism If the thyroiditis causes rapid thyroid cell damage and destruction, the thyroid hormone that is stored in the gland leaks out, increasing thyroid hormone levels in the blood, and produces symptoms of thyrotoxicosis, which are similar to hyperthyroidism. A veterinarian will perform blood tests to check the TSH levels. Other blood tests will be performed to conclude the baseline prediction of the out of normal range TSH levels in the first test.
Hypothyroidism is easier to treat than hyperthyroidism. A veterinarian will you’re your pet on a synthetic thyroid hormone for the rest of it’s life. A veterinarian will look at 3 alternatives with hyperthyroidism. The vet will prescribe an anti-thyroid drug, surgically remove the thyroid or treat with radio active iodine.
Amber Technology’s TYD was created specifically to normalize the thyroid gland. In cases of hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism it has proven itself effective to help the thyroid gland stop over producing or under producing the thyroid hormones.
Mullein, Raspberry Leaf, Kelp, Irish Moss, Motherwort, Pokeweed Root, Ethyl Alcohol, Distilled Water.
Mullein – Expectorant, Emollient. Primarily used as an expectorant. Mullein has anti-viral properties, astringent properties, promotes the discharge of mucus and soothes irritated mucous membrane.
Raspberry Leaf – Astringent, Tonic, Refrigerant, Parturient, Uterine Stimulant, Digestive Remedy. The fruit is Diuretic, Laxative, Diaphoretic and Cleansing. Raspberry Leafs may be used in the treatment of diarrhea, stomatitis and leucorrhoea, and as a gargle for tonsillitis, a mouthwash for mouth ulcers, bleeding gums and inflammation, and as an eyewash for conjunctivitis. The leaves are sometimes included in rheumatic remedies where they have a diuretic action, and in France the Raspberry Leaf is regarded as a tonic for the prostate gland. The diluted tincture may be applied to wounds and inflammation or as a mouthwash for ulcers and gum inflammation. The berries are traditionally taken for indigestion and rheumatism. They are rich in nutrients and iron and help combat anemia.
Kelp – Anti-Hypothyroid, Thyroactive, Anti-Obesic, Antirheumatic, Demulcent, Gentle Metabolic Stimulant, Nutritive, Adaptagen, Thyroid Tonic, Anti-Inflammatory. Kelp, rich in iodine, stimulates the thyroid gland, thereby increasing basal metabolism. It is a useful remedy in the treatment of hypothyroidism, goiter myxoedema and lymph adenoid goiter. By regulating thyroid function, there is an improvement in all the associated symptoms. Kelp also appears to assist in the problem of lipid balance associated with obesity, and where obesity is associated with thyroid dysfunction, this herb may help to reduce excess weight. It has a reputation in the relief of rheumatism and rheumatoid arthritis and may be used both internally and as an external application for inflamed joints. The main phytotherapeutic use of Kelp is during debility and convalescence, and also to remineralise the body.
Irish Moss – Anticoagulant, Expectorant, Digestive Aid, Convalescence, Cachexia, Dyspepsia, Gastritis, Bronchitis, Cystitis; topically as a lotion for Chapped Hands and Dermatitis. Irish Moss is primarily used for respiratory infections. Irish moss is most often used to treat coughs associated with bronchitis. It is an expectorant and helps to thin mucus so that it can be expelled more easily from the lungs. Irish Moss can help to relieve heartburn and gastritis. Irish Moss can be used to treat urinary tract infections.
Motherwort – Sedative, Nervine, Antispasmodic, Emmenagogue, Mildly Hypotensive, Cardiac Tonic, Gentle Uterine Stimulant, Mild Stimulant to the Womb, Relaxant, Carminative, Diaphoretic. An excellent heart tonic. Research has shown it is able to calm palpitations, tachycardia and irregular heartbeats. It is a specific remedy for tachycardia caused by anxiety, and may be used in all heart conditions associated with anxiety and tension. Treatment should normally be continued for several months. The glycosides have a short-term ability to lower blood pressure.
Pokeweed Root – Anti-rheumatic, Mild Anodyne, Cathartic, Stimulant, Anti-catarrhal, Purgative and Emetic in large doses, Parasiticide, Fungicide, Anti-Inflammatory, Possibly Stimulates Leucocyte and Lymphatic Activity. Pokeweed Root is used to treat inflammatory conditions of the upper respiratory tract and lymphatic adenitis, removing catarrh and aiding the cleansing of the lymphatic glands. It may be used for catarrh, tonsillitis, laryngitis, swollen glands, mastitis, mumps, etc. It is of value in lymphatic problems elsewhere in the body, particularly mastitis, where it can be used internally and as a poultice. It also has a use in rheumatism, particularly where it is long-standing. Externally, as a lotion or ointment, it may be used to rid the skin of scabies and other pests, tinea, and acne, and may be applied in a poultice to soothe ulcers, hemorrhoids and inflamed joints.
Ethyl Alcohol – Preservative, Intensifier. Intensifies, while preserving the properties of this herbal tincture.