GRAVE’S DISEASE – MANAGEMENT
I. Management of Hyperthyroidism of Grave’s disease
Some of the Homeopathic Medicines that may help in controlling Grave’s disease are:
Arsenic iodatum, Badiaga, Baryta carb, Belladonna, Bromium, Cactus, Calcarea carb, Conium, Ferrum iodatum, Fluoric acid, Fucus, Glonoine, Iodum, Lycopus, Natrum mur, Pilocarpus, Spongia, Thyroidinum
II. Management of eye symptoms
Lid retraction usually resolves when the patient becomes euthyroid (normal thyroid function), and exophthalmos usually lessens gradually over a period of 2-3 years.
General eye protective measures include:
- Elevating the head end of bed.
- Wearing tinted glasses
- Sleeping with the eyelids taped shut
- Applying eye drops (‘artificial tears”) which help to relieve gritty discomfort of dry eyes.
- Double vision may be corrected by using glass prisms.