Diseases of the thyroid gland are quite common in modern man and the statistics of this disease indicate a constant increase in the number of people with impaired function and disease of this important endocrine organ, which can be called the "conductor of the hormonal orchestra" of man. This is due to environmental violations, iodine deficiency of current food, accumulating genetic aberrations of modern man.Inflammatory (including infectious) processes in the thyroid gland, psycho-emotional stress, neck injuries, age-related hormonal changes and menopause make additional figures in this sad statistics. Often, the disease does not manifest itself for a very long time and it can be detected only by biochemical analysis of blood for thyroid hormones or specific antibodies. Most, about 90% of all diseases of this organ of internal secretion falls on women.
Conventionally, the problem of the thyroid to divide in the following way.
- - Thyroid function may be increased.classically, a person with this problem experiences a heartbeat with a frequent pulse, unstable blood pressure, irritability,weight loss despite excessive nutrition,poor heat tolerance, sometimes there is a slight tremor of the fingers.
- with the death and degeneration of the cells of the gland tissue, there is a decrease in the production of thyroid hormones.In this case, there is rapid fatigue, lack of energy,mood loss,overweight, swelling,a person looks older than his years.
- the function of the thyroid gland can be preserved,but there is a growth of nodes in the thyroid tissue,while part of the tissue may have an increased ability to produce hormones,and part,on the contrary - reduced.
The vast majority are benign nodes that occur against the background of autoimmune thyroiditis.A similar condition is observed after inflammation of the thyroid gland, immune cells perceive the gland tissue as foreign and attack it. Cells die, and hormoneproducing function decreases. There is a state of thyroid hormone deficiency in the body-hypothyroidism.
Hormone production occurs in the following circuit — the hypothalamus (deep brain structures that give order to the production of the hormone thyroliberin, then in response induces the production of Thyroid-stimulating hormone. Stimulation of this hormone by feedback is also caused by a lack of thyroid hormones in the blood .Thyroid-stimulating hormone causes the production of thyroid hormones T3 and T4.
With autoimmune thyroiditis, thyroid hormone levels decrease. There may also be an increase in the volume of the thyroid gland. Autoimmune processes, current in the tissues, violate the processes of tissue organization of gland cells.
Treatment of patients with thyroid lesions is usually carried out, or with the help of hormones, or surgically. These methods have their drawbacks, especially in the postoperative period are widely used drugs that affect the endocrine glands. The appointment of patients with autoimmune thyroiditis and endemic goiter iodine-containing drugs with iodine deficiency in the blood does not take into account the fact that the balance of the last excretion in the small intestine. In the treatment of patients with dysfunction of the thyroid gland is not taken into account the fact that the activity of the thyroid gland is regulated including gonadotropic hormones of the pituitary gland and thyroid-stimulating hormone — a regulator of prolactin secretion, that is, the thyroid gland is closely connected with the function of sexual sphere.
The use of medical leeches in this pathology gives a soft and organic effect on all stages of thyroid hormone production.Acting on the pituitary-hypothalamic chain of traditional zones on the human skin, used by the thousand-year medicine of the East, hirudotherapy without introducing a hormonal imbalance in the body, corrects the production of thyroid hormones.
There is an impact directly on the tissue of the thyroid gland with a leech. Let's see how.
When hirudotherapy in the human body completely organic, natural way there are enzymes such as hirudin, hyaluronidase, bdellin, acetylcholine. They restore microcirculation, relieve vascular spasm, melt scars and adhesions.None of the modern treatment can provide a soft and stable improvement of microcirculation.This means increased blood flow in the affected area.After strengthening the microcirculation increases tissue nutrition, oxygen uptake and increase the output of toxins and decay products.
Hyaluronidase dissolves, melts adhesions and scars that formed after acute or chronic inflammation.Many people know about such an enzyme as lidase, which is used to treat adhesive disease.So, natural hyaluronidase formed by leech is much softer and more effective in the human body.Leech hyaluronidase also has the properties of a natural antibiotic.
During the attachment of the leech and after its departure, the prerequisites for the production of their hormones in the human body, so people do not need to take artificial hormones from the outside.
Leeches contribute to the elimination of hypothalamic-pituitary insufficiency due to reflex, humoral and immunostimulatory effects.
Thus, hirudotherapy helps to restore hormonal levels in hypofunctional and hyperfunctional thyroid disorders.
The course of treatment is about 3 months, treatment is carried out once a week or 3-4 times a month.