Grave's Disease is the result of an overactive thyroid gland
(hyperthyroidism) which causes the sufferer to experience constant
nervousness and overstimulation.
Grave's Disease is the disorder of the old Souls whose constant
companions in past lives were nervousness that resulted from high
levels of physical activity combined with high levels of
Soldiers live in a constant state of alert.
While waking and sleeping, at any moment, the soldier can be attacked,
wounded, and/or killed. Their mental-emotional stress combined with
the constant physical activity (marching, charging, moving most of
the day, etc) overstimulated the thyroid in the process.
Sailors learn to never turn their back on the
ocean... because it is unpredictable and dangerous. The ocean can
be a flat, calm sheet of glass one minute and then a mountainous,
raging maelstrom the next. The non stop stress sailors experienced
was a way of life and overstimulated the thyroid in the process.
Rulers (those who actually did the work themselves)
were on call day and night for the rest of their lives (once they took
power). More worrying was the constant worry about assassination
attempts. Power became a pressure cooker of stress and nervousness
that strained and overstimulated the thyroid in the process.
Bureaucrats who worked for demanding rulers lived
identical lives (in terms of stress and physical activity). Bureaucrats
had it worse because they never knew what the ruler would demand of them
next. They shared the same pressure cooker with the ruler and
overstimulated the thyroid in the process.
Grave's Disease sufferers experience a wide variety of symptoms which
are an outgrowth of increased nervousness and activity. Increased
nervousness creates a fast heartbeat, shakiness, and moist skin.
wears the individual down causing fatigue, weight
loss, problems with concentrating, and sleep difficulties.
leads to increased appetite needed to keep the body
from burning out which, in turn, causes frequent bowel movements.
include some or all of the following: increased
sensitivity to heat, bulging eyes, changes in vision, muscular weakness,
hand tremors, more irritability, increased sweating, raised areas of
skin over shins, and an enlargement of the thyroid gland (goiter).
If left untreated, Grave's Disease causes muscles controlling the eyes
to become impaired, making it difficult to coordinate eye movements,
resulting in double vision.
Grave's Disease sufferers are prone to experiencing a thyroid storm
(thyrotoxicosis). This sudden, extreme surge in thyroid activity
creates at best - fever, weakness, and confusion - and at worst -
psychosis or coma. Thyroid storms are life-threatening emergencies
requiring immediate medical attention. Grave's Disease can be passed
genetically. Women with Grave's Disease are at higher risk for
miscarriage, stillbirth, or premature birth.
Medical treatments for Grave's Disease include drugs or radioactive
iodine to reduce thyroid activity. Where thyroid activity is intense,
surgery to remove all or part of the thyroid (thyroidectomy) and to
correct bulging eyes is performed. Grave's Disease sufferers should
follow a diet high in protein to replace tissue lost from thyroid
overactivity but low in fat so as not to stress the thyroid further.
They should sleep with their head elevated to lessen eyelid swelling
and, during the day, they should wear protective glasses with sideguards.
When the life lesson associated with Grave's Disease has been fully
learned and "absorbed" into the person's body-mind, the body may release
the overstimulation of the thyroid. Often all that is needed is for the
individual to confront the past life(s) where the nervousness originated
(as soldiers, sailors, rulers, or bureaucrats, etc). Going back to the
past via past life healing becomes the means of freeing Grave's
sufferers from being condemned to repeat those lessons in the future.
is included in the above descriptions of Grave's Disease.