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Hyperthyroid made it almost impossible for me to become pregnant…

25year old Shaila was married since 3 years. She had been trying to get pregnant since last 2 years. Her periods were very heavy, painful and lasted for almost 10days. She was also losing weight.  2months ago she visited a gynecologist and she was advised to get her thyroid hormone tests done and the gynecologist herself did a uterus scan. She was detected with hyperthyroidism and endometriosis. She was put on conventional medicines for both conditions. But she feared the side-effects and then resorted to homoeopathic treatment. After a detailed case study she was prescribed homoeopathic medicines. She was called for a follow up once a month. Within first 3months her monthly cycles had come down to 4 days with normal flow and were less painful. Her thyroid hormones were stabilized and she had gained adequate weight. In the 10th month of treatment she missed her periods and her urine pregnancy test showed positive. Throughout pregnancy she had no complications and she delivered a normal healthy baby.

If your thyroid gland releases excessive amounts of thyroid hormones into the blood stream, you are hyperthyroid. Hyperthyroid is 10 times more common in women than men. It can cause a woman to have difficulties not only in getting pregnant but also staying pregnant.

Weight loss, Heat intolerance, Increased appetite inspite of eating well, Rapid heartbeat, Frequent stools / diarrhoea, Muscle weakness/ tremors, Restlessness, Anxiety / Nervousness, Difficulty in Sleeping, Thin, Sparse Hair/ Brittle nails/ Hairloss, Breast development in males/ decreased libido, Staring gaze, Swelling or growth in front of the neck, Abnormal menstrual cycles are key symptoms of hyperthyroid.

Homoeopathy for Hyperthyroidism

Homoeopathic treatment aims at treating a hyperthyroid patient as a person having the ailment and not just the disease in isolation. Homoeopathy suggests that illness often develop owing to lowered resistance, or compromised immune function. Homoeopathic medicines add zest to our immune mechanism. In other words, they gently propel the power of our immune system to scour the illness from its roots.

Homoeopathy helps to produce thyroid hormone naturally by stimulating the immune system and helps in better functioning of the thyroid gland.

Homoeopathic remedies work by stimulating the body’s own healing capacity by encouraging the body to reactivate hormone secretions.

Stress causes hormonal disturbances in the body like thyroid problems which is very effectively treated with homeopathy.

Homoeopathy is a mind-body medicine. Homoeopathy treats not only the physical complaints, but also targets the mind and gently restores mind-body equilibrium- thus it treats the patient as a whole.

HRT (hormone replacement therapy) have known side-effects like itching, mild muscle or joint pains, swelling or hairloss. Homeopathy is free from any side-effects.

Homeopathic medicines help to avoid stressful surgical procedures.

Self Help

Have regular check-ups and pay attention to your symptoms. Report changes, if any, to your doctor.

Include broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, kale, rutabagas, spinach, turnips, peaches and pears. They help to curb thyroid production, naturally.

Caffeinated drinks and dairy products should be avoided.

Supplemental vitamin/ mineral combinations, which can also help ease hyperthyroidism, should be taken under supervision.

Try de-stressing techniques. Go for a walk, try deep breathing, yoga, meditation, put on some soothing music as it slows heart rate, lowers blood pressure and even decreases levels of stress hormones. Switch of the T.V. / Mobile/ laptop 1 hour before you sleep as uninterrupted computer usage has been associated with stress, lost sleep and depression.

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