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Homeopathy treats thyroid disorders effectively

Hypothyroidism is a condition in which the thyroid gland does not make enough thyroid hormone. Individuals having hypothyroidism present with a collection of symptoms — this includes tiredness, weight gain, hair loss, dry skin, slowed thinking or forgetfulness, depression, intolerance to cold, constipation, hair loss, irregular menstrual periods, infertility and fluid retention. Other signs include low blood pressure, slow pulse rate and reduced reflexes.

Hyperthyroidism is a condition in which the thyroid gland makes too much thyroid hormone. Individuals with hyperthyroidism often present with extreme nervousness, tremor, palpitation, weight loss and breathlessness on exertion, fatigue, difficulty in concentrating, intolerance to heat, tummy upsets, rapid pulse rate and high blood pressure. Bulging of the eyes, sudden paralysis and swelling in the lower limbs may also be present.

The thyroid gland in an individual with long-standing thyroid disorder may be enlarged. In milder forms of the disorder, symptoms are generally temporary; they resolve in a matter of weeks. This could be related to a recent history of a head and neck infection, fever and severe tenderness, or sensitivity, in the neck. It may also sometimes occur in women in the first few months after child-birth. Hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism are diagnosed by way of the thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) test.

Some individuals may present with what is called thyroid storm. This is associated with a sudden surge of large amounts of thyroid hormone, accompanied by a confused state of mind, fever, restlessness, rapid pulse rate and high blood pressure. Thyroid storm is a medical crisis. It requires prompt treatment.

Homeopathy offers good, long-term outcomes in the treatment of thyroid disorders. Homeopathic treatment is primarily aimed at controlling and regulating the specific and contributory symptoms, while restoring the thyroid hormone levels back to normal. Homeopathic treatment also helps in reducing dependence on conventional medications. Individuals on homeopathic treatment for the two disorders often report a significant improvement in their general health and overall well-being. This is attributed to the remedies working holistically to correct the hormonal imbalance. Evidence-based clinical and therapeutic studies report that homeopathic remedies play an important role in “immuno-modulation” at the cellular level, while reversing hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism — effectively, gently and safely.