Complications of Untreated Hypothyroidism
Like a thermostat that controls the temperature and environment in our home, the thyroid gland controls the temperature and environment in our body. When the thyroid gland produces adequate amounts of thyroid hormone, our body operates at optimum efficiency. When it produces too much or too little, our metabolism, weight, blood pressure, body temperature and heart rate are negatively affected.
Hypothyroidism is one of the most common endocrine disorders and occurs when our bodies don’t produce enough thyroid hormone. Females are five times more likely than men to develop hypothyroidism symptoms, and the condition can develop at any age. Those who suffer from other autoimmune diseases like diabetes, and those with a family history of thyroid problems have a greater chance of developing hypothyroidism.
Untreated Hypothyroidism Symptoms Can Lead To Several Health Risks:
Hypothyroidism can take months or more to diagnose because the onset of symptoms is usually gradual. Our bodies anticipate a certain amount of thyroid hormone to function properly, and if not there, the pituitary gland works overtime to make additional thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) in an attempt to encourage the thyroid to produce more hormone. Left untreated, the symptoms of thyroid will progress and the health risks will increase. Hypothyroidism symptoms and health risks can span the following life stages:
- Newborn and Toddlers
Hypothyroidism symptoms in newborns include excessive jaundice, trouble feeding, poor muscle tone, and excessive sleepiness. Toddlers may show signs of delayed physical and mental development.
Poor growth, delayed development of permanent teeth, and delayed puberty can occur when low thyroid hormone levels are left untreated in school-aged children.
Weight gain, fatigue and depression bring a steady stream of adults between the ages of 35-50 into their physician’s office looking for an explanation, and an underactive thyroid is often the culprit. If left untreated, the condition can also lead to higher levels of bad cholesterol, increasing the risk of heart disease.
- Pregnant Women
Many of the symptoms experienced early in pregnancy like weight gain, lethargy and difficulty sleeping are similar to the symptoms of thyroid (hypo). If left untreated, hypothyroidism during pregnancy has been linked to miscarriage, preterm delivery and developmental problems.
The chance of developing hypothyroidism symptoms increases with age and it’s estimated that up to 20 percent of women over age 60 have the condition. While impaired memory, concentration and fatigue can easily be mistaken as signs of “growing old”, they can also signal thyroid problems. Health risks include high blood pressure, depression, and increased risk of heart disease.
Treating Hypothyroidism with Homeopathy
Thyroid treatment in homeopathy is the safest & effective way to treat the disorder without any side-effects and also it is a painless procedure to cure and get relief from it permanently. Natural thyroid treatment in homeopathy stimulates the better functioning of the gland so that it can produce the hormones on its own.
In homeopathy treatment for thyroid, we provide constitutional treatment, which focuses on improving the function of the thyroid gland by natural means. Homeopathic remedies stimulate the body to reactivate thyroid secretions. Homeopathy thyroid treatment helps to boost energy, improve circulation and thereby help to balance hypo as well as hyperthyroid functions. It may be also used as a supportive help for regulating both hypo and hyper thyroid functions.
Homeopathy thyroid treatment can also reduce the dependency on external supplementation of the hormones and ensure good health in general.
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