25year old Preeti complained that she was feeling lethargic since a month and an impaired memory. She would forget what has been spoken just a few minutes ago and her concentration levels were very low. This became a matter of concern for her. She said that her brains were very tired and she could not think clearly even though she had slept for 8-9hours/day. She was even stressed regarding her job. She then visited her homoeopathic doctor and after she narrated her worries, she was asked to do a blood test for her Vit B12 levels and Thyroid hormones. She was detected with Hypothyroid and marginally low Vitamin B12 levels also. She was prescribed Homoeopathic medicines with Vitamin B12 supplements for a month and tips on de-stress techniques. Slowly the fatigue was less and her concentration levels were better. She continued taking homeopathic treatment. She repeated the thyroid hormone test every 3 months for a year and her thyroid hormones were back to normal.
Signs and Symptoms of Hypothyroid
Unexplained Weight gain, Constipation, Sluggishness, Fatigue; Lack of Energy, Dry skin, Depression, Increased sensitivity to cold, Impaired memory, Hair thinning/ Hair loss, Muscle aches and pains, heavier than normal or irregular menstrual periods and slower heart rate are common signs and symptoms seen in a hypothyroid patient.
Hypothyroid occurs when the thyroid gland fails to produce enough thyroid hormones. Hypothyroid is more common in women than men and the incidences increases with age. Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis (thyroid gland enlarges and forms goitre), Thyroid destruction following secondary to radioactive surgery, Severe iodine deficiency and Stress are known to cause Hypothyroid. A routine blood test for thyroid hormones would confirm the diagnosis.
Homoeopathy for Hypothyroid…
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.
Homeopathy is free from any side-effects.
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. A complete recovery is possible in most cases with homoeopathy.
Include black dates, black raisins, nuts, beans, green leafy vegetables, soya, eggs, lean meats, carrots, all fruits in your diet to get adequate nutrition. A healthy diet also helps to reduce stress.
Seek help of a professional to help you deal more positively with you stress.
Try some 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 use has been associated with stress, lost sleep and depression.
Get yourself tested for Iron, Vitamin B12 and Vitamin D3. If you are found to be deficient on any ask your doctor and take necessary supplements.
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