39years old Amy suffered from belly ache and bloating for almost 10years now. She visited all possible doctors for her ailment but there was very temporary relief and her complaints would come back with more intensity. Then she decided to visit a homoeopathic doctor after knowing from her colleague’s condition being cured. The homoeopathic doctor took her complete case history and she was also found to be suffering from irregular menses and had gained a lot of weight. She was then advised by her homoeopathic doctor to get the blood tests for thyroid hormones. She was detected with hypothyroid and was prescribed homoeopathic medicines with diet advice. Slowly and steadily her condition improved and she was free from a decade of chronic illness.
Though the thyroid is located in the neck, its main function is to produce thyroid hormones which pass all through all the parts of the body to keep its metabolism optimum. The thyroid regulates several functions in the body and the digestive tract is one of the systems. Thyroid function is also closely related to small intestinal bacterial overgrowth. When a person suffers from hypothyroid certain bacteria are able to colonize in the small intestine and proliferate causing bloating, gas and distention, among other unpleasant symptoms. Persistent nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea and abdominal pain can be caused by hypothyroidism. This condition is mostly seen in patients who suffer from autoimmune thyroiditis i.e. Hashimoto’s Disease. Hashimoto’s disease/ Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis is an autoimmune disease in which the immune system turns against the body’s own tissues. In people suffering from Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, the immune system attacks the thyroid.
Healing with Homoeopathy
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 s and 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.
If a patient is taking conventional medicine for hypothyroid, they can continue taking the medicine with homoeopathic medicine.
Homoeopathic medication does not interfere with the absorption of conventional medicine and does not reduce its efficacy.
Slowly and steadily when the thyroid hormones come to normalcy the conventional medicine can be tapered off and the person can continue with homoeopathy to avoid recurrence.
Self care Tips
One of the most common causes of leaky gut is eating gluten, a protein found in grains such as wheat, barley, and spelt. Hashimoto’s thyroiditis is said to be associated with gluten intolerance. Eliminating gluten from the diet can be very beneficial in reducing inflammation and allowing the gut to restore and heal. Supplements beneficial to healing the gut include Turmeric and milk thistle among others. These supplements can support healing of the intestinal lining and reduce inflammation.
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