Thyroid Disease Made My Muscle Cramps Worst
I am 40years old man and working as an accountant in a MNC. I use to keep getting cramps in the calf muscles and when I would visit my allopathic doctor, he would give me vitamin supplements which had very little effect. As the allopathic medicine did not help much, I seeked help from a homoeopathic doctor and after detailed case history he asked me to get my thyroid checked. I was detected to be suffering from Hypothyroid and was then given homoeopathic medicine for the same. Gradually my muscle cramps disappeared and all other related symptoms of hypothyroid also disappeared.
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.
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.
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.
Self help for Hypothyroid
Regular checkups are a must and report the changes, if any, to your doctor. Caffeinated drinks and dairy products should be avoided. Regular exercise helps to reduce stress and a high fibre diet often helps in maintaining thyroid function and preventing constipation. Apply a good moisturizing cream to combat dryness caused due to hypothyroid. Consume fruits, dry-fruits, green vegetables, beans and legumes in adequate amounts to combat nutritional deficiencies. Any nutritional supplement should be taken under the guidance of your doctor.