Thyroid Disorder and Heart Disease: Is There a Link?
Almost 60 percent of those who suffer from thyroid disease are unaware of their condition. One woman in eight develops a thyroid disorder during her lifetime. Women are five to eight times more likely to develop thyroid disorder during their lifetime.
Thyroid is a small butterfly shaped gland which is found in the front of the neck and it regulates the body’s hormones. The thyroid gland regulates how the body uses and stores energy and interacts with other organs within the body. A healthy thyroid helps to maintain healthy metabolism and weight, healthy muscles, bones and blood cells, healthy skin, sleep and maintains cholesterol levels.
When it becomes underactive it causes a condition called Hypothyroid and when it becomes overactive it causes a condition called Hyperthyroid.
Causes of Hypothyroid and Symptoms:
Hypothyroidism occurs when the thyroid gland becomes underactive.
Defective development of thyroid gland can lead to hypothyroidism at birth.
Sometimes the body starts making its own antibodies which in turn fight against the thyroid gland and lead to hypothyroidism.
Previous surgery of thyroid gland can lead to hypothyroidism.
Over treatment of hyperthyroidism may lead to hypothyroidism.
Person suffering from hypothyroidism suffer from tiredness without much physical or mental work, weight gain, dry skin, constipation, sore muscles, lack of energy, hairloss, constipation, slow heart beats and feel cold in warm weathers.
Causes of Hyperthyroidism and Symptoms:
Hyperthyroidism occurs when the thyroid gland becomes overactive.
Hyperthyroidism can be caused because of:
Inflammation of the thyroid gland
Single, benign, non-cancerous lump
Overuse of hypothyroid medicines
Persons suffering from Hyperthyroidism present following symptoms:
Intolerance of heat, fine straight hair, bulging eyes, facial flushing, enlarged thyroid, increased heart rate, elevated systolic blood pressure, breast enlargement, muscle wasting, tremors, diarrhoea, increased heart rate, missed periods, localized oedema.
If either of the thyroid diseases is ignored they can lead to:
Depression and mood Swings
Pregnancy complications/ Abnormalities in foetus
Thyroid diseases are treated generally through HRT (Hormone Replacement Therapy) by conventional school of medicine. Atleast 1% of people taking conventional medicine have reported side-effects of the same.
Minor side-effects include symptoms like abdominal cramps, diarrhoea, headache, heat intolerance, sleep difficulties, sweating and weight loss.
Major side-effects include symptoms like confusion, dizziness, fast or irregular heartbeat, feeling faint, mood swings, muscle weakness, nervousness, psychosis, restlessness, tremors, chest pain, shortness of breath, pain in shoulders, neck and jaw which require immediate medical attention.
To avoid these conditions to occur; getting treated with homoeopathic medicine would be the best answer.
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.
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.