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Understanding Thyroid Disorders

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. Up to 60 percent of those who suffer from thyroid disease are unaware of their condition. One woman in eight will develop a thyroid disorder during her lifetime. Women are five to eight times more likely to develop thyroid disorder during her lifetime.

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:

Untreatable Anaemia

Repeated Abortions

Depression and mood Swings

Pregnancy complications/ Abnormalities in foetus

Homoeopathy for Thyroid Disease:

Conventional treatment causes drug dependency unlike homoeopathy which is non-addictive.

Homoeopathy is a holistic multi-factorial approach. Homoeopathy deals with individual case taking which helps to identify the distressing symptoms of thyroid, stress at physical and mental level, associated complaints.

Homoeopathy are natural medicines and help to attain balance in thyroid functioning which helps to regulate weight, hairloss, skin pigmentation, physical weakness, mental weakness, pains, digestive troubles like constipation and enhances absorption.

Homoeopathic medicines improve the immunity levels which help to enhance the nutrient absorption and assimilation. Homoeopathy improves the overall general health.

If a person is on conventional medicine then slowly and steadily the doses can be slowly tapered.

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