Underactive Thyroid Treatment 

Thyroid is a gland situated in the neck. It has two lobes and it is connected by a thyroid tissue called isthmus. It releases hormones  which regulates vital functions of our body such as metabolism respiration, body temperature, heart rate and many other functions.

If due to some reason the thyroid gland does not produce adequate hormones the person may suffer from Hyperthyroidism or Hypothyroidism.

Hypothyroidism

If the thyroid gland is not releasing sufficient amount of thyroid hormones T3,T4, TSH  the person may suffer from hypothyroidism. Low level of thyroid hormones causes Hypothyroidism.

Causes

  1. Autoimmune diseases such as Hashimoto's disease may cause Hypothyroidism. When a person suffers from auto immune disease the immune system attacks healthy cells
  2. Patient undergoing Radiation therapy can suffer from Hypothyroidism.
  3. Patient suffering from Hyperthyroidism who is on medication for long time may suffer from Hypothyroidism.
  4. Some babies may suffer from Hypothyroidism since birth, this is called as Congenital Hypothyroidism
  5. Patients suffering from pituitary gland tumor may suffer from hypothyroidism

Signs and Symptoms

  1. Weight gain
  2. Weakness, Tiredness
  3. Dry skin
  4. Mood swings, depression,
  5. Very Sensitive to cold
  6. Hair loss
  7. Irregular menstrual cycle
  8. Pain and stiffness in joints
  9. High blood pressure and high cholesterol levels
  10. Slow heart rate
  11. Loss of eyebrow hair

Role of Homeopathy in treating Hypothyroidism

A 60 year old lady approached our clinic with symptoms of tiredness, weakness, pain in joints and  dry skin. The patient was very active before but now felt tired doing the daily chores. She thought it could be due to aging process. We advised her to get T3, T4, TSH levels checked. The report showed that she was suffering from hypothyroidism. A detail case taking was done. She was very emotional by nature. She would cry often remembering her kids who were in U.S. Taking into consideration the mental and physical symptoms of the patient a homeopathic remedy was prescribed. She was adviced to perform Yoga  and follow a balanced diet.

After a regular course of homeopathic medicines for few months the patient showed lot of improvement. She felt active and could do her daily chores. As advised by me she enrolled herself for a painting class. Her mind was full of creative thoughts now. She felt better. Her reports were normal now.

Homeopathic medicines are safe, gentle and do not have side effects.

Homeopathic medicines stimulate the underactive thyroid gland to produce adequate amount of hormones.

Homeopathic medicines act on mental level, hence the patient no longer suffers from depression, mood swings and thus the patient is restored to health as basic principle of Homeopathy says restoration of health of the patient and not merely removal of disease.