Hypothyroidism (underactive thyroid) is a condition in which thyroid gland does not produce enough of certain hormones.
Thyroid is a small, butterfly shaped gland situated at the base of the front of our neck, just below the adams apple.
Hormones produced by the thyroid gland – 1) Triiodothyronine (T3)
- Thyroxine (T4)
These hormones also influeneces the control of vital functiones such as body temperature and heart rate.
Hypothyroidism results when when
thyroid gland fails to produce enough of certain hormones.
- Auto-immune disease
- Overresponse to hyperthyroidism treatment
- Thyroid surgery Radiation therapy
- Congenital disease
- Pituitary disorder
- Iodine deficiency
RISK FACTOR –
- Older than 60
- Family history
- Auto-immune disease such as type – 1 diabetes mellitus
- Anti-thyroid medications
- Thyroid surgery ( partial thyroidectomy )
- Heart problems
- Mental health issue
- Peripheral neuropathy
- Birth defects
SIGN AND SYMPTOMS –
- Increased sensitivity to cold
- Dry skin
- Weight gain , puffy face
- Muscle weakness
- Elevated blood cholesterol level
- Pain, stiffness and swelling of joints
- Ir-regular periods
- Thinning of hair
Blood test – serum TSH
Proper dosage of levothyroxine Antacids
Iron supplements Calcium supplements
HOMOEOPATHIC MANAGEMENT –
In case of homoeopathic treatment, the homoeopathic medicines try to stimulates the thyroid gland for normal production of thyroid hormone.
This works as long as the gland is in position to get stimulated.
Homoeopathic treatment works wonderfully if patients is recently diagnosed with hypothyroidism
The individualized homoeopathic treatment is based on the patients sign and symptoms, the duration of illness
,stages of underactive-thyroid , extent of the disease , cause , genetic patterns ,emotional state of patients ,level of thyroid hormones and TSH & other lab findings & factors which maintain the disease .
COMMONLY PRESCRIBED MEDICINES –
- NATRUM MUR
- KALI CARB
- CALC CARB
- SEPIA &
Dr. Reshma Hussain Sayyed MD(HOM), Materia Medica Department, Guru mishri Homoeopathic medical college, Jalna (MUHS)
Dr . Vaishali Lakhotia MD(HOM), Guru mishri Homoeopathic medical college, Jalna, (MUHS)