HYPOTHYROIDISM (UNDERACTIVE THYROID)
Hypothyroidism is a condition in which thyroid gland doesn’t produce enough thyroid hormone. Thyroid gland is a butter-fly shaped endocrine gland found in the front of the neck below the larynx and has two lobes, one on each side of the windpipe. Thyroid gland produces two main hormones, thyroxine (T4) and triiodothyronine (T3). The hypothalamus signals of pituitary gland to make a hormone called thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH). Finally thyroid gland regulates its production of hormones based on the amount of TSH it receives. The thyroid gland has an enormous impact on your health. Every aspect of the body metabolism is regulated by thyroid hormones.
Hypothyroidism most often affects middle-aged and older women, anyone can develop the condition, including infants. It is common in women than men particularly over the age of 50, and the chances of a woman developing hypothyroidism are increased during pregnancy and around the time of menopause. Hypothyroidism also known as “Underactive thyroid”.
Causative factors for Hypothyroidism:
The most common cause is surgical removal of thyroid gland. Other causes are :
- Hyper functioning thyroid nodules (toxic adenoma, toxic multinodular goiter)
- Plummer’s disease
The symptoms of hyperthyroidism include the following:
- Iodine deficiency
- Autoimmune diseases (Hashimoto’s disease, atrophic thyroiditis)
- Family history of hypothyroidism
- Congenital thyroid diseases
- Excess iodide in susceptible persons
- Idiopathic atrophy
The signs and symptoms of hypothyroidism depending on the severity of the hormone deficiency. There may be no symptoms early in the disease process. Symptoms may include:
- Dry skin
- Unexplained weight
- Puffy face
- Increased sensitivity to cold
- Weakness or fatigue
- Pain, stiffness or swelling of joints
- Irregular menstrual periods
- Thinning of hairs
How to diagnose Hypothyroidism?
Diagnosis of hypothyroidism is based on symptoms and the results of blood tests that measure the level of TSH and sometimes the level of the thyroid hormone thyroxine (T4). A low level of T4 and high level of TSH indicate Hypothyroidism. That means pituitary gland produces more TSH.
How Homoeopathy helps to cure Hypothyroidism?
There is no known prevention for hypothyroidism in any systems of medicine. We have best medicines in Homoeopathy to cure Hypothyroidism permanently. In Homoeopathy we not only considers symptoms of the disease, also considers the constitution of the patient. That means physical, mental and emotional states of the patient. Natural Homeopathic remedies for hypothyroidism are highly effective and especially useful for people who want to avoid the side effects. When hypothyroidism is not treated, signs and symptoms can gradually become more severe. Constant stimulation of thyroid to release more hormones may lead to an enlarged thyroid (Goiter).