Thyroid Part 1

THYROID &THE HOMOEOPATHIC CURE

Recent times The Thyroid problems have increased very much, In Homoeopathy We are able to help the patient to completely come out of the problem with our medicines. The patient should come to homoeopathic treatment with in 2 years of the onset of Hypo or Hyperthyroid problem. Earlier the better, if the case is more than 2 years old the chances of getting cure reduces. Strict diet has to be followed along with our medicines and exercise. People who are involved in high stress related work, sedentary habits, doing night shifts and changing shifts, are highly prone for thyroid problems.

“I have a tough time losing weight because of my thyroid.” You’ve probably heard this complaint time and again from clients who have thyroid disease—and with good reason. The thyroid has a profound impact on metabolism. Unintended weight gain and weight loss are common, and both can be a daunting challenge to rectify. Although weight may be the most common complaint, clients are at an increased risk of cardiovascular disease and  diabetes, underscoring the need to eat a balanced diet and adopt a healthful lifestyle. But since one-half of all people with thyroid disease are undiagnosed and weight changes are a common symptom. It’s a major gland in the endocrine system and affects nearly every organ in the body. It regulates fat and carbohydrate metabolism, respiration, body temperature, brain development, cholesterol levels, the heart and nervous system, blood calcium levels, menstrual cycles, skin integrity, and more.

The most common thyroid condition is hypothyroidism. Hypothyroidism usually is caused by an autoimmune response known as Hashimoto’s disease or autoimmune thyroiditis. As with all autoimmune diseases, the body mistakenly identifies its own tissues as an invader and attacks them until the organ is destroyed. This chronic attack eventually prevents the thyroid from releasing adequate levels of the hormones T3 and T4, which are necessary to keep the body functioning properly.

The lack of these hormones can slow down metabolism and cause weight gain, fatigue, dry skin and hair, and difficulty concentrating (see table). Is seven times more prevalent in women than men, and generally occurs during middle age.

Hyperthyroidism, or overactive thyroid gland, is another common thyroid condition. The most prevalent form is Graves’ disease in which the body’s autoimmune response causes the thyroid gland to produce too much T3 and T4. Symptoms of hyperthyroidism can include weight loss, high blood pressure, diarrhea, and a rapid heartbeat. Graves’ disease also disproportionately affects women and typically presents before the age of 40. Hashimoto’s is more common than Graves’ disease, but both are referred to as autoimmune thyroid disease, which has a strong genetic link and is associated with other autoimmune disorders, such as type 1 diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, lupus etc.,

Treatment

Some patients have autoimmune antibodies but retain enough thyroid function without the need for intervention for years. Generally, once the body can no longer produce an adequate amount of thyroid hormone for necessary physiological functions, thyroid replacement medication is necessary to correct the hormonal imbalances associated with hypothyroidism-but we in Homoeopathy give medicines were in we activate the thyroid gland with our constitutional holistic approach were in ultimately the patient won’t require any external hormones. The gland starts producing naturally and over the time the patient can stop all medications.

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