The thyroid is a butterfly-shaped gland in the neck just above the collar bone. It is one of the endocrine glands, which secrets hormones T3 (Triiodothyronine) and T4 (Thyroxine) controls many body activities. Any imbalance in the secretion of the thyroid gland can lead to Thyroid disease. It’s a very common disorder. Thyroid disorder can result from conditions that cause over or under secretion of Thyroid Hormone. About 7.5 crore people suffer from thyroid diseases worldwide.
Approximately 42 million people in India suffer from thyroid disease. Women are more commonly affected than men. A major concern is that most cases of thyroid disease go unrecognized because people fail to understand the early symptoms. 60% of women suffering from thyroid problems are unaware of their condition. This happens because the symptoms are often misunderstood as occurring from other health conditions. For example, Obesity may mask thyroid disorder after pregnancy.
Homeo Care Clinic helps to provide Homeopathy treatment in Thyroid Disease. Dr.Vaseem Choudhary has deep knowledge about Homeopathy treatments on diseases like Hypothyroid, Hyperthyroidism, Goitre And Iodine Deficiency, Autoimmune Thyroiditis – Hashimotos Thyroiditis, Thyroid Lump – Thyroid Nodule, Thyroid Cancer.
Thyroid disease includes
Enlargement/Over-growth of Thyroid Gland – Goiter.
Hypothyroidism – When the secretion of Thyroid Hormone is reduced leading to Hypothyroidism
Hyperthyroidism – When the secretion of Thyroid Hormone is increased Hyperthyroidism.
Thyroid nodules – Lumps in the thyroid gland
Thyroiditis – Swelling of Thyroid Gland.
Inadequate functioning of the thyroid gland produces less thyroid hormone leading to hypothyroidism. Clinical symptoms are as follows:-
- General lethargy, weakness, and tiredness
- Unexplained weight gain
- Altered blood pressure
- Puffy face and hoarseness of voice
- Irregular and painful menses
- Joint pain
- Mental irritation – Depression
- Dry skin
- Skin rashes
- Scalp hair scanty
- Hair fall
- Bald spots
- Disturbed sleep
This condition occurs when the immune system produces an antibody that stimulates the thyroid gland, leading to overactivity and high TSH levels. Grave’s disease is one of the common causes of hyperthyroidism.
It’s common between the age of 20-40 years but can happen at any age. Female is 5-10 times more affected than male.
- Weight loss and tremors,
- Protrusion of one or both eyeballs (exophthalmos)
- Severe weakness, wasting, extremely high fever with ‘thyroid storm’ – a rare but a severe, potentially life-threatening complication of hyperthyroidism
- Excessive sweating
- Lack of tolerance for heat
- Palpitation, breathing difficulty,
- Diarrhoea, or increased frequency of bowel movements
Goitre And Iodine Deficiency
The latest studies show that about 12% of the adult population in India has a palpable goiter. Autoimmune thyroid disease is more common than iodine deficiency goiter, but in India, iodine deficiency disease is more prevalent.
- Lump or swelling on the neck
- Breathing difficulty
- Fast heart rate
- Inability to tolerate heat
- Throat tightness
- Weight gain
- Not all goiter causes symptoms
Autoimmune Thyroiditis – Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis
Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis is a condition when your immune system attacks your thyroid cells. Hypothyroidism can result because of Hashimoto’s disease. It mainly affects middle-aged women but can also occur to men and women of any age.
- Puffy eyes
- Enlarged thyroid
- Joint Stiffness
- Swelling legs
- Skin dryness/roughness
- Hair loss
Thyroid Lump – Thyroid Nodule
Thyroid nodules are solid or fluid lump that forms with the thyroid gland. Most thyroid nodules are not serious and do not cause any symptom but very few can lead to thyroid cancer.
- Swallowing Difficulty
- Hoarseness of voice
- Neck pain
Thyroid cancer is a condition when cells change or mutate. The abnormal cells begin multiplying in the thyroid gland (mutation). Thyroid cancer can be treated easily if diagnosed at an early stage. Occurs more common in women than in men.
- Neck, throat pain
- Swallowing difficulty
- Lump in throat
- Voice change
At Homeo Care Clinic we take detail history of the patient, which includes there present history, past health issues, family history, and the Thyroid profile test. In some instances, we need an MRI scan to which if any growth.
Thyroid Treatment In Homeopathy
THYROIDINUM – Thyroidinum is one of the indicated medicine for Hypothyroidism. The patient is very restless, melancholic, indifferent apathy to everything. Obese person, skin generally brownish.
IODUM – Iodum is one of the best medicine for thyroid disease. Goiter can be treated effectively. Hyperactive person, high basal metabolic rate (BMR), sad stories affect easily. The mood is changeable, Excessive thirst, and Appetite.
NATRUM-MURIATICUM – Natrum Muriaticum is frequently indicated in medicine thyroid disease. Usually young anemic girl with hair fall. Acne-prone skin, mood changeable, weeping alone, craving salt.
Along with this, there are different medicines to treat thyroid treatment like Sepia, Kali-carb, Calcarea Carb, and many more.