Thyroid Care in Homoeopathy

Thyroid Care in Homoeopathy

Hypothyroidism

It’s a Common endocrine disorder where the Thyroid gland doesn’t produces enough thyroid Hormone necessary for the body functions. Thus it’s called Hypo means less thyroid secretion.

 Signs and Symptoms:

Thyroid gland swelling. First sign of Hypothyroidism.

Pregnancy:

Even mild or subclinical hypothyroidism has been associated with impaired fertility and an increased risk of miscarriage.

 Children:

  • Newborn children with hypothyroidism may have normal birth weight and height (although the head may be larger than expected.
  • Some may have drowsiness,decreased muscle tone, a hoarse-sounding cry, feeding difficulties, constipation, an enlarged tongue, umbilical hernia, dry skin, a decreased body temperature and
  • Normal growth and development may be delayed, and not treating infants may lead to an intellectual impairment (IQ 6–15 points lower in severe cases).
  • In older children and adolescents, the symptoms of hypothyroidism may include fatigue, cold intolerance, sleepiness, muscle weakness, constipation, a delay in growth, overweight for height, pallor, coarse and thick skin,increased body hair, irregular menstrual cycles in girls, and delayed puberty.

 Causes:

  • Iodine Deficiency
  • Agenesis: Improper or no formation of thyroid gland at birth.
  • Infection of thyroid gland
  • Hashinomotos disease: here our protecting cells of body kills our own thyroid cells.
  • Post pregnancy for limited period of time.

 Investigation:

BLOOD INVESTIGATION:

  • TSH
  • FREE T3
  • FREE T4.
  • CBC: TO RULE OUT INFECTION.

These test should be regularly performed every 3 month to see the progress of disease control.

Prevention:

  • Adding iodised salt in the food to cope up with deficiency
  • Pregnant women require more 66% than normal iodised salt so in advice of specialized doctor it should be followed.
  • If any such similar signs are seen in our body or our loved ones, visit a Doctor and get it tested.s

Homoeopathic treatment:

Thyroid remedies:

Iodum:

  • Indicated for both hyper and hypothyroid
  • Person though eating very well, very good appetite still doesn’t increase in weight.
  • Very high metabolism of the body
  • Eats a lot, passes stool soon after eating, urinates a lot and perspires a lot.
  • Hurried, impatient, palpitation with slight amount of work done.
  • Cannot tolerate heat, gets very uncomfortable, wants fan always.

Thyroidinum:

  • Females cannot retain pregnancy due to repeated efforts.
  • Tendency to repeated abortions
  • Anemia, weakness, tremor, palpitation, hairfall.
  • Craving for lots of sweets.
  • Skin disease with thyroid esp psoriasis.

Natrum mur:

  • Adapted to person having Goitre.
  • Here due to less of iodine in the salt thyroid takes place.
  • Less iodine lead to improper metabolism in the body leading to disturbances in absorption of contents from food we eat,
  • Excessive craving for salty food, requires salt more in food.
  • Depression tendency, suicidal tendency in thyroid.
  • Cries alone, doesn’t want company, aversion to people.

Baryta carb:

  • Height is not optimum for age.
  • Mentally not mature enough, childish though elderly aged.
  • Had not taken much responsibilities in life.
  • Cannot do much mental exertion as mental capacity is less.
  • Fixed ideas, obstinate personality, cannot change his behaviour inspite of repeated understanding.