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 is controlled by the pituitary gland and hypothalamus, disorders of these tissues can also affect thyroid function and cause thyroid problems. Hypothyroidism and Hyperthyroidism are the common thyroid problems. Hypothyroidism is a condition in which thyroid gland doesn’t produce enough thyroid hormone (TSH). 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. Hypothyroidism also known as “Underactive thyroid”. Symptoms are unexplained weight gain, puffy face, dry skin, thinning of hairs, weakness, irregular menstruation, constipation etc. Hyperthyroidism is a condition in which the thyroid gland produces too much of the thyroxine hormone (T4). Hyperthyroidism also known as “Overactive thyroid”. Symptoms are sudden weight loss, weakness, mood swings, nervousness, anxiety, menstrual irregularities in women etc. Thyroid treatment in Homeopathy is a good way to opt because it will have no side effects and also a painless procedure to control and get relief. While in homeopathy, we propose to treat the problem not by supplementing the deficiencies, but by reactivation of efficient Thyroid glandular function.
Best Homoeopathic remedies for Thyroid problems:
Calcaria Carbonica:This is the top most remedy for Hypothyroidism. It is highly recommended in obese people who are always chilly and cannot tolerate cold air. The patient requiring this medicine is fair complexioned, fatty and flabby. Excessive sweating on head is a leading feature for its use in hypothyroid patients. Eating habits like craving for boiled eggs, desire for indigestible things like chalk, pencils, lime, and aversion to take fats also guide towards its use in patients of hypothyroidism. Constipation in hypothyroid patients and the first part of stool is hard and is followed by soft stool. This medicine proves to be very efficacious in women with hypothyroidism who suffer from very profuse menses that continue for long durations and occur earlier than the expected date. Mind symptoms of Calcaria carb are anxiety and anguish, excited by fancies or frightful stories, also with shuddering and dread during the twilight or at night. Hypochondriacal humour with fear of being ill. Shortness of breath because of overweight. Patient feels hungry immediately after eating.
Sepia Officinalis:Sepia Officinalis is another significant homeopathic remedy for treating the hypothyroid patients. The patients are very weak, have a pale yellow face and faint very easily especially on exposure to excessive cold temperature. Lack vital heat of body and feel excessively chilly even in a warm room. Hypothyroidism with menstrual complaints. The menstrual complaints are always accompanied by bearing down sensations in pelvis where the patient feels as if the pelvic organs will come out through the vulva and always sit with cross legs to prevent the escape. Excessive hair fall due to hypothyroidism, especially in women of menopausal age. Constipation with very hard and difficult stool that is passed in small balls with excessive pain during the passing the stool process that continues for long time after the stool. The mental symptoms that are to be considered for its use in hypothyroid patients is extreme irritability and indifferent behaviour towards family members who were earlier very much loved. An unusual excessive craving for acidic things and pickles can also be present.
Natrum Muriaticum:It is a natural Homeopathic remedy used for treating Hyperthyroidism. It is indicated for patients who areirritated very easily and get upset over little things. The person remains depressed with weeping when alone and it always gets aggravated when someone tries to console. Patients cannot bare the heat of sun. They suffer from severe headaches when exposed to sun. An unusual craving for salt. Another important symptom guiding towards using Homeopathic remedy NatrumMuriaticum is when a Hyperthyroid patient keeps on losing weight despite having regular and proper meals. The person looks very weak, especially around the neck region. The patient feels very weak especially in morning when in bed. The heart rate always remains on the higher side. Irregular menses with hypothyroidism. Inclination to laugh. Laughs so immoderately at something not ludicrous that tears come into her eyes and she looks as if she had been weeping. Tendency to make mistakes in speaking and writing.
Phosphorus:Another best homoeopathic remedy for hyperthyroidism. Patients who are tall and thin, very sensitive to external impressions like touch, odour, light. This Homeopathic medicine can be used for treating longstanding diarrhoea in patients of Hyperthyroidism. The patient complains of very profuse and offensive stool with weakness of extreme. Increased appetite, hungry immediately after eating. Hyperthyroidism is in controlling excessive hairfall where the patient complains of falling of hair in bunches. Patients like a craving for meat, salty things, cold drinks and ice creams. Melancholy sadness and melancholy, sometimes with violent weeping, or interrupted by fits of involuntary laughter.