A condition in which there is speeding up of all the metabolic processes in the body, hyperthyroidism, results from excess thyroid hormones circulating in blood. Thyroid hormones are basically substances secreted by the thyroid gland and these are responsible for controlling growth, development and energy usage of the body. When these hormones are secreted in excess of their requirement, the body throws symptoms such as excess hunger, weight loss, fatigue, hyperactivity, tremors, intolerance to heat, etc.
Hyperthyroidism affects females more commonly as compared to males and it can occur at any age though it’s common for it to show up during 20 to 40 years of age. Conventional treatment includes drugs that give symptomatic relief and antithyroid drugs to reduce the production of thyroid hormones. However, these drugs are not without side-effects some of which can be serious in nature.
Hypothyroidism is the condition when the body fails to produce sufficient amount of thyroid hormone and happens with the symptoms such as weight gain, high cholestrol level, muscle weakness, difficulty in concentration, heavy menstural periods, or pain or swelling of joints. This type of thyroid disorder is most common in middle-aged people or older aged women.
Homeopathy provides effective treatment for hyperthyroidism in a natural and safe way without disturbing the existing balance of the body. The remedies target the root cause of hyperthyroidism thereby giving results that are more lasting in nature. At Dr. Shalini’s, we have the experience of treating cases of hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism for more than 16 years. Many patients have benefitted from the treatment experiencing good control of their problem and reduced dependence on conventional medicines if any. It is suggested that for best results, patients must opt for homeopathic treatment of hyperthyroidism during the early stages itself.
Thyroiditis: Inflammation of the thyroid gland may occur after a viral illness and this is commonly known as subacute Thyroiditis. Another variant of Thyroiditis which is seen after pregnancy is called Lymphocytic Thyroiditis and this can occur in up to 8% of women after delivery.
In either case, inflammation of the gland leads to excess production of the hormone thus giving rise to hyperthyroidism.
Over-dosage of thyroid hormones: Excessive intake of thyroid hormones (prescribed for the treatment of hypothyroidism) can lead to a hyperthyroid state. This especially happens if patients don’t follow up regularly with their physicians and continue to take the prescribed dose for hypothyroidism without keeping a check on the hormone levels
Excessive iodine: Intake of excess iodine may also lead to a hyperthyroid state in people who have an abnormal thyroid gland.
High level of TSH: An abnormally high level of Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH) can lead to excess stimulation of the thyroid gland resulting in high level of thyroid hormones. This can occur due to a tumor of the pituitary gland and is relatively rare.
Drugs: Iodine-containing drugs such as amiodarone or certain other medications like interferon-alpha, lithium, etc. may lead to a hyperthyroid state.
Here is a list of some of the common presenting symptoms of Thyroid:
Homeopathic treatments treat symptoms of hyperthyroidism such as quick loss of weight, fast heartbeat, sweating profusely, and feeling moody without leading the person towards any side effects. The drugs prescribed under homeopathic treatments are completely safe and risk-free which directly strikes at the root line cause of Hyperthyroidism condition. The medicines included in the homeopathy treatment for thyroid are lodium, natrum muriaticum for irritating thyroid, Lachesis Mutus, phosphorus for sensitivity or hair fall symptom, Conium Maculatum for depressive mood. These medicines do not cause any side effects as other conventional methods of treatments does. The top homeopathic medicine for hypothyroid are Calcarea carb, Sepia, Graphites Lycopodium, and Nux Vomica which are prescribed to the patient after complete diagnosis of the condition.