Will Homeopathy Cure Thyroid
Scope Of Homeopathic Treatment: How Homeopathy Helps In The Treatment Of An Underactive Thyroid? – In the case of the homeopathic treatment for an underactive thyroid, homeopathic medicines try to stimulate the thyroid gland for normal production of the thyroid hormone. This works as long as the gland is in a position to get stimulated. At Life Force, we work on the cases of an underactive thyroid, particularly in their early-stage up to about two years. External supplement of the hormone is not the treatment but an arrangement. We are trying to correct the internal imbalance. This is possible in many cases if not all.
- If a successful result is achieved with homeopathy, the lifelong need for thyroid supplement may not be required.
- Homeopathic treatment works wonderfully if you have been recently diagnosed with an underactive thyroid.
- The individualized homeopathic treatment is based on the study of the patient’s signs and symptoms, the duration of illness, stage of the underactive thyroid, the extent of the disease, cause, genetic pattern, emotional state of the patient, level of thyroid hormones, and TSH, and other laboratory findings and factors which cause and maintain the disease.
In this way, homeopathic treatment not only improves thyroid function but also gives relief in its discomforting signs and symptoms. As per our experience at Life Force, after treating hundreds of cases of Underactive thyroid: Homeopathy works in the early stage of the underactive thyroid.
- The patients on thyroid supplements for more than two years may not experience significant results.
- The homeopathic treatment for an underactive thyroid works well only if the thyroid gland has some inherent capacity to get activated.
- The total length of the homeopathic treatment of an underactive thyroid varies from case to case, depending on the following factors.
Onset and duration of Underactive Thyroid: At Life Force, we are able to achieve the best results in the cases in their early-stage up to 2-3 years duration. The patients taking thyroid supplements for a long time may not respond to treatment. The extent of thyroid dysfunction: Levels of TSH and T3, T4 hormones in the bloodstream are also considered. Use of thyroid supplements: Patients who are on thyroid supplements for more than 2 years usually do not respond well to homeopathic treatment. Genetic tendencies: Patients with a strong family history of thyroid dysfunction or autoimmune diseases may take time to respond to homeopathic treatment for an underactive thyroid.
Age of the patient: The patients below the age of 45 years respond better to the homeopathic treatment. The presence of other systemic or autoimmune diseases Homeopathic treatment of an underactive thyroid is a long-term process. Initial results are observed within four to six months whereby TSH levels reduce gradually.
Patients taking thyroid supplements may take some time to reduce the supplement. In such cases, a regular watch on the thyroid hormone levels is needed. Homeopathic medicines are selected after individualized case studies based on many factors mentioned above.
- A few common medicines prescribed as a homeopathic treatment of underactive thyroid are Natrum Muriaticum, Kali Carbonicum, Thyroidinum, Carcinocin, Calcaria Carbonicum, Iodum, Calcaria Iodum, Thuja Occidentalis, Sepia, Silicia, etc.
- PATHOGENESIS The thyroid gland is a butterfly-shaped endocrine gland (which secretes hormones) found in the neck on the sides of the windpipe.
It weighs about 20-25 grams and has two lobes connected by an isthmus in the middle. The thyroid gland produces, stores, and secretes a hormone called thyroxine which plays a major role in metabolism and helps to regulate various body functions. The thyroid gland produces three hormones:
- Triiodothyronine or T3
- Thyroxine or T4
Out of these hormones, T3 and T4 are main thyroid hormones whereas calcitonin is involved in calcium metabolism. Iodine is the main building block of thyroid hormones. The thyroid gland takes up iodine from our food to convert it into thyroid hormones.
The cells of thyroid gland combine iodine and amino acid tyrosine to produce T3 and T4. Then these hormones are released in the bloodstream for the regulation of metabolism (the rate at which the body produces energy from nutrients and oxygen). The production ratio of T4 and T3 by the thyroid gland is 80:20.
However, T3 is 4 times more potent than T4. Two glands in the brain hypothalamus and pituitary maintain the level of T3 and T4 hormones in the blood. One of the major endocrine glands situated at the base of the brain that is pituitary gland secretes certain vital hormones such as TSH (Thyroid-stimulating hormone or Thyrotropin) along with other hormones.
When the level of T3 and T4 hormones (thyroid hormones) is below the required amount, the pituitary gland secretes TSH. TSH then stimulates increased production of T3 and T4 hormones by the thyroid gland. As the T3 and T4 level rise in the blood, the pituitary gland senses this and reduces TSH production.
The hypothalamus is that part of the brain which produces TRH (Thyrotropin Releasing Hormone). TRH regulates the production of TSH by the pituitary gland. Underactive thyroid or hypothyroidism can be categorized into two major types. Primary hypothyroidism: Here thyroid gland itself is at fault and unable to produce sufficient thyroid hormones. There are various causes for the dysfunction of the thyroid gland.
- Secondary hypothyroidism: Here the problem lies at the level of the pituitary gland.
- It fails to produce the required quantity of TSH.
- Deficiency of TSH leads to a decrease in the levels of T3 and T4 hormone by thyroid gland due to a lack of stimulus from the pituitary.
- PREVALENCE Around 12%-13% of people worldwide are suffering from abnormal thyroid functions, and around 2% of people suffer from an underactive thyroid.
Women are more prone to develop underactive thyroid than men. It is 10-20 times more common in women than men. Though it affects middle-aged or older people, it may affect infants as well as children. You suffer from an underactive thyroid when the thyroid gland is unable to produce enough thyroid hormones. 1) Autoimmune disease: The most common cause of underactive thyroid is autoimmunity. In autoimmune diseases, the body’s immune system attacks its very own thyroid cells leading to the inflammation and dysfunction of the thyroid gland. An autoimmune disease, Hashimoto’s thyroiditis is often a cause for an underactive thyroid.
- The cause for autoimmune diseases is not known, but the factors, such as genetic tendencies, environmental factors, stress, etc.
- Can contribute as a trigger for an autoimmune reaction.2) Iodine deficiency: Mineral iodine is essential for the production of thyroid hormones.
- Our body gets iodine through our food.
Iodine deficiency may lead to an underactive thyroid. In some parts of the world, iodine deficiency is common.3) Thyroid surgery: Removing a part of or whole thyroid gland can affect the production of thyroid hormones. Thyroid surgery is done in case of a thyroid nodule, cancer, or other tumors of the thyroid gland.
- In such cases, you may need to take thyroid hormone supplements for lifelong.4) Treatment of hyperthyroidism: Conventional treatment of hyperthyroidism includes radioactive iodine or anti-thyroid medicines.
- Sometimes, correcting hyperthyroidism can lead to low thyroid hormone production.5) Radiotherapy: Radiotherapy given to cancer patients may affect the functioning of the thyroid gland leading to an underactive thyroid.6) Pregnancy: Some females may develop an underactive thyroid during pregnancy due to autoimmunity or other factors.
If left untreated, it may lead to complications, such as miscarriage, premature birth, high blood pressure, or birth defects.7) Stress: Prolonged stress or emotional trauma is one of the common causes of the thyroid and other hormonal dysfunctions.8) Pituitary disorders: Conditions like autoimmune diseases affecting the pituitary gland, tumors of the pituitary gland may lead to pituitary dysfunction causing the deficiency of TSH. The signs and symptoms of an underactive thyroid vary depending on the severity of hormone deficiency, age, duration of illness, etc. The patient may present with different combinations of signs and symptoms. Common signs and symptoms experienced by the patients of underactive thyroid are listed here.
- Fatigue, exhaustion
- A sudden unexplained weight gain
- Difficulty in losing weight
- Muscle pain, stiffness
- Dry, itchy, rough skin
- Dry, lustreless hair
- Hair fall and hair thinning
- Puffy swollen face
- Swelling on feet
- Intolerance of cold
- Irregular menstrual cycle, excess or scanty menstrual flow
- Recurrent miscarriage
- Mood swings, depression, irritability
- Difficulty in concentrating, impaired memory
- Hoarse voice
Children suffering from an underactive thyroid may present with poor growth, delayed mental and physical development, and delayed puberty. If left untreated or poorly managed, and underactive thyroid may lead to several complications. They are listed here.1) Goiter: The enlargement of the thyroid gland is known as goiter.
It may present as Swelling in the neck ranging from a small lump to a huge mass. Difficulty in swallowing: If a large goiter is pressing the esophagus (food pipe), you experience difficulty in swallowing. Difficulty in breathing: If the goiter is large enough to put pressure on windpipe, you may experience difficulty in breathing.2) Mental health issues: Mood swings and irritability may occur in the early stages of an underactive thyroid.
If left untreated, it may lead to severe depression or anxiety disorders over a period. Underactive thyroid also leads to slowed mental functioning, such as a lack of concentration and loss of memory.3) Infertility: Deficient thyroid hormones and autoimmune thyroid diseases may affect the fertility of female suffering from an underactive thyroid.4) Cardiac or Heart diseases: Underactive thyroid may cause an increased risk of heart disease.
People with an underactive thyroid may suffer from high levels of low-density lipoprotein (LDL) or bad cholesterol. It may also lead to the enlargement of the chambers of the heart and eventually heart failure.5) Myxedema: If an underactive thyroid is undiagnosed and is left untreated for a long time, it may lead to a life-threatening condition known as myxedema.
The signs and symptoms include profound lethargy, drowsiness, intolerance of cold, loss of consciousness, etc. This condition needs immediate emergency medical treatment.6) Birth defects: The babies born to women with untreated thyroid disease may have a higher risk of birth defects. After detailed case history and thorough physical examination by a physician, the following diagnostic tools may help in the diagnosis of an underactive thyroid: 1) Blood tests: Diagnosis of an underactive thyroid is based on your symptoms which can be confirmed by measuring the levels of thyroid hormones (T3, T4) and TSH in the blood. Most commonly, while diagnosing an underactive thyroid, T4 and TSH levels in the blood are measured. A low level of thyroid hormones and a high level of TSH indicate an underactive thyroid. As in case of an underactive thyroid, the thyroid gland is not able to produce adequate amounts of T4 and T3, the pituitary gland senses this and increases TSH (Thyroid-stimulating hormone) production which in turn stimulates the thyroid gland to increase the secretion of T4 and T3 hormones. In secondary hypothyroidism, the pituitary gland is unable to produce and secrete the required amount of TSH. Hence, the levels of TSH, T4, and T3 hormones will be below the normal range in the blood. Measuring TSH level in the blood (TSH test) also plays an important role in the treatment of an underactive thyroid (hypothyroidism). It helps your treating doctor to decide the right dosage of medication, initially while starting the treatment and over a while in managing your disease. Hormone Age Normal levels in uIU/ml TSH (Thyroid-stimulating hormone) Adult Females or males (> 20 years) 0.35– 5.50 1-4 days 5 days – 5 months 5 months – 20 years 1.00-39.00 1.70-9.10 0.70 – 6.40 T3 (Triiodothyronine) < 18 years > 18 years 2.60-4.80 2.30-4.20 T4 (Thyroxine) >20 years 0.89-1.76 2) Diagnosing Autoimmune Thyroid disease: To diagnose Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis or autoimmune thyroid disease, Anti-TPO antibody testing may be done. The Anti-TPO Antibody is a useful marker for the diagnosis and management of autoimmune thyroid disease.3) Ultrasonography (USG) of the neck and thyroid can be used to detect nodules and infiltrative disease. Some important things in the diagnosis of an underactive thyroid: In some patients, symptoms of an underactive thyroid may not always correspond to the severity or level of the lab test abnormalities i.e. some patients may have severe underactive thyroid as per their laboratory values (level of T3, T4, TSH) but they may have very mild symptoms. On the other hand, some patients may not have significantly abnormal laboratory values of T3, T4 and TSH level, but they may be showing significant symptoms. The treatment protocol for an underactive thyroid should be designed in such a way that it corrects the laboratory values and also make the patient feel better. During the initial stages of an underactive thyroid, increased conversion of T4 to T3 occurs and hence T3 levels are maintained but T4 levels may be low to normal. If proper treatment for an underactive thyroid is augmented with diet and other measures, it can help to restore the thyroid function and help to minimize symptoms. Food to avoid: Cruciferous vegetables (broccoli, kale, spinach, cabbage, cauliflower etc), Soyfood, food that contains gluten (Wheat, maida, bakery products, pasta, macaroni, etc.), highly processed food and fatty food, Red meat, coconut, alcohol, food with preservatives, excess table salt, canned aerated drinks, shellfish, etc. should be avoided Food to include: Include foods, such as fresh green vegetables and fruits (except Cruciferous vegetables), gluten-free grains and seeds (rice, quinoa, flaxseeds, chia seeds, etc.), sprouts, pulses, skimmed milk, etc. in your diet. Adequate water intake: Drink adequate water and other liquids (like buttermilk, juices, soups, etc.) Healthy lifestyle: Regular exercise, yoga, and meditation can prove beneficial. As per conventional method supplement of thyroid hormone (thyroxine) is given to the patient externally, which is not wrong. But, in this treatment of underactive thyroid, the body gets used to external hormone and stops producing its hormone naturally in the required quantity. As per Dr. Rajesh Shah’s rich experience and expertise in treating different cases of an underactive thyroid, homeopathy is highly effective in treating recently diagnosed cases of underactive thyroid. Since last more than 30 years at Life Force, we have been treating patients from 180 plus countries under the direct care of Dr.
- Shah. We have treated and documented a few hundred cases of different types of underactive thyroid.
- As per our experience, after using homeopathy, the patients of underactive thyroid in an early stage (up to 2 years of period) respond better to the treatment.
- Patients who are taking thyroid supplements for more than 2 years may not respond to homeopathic treatment in the same way.
Homeopathic medicines stimulate the thyroid gland and improve thyroid function as well as offers you relief in the signs and symptoms. Once patients respond to homeopathic treatment, they may not need thyroid supplements for lifelong.
- 1 Can thyroid be curable in homeopathy?
- 2 Can homeopathy cure disease permanently?
- 3 How can I reverse my thyroid problem?
- 4 Can homeopathy treat everything?
- 5 Can homeopathy cure autoimmune?
Can thyroid be curable in homeopathy?
Authored by Dr Batra’s Doctors Did you know that thyroid – a small butterfly-shaped gland located just below your neck can control your weight, regulate your energy levels, make your mood swing and might also create difficulty for you to conceive if you are planning for a baby? Ufff.
That’s too much of work Isn’t it? This is why if your thyroid gland stops functioning properly, it affects several other functions in your body. Sadly, for over 10 million women across the globe, this regulator is on the fritz. So, is there a way to treat your dysfunctional thyroid gland? Yes Homeopathy can treat all thyroid problems in women effectively and that too without any side-effects.
Click below to book an appointment with our expert homeopathic specialists to get natural & safe thyroid treatment. Before we move on to thyroid treatment with homeopathy, let us also check the thyroid symptoms and thyroid causes, which are key factors to provide an accurate thyroid treatment.
Increased sensitivity to cold Joint pain Weight gain Fatigue Dizziness Inability to conceive
To know more on Thyroid Symptoms. KNOW THE CAUSE OF YOUR THYROID Thyroid sometimes results from inappropriate thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) levels, or may be caused by problems in the thyroid gland itself. Causes of Hypothyroidism The most common cause of Hypothyroidism is Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, an autoimmune condition where the body makes antibodies that destroy parts of the thyroid gland.
Pituitary problems Hypothalamus problems Iodine deficiency (affects nearly 2 billion people worldwide)
Some babies are born with Hypothyroidism – this is called congenital Hypothyroidism. Graves’ disease is the most common cause of hyperthyroidism. This condition occurs when the immune system produces an antibody that stimulates the entire thyroid gland; this leads to over activity and high levels of thyroid hormones. To know more on causes of hyperthyroidism,
Can thyroid be cured permanently?
Can hyperthyroidism be cured? – Yes, there is a permanent treatment for hyperthyroidism. Removing your thyroid through surgery or destroying your thyroid through medication will cure hyperthyroidism. However, once your thyroid is removed or destroyed, you’ll need to take thyroid hormone replacement medications for the rest of your life.
Can homeopathy cure disease permanently?
Does homeopathy work? – There has been extensive investigation of the effectiveness of homeopathy. There’s no good-quality evidence that homeopathy is effective as a treatment for any health condition.
Can my thyroid go back to normal?
Causes of Hyperthyroidism – Hyperthyroidism can be caused by a number of things:
Toxic nodule – A single nodule or lump in the thyroid can produce more thyroid hormone than the body needs and lead to hyperthyroidism. Toxic multinodular goiter – If the thyroid gland has several nodules, those nodules can sometimes produce too much thyroid hormone causing hyperthyroidism. This is most often found in patients over 50 years old. In many cases, a person may have had a multinodular goiter for several years before it starts to produce excess amounts of thyroid hormone. Graves’ disease – Graves’ disease is an autoimmune disorder in which the body’s immune system attacks the thyroid. Patients with Graves’ disease often have enlargement of the thyroid gland and become hyperthyroid. In some patients, the eyes may be affected. Patients may notice the eyes become more prominent, the eyelids do not close properly, a gritty sensation and general irritation of the eyes, increased tear production, or double vision. Like other autoimmune diseases, this condition may occur in other family members and is much more common in women than in men. Sub-acute thyroiditis – This type of hyperthyroidism can follow a viral infection which causes inflammation of the thyroid gland. This inflammation causes the thyroid to release excess amounts of thyroid hormone into the blood stream which leads to hyperthyroidism. Over time the thyroid usually returns to its normal state. Because the stored thyroid hormone has been released, patients may become hypothyroid (where their thyroid gland produces too little thyroid hormone) for a period of time until the thyroid gland can build up new stores of thyroid hormone. Postpartum thyroiditis – Some women develop mild to moderate hyperthyroidism within several months of giving birth, which usually lasts 1 to 2 months. This is often followed by several months of hypothyroidism. Most women recover and have normal thyroid function. Excessive Iodine ingestion – Some food sources with high concentrations of iodine, such as over the counter supplements, kelp tablets, some expectorants, amiodarone (a medication used to treat certain heart rhythm problems) and x-ray dyes, may occasionally cause hyperthyroidism in some patients. In most cases, the hyperthyroidism usually resolves when the supplement is discontinued. Overmedication with thyroid hormone – Patients who take too much thyroid hormone replacement can also develop hyperthyroidism. Patients should have their thyroid hormone levels evaluated by a physician at least once each year and should NEVER give themselves “extra” doses unless directed by a physician. Changes in thyroid medication should always be guided by thyroid function testing.
Is thyroid a long life disease?
Can I live a normal life with a thyroid disease? – A thyroid disease is often a life-long medical condition that you will need to manage constantly. This often involves a daily medication. Your healthcare provider will monitor your treatments and make adjustments over time.
How can I reverse my thyroid problem?
Treatment – Treatment for hypothyroidism usually includes taking the thyroid hormone medicine levothyroxine (Levo-T, Synthroid, others) every day. This medicine is taken by mouth. It returns hormone levels to a healthy range, eliminating symptoms of hypothyroidism.
Can a thyroid shrink on its own?
Can Thyroid Nodules Shrink on Their Own? – Most solid thyroid nodules will not shrink on their own. In such cases, your doctor may prescribe medicine or recommend surgery to remove the nodules or shrink a nodule by removing fluid from it with a thin needle.
Can homeopathy treat everything?
The evidence on the effects of homeopathy – There have been several reviews of the scientific evidence on the effectiveness of homeopathy. In 2010 the House of Commons Science and Technology Committee said there’s no evidence that homeopathy is effective as a treatment for any health condition.
There’s no evidence behind the idea that substances that cause certain symptoms can also help treat them. Nor is there any evidence behind the idea that diluting and shaking substances in water can turn those substances into medicines. The ideas that underpin homeopathy aren’t accepted by mainstream science, and aren’t consistent with long-accepted principles on the way the physical world works.
The Committee’s 2010 report on homeopathy said the “like cures like” principle is “theoretically weak”, and that this is the “settled view of medical science”. For example, many homeopathic remedies are diluted to such an extent that it’s unlikely there’s a single molecule of the original substance remaining in the final remedy.
In cases like these, homeopathic remedies consist of nothing but water. Some homeopaths believe that, as a result of the succussion process, the original substance leaves an “imprint” of itself on the water. But there’s no known mechanism by which this can occur. The 2010 report said: “We consider the notion that ultra-dilutions can maintain an imprint of substances previously dissolved in them to be scientifically implausible.” Some people who use homeopathy may see an improvement in their health condition as the result of a phenomenon known as the placebo effect.
If you choose health treatments that provide only a placebo effect, you may miss out on other treatments that have been proven to be more effective. Page last reviewed: 07 April 2021 Next review due: 07 April 2024
How many days homeopathy works?
How does homeopathy work? – Homeopathic remedies start with substances, such as herbs, minerals, or animal products. These substances are first crushed and dissolved in a liquid, usually grain, alcohol, or lactose, mechanically shaken, then stored. This is the “mother tincture.” Homeopaths then dilute tinctures more with alcohol or lactose, either 1 part to 10 (written as “x”) or 1 part to 100 (written as “c”).
- These tinctures are shaken, yielding a 1x or 1c dilution.
- Homeopaths can further dilute these tinctures 2 times (2x or 2c), 3 times (3x or 3c), and so forth.
- Many times professional homeopaths will use much higher dilutions, because they believe the more diluted the substance, the more potent its healing powers.
Homeopathic remedies aim to stimulate the body’s own healing mechanisms. Homeopaths believe that physical disease often has mental and emotional components, so a homeopathic diagnosis includes physical symptoms (such as feverishness), current emotional and psychological state (such as anxiety and restlessness), and the person’s constitution.
- A person’s constitution includes qualities related to creativity, initiative, persistence, concentration, physical sensitivities, and stamina.
- The right remedy for a condition will take all of these aspects into account, so each diagnosis and remedy is individualized.
- That means 3 people with hay fever could need 3 different prescriptions.
Health food stores and some pharmacies sell homeopathic remedies for a variety of problems. Homeopaths often recommend taking remedies for no more than 2 to 3 days, although some people may need only 1 to 2 doses before they start feeling better. In some cases, homeopaths may recommend daily dosing.
Why did my thyroid go bad?
Iodine deficiency. autoimmune diseases, in which the immune system attacks the thyroid, leading either to hyperthyroidism (caused by Graves’ disease) or hypothyroidism (caused by Hashimoto’s disease) inflammation (which may or may not cause pain), caused by a virus or bacteria. nodules, or non-cancerous lumps.
How quickly can thyroid levels change?
Have you ever wondered why your thyroid lab tests are normal even when you’re experiencing low thyroid symptoms? Fatigue, heavy head, weight gain, lack of motivation, and low body temperature are all linked to thyroid function. If your thyroid labs don’t match up with how you feel, it may be related with daily fluctuations in hormone levels.
Thyroid hormone levels vary throughout the day changing from morning to afternoon, ultimately affecting decisions about thyroid health. Several things impact thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) circulating levels and ultimately blood test results. Daily circadian rhythms cause TSH to fluctuate by as much as 0.95 mIU/mL to 2.0 mIU/mL throughout the day.
TSH levels are highest in the early morning and decrease late afternoon to mid-evening. TSH levels even fluctuate on average 0.75 mIU/mL on a monthly basis in healthy adults. Age, race, other illnesses, and season changes impact TSH levels. Scientists evaluated TSH levels in patients with hypothyroidism,
Blood tests were completed between 8:00 – 9:00 AM and 2:00 – 4:00 PM. Average morning TSH levels were 5.83 mU/L and afternoon levels dropped to 3.79 mU/L. For those who had their blood drawn in the afternoon, it resulted in at least 50 percent of the patients not being diagnosed with hypothyroidism. Optimal functional TSH levels are 1.0-2.0 mU/L.
The cascade of thyroid hormone production with the hypothalamic-pituitary-thyroid (HPT) axis is regulated by the SCN, or master body clock in the brain which talks to the clocks within the thyroid gland. The master clock-circadian rhythm cycle depends primarily on light signals that enter our eyes.
The endocrine system including thyroid hormone, cortisol, leptin, and insulin secretion is governed by circadian rhythms. TSH and triiodothyronine or (T3) peak at 1:00 -2:00 AM and 2:30 – 3:30 AM respectively with the rhythms directly tied to the SCN master body clock. TSH and thyroid hormone levels change as a result of disruptions to the clock.
Shift workers are more likely to have elevated TSH levels and are more susceptible to autoimmune thyroid problems due to circadian rhythm changes. Obesity, cancer, metabolic syndrome/diabetes and autoimmune disorders are linked with disrupted endocrine body clocks.
TSH signals are affected too by the adrenals, the HPA (hypothalamus-pituitary-adrenal) axis and its signaling hormone ACTH. ACTH is similar to TSH. The hypothalamus and pituitary send out signals to produce TSH and ACTH. TSH signals the thyroid gland. ACTH signals the adrenal glands for cortisol release.
ACTH stim test assesses how well adrenal glands are able to mount a response to stress. A February 2018 study showed that an ACTH stim test caused an average 17 percent decrease of TSH output in just one hour. Cortisol released in response to acute stress dampens or lowers TSH levels as a sort of protective-brake mechanism.
What lifestyle causes thyroid?
Can Thyroid Disorders Be Managed By Lifestyle Changes? | Metropolis TruHealth Blog Mostly a lifelong symptom once it sets in, thyroid disorders are of two types –
Hypothyroidism – a disorder that occurs when thyroid gland does not produce enough thyroid hormones to fulfil body’s needs (underactive thyroid).
Hyperhyroidism – a disorder that occurs when thyroid gland produces more than required amount of thyroid hormones in the body (overactive thyroid).
Hypothyroidism is more common thyroid disorder and is on a constant rise due to various reasons including lifestyle issues. The main treatment of hypothyroidism is taking thyroxine supplements every day without fail. Not sticking to the dosage of the medication as advised by Doctor is not recommended and should be avoided for the effective treatment or else symptoms may remain as it is or even aggravate.
Less Sugar = Less worries
Yes, the lesser the amount of sugar consumed the better life you can live. Excessive sugar consumption leads to increased inflammation in the body. Inflammation slows down the conversion of T4 to T3 or triiodothyronine, the active thyroid hormone thus worsening the symptoms of Hypothyroidism.
Thus, decreasing the consumption of sugar and processed foods can be the first step towards a healthier thyroid function. Exercise can assist in your thyroid treatment plan by helping relieve stress, reducing symptoms of depression, and maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Exercise releases feel-good hormones called endorphins that helps in feeling physically and emotionally better.
It is recommended to concentrate on cardio exercises, for better results. Iodine is an essential nutrient for the body, and thyroid function is quite dependent on iodine, thus those lacking enough iodine in their diet may also suffer from hypothyroidism.
The resultant outcome is known as Goitre. ( This is a swelling in the neck resulting from an enlarged thyroid gland. A goitre can be associated with a thyroid that is not functioning properly. Worldwide, over 90% of goitre cases are caused by iodine deficiency) Intake of adequate iodine helps in proper thyroid gland regulation.
Iodised salt, seafood like fish, shrimps, tuna, seaweed and dairy products like milk, yogurt, and cheese are good sources of iodine.
Focus on Vitamins and Minerals intake
Vitamin-B Complex, Selenium and other trace elements play a vital role in overall wellness of the body and hormonal production. Speak to your doctor if you are found to have any vitamin or mineral deficiency.
Strength and Muscles go a long way
Increasing muscle mass increases the BMR (Basal Metabolic Rate) thus helping to curb the weight gain caused by thyroid disorder. Sluggishness and lethargy also vanish in a woof!! Hypothyroidism is usually associated with occurrence of depression and anxious thoughts in the patients.
- Meditation can be one of the effective ways to deal with one’s thoughts and gain mental peace.
- Association of celiac diseases with hypothyroidism is well-known.
- Gluten is one of the causative factors for celiac disease.
- Gluten is a protein found in foods processed from wheat, barley and other grains.
- Cutting gluten from diet will help in relieving symptoms associated with celiac disease and hypothyroidism.
Excessive alcohol consumption messes up with thyroid function. Drinking alcohol occasionally in moderation does not cause any notable damage to thyroid gland.
Foods that are a big NO-NO
Soy based foods, cruciferous vegetables like cauliflower, cabbage, broccoli, high fibre diet, processed foods, frozen meats should be best avoided to improve thyroid health. While medication are a must for immediate relief and proper treatment for hypothyroidism but maintaining, a healthy lifestyle will certainly help in curbing and managing the symptoms in the long run.
What is the role of homeopathy in thyroid disorders?
Role of Homeopathy is treating thyroid disorder Thyroid is a small butterfly-shaped gland which is found in the front of the neck and it regulates the body’s hormones. The thyroid gland regulates how the body uses and stores energy and interacts with other organs within the body. A healthy thyroid helps to maintain healthy metabolism and weight, healthy muscles, bones and blood cells, healthy skin, sleep and maintains cholesterol levels.
- Defective development of thyroid gland can lead to hypothyroidism at birth.
- Sometimes the body starts making its own antibodies which in turn fight against the thyroid gland and lead to hypothyroidism.
- Previous surgery of thyroid gland can lead to hypothyroidism.
- Over treatment of hyperthyroidism may lead to hypothyroidism.
- Person suffering from hypothyroidism suffer from tiredness without much physical or mental work, weight gain, dry skin, constipation, sore muscles, lack of energy, hairloss, constipation, slow heart beats and feel cold in warm weathers.
- Causes of Hyperthyroidism and Symptoms:
- Hyperthyroidism can be caused because of:
- Inflammation of the thyroid gland
- Single, benign, non-cancerous lump
- Overuse of hypothyroid medicines
- Persons suffering from Hyperthyroidism present following symptoms: Intolerance of heat, fine straight hair, bulging eyes, facial flushing, enlarged thyroid, increased heart rate, elevated systolic blood pressure, breast enlargement, muscle wasting, tremors, diarrhoea, increased heart rate, missed periods, localized oedema.
- If either of the thyroid diseases is ignored they can lead to:
- Untreatable Anaemia Repeated Abortions Depression and mood Swings
- Pregnancy complications/ Abnormalities in foetus
Role of homeopathy in
- Homeopathy helps to produce thyroid hormone naturally by stimulating the immune system and helps in better functioning of the thyroid gland.
- Homeopathic remedies work by stimulating the body’s own healing capacity by encouraging the body to reactivate hormone secretions.
- Homeopathy is free from any side-effects.
- Stress causes hormonal disturbances in the body like and is very effectively treated with homeopathy.
- Homoeopathy is a mind-body medicine. Homeopathy treats not only the physical complaints but also targets the mind and gently restores mind-body equilibrium- thus it treats the patient as a whole.
- If a patient is taking conventional medicine for hypothyroid, they can continue taking the medicine with homeopathic medicine.
- Slowly and steadily when the thyroid hormones come to normalcy the conventional medicine can be tapered off and the person can continue with homeopathy to avoid recurrence.
: Role of Homeopathy is treating thyroid disorder
Can homeopathy cure autoimmune?
Homeopathy Treatment For Autoimmune Disease – Homeopathy is said to be the best treatment for autoimmune diseases. It can efficiently cure and control the unnecessary destruction of healthy tissues. Homeopathy has been doing wonders for ages and is an entirely natural process.
- It is very much efficient when it comes to autoimmune diseases since it works on the theory of curing illness by stimulating the body to heal itself.
- There are different ways in which homeopathy has been helping in the curing process of numerous autoimmune diseases.
- Though it is challenging to recommend and classify each homeopathic remedy for certain diseases since the remedies are based on symptoms and the patient, but it is not impossible.
Homeopathy treatment aims in finding the root of the cause that triggers the factors and helps us to bring back the equilibrium of the immune system of the body.