This article describe Hypothyroidism and Homeopathic Thyroid Treatment.
Hypothyroidism is a condition in which the body lacks sufficient thyroid hormone. Since the main purpose of thyroid hormone is to “run the body’s metabolism”, it is understandable that people with this condition will have symptoms associated with a slow metabolism.
Hypothyroidism – CAUSES
There are two fairly common causes of hypothyroidism. The first is a result of previous (or currently ongoing) inflammation of the thyroid gland which leaves a large percentage of the cells of the thyroid damaged (or dead) and incapable of producing sufficient hormone. The most common cause of thyroid gland failure is called autoimmune thyroiditis (also called Hashimoto’s thyroiditis), a form of thyroid inflammation caused by the patient’s own immune system. The second major cause is the broad category of “medical treatments”. As noted on a number of our other pages, the treatment of many thyroid conditions warrants surgical removal of a portion or all of the thyroid gland. If the total mass of thyroid producing cells left within the body are not enough to meet the needs of the body, the patient will develop hypothyroidism.
Hypothyroidism – SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS
Weight gain or increased difficulty losing weight
Coarse, dry hair
Dry, rough pale skin
Cold intolerance (can’t tolerate the cold like those around you)
Muscle cramps and frequent muscle aches
Abnormal menstrual cycles
Hypothyroidism – Homeopathy Treatment & Homeopathic Remedies
Homeopathy treats the person as a whole. This means that homeopathic treatment focuses on the patient as a person, as well as his pathological condition. The Homeopathic thyroid treatment medicines are selected after a full individualizing examination and case-analysis, which includes the medical history of the patient, physical and mental constitution etc. A miasmatic tendency (predisposition/susceptibility) is also often taken into account for the treatment of chronic conditions. The medicines given below indicate the therapeutic affinity but this is not a complete and definite guide to the treatment of obesity or weight loss. None of these homeopathic thyroid remedies should be taken without professional advice.
Repertorial Rubrics for finding Homeopathic medicines for thyroid dysfunction
- Complete [Neck] [Goiter]
- Complete [Generalities] [Obesity; hormonal; thyroid gland]
Homeopathic Thyroid Medicine for Hypothyroidism
Homeopathy offers good prognosis to cases of hypothyroidism . Homeopathic Medicines like Calcarea phos, Calcarea carb, Lapis alb, Iodium, Thyroidinum, Spongia, Lycopus, Calcarea iod, Ammonium carb, Graphites etc are often found indicated in cases of hypothyroidism and thyroid dysfunction. .
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New Manual of Homeopathic Materia Medica & Repertory, William Boericke, 2nd revised ed., 2001, B. Jain