The thyroid gland is an uber-essential gland situated in the anterior part of the neck, wrapped just below the Adam’s apple. The relevance of this gland is massively underrated. This gland secretes thyroid hormones that are responsible for a variety of functions in the body. The amount of hormones secreted is maintained at a certain level and if the number goes above or below that level, might cause thyroid problems. With a prevalence rate of 51 cases per 100K people, per year, thyroid problems are very common.
Why is it so important?
Thyroid hormones act to increase the body’s metabolic rate. They stimulate digestion, appetite, breakdown of nutrients and absorption. They are also responsible for increasing oxygen consumption, raising the breathing rate, heart rate and contraction strength. As a result, the body’s heat production is increased. To keep the body warm, thyroid hormone secretion usually rises in winter months.
What are we dealing with?
Majorly, there are two types of thyroid problems. Hypothyroidism is when the thyroid gland does not produce enough hormones, resulting in a low metabolic rate, combined with slow respiratory and cardiovascular activities. Common signs include fatigue, weight gain despite poor appetite, cold intolerance, slow heart rate, heavy menstrual bleeding and constipation among others.
Hyperthyroidism is when the thyroid gland produces too much hormones, resulting in an uber-active metabolism, together with respiratory and cardiovascular rates that are higher than necessary. Common signs include insomnia, irritability, weight loss despite a good appetite, heat intolerance, heart palpitations, and diarrhoea.
Iodine deficiency and Hashimoto’s thyroiditis are the most common thyroid causes. Hashimoto’s thyroiditis is an autoimmune disease wherein the body’s immune system destroys the gland. Hypothyroidism, especially when caused by iodine deficiency may result in swelling of the gland, known as goitre. Hyperthyroidism is most commonly caused by Graves’ disease, another autoimmune disease resulting in uncontrolled production of thyroid hormones.
Both hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism can be treated with drugs. In the case of hypothyroidism, the steroids would help in restoring adequate hormone levels. When it comes to hyperthyroidism, anti-thyroid medications that suppress thyroid function are prescribed. Radioactive iodine that selectively destroys the gland or surgery that removes it completely, are some of the other options under thyroid treatment. Needless to say, each option has its own pitfall. Possible side-effects when it comes to steroids are headache, nervousness, anxiety, hyperactivity, nausea, swelling, muscle and joint pains and many more. In the case of radioactive iodine and surgery, the destruction or removal of the gland can, in turn, lead to hypothyroidism. These hindrances make you look for a better alternative. Do not worry; homeopathy is here to save the day.
Homeopathy deals with thyroid problems in the healthiest way, without any side-effects. It offers a natural, safe and long-lasting solution to your thyroid woes. Homeopathy’s customized approach treats each case as unique. As there are many mental and emotional facets associated with thyroid, each individual is monitored with extreme care. Homeopathic medicine for thyroid disease is not generic at all. It varies from person to person, by orienting the physical symptoms with the non-physical ones. Homeopathy has no restrictions; it can be used exclusively or in tandem with other conventional medications as well. Try it out now and you will be glad that you did.
If you are facing thyroid issues, there is no reason to live in trepidation. Visit a homeopathic clinic and diligently follow your homeopath’s instructions. This disorder can be effectively treated with homeopathy.