Thyroid is a small gland, shaped like a butterfly, located in the lower part of neck. The function of a gland is to secrete hormones. The main hormones released by the thyroid are triiodothyronine, abbreviated as T3, and thyroxine, abbreviated as T4. These thyroid hormones deliver energy to cells of the body,burn calories and control heart beats.
Thyroid problems include
- Goiter – enlargement of the thyroid gland
- Hypothyroidism – when thyroid gland does not make enough thyroid hormones
- Hyperthyroidism – when thyroid gland makes more thyroid hormones than body needs
- Thyroid cancer – Malignant thyroid nodules or tissue.
- Thyroid nodules – lumps in the thyroid gland
- Thyroiditis – swelling of the thyroid
When the thyroid gland is underactive, improperly formed at birth, surgically removed all or in part, or becomes incapable of producing enough thyroid hormone, a person is said to be hypothyroid. One of the most common causes of hypothyroidism is the autoimmune disease called Hashimoto’s disease, in which antibodies gradually target the thyroid and destroy its ability to produce thyroid hormone.
Symptoms of hypothyroidism usually go along with a slowdown in metabolism, and can include fatigue, weight gain, and depression, among others.
When the thyroid gland becomes overactive and produces too much thyroid hormone, a person is said to be hyperthyroid. The most common cause of hyperthyroidism is the autoimmune condition known as Graves’ disease, where antibodies target the gland and cause it to speed up hormone production.
Autoimmune Thyroid Disease
Most thyroid dysfunction such as hypothyroidism or hyperthyroidism is due to autoimmune thyroid disease. Autoimmune disease refers to a condition where the body’s natural ability to differentiate between its tissues, organs and glands, vs. outside bacteria, viruses or pathogens, becomes disrupted. This causes the immune system to wrongly mount an attack on the affected area, by producing antibodies. In the case of autoimmune thyroid disease, antibodies either gradually destroy the thyroid, or make it overactive.
Sometimes the thyroid becomes enlarged — due to Hashimoto’s disease, Graves’ disease, nutritional deficiencies, or other thyroid imbalances. When the thyroid become enlarged, this is known as a goiter.
Some people develop solid or liquid filled cysts, lumps, bumps and tumors — both benign and cancerous — in the thyroid gland. These are known as thyroid nodules.
A small percentage of thyroid nodules are cancerous. While thyroid cancer is a rare cancer, it’s on the rise. Learn more about thyroid cancer in these articles:
When the thyroid becomes inflamed, due to bacterial or viral illness, this is known as thyroiditis. There are a number of types of thyroiditis:
Homeopathic treatment for Thyroid disorders:
We are each unique with individual sensitivities. Our bodies will NOT all react the same to different medications or same medicines. The dosages that are ideal for each of us will also vary. Our uniqueness is what makes finding the right thyroid treatment tricky. Best Homeopathic treatment aiming to treat the cause by stimulating the immune system to repair the disposition and defects born through Genes works the way to health from thyroid diseases and disorders as seen in Dr. MAHESH PAGADALA's Homoeopathys. The clinics are equipped to find an answer to all the signs and symptoms arising thereby by an individualistic approach.
Duration of treatment:
The total length of treatment varies form case to case, depending of the following factors:
- Duration of Underactive Thyroid
- Extent of dysfunction (Levels of TSH and T3, T4 hormones)
- Age of the patient: Patients below 40 respond better, Patients between age of 40 -45 can be cured but will take time.
The Limitations of homeopathy:
- Homeopathic treatment works in early cases of Underactive Thyroid
- Those patients on thyroid supplement for more than two years may not show results or will take long duration to respond
- Success rate is about 80 to 90% in case of age below 40 yrs and about 50 to 60% in case of age between 40-45 Yrs.