HYPERTHYROIDISM (OVERACTIVE THYROID)
Hyperthyroidism is a condition in which the thyroid gland produces too much of the hormone thyroxine (T4). Thyroid gland is a butter-fly shaped endocrine gland found in the front of the neck below the larynx and has two lobes, one on each side of the windpipe. Thyroid gland produces two main hormones, thyroxine (T4) and triiodothyronine (T3). The hypothalamus signals of pituitary gland to make a hormone called thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH). Finally thyroid gland regulates its production of hormones based on the amount of TSH it receives. The thyroid gland has an enormous impact on your health. Every aspect of the body metabolism is regulated by thyroid hormones. Hyperthyroidism also known as “Overactive thyroid”.
Causative factors for Hyperthyroidism:
The most common cause of hyperthyroidism is the autoimmune disorder Graves’ disease. Other causes are :
- Hyper functioning thyroid nodules (toxic adenoma, toxic multinodular goiter)
- Plummer’s disease
The symptoms of hyperthyroidism include the following:
- Sudden weight loss
- Weakness or fatigue
- Fine trembling in hands and fingers
- Mood swings
- Nervousness, anxiety and irritability
- Irregular heartbeat or palpitations
- Dryness of skin
- Difficulty sleeping
- Weight loss
- Increased frequency of bowel movements
- Menstrual irregularities
- Increased sensitivity to heat
How to diagnose Hyperthyroidism?
Hyperthyroidism is diagnosed based on symptoms, physical examination and blood tests. Blood tests to measure levels of thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) and thyroid hormones T3 and T4. High levels of thyroxine (T4) and low amounts of TSH indicate Hyperthyroidism. Ultrasound scan of thyroid gland will helps to see if nodule has in thyroid gland (Nodular form of hyperthyroidism)
How Homoeopathy helps to cure Hyperthyroidism?
Homeopathy is very effective for hyperthyroidism. Homeopathy helps in alleviating the symptoms associated with the condition. Homeopathy works better in the early and mild cases of Hyperthyroidism and not in chronic and severe cases. Extreme cases where the hyper activity of thyroid gland has affected other vital organs. Homeopathic medicines are absolutely safe and have no side effects. Homeopathy for the treatment of hyperthyroidism is that it tends to help the thyroid gland optimize its functioning. Homeopathic medicines do not try to artificially suppress the functioning of the thyroid gland or the production of thyroid hormones.