The thyroid is a small butterfly-shaped endocrine gland present in the front portion of our neck, just below the larynx or Adam’s apple. The gland though small in size, hardly weighing 25 gm, plays a vital role in controlling and regulating the body’s functioning and metabolism. The thyroid gland primarily secretes the Triiodothyronine (T3), Thyroxine (T4), and Calcitonin hormones. These hormonal productions are regulated by Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH) secreted by the Pituitary gland and Thyrotropin-releasing hormone (TRH) produced by the Hypothalamus of the Brain.
Inflammation of the thyroid gland. It can be caused by an autoimmune condition called Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis or after delivery (Post partial Thyroiditis). The inflammation is usually associated with Hypo or Hyperthyroidism and can be acute, sub-acute, or chronic in nature
It is a condition in which the thyroid gland does not produce a sufficient amount of hormones. It can be due to reasons like Iodine deficiency, Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis, Post delivery, or stress. The symptoms of hypothyroidism include:
Hyperthyroidism – a condition in which the thyroid gland produces secretion in excess thereby increasing the rate of metabolism. It can occur due to conditions of the thyroid like thyroiditis, increased intake of thyroid hormones, thyroid nodules, excessive iodine intake, or Grave’s disease. Additionally, conditions like Pituitary tumors can also lead to hyperthyroidism.
Symptoms of hyperthyroidism include:
Visible enlargement and swelling of the thyroid gland is known as goiter. It is caused mainly due to iodine deficiency and may or may not be associated with hypo or hyperthyroidism. The symptoms of goiter depend on the associated hypo or hyperthyroidism condition and size. A goiter of large size can lead to pressure symptoms like
Unusual overgrowths or bulges in the thyroid tissue are known as nodules. Generally, these nodules are small and benign in nature with many patients remaining asymptomatic. But in a few cases, the nodule may turn malignant. When the thyroid nodule contains active thyroid-secreting cells, it may cause symptoms of hyperthyroidism. Pressure symptoms like swallowing difficulty, hoarse voice, and cough.
Homeopathy Treatment is a safe and effective way of dealing with thyroid disorders. The conventional treatment of hormonal medicines and surgical intervention though helps to regulate the hormonal levels in the bloodstream, but the root cause leading to such disorders remains behind. Homeopathy with its constitutional approach based on the patient’s physical, mental and emotional symptoms not only helps to keep the hormonal level normal but also eliminates the root cause. At Dr.Care homeopathy, our team of well-experienced doctors and dynamic medicines has helped many in overcoming their thyroid issues.