chemical reaction and
have positive influence on growth of an individual (mental and
physical). Because thyroid hormones affect growth, development and many
cellular processes, excess of thyroid hormones has widespread
consequences on the body.
There are many causes that can cause overactivity of the thyroid gland
and in most cases the entire gland is producing more hormones, this is
seen in Graves disease. Graves disease is actually an auto-immune
disorder in which the bodys immune system mistakenly starts attacking
its own cells (in this case the thyroid gland) resulting in inflammation
and enlargement of the gland (Goiter) and production of excess hormones.
In some cases, there is a particular solitary nodule in the gland
(called Hot nodule) that is producing more hormones; there may also be
multiple such nodules in the gland Inflammation of the thyroid gland (Thyroiditis)
due to any other cause can also result in hyperthyroidism.
Increased secretion of thyroid hormones can produce myriad
of symptoms that vary from person to person and with the age of patient.
The common symptoms include:
Weight loss despite normal or increased appetite
Difficulty in breathing
Increased bowel movements
Light or absent menstrual periods
Tremors of hands and fingers
Signs commonly seen in patients with Hyperthyroidism:
Fast heart rate
Warm moist skin
Lump in the neck (Goiter)
Hyperthyroidism being a constitutional disorder calls for an
in-depth constitutional approach for its management. The science of
homoeopathy is based on the concept that disease is total affliction of
body and may find its local expression at the level of certain organs.
Hence homoeopathy prescription take into account presenting complaints
along with physical, emotional and genetic make up of a person that
individualizes him/her. The remedy prescribed based on this entire
totality treats the disorder at its root cause and thus restores the
normal functioning of the body.
Suggestion about homoeopathic treatment:
Homoeopathy is suggested for cases of hyperthyroidism.
Homoeopathy helps in alleviating the symptoms associated with the
condition. Moreover, homoeopathy works at a deeper level to bring
deviations of immunity back to normalcy and to restore the harmony of
the body. Homoeopathy 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,
homoeopathy has limited role.