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Ayurvedic Treatment For Thyroid Disorders!

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MD - Alternate Medicine, DYA
Ayurveda, Navi Mumbai
Ayurvedic Treatment For Thyroid Disorders!
Thyroid disorders are becoming very common nowadays but no need to take medicines for it lifelong. With ayurvedic and panchkarma treatments, a patient can get rid of Thyroid diseases within 5 to 8 months. Thyroid disorders mainly occur in women but also can occur in men, children, teenagers, and babies too.

Thyroid disease is caused due to over or under functioning of thyroid gland which is located in the front of neck below the Adam s apple. This gland is essential for producing thyroid hormones which regulate body metabolism, body energy and temperature, body s use of other hormone and vitamins.

Diseases of Thyroid gland can result in either too much production of its hormones called Hyperthyroidism or too little production of hormones called Hypothyroidism.

Causes of Hypo or Hyperthyroidism:

According to Ayurveda, it is mainly caused due to:

Metabolic disorders or digestive disorders


Irregular lifestyle, dietary and sleeping patterns

Excessive intake of outside food, maida, bakery, fermented food, fast food, junk food, cold drinks, cold water, refrigerator products, preservative containing food and instant food

Other causes are Thyroid tissue diseases or cancer, congenital defects, intake of some medicines

Autoimmune diseases

In pregnancy and after delivery many times it is detected

Symptoms of Hypo or Hyperthyroidism:


Poor tolerance of cold temperature or feeling excessive hot in normal temperature

Constipation or frequent loose motions

Poor appetite

Poor concentration, depression, sleeplessness, nervousness

Irregular menses, PCOD,

Weight gain or Weight loss

Mood swings

Changes in voice, puffiness around eyes

Joint pains


Management of Thyroidism by Ayurveda:

Ayurveda has very fantastic results in Hypo or Hyperthyroidism. There are 4 important steps for treating Thyroid:

Internal Medicines:

These medicines differ from person to person and according to symptoms


Some Panchkarma treatments like Vaman, Virechan, Basti, Nasya, Shirodhara, Abhyanga, and Raktamokshan are giving best and fast results in Thyroidism


By following proper diet, we can get fast results like avoiding fast & junk food, maida and bakery products, fermented food etc.


It helps to overcome stress to maintain mental peace and physical strength. Some Yoga postures like Suryanamskar, Sarvangasan, Paschimottanasan, Naukasan and Pranayam are also playing an important role in treating Thyroidism.

My TSH value is 9.86. I have got thyroid problem during my pregnancy, now my baby is 16 months old but my thyroid levels are not decreasing. I'm taking thyronorm 75 mcg .I want to know about diet to be taken n avoided.

Endocrinologist, Delhi
Diet will not help to control your hypothyroid you should increase the dose of thyronorm in consultation with your doctor.
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From 5 years I have Thyroid problem. Before 3 month ago My TSH was 11.5. Now today after test my TSH is 4.6. I was taking Eltroxin 100 from 6 months. Now Can I continue same medicine or it has to change. Please tell me the power. What is the other way to control my Thyroid issue. Thanks.

Endocrinologist, Delhi
There is no other way to control it. You have to take same medicine and same dose. Get TSH after one month and if increases then you have to increase the dose.
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Rheumatoid Arthritis - What Is It And How Can It Be Treated With Homeopathy?

Homeopath, Ahmedabad
Rheumatoid Arthritis - What Is It And How Can It Be Treated With Homeopathy?
Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic inflammatory disorder that can affect more than just your joints. In some people, the condition also can damage a wide variety of body systems, including the skin, eyes, lungs, heart and blood vessels.

Rheumatoid arthritis is is not the same as osteoarthritis. This is an autoimmune disease characterized by the body s attacks on the lining of its own joints. Rheumatoid arthritis is a very painful condition and can affect children as well as adults.


Common symptoms of this condition include

reduction in the range of motion/functionality
stiffness in joints
These symptoms can vary from being mild to very severe. They may also come and go. Allopathic treatment can help control and manage the symptoms associated with this condition but cannot cure it completely. Thus many people suffering from this condition experience flare-ups throughout their life.

How Homeopathy Can Help?

Homeopathy has proven to be quite effective in treating and curing Rheumatoid arthritis. It aims at treating this condition not only by merely reducing the symptoms but by addressing the root cause of this disease. Homeopathy is an alternative form of medication that treats the symptoms being presented as well as the patient s overall physical, mental, and emotional health. For this reason, two patients with the same symptoms may not always be treated with the same homeopathic remedy. This also makes it important to consult a doctor for homeopathic remedies and avoid self-medicating. That said, it is important to note that homeopathy has negligible side effects. When being treated with homeopathy, patience is essential as it can take a while for the body s immune system to work properly and stop attacking itself.

Homeopathic remedies can work in many ways to treat Rheumatoid arthritis. Some medications are best suited to arthritic symptoms seen in small joints while others are effective against arthritic symptoms noticed in deformed joints. The joints affected by this disease also influence the remedy. It eases the pain associated with this condition and simultaneously keeps it from progressing by altering the immune system s behavior. It also strengthens the immune system so that the patient is less susceptible to other conditions such as the flu that can aggravate Rheumatoid arthritis symptoms.

In addition to medication, lifestyle changes can also help a Rheumatoid arthritis patient live more comfortably. Exercise in moderation can help improve joint flexibility and reduce stiffness. Omega 3 fatty acids found in fish and nuts; and antioxidants found in tea, fruits, and vegetables can help control inflammation. At the same time, foods that can aggravate inflammation such as fatty foods, red meat, and food with a high carbohydrate value should be avoided.

I have thyroid, high bp, and today I get to know I have diabetes my fasting blood glucose is 161, urine sugar absent ,and meal after 2 hour 275, and urine sugar ++, please let me know is it possible that I am not diabetic and some time is possible sugar showing high temporary?

MBBS, Fellowship In Endocrinology
Endocrinologist, Vijayawada
I have thyroid, high bp, and today I get to know I have diabetes my fasting blood glucose is 161, urine sugar absent ...
It is quite likely that you have Type 2 DM considering your present weight and also h/o weight gain. Temporary rise in blood sugar levels can occur in few conditions like taking steroids, spurious supplements in gym, etc.
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GOT TFT done from thyrocare, t3 is 87 (normal range 60-200) t4 is 6.5 (normal range 4.5-12) and tsh is 6.07 (normal range 0.3-5.5) i am taking 25 mcg thyroxine. Do I need to change my dose?

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology, Diploma in Clinical Nutrition & Dietetics, Cetificate Course In Thyroid Disorders Management (CCMTD)
Endocrinologist, Dharwad
GOT TFT done from thyrocare, t3 is 87 (normal range 60-200) t4 is 6.5 (normal range 4.5-12) and tsh is 6.07 (normal r...
Hello, Thanks for the query. When treatment was advised what was the TSH level? Because usually no treatment is advocated if TSH is between 6 to 9.9 mU/L. This is considered as subclinical hypothyroidism. Only in situations where there are troublesome symptoms present there is a necessity for giving any treatment. Once on treatment then TSH should be maintained around 3 to 4 mU/l to be free from all the symptoms. Thanks.
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Is Poor Thyroid Function Impacting Your Fertility?

MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, MD - Obstetrics & Gynaecology, MRCOG
Gynaecologist, Hyderabad
Is Poor Thyroid Function Impacting Your Fertility?
The human body works as directed by the various hormones released by the endocrine system. These hormones are essential for coordination of various body functions. From the height a person achieves to the metabolic reactions in the body to the reproductive cycle to the stress levels a person can handle, all are hormone controlled.

Pregnancy is another critical, complicated phase that a woman goes through. It is one of the most awaited phases in a woman s life; however, it is not very simple either. The above-noted hormones play a major role in this pregnancy, as the baby is dependent on the mother for its initial supply of hormones until it can start producing its own hormones. If the baby does not receive the require amounts, there could be various detrimental effects during development and post birth.

Hypothyroidism or an underactive thyroid is extremely common in women and there are multiple theories about how hypothyroidism can affect a woman s chances of getting pregnant. While the correlation between hypothyroidism and pregnancy are quite well researched, a strong connection stating hypothyroid women being not able to be pregnant is yet to be proven.

The following are some correlations between hypothyroidism and pregnancy.

Increased chance of miscarriage: Women with reduced thyroid functions have double the chances of having a miscarriage. Women suffering from thyroid are at a risk of recurrent miscarriages during the first trimester. The chances of miscarriages during the second trimester are also about 40% higher in hypothyroid women. These women are also at a risk of:

Premature labour
Low birth weight
Increased chances of stillbirth
Maternal anemia
Postpartum hemorrhage
Developmental defects and/or delays in the newborn
Placental abruption
High blood pressure
One of the reasons identified for infertility in women is hypothyroidism. This range varies from 1% to 40% and so remains to be proven still. In addition, the hypothyroid mother will have a set of symptoms to live through, which may be further complicated given the pregnancy. Thyroid replacement should be religiously done and monitored to ensure TSH levels are at the optimal required levels (2.5 to 3 mIU/L) during the entire duration of pregnancy.

If you have the following, be sure to go through a comprehensive thyroid screening before and during pregnancy.

Family history of thyroid
History of thyroid dysfunction or goitre or thyroid antibodies
Clinical signs and symptoms suggestive of hypothyroidism
History of repeated miscarriages
History of head and neck radiation
Family/personal history of autoimmune disorders
While it still remains to be proven that hypothyroidism per se can stop a woman from being pregnant, there are definitely effects of hypothyroidism on the developing child and the mother. A comprehensive screening and close monitoring through pregnancy are extremely essential.

Hypothyroidism - Factors That Can Trigger It!

MBBS, MD - Medicine, DNB - Endocrinology, Diabetes, Metabolism
Endocrinologist, Indore
Hypothyroidism - Factors That Can Trigger It!
Do you have an extremely low reading of thyroxine or T4, it means that you are suffering from an under active thyroid disease called hypothyroidism. With this condition, your thyroid glands fail to make sufficient thyroid hormones. The thyroid gland releases hormones, which travel all over your bloodstream and affect all parts of the body. Thyroid controls how the cells of the body use energy from food via the metabolism process, which in turn affects the body s temperature, heartbeat and burning of calories. Lack of thyroid hormones slows down the body s functions, reduces your energy and the metabolism is disrupted.

Causes of hypothyroidism
The primary cause of this condition is Hashimoto s thyroiditis. Thyroiditis refers to an inflammation of your thyroid gland. Hashimoto s thyroiditis is an autoimmune disorder in which extra antibodies are produced which destroy the thyroid gland. Viral infections may also lead to thyroiditis.

Other causes of the condition are as follows:

Radiation therapy to the neck region for the treatment of several cancers like lymphoma may damage the cells present in the thyroid gland. Hence, the gland cannot secrete hormones properly.
Radioactive iodine treatment is undertaken by people having an overactive thyroid gland. Radiation destroys the thyroid gland cells and leads to hypothyroidism.
Certain medicines used to treat heart problems, cancer and psychiatric diseases may affect the thyroid gland and lead to hypothyroidism.
Surgeries undertaken for removing the thyroid also lead to hypothyroidism.
Iodine is required by the thyroid gland to produce hormones. A low amount of iodine in your diet and body may lead to hypothyroidism.
Risks factors of hypothyroidism
Usually women, especially older women are more likely to get hypothyroidism than men. The factors which determine if you are at a risk of acquiring the condition are as follows:

Premature graying of hair
Autoimmune disorders like type 1 diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, vitiligo, celiac disease, Addison s disease and many more.
Bipolar disorder
Turner s syndrome
Down s syndrome
The symptoms of hypothyroidism are as follows:

Changes in menstrual cycle
Hair loss and dry hair
Fatigue and tiredness
A slow heart rate
An increased sensitivity towards cold
Swelling of the thyroid gland or goiter
Gaining weight unusually or great difficulty in losing weight
Carpal tunnel syndrome
If you observe the symptoms of hypothyroidism, you should consult a doctor who will prescribe several blood tests, such as the thyroid stimulating hormone test and the T4 or thyroxine test. Based on the results, a treatment method is adopted.

For the last one month I feeling dry mouth. I am taking Telma 40 for Hypertension and Eltroxin 100 for thyroid problem. Both my readings are well within the limit. I have checked for sugar Fasting and PP, both are normal. In KFT my globulin is 2.5. I am suffering from hyper acidity for which I take Pan D.

Homeopath, Noida
For the last one month I feeling dry mouth. I am taking Telma 40 for Hypertension and Eltroxin 100 for thyroid proble...
U take pan D everyday? Since when r you taking this medicine sir? your dryness can be because of this. U do the following for long term effects. — 1. Eat something like a any seasonal fruit or soaked almonds and a glass of water first thing in the morning (within 10 mins of waking up). 2. Take your breakfast every day. Don't skip it. 3. Have light meals every 2 hours (in addition to your breakfast, lunch n dinner) e.g. Nariyal paani, chaach, a handful of dry fruits, a handful of peanuts, seasonal fruit, a cup of curd/milk etc 4. Finish your dinner at least 2 hours before going to sleep. 5. Maintain active life style 6. Avoid fast foods n fried foods 7.Take a lot of green vegetables n fruit. 8. Drink lot of water U should do this for long term results. But if you want to take homeopathy n want to stop pan D you can consult me with details.
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Hi everyone. I have 2 Months old baby. I had thyroid problem during pregnancy. It was 5.6. I am taking thyronorm 37.5 mg. Now I had checked TSH level is 0.5. So I should continue my tablet or can I stop that.

Endocrinologist, Delhi
Hi everyone. I have 2 Months old baby. I had thyroid problem during pregnancy. It was 5.6. I am taking thyronorm 37.5...
It should not be stopped suddenly bur gradually reduce the dose guided by TSH level at interval of one and half month.
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