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Thyroid Disorders!

Dr. Kulin R Shah 90% (1044 ratings)
Diploma in Diabetology, MBBS
Endocrinologist, Mumbai
Thyroid Disorders!

The thyroid gland is a butterfly-shaped organ located on the front side of the neck. The function of the thyroid gland is to make 2 thyroid hormones- t4 & t3. These hormones have an effect on nearly all the cells of the body. They are necessary for the efficient functioning of each & every cell of the body.

 The thyroid hormones have to be in perfect balance for the efficient functioning of the body systems. Too little or too much thyroid hormone can have a various deleterious effect on the body.

Hypothyroidism - this condition is characterized by insufficient or low production of thyroid hormones. This can lead to various symptoms like –

  • Unexplained weight gain
  • Tiredness & easy fatiguability
  • Excessive sleepiness
  • Hoarse voice
  • Swellings on legs & feet
  • Hair loss
  • Constipation
  • Loss of memory

Causes of hypothyroidism

  • Autoimmune thyroid disorder (most common)
  • Congenital (from childhood)
  • Drug-induced
  • Removal of thyroid gland (surgery)
  • Absence of thyroid gland
  • Disorder of pituitary gland
  • Exposure to excess iodine

Who is at risk of hypothyroidism?
 

  • Women older than 35 yrs
  • Having other autoimmune diseases
  • Hereditary or family history of thyroid disorders
  • Having treatment with radioactive iodine or antithyroid medications
  • Had thyroid surgery
  • Pregnancy

Untreated hypothyroidism affects liver, kidneys, intestines, brain, heart, reproductive system (infertility, repeated abortions)

What conditions are associated with hypothyroidism?
Conditions like diabetes, hypertension, high cholesterol levels, anaemia, depression, other autoimmune diseases.

Hypothyroidism & pregnancy

Pregnancy-related hormones lead to decrease in thyroid hormone levels. Few reports suggests that up to 14% of pregnant women may have hypothyroidism. Untreated hypothyroidism in pregnancy can cause the following health problems in -
Mother-

  • High blood pressure
  • Anemia
  • Postpartum bleeding
  • Congestive heart failure
  • Foetus
  • Stillbirth
  • Growth retardation
  • Congenital anomalies
  • Premature birth
  • Placental abnormalities

Child-

  • Low birth weight
  • Low iq

Monitoring-
Monitoring has to be done during all the 3 trimesters of pregnancy. Take the advice of a thyroid specialist as pregnancy is a very delicate issue wherein the health of mother & baby, both, is involved.
 

Hyperthyroidism- it is a condition characterized by excess production of the thyroid hormones. It is a more serious condition than hypothyroidism as it has more adverse effects on the body. Also, the treatment can be tricky & complicated at times. Hence, a consultation with a thyroid specialist is a must. 

Signs & symptoms-

  • Rapid heartbeat
  • Nervousness or anxiety
  • Hand tremors
  • Mood swings
  • Fatigue or muscle weakness
  • Trouble with sleeping
  • Weight loss
  • Loose motions/ increased stool frequency.

What are the adverse effects of untreated hyperthyroidism?

  • Heart problems (rapid heart rate, heart failure)
  • Brittle bones/osteoporosis
  • Eye problems (exophthalmos)
  • Red swollen skin.

A sudden intensification of the symptoms of hyperthyroidism (thyroid storm) could lead to fever, rapid pulse & even acutely disturbed state of mind.

Care to be taken by persons with thyroid problems-

  • Consult a thyroid specialist if you have any of the symptoms mentioned above.
  • Take medications as advised by the doctor.
  • Do not skip medicines
  • Do not change/ stop medications without the advice of the doctor.
  • If the symptoms persist or return, consult your doctor.
  • Follow a healthy & nutritious diet.
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Vitamins And Minerals: How To Get What You Need

Dt. Megha Jalan 92% (23 ratings)
Msc - Dietics
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
Vitamins And Minerals: How To Get What You Need

Talk about nutrition and carbs, proteins and fats come to the mind immediately. However, these are the macronutrients and are not the only group of nutrients. More important are the micronutrients, comprising of a group of very important substances known as minerals and vitamins. Read on to know the most important vitamins and minerals that your body needs and the role they play.

  1. Vitamin A: Essential for healthy eyes, general growth and development and glowing skin. These are found in carrots, sweet potatoes and oranges.
  2. Vitamin B: These are essential for iron absorption, improved immunity and production of energy. Whole grains and unprocessed foods and vegetables like lentils, potatoes, bananas, yeast and molasses are good sources of these vitamins.
  3. Vitamin C: Required for iron absorption, blood clotting, elastic skin and antioxidant function. Found in good amounts in citrus fruits, guava, kiwi, grapefruits, strawberries, etc.
  4. Vitamin D: Extremely important for bone development, these are found in eggs, mushrooms and fish.
  5. Vitamin E: It improves the blood circulation and reduces free radicals, which is essential for cancer protection. Almonds, nuts, tomatoes and sunflower seeds are good sources of vitamin E.
  6. Vitamin K: It is very essential for the process of blood coagulation, these are found in spinach, broccoli, kale and other green vegetables.
  7. Iron: Very essential ingredient for blood formation and muscle building, clams, oysters, soybeans, lentils and spinach are great sources of iron.
  8. Calcium: Most important ingredient, as it helps in the formation of teeth and bones, dairy products, tofu and cheese are very good sources.
  9. Zinc: A key ingredient essential for overall growth, immunity and fertility, spinach, beans, oysters and dark chocolate carry a good amount of Zinc.
  10. Folic acid: Essential for iron absorption, cell regeneration, and in pregnancy for healthy development of the baby. Green leafy vegetables, asparagus, peas, seeds, nuts, lentils, beets, corn, etc. are good sources.

Trace minerals like iodine, manganese, copper, fluoride, selenium and chromium are also essential but in very small amounts. While these are not the only essential vitamins and minerals, these are the most important ones. The quantities of these substances required on a daily basis are very small, but critical for functions listed above. In addition, some of them also help in releasing free radicals, which provides protection against cancer and chronic inflammation. This helps prevent chronic health conditions like heart disease, diabetes and stroke.

An important point to consider is while there are multiple supplements available in the market today to make sure you get all of these nutrients, try to eat a wholesome meal and get these through natural sources to the maximum extent possible. The natural foods are the best source, and supplements should be used only when these cannot be obtained naturally.

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Iodine Deficiency - 11 Symptoms You Should Not Ignore!

Dt. Sheenu Sanjeev 87% (34 ratings)
Diploma in Dietetics Health and Nutrition, Doctorate Biomedical Sciences, Principle of Nutrition, Doctorate Biomedical Science , MSC Master of Science
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Ghaziabad
Iodine Deficiency - 11 Symptoms You Should Not Ignore!

Iodine deficiency is a very common problem worldwide and is a major cause of thyroid disorders. The entire mechanism of how deficiency of iodine causes hypothyroidism is a complex explanation. So we will stick to layman terms and keep it simple. Deficiency of iodine causes a range of diseases which, altogether are termed as iodine deficiency diseases. When an individual does not receive enough iodine, the thyroid gland increases in size because the thyroid is unable to make enough hormones that are necessary for the body. This causes the development of a condition called goitre. Iodine deficiency in pregnant and lactating women is a serious concern because it is the most popular cause of preventable mental retardation.

There can be situations where a person might not be getting adequate iodine, but may not show any symptoms of iodine deficiency. The easiest way to know if a person has iodine deficiency is to get a urine test done or a blood test done to check the level of iodine in the body. Thyroid is a very important gland and is responsible for the following:

  1. Controlling the metabolic rate
  2. Boosting synthesis of proteins
  3. Regulating blood flow and heart rate
  4. Promoting brain development and linear growth in children
  5. Helping in normal reproductive functioning in adults

Here are the most common signs that can tell you that your thyroid is not functioning properly due to deficiency of iodine.

  1. You feel lethargic and tired most of the times and suffer from weakness constantly (due to reduced metabolic rates).
  2. You may start feeling cold, even when it is visibly warm for the others around you.
  3. You may have difficulty in concentrating and might have a poor memory (due to slowed down mental processes)
  4. You may experience unusual weight gain.
  5. You may become more prone to depressive periods.
  6. You may notice your skin becoming thick and puffy or your face becoming puffier than usual.
  7. You may suffer from hair loss.
  8. You may start having frequent problems of constipation.
  9. Your skin might feel really dry.
  10. You might feel your heart beating slower.
  11. Visible signs would include enlargement of the chin and neck area (caused due to enlargement of your thyroid gland).

With proper treatment and change in diet, iodine deficiency disorders can be prevented with ease. For a better diagnosis, you must consult an experienced medical practitioner and follow his suggestions for improving the iodine levels in your body.

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Treatment of Dizziness!

Dr. Radhika A (Md) 84% (10 ratings)
MD - Acupuncture, Diploma In Accupuncture, Advanced Diploma In Accupuncture
Acupuncturist, Delhi
Treatment of Dizziness!

Treatment of Dizziness

Homeopathic Treatment of Dizziness
Acupuncture & Acupressure Treatment of Dizziness
Psychotherapy Treatment of Dizziness
Conventional / Allopathic Treatment of Dizziness
Surgical Treatment of Dizziness
Dietary & Herbal Treatment of Dizziness
Other Treatment of Dizziness
What is Dizziness
Symptoms of Dizziness
Causes of Dizziness
Risk factors of Dizziness
Complications of Dizziness
Lab Investigations and Diagnosis of Dizziness
Precautions & Prevention of Dizziness
Treatment of Dizziness

Homeopathic Treatment of Dizziness

It helps not only in controlling the intensity and frequency of the attacks of dizziness. It improves the general immunity and vitality of the patient. Some of the homeopathic remedies for dizziness are:

Conium
Ambra grisea
Iodine
Ferrum metallicum
Bromine
Aconite
Nux vomica
Pulsatilla
Phosphorous

Acupuncture & Acupressure Treatment of Dizziness

Acupressure points on the head, scalp and shoulders are useful in treating dizziness. It stimulates the points and rebalances the flow of qi or life force, in the body to relieve symptoms of dizziness.

Conventional / Allopathic Treatment of Dizziness

A variety of allopathic medications are used to treat dizziness such as meclizine (Antivert, Bonine, and Vetrol). Anti-nausea medications are also prescribed such as promethazane (Phenergan) and anti-histamines (Benadryl, Dramamine).

Surgical Treatment of Dizziness

Surgery is usually the last step in the treatment of dizziness, only used after therapy and medications have failed.

Dietary & Herbal Treatment of Dizziness

Limit sodium intake
Eat foods rich in vitamins A, C, and E
Avoid fried foods

What is Dizziness?

Dizziness means feeling lightheaded or off balance. Dizziness that creates the sense that you or your surroundings are spinning or moving is called vertigo.

Symptoms of Dizziness

Chest pain or pressure
Difficulty hearing
Headache
Abdominal pain
Nasal congestion
Nausea
Numbness or weakness of the extremities
Loss of balance
sweating
Vision problems

Causes of Dizziness

Fatigue
Hypoglycemia
Anxiety
Neurologic conditions, such as multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, and epilepsy

Complications of Dizziness

Accident 

Diagnosis of Dizziness

Diagnosis of Dizziness involves the following tests: 

Eye movement testing
Posturography testing
Rotary-chair testing
MRI

Precautions & Prevention of Dizziness

Sit or lie down immediately when you feel dizzy
Avoid using caffeine, alcohol and tobacco
Avoid driving a car or operating heavy machinery if you experience frequent dizziness
Walk with a cane for stability

Thyroid Dysfunction - Understanding The Treatment Of It!

Dr. Amit C 86% (41 ratings)
MD - Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
General Physician, Ranchi
Thyroid Dysfunction - Understanding The Treatment Of It!

Your thyroid is a small, butterfly-shaped gland situated at the base of the front of your neck, just below your Adam's apple. Hormones produced by the thyroid gland do everything from maintaining your heart rate to regulating your body temperature to controlling your body weight. 

Millions of people worldwide suffer from thyroid dysfunction and several don't know about it. This is primarily because people don't tend to link the common symptoms first with a thyroid disease. Some people suffer from mood swings, trouble with memory, weight gain or fatigue, all of which they look upon individually as a problem and hence not piecing together the puzzle of their real medical condition. Here are a few insights that'll help you cope:

How does the thyroid gland work: About 85% of the hormone produced by our thyroid gland is T4, which is an inactive form of the hormone. After T4 is made, a small amount of is converted into T3, which is the active form of thyroid hormone. T3 is then converted to free T3 or reverse T3. It is the free T3 that forms the base of thyroid functions. 

What is hypothyroidism: Hypothyroidism, or an underactive thyroid, accounts for 90% of all thyroid imbalances. The signs and symptoms of hypothyroidism develop slowly, often over a number of years, which is why it is often missed from regular treatment charts. For instance, fatigue and weight gain are often attributed to stress, lifestyle changes and natural ageing process. But as time goes by, some of the symptoms show a higher level of manifestation like muscle weakness, elevated blood cholesterol, thinning hair, puffy face, hoarse voice and slowed heart rate. 

If left untreated, hypothyroidism may lead to goiter (enlarged thyroid), increased memory problems, low blood pressure, decreased breathing and in extreme cases, unresponsiveness and coma
This disease may also occur in newborns, infants and children. Symptoms include excessive sleepiness, poor muscle tone and constipation. It is important to diagnose and treat it early, as in severe cases it may lead to mental and / or physical retardation. In children and teens, it can result in stunted growth, and delayed puberty.

What is hyperthyroidismIt's the opposite of hypothyroidism, which means in this case the thyroid overproduces hormones. Common symptoms include lack of sleep, weakness, irregular heartbeat, elevated blood pressure and hand tremors. While genetics are partially responsible for it, it is also triggered by autoimmune disorder. Hyperthyroidism can be treated with medication, radioactive iodine (not the first or best choice as it harms white cells too) and surgery. Keeping a focus on your calcium and sodium intake is crucial to curb the disorder.

Treatments: Conventional treatments rely mainly on drugs and surgery. Alternative treatments involve diet and lifestyle changes. Taking multivitamins, going gluten free, getting a good night sleep, and reducing stress is all said to help heal your thyroid gradually.

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Vaginal Hygiene - 8 Tips To Maintain It!

Dr. Irina Dey 86% (33 ratings)
DNB - Obstetrics & Gynecology, MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, Diploma In Gynaecology & Obstetrics
Gynaecologist, Kolkata
Vaginal Hygiene - 8 Tips To Maintain It!

Maintaining proper vaginal hygiene is imperative to ward off any sort of STDor STI, even before any sort of irritation, infection or disease occurs. The normal vaginal pH balance helps cater to the growth of useful bacteria. Some useful tips to maintain proper vaginal hygiene can be:

  1. Douching (spraying a mixture of water, baking soda, vinegar or iodine on the vaginal area) is strictly discouraged. It can interfere with the normal pH levels of the vagina and can make the area extremely acidic, which sets the stage for the growth of bacterial infections.

  2. A balanced, healthy, nutritious diet is recommended for a healthy vagina as well as for good reproductive health. Certain fluids such as cranberry juice can help prevent the onset of any yeast infection.

  3. Safe sex should be practised in order to keep harmful bacteria away. Using a condom during a sexual intercourse helps prevent the occurrence of any sort of STI or STD.

  4. Gynaecological check-ups should be done every four months or so to be on the safe side regarding any doubts about unhealthy vagina. Prevention is always better than cure in the long run.

  5. Petroleum jelly should not be used for lubrication during sexual intercourse as such fluids tend to damage the latex in the condom and may even lead to a possible infection.

  6. Clothes should be chosen carefully to keep the vaginal area clean and dry. Cotton underwear is generally the best option in this regard as it can help prevent any bacterial infection by keeping the area clean and dry.

  7. Certain simple sanitary habits such as changing of tampons or sanitary pads every four hour during one’s periods, proper washing of the genital area after relieving the bowels, can go a long way in nurturing the health of the vagina.

  8. Opt for gentle skin care products to wash the vaginal area as that area is extremely sensitive. Avoid scrubbing the vaginal area as well.

Acne Flare Up - What To Eat & What To Avoid?

Dr. Nitin Jain 84% (254 ratings)
MBBS, Diploma in Venerology & Dermatology (DVD), DDV, MD - Dermatology , Venereology & Leprosy
Dermatologist, Pune
Acne Flare Up - What To Eat & What To Avoid?

Intake of foods of high Glycemic Index (GI) worsens acne. GI measures the rate at which blood sugar levels rise because of the intake of foods containing carbohydrates such as soda, white bread, processed breakfast cereals, chips, baked and other junk foods. Diet and acne are directly related.

Therefore, you should adopt a perfect diet plan for your acne.

  1. Omega-3 Fatty Acids: These have anti-inflammatory effects whereas foods with Omega-6 Fatty acids produce substances such as inflammatory prostaglandins. Such foods include walnuts, flaxseed oil, fish oil, fish roe (egg), sea foods, spinach, soybeans and chia seeds.
  2. Low Glycemic Foods: Eat non- starchy foods such as vegetables, legumes and fruits low on the GI count. Avoid carbs, especially simple carbs. Potatoes should be off your platter for quite some time.
  3. Vitamin A and Vitamin E: An ounce of almonds gives about 7.4 milligram of vitamin A. You can also consume almond milk or almond oil. Other foods rich in Vitamin A are sun flower seeds, sesame or pumpkin; Swiss chard, mustard greens, spinach, turnip greens, kale, plant oils such as wheat gram oil, sunflower oil, hazelnuts, pine nuts and avocado. Sources of vitamin A include liver, broccoli, orange, fatty fish.
  4. Avoid dairy products: They aggravate acne flare-ups because of the hormones contained in milk.
  5. Chromium Rich Foods: They stabilize levels of blood sugar. The suggested foods are orange pancakes, Tortellini and broccoli salad, alcohol-free sangria, such as grape juice, open-face ham sandwiches with Rye crisp bread. Other sources of chromium are onions, tomatoes, lettuce, and whole grains. For more effective results, include foods with Vitamin C that add to the absorption of chromium.
  6. Zinc-Rich Foods: Sources of zinc include cereals, wheat grams, sesame seeds, pumpkin seeds, meats, shell fish, squash seeds, fruits such as pomegranates and avocados, dark chocolates, spinach, mushroom, cashew nuts, almonds, walnuts and hazelnuts.
  7. Avoid intake of excess iodine: Excess iodine causes acne flare-ups.


 

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Anal Fissures - How Ayurveda Can Help In Treating The Problem?

Dr. Vijay Dagar 90% (18 ratings)
BAMS, Ksharsutra
Ayurveda, Delhi
Anal Fissures - How Ayurveda Can Help In Treating The Problem?

Anal fissures are small tears that develop in the thin, moist mucosa inside the anus. The most common cause for such a tear is the passage of excessively hard or large stool. Fissures cause pain and bleeding. Anal fissures are common in infants, but older people may also experience the same problem.

Causes of Anal Fissures

  1. Passing large and hard stools.
  2. Chronic constipation
  3. Chronic diarrhoea
  4. Childbirth

Uncommon Causes for the Disorder Include-

  1. HIV
  2. Anal cancer
  3. Tuberculosis
  4. Herpes
  5. Syphilis

Ayurvedic Remedy for Anal Fissure
While fissures can be treated with conventional medications, the use of ayurvedic remedies is considered a much safer avenue of treatment. Here are some ways in which ayurvedic treatment can help cure your problem of fissures.

  1. Amalaki- One of the most highly regarded remedies from the school of Ayurveda, Amalaki (Indian Gooseberry) is known as a rejuvenating agent, that helps regenerate the cells. Apart from the host of benefits that amalaki provides, such as acting as an aphrodisiac, amalaki also helps clean the intestine and is used as a form of laxative by people suffering from constipation. Amalaki is also an important ingredient in both Vara churna and Triphala guggul.
  2. Haritaki- Another necessary ingredient in Triphala, Haritaki aids in digestion and also enables healthy motion every day. Similar to Amalaki, the ingredient is also used to make Vara churna.
  3. Other common ayurvedic ingredients that treat fissures include Vibhitaki, Guggul and Curcumin.

Natural Ways to Treat Fissure
A proper diet and lifestyle are extremely important and complement Ayurveda in the true sense for the treatment of fissures. Here are a few tips for you to follow for naturally curing fissures-

  1. Include whole grains in your diet, which are higher in fibre content and help soften your stool.
  2. Green leafy and fibrous vegetables, such as spinach and broccoli, must be consumed on a regular basis as they help reduce constipation.
  3. Caffeine should be avoided at all cost. This means that you should not drink coffee and sodas.
  4. Certain fruits like apples, figs and bananas also help deal with the symptoms of constipation.
  5. Lastly, drinking lots of water will help with digestion and will also regulate motion, so that constipation can be avoided.
  6. A sitz bath may also help with fissures. To take such a bath, fill the tub with warm water and add iodine, turmeric or neem into the water. Now dip your hip and waist beneath the water and sit for a few minutes.
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Pregnancy - 8 Best Things To Eat!

Dt. Preeti Singh 86% (10 ratings)
MSc - Nutritional Sciences, B.Sc. - Home Science (Food & Nutrition)
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Pune
Pregnancy - 8 Best Things To Eat!

A good diet and great nourishment during pregnancy and enough of it is very important for your infant to develop and grow. You need to take around 300 or more calories every day than you did before you get pregnant. In spite of the fact that sickness and nausea during an initial couple of months of pregnancy can make this troublesome for some women, one should attempt to ingest a wholesome diet and take pre-birth vitamins.

Here are a few suggestions to keep you and your infant healthy

Nutrition Required:

  1. Folic Acid: It is a man-made form of a B vitamin called folate. It plays a key role in producing red blood cells and also helps in developing your baby's neural tube into brain and spinal cord. The best food sources of folic acid are fortified cereals. It is found naturally in dark green vegetables and citrus fruits.
  2. Calcium: For your baby to develop strong bones and teeth, you must have a proper intake of calcium during pregnancy. It also helps the baby in growing a healthy heart, nerves, and muscles. The top sources of calcium are milk and other dairy products, while canned fish and calcium-fortified cereal, juice, soy and rice beverages, and bread are also rich sources of it.
  3. Protein: Protein is formed of the amino acids that create your baby's face and the cells. During the 37th week of pregnancy, your baby's brain requires these raw materials to transform them into organs that will allow your baby to breathe, talk and walk. These proteins can be found in lean meat, fish, eggs, milk and other dairy products.
  4. Iron: During pregnancy, you will need twice as much as iron you needed before conceiving. Your body uses iron to produce extra blood for your baby. it is found in meat, poultry, and plant-based foods as well as in supplements. The pregnant women, however, must consult an expert dietician to ascertain an adequate amount of intake.

Food tips:

  1. Lean meat: The amino acids in protein are the building blocks of each cell in your and your child's body. High-protein foods likewise keep your craving under control by settling your glucose. Glucose is the reason you need to go for three servings (that is around 75 grams) of protein every day. Lean meat is a superb alternative, since it is high in iron.
  2. High fiber food: Pick foods high in fiber that are enhanced, for example, whole grain breads, oatsbeans, pasta and rice, and in addition foods grown from the ground. In spite of the fact that it is best to get your fiber from food, taking a fiber supplement can help you get bone strength and better digestion.
  3. Vitamins and minerals: Ensure you are getting enough vitamins and minerals in your everyday diet while pregnant. You should take a pre-birth vitamin supplement to ensure you are reliably getting enough vitamins and minerals consistently. Your specialist can suggest an over-the-counter brand or prescribe pre-birth vitamins.
  4. Calcium-rich food: Eat and drink no less than four servings of dairy items and calcium-rich food a day to guarantee that you are getting 1000-1300 mg of calcium in your everyday diet during pregnancy.
  5. Iron-rich food: Eat no less than three servings of iron-rich food, for example, lean meats, spinach, beans, and breakfast cereal every day to guarantee you are getting 27 mg of iron everyday.
  6. Iodine: While you're pregnant, you will require 220 micrograms of iodine a day to guarantee your infant's cerebrum and sensory system improvement. Consume milk and cheese.
  7. Avocados: These are stacked with potassiumvitamin C and vitamin B6 (helps in tissue and mind development and also reduces morning sickness). Avocados are a delightful approach to get your vitamins. Spread some avocado on your toast in place of cheese or mayonnaise.
  8. Oats: Oats are loaded with fiber, B vitamins, iron and a large group of different minerals. Along with other complex carbs, they are pressed with fiber (help in getting rid of constipation). Fill your breakfast dish with them, yet do not stop there — add oats to flapjacks, biscuits, cakes, treats, and even meatloaf.

The diet of a pregnant woman must include an ample amount of fruit and veggies, lean protein, whole grains, dairy products, pulses and legumes to ensure good health of the baby.

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Homeopathic Remedies For Treating Hypothyroidism!

Dr. Vanshaj Goel 87% (30 ratings)
BHMS
Homeopath, Ghaziabad
Homeopathic Remedies For Treating Hypothyroidism!

As we age, we may get a lot wiser and experienced; however, the down-side of gaining knowledge and experience is that we also have to face a lot of health issues and troubles. Problems related to hormones and glands become common as we grow older, and one amongst the most common problems is hypothyroidism. This is a problem that affects the thyroid gland, which is located around the throat region, and is commonly found in women. When the thyroid gland does not produce enough hormones or is underactive, you may be diagnosed with hypothyroidism.

The lack of activity in the thyroid gland may lead to a number of other issues such as lowering of metabolism and the disturbance of immunity in the body. The problem of slow thyroid may alsoarise because of the lack of iodine in the body, and in any case, it is important to bring the issue under control so that a healthy lifestyle may be achieved.

Homeopathy and hypothyroidism
One of the best ways to be able to deal with lifestyle and hormone diseases is to opt for homeopathic treatment. Homeopathy is the branch of medicine that usesnatural means and products to treat health issues; the biggest and most stubborn of diseases are known to be treated with the help of this stream of medication. The same holds true for hypothyroidism because it is found that the most effective way to treat this problem is through the use of homeopathic medicines.

Since there are a lot of medicines that can be used for treating hypothyroidism through homeopathy, the medicines that are prescribed by medical practitioners are segregated on the basis of the symptoms or the effects of the problem, such as the following:

  1. You may be prescribed homeopathy medicines for hypothyroidism if you are experiencing excessive weight gain, which is one of the main symptoms of this condition. In such cases, you may be given medicines that help in controlling not only weight gain issues but also issues of lowered hormone secretion.
  2. A lot of homeopathy experts also suggest medicines that are exclusively developed for women who experience menstrual issues due to hypothyroidism, which also happens to be a common occurrence.
  3. The tolerance for cold in a lot of people is also affected due to the presence of hypothyroidism, which may require a different type of treatment or medication in the field of homeopathy.
  4. Many also suffer from issues such as constipation and hair fall which are generally connected to the symptoms of hypothyroidism,and the homeopathic medicines prescribed by doctors may help in tackling such symptoms.

While it may be wise to choose homeopathy as your preferred stream of medicine when hypothyroidism is diagnosed, it is also important to make sure that the best and the most experienced doctors in the arena are chosen for getting the most effective treatment.

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