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Last Updated: Oct 23, 2019

Thyroid Disorders - Have Ayurveda At Your Rescue!

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Dr. Neha MaharAyurvedic Doctor • 15 Years Exp.MD - Ayurveda, Post Graduation Proficiency in Panchkarma, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
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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, the 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:

  1. Metabolic disorders or digestive disorders,

  2. Stress,

  3. Irregular lifestyle, dietary and sleeping patterns,

  4. 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,

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

  6. Autoimmune diseases,

  7. In pregnancy and after delivery many times it is detected.

Symptoms of Hypo or Hyperthyroidism:

  1. Fatigue,

  2. Poor tolerance of cold temperature or feeling excessive hot at normal temperature,

  3. Constipation or frequent loose motions,

  4. Poor appetite,

  5. Poor concentration, depression, sleeplessness and nervousness,

  6. Irregular menses and PCOD,

  7. Weight gain or Weight loss,

  8. Mood swings,

  9. Changes in voice and puffiness around eyes,

  10. Joint pains,

  11. Migraine.

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.

  • Panchkarma:

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

By following a 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.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult a specialist & get answers to your questions!

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