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Homeopathic Remedies for Hyperthyroidism, Goitre and Graves Disease

Homeopathic Remedies for HyperthyroidisM

Thyroid is a gland in the front of the neck that controls metabolism, or how the body turns food into energy and also affects the heart, muscles, bones and cholesterol. Hyperthyroidism is a medical condition in which the thyroid gland is overactive and produces thyroid hormones in excess. The main cause of Hyperthyroidism is Grave’s Disease. Grave’s Disease is an autoimmune disorder in which the antibodies are produced by the immune system against its own tissue and attack the thyroid gland, resulting in excessive production of thyroid hormones. This leads to Hyperthyroidism. The symptoms may include quick loss of weight, fast hearbeat, sweating profusely, and feeling moody. Homeopathic remedies for Hyperthyroidism are completely safe and strike at the root cause of Hyperthyroidism.

Top Homeopathic Remedies for Hyperthyroidism

1. Lodium: For Hyperthyroidism with quick weight loss

Lodium is one of the best natural medicines for treating Hyperthyroidism. This remedy is mainly prescribed for patients of Hyperthyroidism who lose weight quickly despite having a good appetite. Such patients need something to eat at very short intervals and always feel better while eating. Feeling excessive heat in body and wanting to stay in a cool environment are the other symptoms. Mentally the person is very anxious about present issues and not about future.  Lodium also works very well in relieving Hyperthyroid patients from excessive palpitations which get worse from even slight exertion. Extreme weakness is a common symptom described by patients and the weakness is mainly felt on going upstairs.

2. Natrum Muriaticum: For Hyperthyroidism with Irritability

Natrum Muriaticum is a natural medicine used for treating Hyperthyroidism mainly for patients who are irritated very easily and get upset over little things. The person remains depressed with weeping when alone and it always gets aggravated when someone tries to console. The persons requiring this medicine feel very hot and cannot bear the heat of sun. They suffer from severe headaches when exposed to sun. An unusual craving for salt in excess is always present in a person who is recommended this medicine. Another important symptom guiding towards using remedy NatrumMuriaticum is when a Hyperthyroid patient keeps on losing weight despite having regular and proper meals. The person looks very weak, especially around the neck region. The patient feels very weak especially in morning when in bed. The heart rate always remains on the higher side. This natural medicine can also help in regularising the menstrual cycle in women with Hyperthyroidism whose menses remain suppressed for too long.

3. Lachesis Mutus: For Hyperthyroidism with extreme heat

Lachesis Mutus is of great help for patients of Hyperthyroidism who suffer from the sensation of the body feeling extremely hot. Such patients cannot wear tight clothes and always keep their collars around the neck and the belt around the waist loose. For the prescription of this natural medicine, the mental symptoms that are usually considered are sadness with an aversion to do any kind of work. The person does not wish to mix up and wants to go somewhere alone. Excessive talkativeness is a leading mind symptom for the use of Lachesis Mutus. It is also the remedy for women of menopause age suffering from Hyperthyroidism. The women complain of excessive hot flushes and palpitations. The menstrual flow is very less and the duration is also short. Feeling of wellness during menses is an important feature for its use in women. Another leading feature is complaint of pounding of heart or palpitations with episodes of fainting. Worsening of the condition during sleep is a prominent symptom for the use of this medicine in Hyperthyroid patients.

4. Phosphorus: For Hyperthyroidism with extreme Sensitivity, Hairfall

Phosphorus is another top natural medicine for treatment of Hyperthyroidism. This remedy is of great help for tall and thin patients who are very sensitive to external impressions like touch, odour, light. This medicine can be used for treating longstanding diarrhoea in patients of Hyperthyroidism. The patient complains of very profuse and offensive stool with weakness of extreme degree. Appetite of such persons increases and they feel hungry immediately after eating. Another sphere where this medicine proves to be useful in patients of Hyperthyroidism is in controlling excessive hairfall where the patient complains of falling of hair in bunches. Certain peculiar eating habits also give a hint in using this medicine in Hyperthyroid patients like a craving for meat, salty things, cold drinks and ice creams.

5. Conium Maculatum: For Hyperthyroidism with depression

Conium Maculatum is a very beneficial natural remedy for patients of Hyperthyroidism who are very depressed and donot take any interest in work. The patient gets irritated easily and suffers from weakness of memory. This medicine works well for patients who experience trembling in hands along with perspiration on hands. Conium Maculatum is also a useful cure for menstrual problems faced by women due to Hyperthyroidism where the menses appear late and that too for a  short time and are very scanty in nature.

Other Important Remedies

1. For Hyperthyroidism with Weightloss

Lodum, Natrum Muriaticum and Lycopodium Clavatum are natural remedies for overactive thyroid and are of great help to deal with the problem of weightloss in a patient of Hyperthyroidism. Lodum is also prescribed for patients who have an increased appetite and need something to eat every hour but still keep on losing weight. This is because of the increased metabolic rate due to excess thyroid hormones circulating in the blood. Such patients also feel extremely hot and always desire to stay in a cool place. Natrum Muriaticum is ideal for anaemic persons who look weak and emaciated. They also go on losing flesh even if they are taking a good diet. The emaciation is mainly noted in neck region. The person requiring this medicine craves for extra salt in diet. Lycopodium Clavatum can help those patients in whom the emaciation due to weight loss is most marked in upper part of body as compared to lower part. Usually such patients have a craving for warm drinks and sweets.

2. For Heat Intolerance in Patients of Hyperthyroidism

The prescription for dealing with heat intolerance depends upon the totality of symptoms given by the patient and not on a single symptom. The natural remedies for overactive thyroid that can help in such conditions are Sulphur, Pulsatilla Pratensis and Lachesis Mutus. Sulphur is a top medicine for treating heat intolerance in patients of Hyperthyroidism. The patients requiring Sulphur feel excessively hot mainly at the top of head and soles of feet. Such patients feel the need to put their feet out of the blanket due to intensive heat in the feet at night during sleep. An excessive craving for sweets may be present in patients in whom Sulphur is prescribed. Pulsatilla Pratensis is the remedy for patients who cannot tolerate excessive heat and always need cool open air to get relief. Absolute absence of thirst for water is an important symptom guiding towards its use. Mentally, the patient requiring Pulsatilla is of a mild nature and weeps frequently atthe slightest instance. Lachesis Mutus is the natural medicine for patients of Hyperthyroidism who experience heat flushes and cannot wear tight clothes. They always keep the neck collars and belt around the waist very loose.

3. For menstrual troubles in women with Hyperthyroidism

Pulsatilla Pratensis is the top natural medicine to correct the menstrual irregularities in women suffering from Hyperthyroidism. This medicine is mainly given where the menses remain suppressed for long and if the menses are very scanty, along with severe pain in the uterus that makes the patient cry out. Women needing Pulsatilla usually crave for fatty food and have an absolute absence of thirst for water. Sepia Officinalis is also a very beneficial medicine for treating menstrual problems where the menses remain for a very short time, that too with slight bleeding. The presence of bearing down pains in uterus as if the pelvic organs are about to come out along with menstrual irregularities is an important symptom for this remedy.

4. For Diarrhea in patients of Hyperthyroidism

Phosphorus, Aloe Socotrina and Sulphur are very good natural remedies to treat diarrhea in Hyperthyroid patients. Phosphorus is mainly given where the stool is excessive and offensive, along with extreme weakness. An excessive desire for cold drinks and ice creams is always present in patients needing Phosphorus.  Aloe Socotrina is a natural remedy for patients who have to rush to the toilet to pass stool immediately after eating or drinking anything. And Sulphur is the preferred treatment for diarrhea that is worse in the morning. The patients requiring Sulphur suffer from excessive heat in body and like sweets in diet.

5. For Palpitations and Increase in Heart Rate in Hyperthyroid Patients

Both Lycopus Virginicus and Lodum are excellent natural remedies to control palpitations and Tachycardia or increase in heart rate in Hyperthyroid patients. Lycopus Virginicus can help in cases where the pulse is very rapid and palpitations are felt due to nervous irritation. Lodum can help to control the palpitations when they get worse from least exertion.

6. Natural Medicines for Goitre

The enlargement of thyroid gland is referred to as Goitre. Homeopathy has a wide range of natural medicines to treat Goitre cases. The selection of the medicine depends solely on the constitutional symptoms given by the patients.  Lachesis Mutus, Lycopodium Clavatum, Spongia Tosta, Calcarea Lodata and Fucus Vesiculosus are of great help in treating goitre cases. Lachesis Mutus works very well when the Goitre is left-sided. Patients requiring this medicine have difficulty in swallowing liquids while the solid food is swallowed easily. They also feel very hot. Lycopodium Clavatum is a remedy for swelling of thyroid gland on the right side. Spongia Tosta is recommended as a remedy if the thyroid gland is much enlarged, causing suffocating spells at night.Calcarea Lodata is used for thyroid enlargements occurring around puberty. Fucus Vesiculosus is the remedy for Goitre in obese people.

7. Natural Medicines for Grave’s Disease

There are several efficient medicines to treat the patients of Grave’s Disease. For treating Grave’s Disease, a proper case study of the patient is required. Then follows a proper evaluation of the symptoms to select the ideal natural medicine to cure Grave’s Disease. Lodum is mainly prescribed where the patient feels excessively hot and suffers from violent heart palpitations from even a slight exertion. An increased appetite where the patient feels the need to eat at very short intervals but still goes on losing weight is a very prominent symptom for this medicine use. Lycopus Virginicus is also of great help in the treatment of Grave’s Disease. The patients requiring this natural medicine have protruding eyeballs. They also suffer from pounding of heart or palpitations from nervous irritation with an oppressed feeling in chest on the left side. The heart rate also goes up because of increased thyroid hormones circulating in the blood.

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Top 5 Natural Homeopathic Remedies for Hypothyroidism

Homeopathic remedies for Hypothyroidism

Hypothyroidism is a condition in which the thyroid gland is under active and does not produce sufficient amounts of thyroid hormones required in the body. The most cause of hypothyroidism is Hashimoto’s thyroiditis. Hashimoto’s thyroiditis is an auto immune disorder in which the antibodies are produced by the immune system against its own tissue, which in turn attacks the thyroid gland resulting in hypothyroidism. Severe Iodine defficiency can also lead to hypothyroidism. Natural Homeopathic remedies for hypothyroidism are highly effective and especially useful for people who want to avoid the side effects of prescription drugs.

Top Homeopathic Remedies for Hypothyroidism

Calcarea carb, Sepia, Lycopodium, Graphites and Nux Vomica are the leading remedies for hypothyroidism.

  1. Calcarea Carbonica: Calcarea Carbonica assumes the top most position in homeopathy for treating hypothyroid cases. It is one of the best remedy for hypothyroidism. Its use is highly recommended in obese people who are always chilly and cannot tolerate cold air. The patient requiring this medicine is fair complexioned, fatty and flabby. Excessive sweating on head is a leading feature for its use in hypothyroid patients.  Certain peculiarities in eating habits like craving for boiled eggs, desire for indigestible things like chalk, pencils, lime, and aversion to take fats also guide towards its use in patients of hypothyroidism. This medicine for hypothyroidism can also help in relieving constipation in hypothyroid patients; the peculiar feature is that the first part of stool is hard and is followed by soft stool. This medicine proves to be very efficacious in women with hypothyroidism who suffer from very profuse menses that continue for long durations and occur earlier than the expected date. Coldness of feet is always present during the menstrual period.
  2. Sepia Officinalis: Sepia Officinalis is also a significant medicine for treating the hypothyroid patients. The patients requiring this medicine are very weak, have a pale yellow face and faint very easily especially on exposure to excessive cold temperature. Such patients lack vital heat of body and feel excessively chilly even in a warm room. This medicine can help in treating the menstrual complaints in patients of hypothyroidism where the menses appear too early and are copious in nature. The menstrual complaints are always accompanied by bearing down sensations in pelvis where the patient feels as if the pelvic organs will come out through the vulva and always sit with cross legs to prevent the escape. Sepia Officinalis is also prescribed for controlling the excessive hair fall due to hypothyroidism, especially in women of menopausal age. The next sphere in which this medicine proves very efficacious is the treatment of constipation in hypothyroid patients. The patients requiring this medicine complain of very hard and difficult stool that is passed in small balls with excessive pain during the passing the stool process that continues for long time after the stool. The mental symptoms that are to be considered for its use in hypothyroid patients is extreme irritability and indifferent behaviour towards family members who were earlier very much loved. An unusual excessive craving for acidic things and pickles can also be present.
  3. Lycopodium Clavatum:This is an excellent thyroid Remedy. This medicine is mainly prescribed to those patients of hypothyroidism who suffer from gastric troubles. There is excessive flatulence in the abdomen with acidity that is mainly worse after taking farinaceous food. The complaints are mainly worse from 4:00pm-8:00pm. There is constipation with difficult, hard, incomplete stool. The person craves hot drinks and hot food; craving for sweets may also be found. The person is very weak with yellowish face and blue circles around eyes. The excessive hair falling in a hypothyroid person can be wonderfully tackled with this medicine’s use. The patients requiring this medicine are of very irritable nature and cannot bear little contradiction.
  4. Graphites: Graphites is mainly used for those patients of hypothyroidism who are very obese and take on cold very easily. The long standing constipation where the stool is hard and passes with great difficulty in lumps can be treated with this medicine. Such patients also complain of fullness in abdomen due to obstruction of flatus and desire to loosen the clothing to get relief. Mentally the patient is very depressed, sad and weeps easily on listening to music. Timidity and inability to take decisions may also be present.
  5. Nux Vomica: Nux Vomica is a wonderful remedy mainly prescribed in those patients of hypothyroidism who are extremely temperamental in nature and get offended very easily; such people are very sensitive to all external impressions. This medicine works wonderfully in treating the obstinate constipation in hypothyroid patients. The stool is scanty and unsatisfactory where the patient feels constant urge to pass stool but with little evacuation. Bloated feeling in the stomach after eating is also present. There is an excessive desire for stimulants like alcoholic drinks and coffee; fatty food and spicy food. Patient is very chilly. This medicine can also help those women of hypothyroidism who complain of prolonged menses where the menstrual blood is blackish and accompanied by fainting spells.

Other Important Remedies

1. When Weight  Gain is the Main Symptom

Calcarea Carbonica works well in controlling the excessive weight gain in patients due to hypothyroidism. The patient requiring this medicine is fatty, fair complexioned and flabby. Extreme sensitiveness to cold air is always present in the patient. Excessive sweating on the head usually at night time is also a very prominent symptom guiding towards using this medicine in weight gain. Another medicine Graphites works well in controlling the weight gain in those persons who are very obese, chilly and suffer from obstinate constipation. Lycopodium Clavatum is also a natural medicine for treating weight gain in hypothyroidism where the thighs and buttock region is obese. The patients requiring Lycopodium usually show excessive craving for hot drinks and sweets.

2. For Treating Menstrual Problems in Women Suffering from Hypothyroidism

Sepia Officinalis is an excellent medicine to deal with menstrual problems due to hypothyroidism where the menses are very profuse and appear very early. Presence of bearing down sensations in pelvic organs along with excessive menstrual flow is a hallmark in using this medicine to correct menstrual problem. The patient requiring this medicine is very chilly and even faints in an extreme cold environment. Calcarea Carbonica can help where the women complain of heavy bleeding during menses along with extremely cold feet during the flow. Excessive perspiration on the head during sleep can accompany this problem, and the patients requiring this medicine are usually obese. Next medicine Ferrum Mettalicum can prove to be very efficacious in those women who complain of excessive bleeding during menses where the blood is pale and watery leading to anemia and weakness. Cinchona Officinalis is yet another useful natural medicine for treating menstrual trouble in women suffering from hypothyroidism. The symptom guiding towards its use is profuse menstrual flow containing dark clots.

3. For Dealing with Cold Intolerance in Hypothyroid Patients

Psorinum, Silicea, Calcarea Carbonica are wonderful medicines to deal with sensitiveness to cold in hypothyroid patients. All these are equally good for decreasing the sensitivity towards cold but the selection of the medicine solely depends upon the constitutional symptoms given by the patient. Psorinum may be given to those patients who always feel chilly and even in hot weather desire extra coverings to combat the extreme chilliness. Patients requiring Psorinum may also give a history of some sort of skin complaint during their life time. Next medicine Silicea mainly suits obstinate kind of people who are extremely sensitive to cold and who have offensive perspiration on feet. For using Calcarea Carbonica, the symptoms of excessive perspiration on scalp, obesity and craving for boiled eggs along with chilliness are given utmost importance.

4. For Treating Constipation with Hypothyroidism:

The first medicine Alumina gives excellent results in treating the trouble of constipation in a hypothyroid patient. Patient requiring this medicine passes many days without going for stool, he feels no desire for stool until a large accumulation has occurred in intestines. The stool is mainly soft and clay like but it requires great straining to expel the stool due to sluggish action of rectum. Next medicine Nux Vomica works well in relieving those cases of constipation where the patient feels constant desire to pass stool but only scanty stool is passed. The stool is insufficient and does not give satisfaction to the patient. Pain in abdomen usually precedes the expulsion of stool. Intake of spices and coffee makes the patient worse. The last medicine Bryonia Alba can help in relieving those patients who complain of excessively hard and dry stool. An unusual thirst for large quantities of water may be present in patients requiring Bryonia Alba.

5. For Treating Hair Fall in Patients of Hypothyroidism

There are no patent medicines in homeopathy for treating hair fall in a patient of hypothyroidism and the medicine has to be selected depending upon the constitutional symptoms of the patient. Natrum Muriaticum is a very good medicine for dealing with hair fall cases in persons suffering from hypothyroidism. The symptoms that guide towards its use for hair fall are excessive craving for salty things, inability to bear the heat of sun. The patient requiring this medicine is usually of reserved nature and may show weeping tendencies especially when alone. Lycopodium Clavatum is yet another natural medicine for treating hair fall. This medicine can be prescribed to those patients of hair fall who crave hot drinks and sweets.  Some sort of gastric trouble like extreme flatulence usually accompanies hair fall in patients requiring this medicine.

6. For Hashimoto’s thyroiditis

There is no specific medicine in homeopathy for treating Hashimoto’s thyroiditis but the required medicine has to be selected from a wide range of medicines that depend entirely upon the constitutional symptoms of a patient taken down after proper case taking. Calcarea Carbonica, Graphites, Sepia Officinalis are few of the good medicines to deal with Hashimoto’s thyroiditis. Calcarea Carbonica suits mainly persons complaining of weight gain with excessive perspiration on the head and extreme chilliness. Graphites may be recommended in obese, chilly patients with obstinate constipation. The last medicine Sepia Officinalis is mainly indicated for treating the menstrual irregularities in thyroiditis patients.

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