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Best Homeopathic Medicines for Goiter

Goiter refers to abnormal enlargement of thyroid gland. The thyroid gland produces two major hormones, T3 and T4. These hormones control the metabolism process in the body. In goiter, the thyroid hormones may remain normal or they may increase or decrease. The main cause of goiter is iodine deficiency. Other causes are thyroiditis, grave’s disease, hashimotos’s disease, nodules in goiter (solitary nodule, multinodular goiter). Homeopathic medicines for goiter help boost the self-healing mechanism of the body to bring about natural recovery.  homeopathic medicines for goiter

Symptoms of Goiter

Goiter may present itself merely as swelling in the neck. But, due to pressure from the enlarged gland, the person may have difficulty swallowing, experience hoarseness of voice and a constricted feeling in the throat. Other symptoms are related to hyperthyroidism and hypothyroidism. With hyperthyroidism, the major symptoms would be intolerance to heat, palpitations, anxiety, tremors, weight loss, exophthalmos, tachycardia and scanty menses. While with hypothyroidism, the symptoms are intolerance to cold, heavy menses, constipation, fatigue and weight gain.

Homeopathic Medicines for Goiter

Homeopathy offers very safe and effective treatment for goiter without the need for surgical intervention. There are a large number of medicines for treating goiter, but no one treats for all types. The most appropriate medicine is selected after a detailed study and analysis of individual symptoms. Natural medicines for goiter help reduce swelling of the thyroid gland and symptomatically manage the condition. In cases where the auto-immune origin of the disease is found, natural medicines help by optimizing the immune system and making it strong enough to tackle the disease.

1. Iodum – For Hyperactive Thyroid and Accelerated Metabolic Functions

Iodum is one of the top listed medicines for goiter. It is used when the thyroid gland is enlarged, hyperactive and the metabolic functions of the body are accelerated. The thyroid gland may also be indurated and hard along with its enlargement. Due to the increased metabolic rate, the person in need of Iodum for goiter goes on losing weight even after eating a lot. The appetite is increased, but the person does not gain weight. Another symptom to look out for prescription of Iodum as one of the best medicines for goiter is that the person feels very hot and constantly in need of cool air. Mentally, such persons are nervous, restless, hurried and impulsive, with extreme mental excitement. Iodum is also considered the most effective among medicines for goiter where tachycardia is present with a rapid, accelerated pulse rate. Palpitations may arise from the least exertion. Iodum also helps treat women with goiter where chronic amenorrhoea is present. Another set of symptoms for prescribing Iodum in goiter includes chronic diarrhea with weakness, bulging/protruding eyes, deep and hoarse voice.

2. Calcarea Carb – For Enlarged Thyroid and Slow Metabolic Functions

Calcarea Carb is helpful in cases of goiter where the thyroid gland is enlarged but underactive, with a slowed down metabolism. For using Calcarea Carb in goiter, the hallmark symptom is sluggishness of all body functions. Tiredness, slowness on the mental and physical plane are marked. There are other varying symptoms that guide use of Calcarea Carb as one of the top medicines for goiter. The first among these is obesity. A person who needs prescribing Calcarea Carb is fat, obese and goes on gaining weight even with a normal appetite. The second important symptom is chilliness with marked intolerance to cold. Another major symptom pertains to goiter in women: women suffering from goiter having profuse and prolonged menstrual cycles are ideal candidates for using Calcarea Carb. Persons who need Calcarea Carb usually suffer chronic constipation as well. The constitutional symptoms that are important to look out for include profuse sweating over the scalp, craving for eggs and indigestible things such as chalk, lime and pencils, and aversion to fatty food.

4. Spongia – For Goiter with Swollen, Enlarged Thyroid Gland

Spongia is highly recommended among medicines for goiter where the thyroid gland is much swollen and enlarged. The chin, too, swells along with the thyroid gland. Applying pressure on the thyroid gland causes pain in such cases. Spongia is also one of the most helpful medicines for goiter with suffocative episodes appearing from time to time. Dry, tickling cough in goiter patients can also be managed well with medicine Spongia.

5. Natrum Mur – Constitutional Remedy for Goiter

Natrum Mur is rated among the most effective constitutional medicines for goiter. If selected as per unique constitutional symptoms, Natrum Mur holds great promise of recovery for goiter patients. Natrum Mur works best in reserved, introvert personalities that are prone to depression, weeping spells and feelings of loneliness. Irritability, restlessness and nervousness are high among such subjects. Physically, they appear emaciated, with the neck showing maximum thinning. Excessive exhaustion and weakness accompanies the condition. The eyes also show protrusion. Natrum Mur is quite successful in dealing with tachycardia and palpitations due to goiter as well. Palpitations are violent, shaking the whole body and they get worse with emotions or exertion. In women with goiter, Natrum Mur works as one of the most reliable medicines for goiter and can help regulate irregular periods. It must be noted, however, that most people prescribed Natrum Mur show marked intolerance to heat and have trouble tolerating the sun. Extra craving for salt may also be felt by persons who need Natrum Mur for goiter treatment.

6. Fucus Vesiculosus and Lycopus

Fucus Vesiculosus is a highly effective remedy for goiter. It yields excellent results in obese persons suffering from enlarged thyroid gland (goiter). Fucus Vesiculosus is also one of the most effective medicines for goiter of non-toxic nature. Lycopus is recommended for toxic goiter. Lycopus can be used in goiter patients who show protruding eyeballs with heart involvement. Breathlessness and inability to exert in any kind of work also hint at Lycopus as the most effective medicines for goiter with these symptoms.

Other Remedies

1. For Simple Goiter

Simple goiter refers to enlarged thyroid gland without any increase or decrease in thyroid hormone levels and metabolic functions remaining normal. The term simple goiter includes diffuse, nodular and colloid goiter. The best medicines for simple goiter include Fucus Vesiculosus, Calcarea Iodata and Bromium. Fucus Vesiculosus is indicated for goiter in obese persons. Calcarea Iodata works best for thyroid enlargement at the time of puberty while Bromium is the best among medicines for goiter where the thyroid gland is enlarged and it shows stony hardness.

2. For Toxic Goiter

Toxic goiter refers to enlarged thyroid gland that shows symptoms of hyperthyroidism/thyrotoxicosis with increased metabolism in the body. Toxic goiter includes diffuse toxic goiter (Grave’s disease) and toxic nodular goiter. Prominent hyperthyroidism symptoms include weight loss, tremors of hand, heat, restlessness, irritable mood, tiredness, palpitations, shortness of breath, diarrhea and light periods in women. Protruding eyeballs are also present in grave’s disease. Highly efficient medicines for goiter of this type (toxic goiter) include Iodum, Lycopus, Natrum Mur, Phosphorus and Spongia. All of these medicines possess great ability to aid recovery from toxic goiter when selected as per individual symptom presentation. There is no one medicine for all kinds of toxic goiter. Symptoms vary and the medicine is selected based on detailed talks with the patient about his/her condition.

3. For Thyroiditis

In case of thyroiditis, the thyroid gland is enlarged, inflamed and the metabolic functions are disturbed. Thyroiditis includes Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, De Quervain’s thyroiditis and silent thyroiditis. The prescription depends upon the symptoms that present themselves. Hashimoto’s thyroiditis mainly presents a picture of hypothyroidism. In hypothyroidism, the main symptoms are weight gain, sensation of cold, constipation, slowness, tiredness and heavy menstrual flow in women. In De Quervain’s thyroiditis and Silent thyroiditis, the symptom picture swings between hyperthyroid phase and hyperthyroid phase, with one of these being prominent at a given time. To deal with the hypothyroid phase, the prominent medicines include Calcarea Carb, Graphites, Alumina, Sepia and Lycopodium. These medicines are natural and safe. The medicine selection is based on individual case presentation.

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  1. Mesbah Uddin Ahmed says:

    Dear Doctor
    Thanks for your cooperation in advising a lot of treatment for thyroid problems.
    Recently it is found in my report that i have a small tumor in my thyroid gland.
    Can you please help me inform any Homeo medicine for reducing tumor?
    For your kind information, I am taking Adel-6 and Thyroidium 3x for the last 15 days.
    Thanks and regards

  2. J.GOURI SHANKAR says:

    Dear Doctor,
    I am suffering from enlargement of right Thyroid Lobe and around 20 or so nodules on the left side with small sizes. On Needle Biopsy test conducted result I am enclosing herewith for your perusal. I had been advised by the doctors to undergo surgery for the removal of both thyroid glands. Is it advisable to undergo Thyroid surgery ? whether I can take some Homeopathic medicines to cure my problem ? . Please suggest me any medicine that you recommend for taking it up that may cure my problems.
    Right lobe of thyroid gland: Moderately cellular smear showing clusters, monolayered sheets and singly disposed
    thyroid follicular epithelial cells with moderate eosinophilic cytoplasm and dark staining nuclei admixed with
    few lymphocytes in a background of colloid and hemorrhage.
    The Bethesda System for Reporting Thyroid Cytopathology: I. Nondiagnostic or unsatisfactory, II. Benign, III. Atypia of undetermined significance of follicular lesion of undetermined significance, IV. Follicular neoplasm or suspicious
    for a follicular neoplasm, V. Suspicious for malignancy, VI. Malignant.
    This category includes adenomatous hyperplasia of colloid goiter, noninvasive follicular lesion with papillary carcinoma like nuclear features, follicular. adenoma and follicular carcinoma. The above-mentioned lesions can be distinguished in histopathology – Hence suggested excision for further evaluation.
    With Regards
    J.Gouri Shankar

  3. Vijaya Rani Gupta says:

    डॉक्टर साहब नमस्ते
    हमारे गले में एक डैड गांठ है मैंने टेस्ट करवाया था उसके बाद होम्योपैथिक इलाज करवाया वह गांठ अब कई टुकड़ों में बदल गई है लेकिन पूर्ण रूप से समाप्त नहीं हो पा रही है कृपया इस पर हमें सजेशन दें कि हमें क्या करना चाहिए धन्यवाद

  4. Soubhagya Acharya says:

    Good morning mam,I am suffering from goitre please can you recommend me with medicine.

    • Mahendra Prasad Dubey says:

      डॉ साहब,
      मेरे गले मे सिस्टिक कोलॉइड गोइटर है जो दाहिने तरफ कु छह बढ़ा हुआ है और बाई ओर कुछ बढ़ा हुआ है। थोड़ा सा कुछ काम करता हूँ तो थकान बहुत होती है। कमजोरी,पैर के तलवों में जलन व हथेली में हल्का सुन्नपन रहता है।कोई उपयुक्त दवा बतायें।

  5. sonia jain says:

    Hi Dr.
    I have a thyroid nodule on my right lobe. Its increasing in size and drs are suggesting to get the surgery done.Its around 4 cm .
    Do you think it can be treated by homeopathy?

  6. Juliss Closson says:

    I have a small module on my right thyroid 1.0. Then on my left theyroud gland I have a cyst and I also have a module 4.3 in size. I don’t want a niospsy or the liquid aspirated in the cyst what can o take for the modules to go away

  7. Laura Yost says:

    Hi, My mother-in-law had her thyroid removed in August 2021. The prescription her doctor gave her hasn’t helped her. She’s miserable and is in need of help. What remedies would help her.

  8. Dr Sharma, My mother aged 75 yrs is having goiter. She is having visible swelling on her right and less swelling on her left.Usg of neck reveals one big nodule on the right lobe and other small nodes on left lobe. There is swelling but no other symptoms at all. She is also a patient of Rheumatoid Arthritis and hyper tension. Will homeopathy medicines cure her ? My email is mitas_2002@ I am from Kolkata. Request your help please.

  9. Parvez Salim says:

    Hi Dr Sharma,
    I have developed goitre on the right side of my Thyroid. which was tested to have benign nodules. I don’t feel anything but swelling is since March and is visible when I do the swallowing action. I am taking 3 drops of Cal. Phos. every day for 2 months but don’t see much improvement. Should I continue for a longer time or is there a better remedy? Many thanks.

  10. Hi, My name is Rita. I have goitre the scan reveals thyroid nodules and my thyroid hormones level are normal. What will be the best treatment for me.

    Thank you

  11. Hi Dr Sharma I have goitre on right side of my Thyroid. which has small nodules inside ?which medicine you recommend. Swelling visible during hiccup. Thyroid and swelling since October 2020. Taking one Levothyroxine 100mg every day. Which Homopathic medicine best for reduce swelling. Many thanks.

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