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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. Archana Sharma says:

    My sister aged sixty eight is suffering from goitre. ENT specialist after doing sonography and other tests has suggested surgery. The diagnosis as per the FNAC Report is “Consistent with adenometous goitre; Bethesda Category-II’ and the ENT specialist wrote it as Lobe Thyroid. Kindly suggest if she could be treated with homeopathy.
    Archana Sharma

  2. shubhendu saha says:

    Sir i am suffering in colliod goiter enlarge from 20 days in left lob on thairoid, plzz suggest me medicine.

  3. Rupa tiwari says:

    Sir, I’m suffering from defuse goiter. Plz suggest me mist homeopathy medicine.

  4. sasi rekha raman says:

    once treatment started how many years it will take to cure goitre my daughter as multiple goitre.

    please suggest me

  5. P.K.Chatterjee says:

    I have hyperthyroid. The thyroid gland enlarged. looks odd. I have taken spongia tosta 200 but no fruitful result has come out. May I take Nat Mur 200 for this thyroid enlargement? Kindly advise.

  6. Naresh K. Tyagi says:

    My daughter is 19 years of age, she has colloid goitre. T3, T4, and tsh levels are normal. the thyroid antibody count is low. She has become obese in the last one and a half year though her diet is normal. her menstrual is getting delayed by 4-5 days with scanty flow. Please suggest the medicines I should give her.



  8. Dr Muhammad Zareef (Ph.D) says:

    Hello Dr Sharma, Need your kind advice & treatment.
    BRIEF HISTORY: 1. Very Small goiter appeared in 2006, now enlarged.
    2. Latest Scanning & U/S showed: Multinodular goiter on both sides with large cold nodule covering entire left lobe of thyroid gland.
    3. TSH < 0.01, whereas, T3 &T4 are in normal range.
    4. Symptoms: Sometimes feeling of Hyperthyriodism, Continous dryness of eyes, Almost daily one time feeling of dryness in throat with dry caugh for about 30 seconds to one minute. Increasing of tension & depression day by day.
    Medicines in use: Inderal 10mg one daily, Lexotanil one daily, Colofac & Losec-20mg one daily.

  9. Darlene Calloway says:

    Greetings..Dr 35 year old daughter has an enlarged goiter ..that as of the last couple of weeks has begun to be a greater problem ..other than her diagnosis and few years ago for it being benign treatment has been given /taken..of late she’s taken dandelion root in a tea ..Tumeric castor oil wraps and as of yesterday kelp capsules..she’s now complaining of shortness of breathe and pain ..great anxiety overall discomfort and not feeling connected..please advise on where and what to do from here

  10. T R Sharma says:

    My wife(age51) has a multi nodular goiter on both side of neck , size 70x32x29mm(left) and 65x20x18 mms(right). it hasbeen detected few days earlier,minor swelling on the neck. all thyroid related tests are ok. doctor suggest operation for that,is it there any medicines in homeopathy to treat the patient without operation.

    T R Sharma

  11. Jill Gion says:

    I have a goiter on the right side of my neck that interferes with swallowing. I have had trouble swallowing for about 30 years (I am now 81) and sometimes food and pills get stuck in my throat, completely obstructing the passageway. I used to be on thyroid pills, but I stopped taking them and took kelp instead. I had all the symptoms of hypothyroidism, w/o the excessive weight gain. Recently, I have been diagnosed with irregular heartbeat and hypertension. I was prescribed meds for both, but decided not to take them since my problems were minimal, and the drug side effects were scary. I feel normal except for extreme jumpiness from ordinary, sudden noises, meaning that I could now be hyperthyroid. This is confusing. I want to shrink my goiter so I can swallow and calm my jumpy nerves. What do you suggest?

  12. Narayan Pandey says:

    Hello doctor, I have goiter in the left neck just like a potato since one year. My tsh is normal.oftenly i feel sufocation in throat. I am a patient of anaxiety& pulpitation taking ALPRAZOLAM 0.25mg for many years. My age is 60. Plz suggest me medicine

  13. N. Pandey says:

    Hello Sir, I am suffering from goitre for one year in the left side of neck seems just like a potato. My tsh is normal. Oftenly feeling suffocation in the throat.I am a patient of anaxity taking alprazolam 0.25mg daily for years. Please suggest me .

  14. Hello doctor I have a simple goitre a light swelling in the left side of the neck . My t3 t4 tsh values are normal but my thyroid antibody value is high I want to know how long it will take to cure my swelling if I take homeopathy medicines regularly I want to get cleared whether my condition can be cured

  15. Noman hameed says:

    Sir i have diffusely enlarged multinodular goiter in right lobe of thyroid gland with both solid and cystic components predominantly cystic surrounded by thin hypoechoic halo, largest one measuring 5.2 x 4.9 cm in size which was 3.6 x 2.9 cm six months back i.e increasing in size. My FREE T3, FREE T4 and TSH reports came out to be in normal range twice within interval of 6 months. Also my FNAC (biopsies) came out to be in BATHESDA-I category twice with interval of 6 months.

  16. Avanindra Jha says:

    Respected Dr. Sharma
    I read your article on goiter. I can say this article one of the best articles which i have read on such topic. Now I come on my problem. My wife (age-35years) is suffering from goiter about one year. I use Iodum (30), calcarea carb (200), but did not get expected result. A few weeks ago when the goiter started paining, i give some doses of spongia (30). I got good result. Now goiter is painless. In the pathological test T3, T4 and TSH are within the range. Can you suggest me any drug ?

    I will contact you soon. Thanks again.

    Avanindra Jha
    Patna, Bihar

  17. rajesh khare says:

    Hiperthyriod active the goiter weight loss and respiratory system is very weak the thyroid gland is very incress



  19. Dipannita Ghosh says:

    My thyroid gland is enlarged(right).USG impression SOL in right lobe of thyroid gland-(?) Colloid goitre.I am looseing weight,I feel hot ,comfort in cool air, anxiety ,fear persist in me.I am very hot in nature.depression minded.

  20. Tajinder singh says:

    I am suffering from hypothyraid last 5 years I take allopathic meditation my thyroid report are normal last 5 years but symptoms of thyroid are not going like not reduce the weight pain in the body and laziness and tiredness are also not reduce

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