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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. Mamata birua says:

    Hello sir,
    Now i came to know i have colloid goiter. There is a some pain and swelling at neck portion. What to do sir? I worrying about that.Is there any danger to my health? Is there any permanent cure for this?

  2. Dear Dr. Sherma,
    I have goiter both sides of my neck. Left side has been there for many years and now the right side also has a growth. Ultrasound showed some calcium deposit that doctor thinks might be cancerous. THS test a year back was normal. Not having metabolic issues. Can’t stand any clothing touching my neck and sometime coughing a bit. Can’t talk loud in a noisy room. Will appreciate your advice. Thanks.

  3. Dear Dr. Sheena,
    I have goiter both sides of my neck. Left side has been there for many years and now the right side also has a growth. Ultrasound showed some calcium deposit that doctor thinks might be cancerous. THS test a year back was normal. Not having metabolic issues. Can’t stand any clothing touching my neck and sometime coughing a bit. Can’t talk loud in a noisy room. Will appreciate your advice. Thanks.

  4. S snuradha says:

    Nodular colloid goitre, left thyroid nodule, smearrs show clusters of follicular cells and colloid material in a hemorrhagic background

  5. K Suguna says:

    Hello Sir,
    I’m Suguna. Age 26. I have hypothyroidism. I’ m using 75mg medicine for 5 days a week. Now i came to know i have goiter. There is a some pain and swelling at neck portion. What to do sir? I worrying about that.Is there any danger to my health? Is there any permanent cure for this?

  6. Sania shabbir says:

    AoA Madam .I have multi nodular goiter in my right lobe both lobes of thyroid and isthmus are moderately in large .Right lobe is 55x 36mm and left is 49x 30mm.both lobes are showing irregular textures.plz sugest medical treatment. Thanks

  7. ali wasi says:

    i hv colloid goiter with hardness. please prescribe a medicine for me.

  8. S. M. Kale says:

    Sir, my sister is 38 years old, she is having Goitre, her T3,T4, are normal but TSH is high (14). Other symptoms, hairfall, constipation, Increased goitre is stressed. Kindly suggest potencies and doses of medicines . Please.

  9. Jill Fernandes says:

    Good Afternoon,

    My name is Jill Fernandes and I have multi thyroid nodules and non-toxic goiter. I want to try and shrink it naturally. I have read your information and find it very interesting. Since my goiter is non-toxic and have been tested for cancer and turned out benign my doctor is not aggressive at trying to shrink my goiter. It makes it hard for me to exercise and I have gained weight and need to lose it because I have developed high blood pressure and believe my extra weight is the cause of that.
    Any information would be greatly appreciated.

    • Cecille Barrow says:

      Hello Dr. Sharma. I have a very large multi modular goiter, of which the left half has been removed. My hormone levels are always normal, so I have never been dx as hyper nor hypo, but I’m now at the point to where the thyroid is pressing on my airway , and sometimes have difficulty swallowing. My endocrinologist wants me to have it removed, but I want to see if I can shrink it naturally. Biopsy was benign. I don’t want to lose thyroid, but don’t want it to turn cancerous.

  10. Santhosh says:

    Hi Sir,
    I have Solitary Nodule in left lobe.Can it be cured with Homepathy and in what cases is surgery recommended.please let me know your suggestion on my proble.
    Thank you,

  11. deepak varma says:

    good afternoon sir ,

    try to please explain the cystic lesions, intermediate lesions and adenomatous conditions too in the cases of goiter which were so harmful and negligence may harm the pt , please do expalain some remedies regarding the lesions and

    thanking you sir

  12. Monika Khandelwal says:

    Hi ,
    I am suffering from euthyroid goiter ,is there any way it can be cured through homeopathy.

  13. Shaly Paul says:

    Sir I have goitre. It is heredity problem inherited from my mother’s sister. No one else has this in the family except 2 of us. I have no throids and no diabetes. The sqelling is on the left neck. It smtimes looks big and now it is obvious. Am 43 yr old woman wth 3 children.

    I had take iodine salt all my life and want it to be treated without surgery. Pls help me.

    I was a non vegetarian bit now i am a vegetarian and eggiterian.

  14. Hi Dr pls I need my enlarged thyroid reduced?

  15. Hello dr Sharma
    I am homeo dr and got it completed from pakistan but i never went into practice as i joined army. After army i came here in the uk and got settled. But throughout i have taking and prescribing homeo medicine to my family while i was in army and even now in uk. Now i am stucked up due to 3-4 years old thyroditis of my mrs. Could you please help me prescribing some medicine under your experience. she got following complaints
    she got Hashimoto’s thyroiditis
    neck and throat pain, under chin pain on both sides
    swelling of entire neck and under chin also.
    swallow problem as if some thing in the throat is restricted. pain in both ears off and on.
    night bed time more pain with fever and early morning pain rising.
    during day less pain, with any physical work neck and throat pain increases
    Following medicines have been tried
    Ferum phos 30
    Silicia 200
    Hyper sulf 30 (4-5 times a day)
    Jordum and Calshium flor (cm potency weekly basis alternatively )
    Kind regards

  16. Sir tis so ambika..I m 32yrs old..I m suffering frm multi goitres which should nearly 4cms both…my thyroid levels are normal. it possible to cure multi goiters. ..plz can u tell me difference between goiters and thyroid cancer. ..

  17. Henry Bose says:

    I have a multi nodular ( benign) goiter developed due to hyperthyroidism. As of now the thyroid levels and other symptoms are well in control. But I am worried about the goiter and want to get rid of the same ( without surgery). Please suggest.

    Best regards

  18. Sarakshi Saxena d/o Sunil Saxena says:

    Hello doctor my daughter 17 years old has developed swelling in thyroid gland according to doctors it may be malignant but chances of malignancy is 50% means Bethesda 4 Doctors of Tata Memorial Mumbai suggested her for the operation and removal of gland they may operate in the last of April please suggest me medicine or your precious advice
    Thanking you with regards

  19. Dear Madam,

    I have two thyroid nodules/Goiter since last six months and i am facing breathing issue when move and sleep.

    Before six month when i eat pineapple my throat/Nick was swollen and after that same thyroid nodules was accords.

    As per ENT Doctor and test report, i have no issue of thyroid enzyme secretion (Like increasing and decreasing of enzyme activity) .

    Kindly suggest the treatment and drug to reshape the nodules/Goiter.

    I am highly obliged.

  20. Ashes kumar says:

    Sir I have a adonomas goiter. t3 t4 normal. Pls suggest medicine

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