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How Homeopathy can Help in Treating Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis

homeopathic remedies for Hashimoto's Thyroiditis

Known as the most common cause of hypothyroidism, Hashimoto’s disease (also known as Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis) is an autoimmune disorder in which the cells of the immune system damage the thyroid gland due to a misdirected response. The thyroid gland is located in the front of the neck and produces thyroid hormones, which control body’s metabolism. In case of Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, the thyroid gland is unable to produce enough hormones, giving rise to the symptoms of an under-active thyroid. This condition slows down many functions in the body. Homeopathic medicine for Hashimoto’s thyroiditis helps moderate the immune system and treats the symptoms to help manage the hormonal fluctuations.
Hashimoto’s disease in some people may cause the thyroid gland to become so inflamed that it results in goiter (abnormal enlargement of thyroid gland).

Difference between Hashimoto’s and Hypothyroidism

Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis and Hypothyroidism are two different labels although both involve thyroid becoming underactive.
In Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis, malfunctioning immune cells attack the thyroid gland. This results in the impairment of the ability of the thyroid gland to produce thyroid hormone. In hypothyroidism, the thyroid gland does not produce enough thyroid hormone.
This is how Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis becomes the most common cause of hypothyroidism.

Homeopathic Remedies for Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis

1. Sepia Officinalis – For Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis  with Irritability

Sepia Officinalis is a medicine for Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis when the condition is accompanied by lack of vital heat in the body, hair fall, irregular bowel movement and menstrual complaints. The mental symptoms associated are extreme irritability and indifferent behavior, unusually excessive craving for acidic things and pickles.

2. Calcarea Carbonica – For Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis in Obese People

Calcarea Carbonica is a medicine for Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis in obese people who are always chilly and cannot tolerate cold air. It is also used to treat hypothyroidism with depression, nervousness, and fatigue especially in patients with sluggish dispositions.
People needing this medicine also show peculiarities in eating habits like craving for boiled eggs, desire for indigestible things like chalk, pencils, lime, and aversion to fats. It has been proved efficacious in women with hypothyroidism who suffer from very profuse menses that continue for long durations that occur earlier than the expected. The feet may be cold during the menstrual period.

3. Graphites – For Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis with Constipation

Graphites is a medicine for Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis and hypothyroidism in people who suffer from chronic constipation where the stool is hard and passes with great difficulty in lumps. Associated mental symptoms include depression, sadness, timidity, and an inability to make decisions.

4. Natrum Mur – For Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis in Anemic Females

Natrum Mur is a medicine used to treat Hashimoto’s thyroiditis in anemic females who undergo great physical weakness, dry skin, dry mouth, and obstinate constipation.

Homeopathy – The Best Treatment for Hashimoto’s Disease

Conventional treatment for Hashimoto’s disease tends to involve hormone therapy that is designed to replace the low thyroid hormone levels. This therapy is also known as thyroid replacement therapy wherein a synthetic hormone is used on a daily basis. This hormone is similar to the naturally occurring thyroxine hormone.
However, seventy-percent of the people taking thyroid replacement therapy continue to complain of symptoms. This is because this treatment does not solve the underlying problems that are causing the autoimmune reactions. Thus the treatment with the hormone medication becomes a lifelong requirement.
Homeopathy for Hashimoto’s thyroiditis offers supportive therapy in the symptomatic management of Hashimoto’s thyroiditis and can also help reduce the intensity and frequency of the symptoms.
The main advantage of opting for a homeopathic remedy for Hashimoto’s thyroiditis is that the medicines used for its treatment are made of natural substances and do not cause any side-effects.

Natural Remedies

As an ancient 200-year-old medical science, homeopathy uses cures found in nature that help restore the natural healing processes of the body. Homeopathic treatment for Hashimoto’s disease works with a comprehensive treatment plan that works to harmonize the system.
In conventional treatment, use of synthetic hormones can cause side effects that range from mild-to-moderate in intensity.

A Holistic Approach

Homeopathy aims to treat the hormonal problem internally, by understanding the cause of different symptoms instead of suppressing them. Synthetic hormones and other drugs only relieve the symptoms and do not fix the cause of the problem. Homeopathic treatment for Hashimoto’s thyroiditis involves moderating the over-active immune system to prevent further progression of the disease.

Individual Treatment

Homeopathic remedy for Hashimoto’s disease works by analyzing the individual symptoms of the disorder in a person. Since every individual is treated according to their specific symptoms, there is no blanket treatment provided for a particular illness.
For example, for an anemic female with signs of this problem, homeopathic medicine Natrum Mur is recommended, while a homeopathic medicine for thyroid during pregnancy can only be prescribed by analyzing other body functions.

These Medicines are Safe

Homeopathic medicines for Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis are taken in small doses over a continuous period, which helps improve the efficacy of the natural substances in the medication. This slow-healing action helps treat the problem on a long-term basis while also reducing the symptoms.

Causes of Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis

“When Immune system attacks the thyroid.”
The exact reason behind Hashimoto’s thyroiditis is not apparent, and it is considered to be an autoimmune disease. In Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, the body’s immune cells start destroying the cells of the thyroid gland that results in the development of symptoms of an underactive thyroid.
The development of autoimmune disorders is multifactorial, wherein genetics, diet, stress, hormone levels, environmental influences and immunological factors play a significant role.
The cause of Hashimoto’s disease may also include a reaction from an autoimmune disease or common allergens including inflammatory foods like gluten or dairy. In some people, nutritional deficiencies like those of glutamine, zinc and Vitamin D can also cause the problem.

Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis Treatment Guidelines

1. Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis Treatment Diet

An important measure to manage Hashimoto’s disease is to remove foods that trigger immune reactions, like gluten, grains, nuts, artificial sugars, dairy products and fast food.
Additionally, adding foods like vegetables and fruits, coconut oil, seaweed, probiotic-rich foods, sprouted seeds, and beans can help moderate the system and restore it to a healthy state. Homeopathic medicine for thyroid diseases works particularly well with correct diet choices.

2. Supplements for Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis

Certain nutrients and supplements help lower the autoimmune reactions and also help the body handle stress better. These supplements and nutrients include probiotics, Vitamin D, and more traditional foods like Aswagandha.

3. Stress Management

It is essential to manage and reduce stress when suffering from Hashimoto’s disease as stress can trigger alterations in the production of neuroendocrine hormones which contribute to immune dysfunction.

Risk Factors for Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis

Various risk factors predispose a person towards Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, like:

  • Women are 8-10 times more at risk as compared to men to develop Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis.
  • A family history of autoimmune disorders or thyroid disorders.
  • Stress may lead to imbalances in the hormonal levels.
  • Pregnancy and postpartum are two situations which affect the thyroid hormones. The pregnant female may develop antibodies to the thyroid hormones during and after pregnancy, resulting in postpartum thyroiditis.
  • Smoking cigarettes and sedentary lifestyle are the most common contributory factors in Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis.

Signs and Symptoms of Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis

Initially, the signs and symptoms of Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis are very mild and may go unnoticed. In the very beginning, a swelling in the front of the neck due to the enlargement of the thyroid gland (goiter) occurs in most cases. Hashimoto’s thyroiditis progresses gradually over years and damages the thyroid gland, resulting in a reduction of thyroid hormones that leads to hypothyroidism (underactive thyroid). By the time the symptoms of Hashimoto’s thyroiditis are noticeable, the thyroid gland may already be damaged.
The symptoms of Hashimoto’s thyroiditis include:

  • weight gain tiredness/weakness
  • low energy levels
  • intolerance to cold
  • swollen/puffy face
  • sleepiness
  • muscle aches
  • joint pains
  • constipation
  • thinning/falling of hair
  • low libido
  • slowed brain function
  • weak memory and depression

In females, irregular periods or prolonged/heavy periods, and difficulty in getting pregnant may be noted. There are also high chances of babies born to women with untreated Hashimoto’s thyroiditis to develop congenital disabilities. There is an increased risk of rising cholesterol and heart problems. Myxedema coma is a severe, life-threatening complication of this condition that requires urgent management.

Complications from Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis

Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis can cause some complications, including putting you at a higher risk for developing other autoimmune disorders.
Hashimoto’s thyroiditis increases your risk of developing other related autoimmune disorders. Some examples include Grave’s disease, Addison’s disease, Pernicious Anemia, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Vitiligo.

Diagnosing Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis

Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis is diagnosed through its classic signs and symptoms and by analyzing the result of a blood test that measures levels of thyroid hormone and thyroid stimulating hormone. The test may include:
Hormone Test: A blood test can determine the amount of hormones produced by thyroid and pituitary gland. If the thyroid gland is underactive, the level of thyroid hormone will be low, but TSH will be elevated because the pituitary gland tries to stimulate the thyroid gland to produce more thyroid hormone.
Antibody Test: As Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis is an autoimmune disorder, it involves the abnormal production of antibodies. A blood test may confirm the presence of antibodies against thyroid peroxidase (TPO antibodies), an enzyme that is typically found in the thyroid gland and plays a vital role in the production of thyroid hormones.

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  1. I have been diagnosed with this for several years now and take 87.5 mcgs of Levothyroxine, however I still have no energy, overweight, get tired and must sleep with any stress good or bad, as well as have zero libido, extreme contraption, anxiety and mood swings. My body heat fluctuates with hot and cold, but of course I am in menopause. Which formula would work for me?

  2. Ritu Babbar says:

    Hi Sir
    I have hashimato disease diagnosed since 3 years. I am taking75mg eltroxin since 2 years and tsh is 1.2 now.
    But my TGO and TPO are very high. TGO is 2417 and TPO os 273.
    I had anal fissures problem since almost 3 years. Now controlled.
    Looking forward for homeopathic treatment

  3. I want an urgent paid on- line Consultation for Thyroid and Hashimotos problem l have causing severe hair fall from roots in bunches ! Please respond asap !

  4. Veronica wellman says:

    Hello. I have hashimotos and take a low dose of thyroxine which helps, but I have been using natural progesterone for years which helped the thyroid function but not the antibodies. I still use some which helps the excess adrenaline and tight muscles but I am still hypoglycemic is there a remedy for the antibodies?

  5. Denise Stanford says:

    Dr. Sharma,

    I am 66 years old. Years ago, I was diagnosed with Hashimotos and placed on thyroid meds. I have nodules on my thyroid and parathyroid glands. I suffer from depression, extreme hair loss (I wear wigs) and obesity (80 pounds overweight). I am frequently constipated, sweat excessively from my head and tire easily. I carry my excess weight in my hips, thighs and buttocks and have very loose skin in those areas.
    Do you have a formula that will help with all of these conditions?

  6. Hira Narang says:

    How effective and helpful the homeopathic remedies are. What are side effects?

  7. can you cure hashimintos? I also have lyme and i have done homeopathy. Someone helped me some, and than had a proving badly. never was the same and always when homoepathy takes me back to first bad symptoms

  8. Malvika Bhatt says:

    Dear Dr Sharma,
    I’m suffering from Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis. My anti TPO levels were >1300 and TSH levels after taking 50 mcg thyroxine sodium were little above 7. Is there a cure for it in homeopathy?

    • Hi Sharma, I am a Hahimotos patient too, i am not on chronic meds and my antibodies where over 1000 too, i lowered my antibodies naturally by cutting out gluten, dairy, soy in my diet and then reintroducing it one by one to see if i would react, the moment i reintroduced wheat and gluten my tummy was in severe cramps.. I would recommend gut healing herbs such as L-GLUTAMINE, BONE BROTH ON AN EMPTY TUMMY WITH TUMERIC FIRST THIN IN THE MORNING, LIQURICE ROOT AND ALOE. you get many gut healing (leaky gut formulas to take) i supplement with hypothryoidism by willow or thyrosol by metajenics. i take vit d3, omega 3, iron, zinc and selenium along with super foods and i try not over exercise as that creates worse symptoms. bottom line is our bodies are exhausted, over stressed and our gut is unhappy (diet) is everything! my antibodies came down to 112 from 1420 just by doing the above, dont skip breakfast! as body gets very stressed when we do.

  9. Shubha Middidodi says:

    Lympathitic hashimotos thyriditis left adenoma and auto immune deases thyroid gland enlarged

  10. Murugesh Babu says:

    I am suffering from hashimoto thyroiditis for the past 10 years.I am under 125 thyronorm treatment for the past 1 year.Kindly suggest me a cure

  11. Gabrielle Cohen says:

    Hello doctor sharma
    My name is Gabrielle Cohen. I would love to interview you on my podcast “the vibe within ” which has reached almost 300,000 people and downloads. I speak openly about my auto immune healing journey and hashimoto. I am a yoga teacher, spiritual meditation teacher and writer, as well as speaker. I write for medium and elephant journal along with hosting the podcast. Where is the best place to reach you? I think my community would benefit greatly with an episode all about healing auto immune through homeopathy

  12. Dragana says:

    Dear Dr.Sharma, I am not employed for years (since 2005). Due to the stress that was induced by mistreatment at one University in Holland during work on PhD (in 2001-2004) after which my scientific work was stolen by a professor and I did not graduated, I got ill and diagnosed with Hashimoto. I left Holland and returned to my country (ex-Yugoslavia) and then took tables that doctor prescribed. However, none could prescribed me a good medication dose without all sorts of side effect appearance. At the end, I stopped taking any tables and tried to correct the problem with food and homeopathy. But I am still doing all this on my own, and do not have good results. I do hope there is a cure for me. I am single (56) and not employed and I believe that all is causing stress which causes thyroid problems. Thank you.

  13. Lallan chaudhary says:

    Due to long stress, fear, chinta. thyroid has underactive MY TSH is good up to 14. Anti TPO 29.
    Due to this my weight is loss, constipation, weakness etc.
    Please give me best medicine

    • Rashmi singh says:

      My 23 year old son aditya is suffering from hashimotos thyroiditis since March april 2010 (diagnosed) .I need help to treat his autoimmune problem .Please help to save thyroid gland .He us so young .

  14. Hi!
    I have Hashimotos, and gut issues, mostly burping, and gassy…
    I’m on a strict change of eating habits, have been taking herbs , and I’m taking naturthroid.
    I’ve taken thyroid meds before and do not want to continue, they do not help my symptoms….nor lower my numbers…
    My main symptoms for Hashimotos are:
    Hair loss
    Dry skin
    Weight gain
    Some changes in mood
    Cold hands and feet at night
    Need to know a remedy, for Hashimotos and gut issue caused from antibiotic usage years ago….
    Thanks for your help!

  15. hello dr sharma i have hypotheroidism hashimoto and obesity i wanted to ask you if you can help me loose weight

  16. Hi Dr Sharma,
    I have been on thyroid medication for 18 years for Hashimoto’s disease. I would love a natural approach to treating it, and I’m very interested in Homeopathic remedies

  17. Claudiu Cioata says:

    Hi. I was diagnosticated whit Hashimoto. My tiroid blood test were not so bad , bat ATPO was 1000. I was given Levotyroxine 25 mcg . I felt bit better , but not much. I am a single person. Iam 45 years age, 1.80 hight, 85 kg. I am lorry driver. I work long hours. I am verry depresed most of the time. No energy. L I have varicose veins on both legs. I feel cold most of time. My skin and my eyes are very dry. My nails are craked. I start doing things and I give up very soon. I am constipated. I have Vitiligo. There are about two years since I start having a strange reaction at most of natural and farmacy medication ., as soon I take something like magnezium, a cup of tea , olive oil, cocos oil, honey , paracetamol , or any other medication, I feel very weak all my body. When I take anything to bost my imun sistem, like vit c, or ashwaganda I feel pain in my joints. Can you help me whit anything? Claudiu

  18. Hello,
    This is regarding a 11 year old who has Hashimotoś Hypothyroiditis. His TSH is 5.48H, T4 1.1, Thyroglobulin Antibodies 4H. ( In addition, his Triglycerides are 138 H.) Is there a medicine in Homeopathy available for the Hashimotoś condition? Please le tme know.

  19. Dear Dr Sharma
    I have been diagnosed with Hashimotos Thyroiditis two years and I have tried Thyroxine 75mg and Natural Dessducated Thyroid but side effects are awful . I would like to try Homoeopathy to see if I can help my condition and reduce my conventional medicine. I did consult a homeopath she prescribed Pulsatilla crategus and cortisol but this did not resolve anything .

    I would be so grateful for any suggestions and help I know homeopathic medicine can help I’ve read many success stories .

    Kindest Regards

    Karen Bonham

  20. leigh Ross says:

    Hello, Iread your article and thought it was very helpful however I found the remedies listed didn’t totally relate. I have hashimoto’s but have excessive body heat with lots of hot flashes and night sweats. I also have tinnitus and psoriasis on the scalp. Is there a remedy that jumps out as obvious for me?
    Kind regarda

    • Claudia McNulty says:

      Thanks for the offer to help!
      I’m 67 and was diagnosed with H. At 39 just after the birth
      Of my first and only child.
      I also have chronic Lyme.. acquired at or about the same time
      I am a highly productive person but I have no energy
      No memory loss of hair impaired vision and titinus (sp)
      all of the symptoms. Can homeopathic remedy’s.. and which ones really help.. even resolve, Hashimoto’s?

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