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Top 8 Homeopathic Medicines for treating Weight Gain due to Hypothyroidism

There may be several reasons for weight gain. It may be due to improper diet or unhealthy lifestyle but in many cases, it may arise due to some underlying health problem. Hypothyroidism is one such health issue that is a very common reason behind weight gain. Hypothyroidism means underactive thyroid where thyroid gland does not produce enough thyroid hormones normally required in the body for its proper functioning.

Thyroid is a butterfly-shaped gland located in the front of the neck that produces thyroid hormones which control many functions of the body, including metabolism (chemical reaction in the cells of the body that burns food to change it into energy for bodily functions), breathing, weight, heart rate, and digestion process. Reduced production of the thyroid hormones leads to slowing down of body’s function.  One of the results or most of the times the first sign of hypothyroidism is weight gain as body does not burn calories quick enough due to less amount of the thyroid hormones in the body. Weight gain is majorly from build-up of fluid and salt accumulation, in addition to fat accumulation in cases of hypothyroidism. The more severe the hypothyroidism, the more the weight gain. Besides weight gain, other symptoms of hypothyroidism are tiredness, constipation, sensitivity to cold, muscle weakness, sleepiness, joint pains, puffiness of the hands, feet and the face, hair thinning, skin dryness, depressed feeling, reduced sexual interest, heavy menses in females, hoarse voice and numbness/tingling in the hands.

Homeopathic Management

There is great scope in homeopathy to help lose weight in persons who have gained weight as a result of underactive thyroid (hypothyroidism). Homeopathic medicines help to reduce weight as they improve the natural functioning of the thyroid. It corrects thyroid function by boosting the thyroid gland to produce more hormones thus improving the body’s metabolism. Once the body’s metabolism is regulated and speedened up, it will help in bringing down weight by burning more calories. Along with helping weight reduction, homeopathic medicines also help to manage any associated symptoms mentioned above.

Homeopathic medicines are made of natural substances, hence are very safe to use without any toxic side effects. Weight gain can happen from various causes apart from hypothyroidism, so it is very important to get any case of weight gain evaluated by a doctor and treatment taken accordingly. Homeopathic prescription for weight reduction varies from case to case based on the characteristic individual symptoms. Hence, it is recommended that homeopathic medicines for weight reduction should be taken under supervision of a homeopathic doctor and self-medication be avoided in any case.

Homeopathic Medicines For Weight Gain Due To Hypothyroidism

1. Calcarea Carb – Top Medicine

Calcarea Carb is the topmost medicine to manage weight gain resulting from hypothyroidism. Calcarea Carb helps to improve functioning of thyroid gland and reduce body weight in a natural way. Along with facing problem of increased weight, persons needing it may always feel excessively tired, especially while walking. There is also heightened sensitivity to cold in them. Swelling may be present on the face, hands and feet. Besides, the person may suffer from constipation. Females needing it may have heavy bleeding during menses and prolonged menses as well.

2. Graphites

Graphites is the next well-indicated homeopathic medicine to help reduce weight in persons suffering from hypothyroidism. They may have some other issues as well associated with underactive thyroid. These include rough and dry skin, constipation with hard and difficult stool and abdominal bloating along with gas. They may also be depressed, with a constantly sad feeling with frequent weeping spells. Females needing it might suffer from irregularity in menstrual periods with swelling in upper and the lower limbs. They may also feel numbness and crawling sensation in the limbs. They may feel chilly with cold hands and feet.

3. Thyroidinum

Thyroidinum is also a wonderful choice of medicine to improve thyroid functioning and manage weight gain. In persons needing it there is puffiness in the body and excessive fatigue from slight exertion. They may suffer from muscle weakness as well. Tingling sensation may be felt in the limbs. Besides, there may be increased sensitivity to cold, irritability, weak memory and dry skin. The appetite increases and the person always needs something to eat. There is a craving for sweets particularly.

4. Sepia

This medicine is suitable for females especially those around the age of menopause. It helps in shedding weight by stimulating thyroid functioning. Females needing it have an oversensitivity to cold feeling chilly even in a warm room. They complain of constipation with hard stool passed in the form of small balls. They may have heavy menses and decreased sexual desire. The person feels irritable, depressed, sad with frequent weeping spells and an aversion to doing any kind of work.

5. Fucus Vesiculosus

This natural medicine is very useful to reduce weight due to hypothyroidism. It is beneficial when a person has gained excessive weight due to hypothyroidism along with thyroid gland enlargement (goiter). There is intense weakness and constipation along with excessive gas in abdomen. In females needing it, there may be a tendency of heavy menstrual bleeding of bright red colour.

6. Kali Carb

This medicine is well indicated for weight gain and intolerance to cold with constant feeling of chill. The hands and feet remain cold, along with weakness in the muscles. There is baggy swelling between eyebrows and the upper eyelids as well as under the eyes. There is puffiness on the face in the morning.

7. Lycopodium

Lycopodium is an effective medicine for those who have gained weight with the upper body being fat but thin legs. In persons needing it, the limbs remain cold and numb. They may complain of hair thinning and hair fall as well. There is dryness of skin especially in the palms of hands. Gastric issues like increased gas production and bloated abdomen soon after eating may be felt where this medicine is required.

8. Phytolacca

Phytolacca is a general natural remedy quite helpful in managing weight gain arising from various causes. Those who need this medicine are obese and also suffer great exhaustion and general body aches. Entire body feels lame and sore. Abnormally hard and painful nodes may be seen in different parts of the body.



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  1. Fawzia Malej says:

    Top 8 Homeopathic Medicines for treating Weight Gain due to HypothyroidismHello, I suffer from rapid weight gain. During several months, I gained 10 kilograms of weight, which caused me severe depression, because for a year I have been trying to lose weight, and I succeeded in that by following up with the specialist and taking nutritional supplements in addition to fat burning pills, but I stopped doing the diet. Which gained me all the kilos that I lost, so how can I benefit from homeopathy, knowing that I live in Kuwait

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