Thyroid disease is one of the most common and wide spread health problem that the world is facing. And the most alarming sign is that many doesn’t even know that the health problems they are facing are due to thyroid disease.
Depression, heart disease, chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, PMS (premenstrual syndrome), menopausal symptoms, muscle and joint pains, irritable bowel syndrome, or autoimmune disease could actually indicate a problem with your thyroid.
The classic signs of a sluggish thyroid gland include weight gain, lethargy, poor quality hair and nails, hair loss, dry skin, fatigue, cold hands and feet, and constipation — and these symptoms may be known to most of you. But are you aware that infertility, diabetes, psychological problems may also be present in a thyroid gland working being disturbed.
Yes, it’s possible, and that is the reason, you need to check your thyroid gland is working at it optimum. Before the age of 50 yrs, it is enough to check every 3 years, but after 50 yrs, its imperative to check it every year. Anytime the thyroid tests reports come abnormal, it better to contact the closest Homeopathic specialist to get it treated.
Key results from a research study: ( Ref: http://www.indiainfoline.com )
- Hypothyroidism is highly prevalent amongst the surveyed population with one out of ten people being diagnosed with the condition. Hypothyroidism was found to be a common form of thyroid dysfunction affecting 10.95% of the study population. The older population (above the age of 35 years) seemed to be at higher risk of hypothyroidism than the younger population (13.11% vs. 7.53%).
- Women were three times more likely to be affected by hypothyroidism than men (15.86% vs. 5.02%), especially those in midlife (46-54 years).
- Almost one-third of the hypothyroid patients (3.47%) were not aware of the condition and were diagnosed for the first time during the course of study-related screening.
- Hypertension (20.4%) and diabetes mellitus (16.2%) were the other common diseases observed in the study population.
- Inland cities (Bangalore, Delhi, Kolkata, Ahmedabad, Hyderabad) had higher prevalence of hypothyroidism (11.73%) compared to coastal cities (Chennai, Goa, Mumbai) (9.45%). Kolkata recorded the highest prevalence of hypothyroidism (21.67%).
- Approximately one-fifth of the study population had anti-thyroid peroxidase antibodies [TPO] positivity, an established autoimmune marker pointing toward a steady risk of thyroid disorders.
Blood test for Thyroid
Most all older thyroid function panels include the following:
These tests should be abandoned because they are unreliable as gauges of thyroid function. The most common traditional way to diagnose hypothyroidism is with a TSH that is elevated beyond the normal reference range. For most labs, this is about 4.0 to 4.5. This is thought to reflect the pituitary’s sensing of inadequate thyroid hormone levels in the blood which would be consistent with hypothyroidism. There is no question that this will diagnose hypothyroidism, but it is far too insensitive a measure, and the vast majority of patients who have hypothyroidism will be missed.
Free Thyroid Hormone Levels
One can also use the Free T3 and Free T4 and TSH levels to help one identify how well the thyroid gland is working. Free T3 and Free T4 levels are the only accurate measure of the actual active thyroid hormone levels in the blood.
When one uses free hormone levels one will find that it is relatively common to find the Free T4 and Free T3 hormone levels below normal when TSH is in its normal range, even in the low end of its normal range. When patients with these lab values are treated, one typically finds tremendous improvement in the patient, and a reduction of the classic hypothyroid symptoms.
Symptoms of Low Thyroid
- The most common is fatigue.
- Skin can become dry, cold, rough and scaly.
- Hair becomes coarse, brittle and grows slowly or may fall out excessively.
- Sensitivity to cold with feelings of being chilly in rooms of normal temperature.
- Difficult for a person to sweat and their perspiration may be decreased or even absent even during heavy exercise and hot weather.
- Constipation that is resistant to magnesium supplementation and other mild laxatives is also another common symptom.
- Difficulty in losing weight despite rigid adherence to a low grain diet seems to be a common finding especially in women.
- Depression and muscle weakness are other common symptoms.
Clinical Symptoms of Low Thyroid:
- Coarse Hair; Dry cool and pale skin
- Goitre (not in all cases), Hoarseness of voice
- Non-pitting oedema
- Puffiness of eyes and face
- Delayed relaxation of DTR
- Slow hoarse speech and slow movements
- Thinning of lateral 1/3 of eye brows
Treatment for Thyroid:
Homeopathic treatment for thyroid offers the best way to completely cure your thyroid disease. Instead of taking synthetic hormones, which makes your thyroid more lazy to produce T4 hormone and leading you to increasing the dosage of hormones at regular intervals, a homeopathic treatment for thyroid aims to gently stimulate the gland to produce hormones in right quantity.
Manage your diet diet with enough:
- Iodized salt
- Selenium supplementation
- Avoid Sago
- Avoid Cabbage
- Avoid formula milk
- Fish, meat, milk & eggs
It is necessary that you visit a specialist Homeopathic doctor for your treatment of thyroid disease because there may be various causes leading to your thyroid problem, understanding them and targeting those during the treatment of thyroid problem is very necessary to get cured completely of your thyroid disease. Otherwise recurrence chances are very high, causing more complications.
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