The Thyroid Gland produces two hormones vital for maintaining normal metabolism. These are Thyroxine, also known as T4, and Triodothyroxine or T3. Hypothyroidism is an underactive thyroid which affects over 5% of the population. It is four times more common in women and occurs mostly in people aged 30-65 years old. The main function of the thyroid gland is to synthesize, store and secrete these two thyroid hormones.
The body produces a 90/10 blend of these hormones, Thyroxine being the dominant, and both are required to regulate the body’s metabolism and other important functions. Hyperthyroid is a state when the thyroid secretes too much hormone and hypothyroidism is when it is not secreting sufficient amounts
A well known check for hypothyroidism is a low basal body temperature along with fatigue, weight gain and difficulty losing weight. You may also find concentration problems, sensitivity to temperature changes and hair loss. Other symptoms may include constipation, dry skin or hair, brittle nails, feeling cold when others don’t, a low sex drive, infertility or recurrent miscarriage and painful or erratic menstrual periods. Also common is fluid retention, yellow palms, elevated serum cholesterol, a thick tongue, protruding eyeballs and indentations on the tongue and insomnia.
There can be a number of reasons for an underactive thyroid gland which can include toxicity or poisoning, genetic factors, or an imbalance in the pituitary causing the thyroid stimulating hormone levels to be too high.
The conventional way of treating a thyroid imbalance is by administering synthetic hormone replacement. In more extreme cases radiation therapy is used to destroy the tissue of the person. This however may have significant side effects.
There are also so called “natural replacements”, using thyroid tissue from pigs. Although this may have fewer side effects it simply masks the underlying problem. Many animal lovers are repelling by the practise of using animals to make drugs for the human body so reject conventional medical treatment to seek kinder and more natural treatments.
Some herbal supplements claim to be able to replenish and restore the thyroid tissue through the pituitary and other glands allowing the body to heal itself.
The homeopathic approach stimulates the body to reactivate the hormone secretions and restore a natural balance. There are many clinically proven homeopathic remedies that can be deployed to treat an out of balance thyroid.
Homeopathy is however not a quick fix methodology as it is highly individualised to each person. A homeopathic practitioner will spend much time studying the patient’s history and to build a holistic picture inter related symptoms. They will take into account all aspects of their lifestyle, including diet, likes and dislikes and when people feel better or worse.
The good thing about taking Homeopathic remedies is that once the bodily functions casing the underlying distress are restored to balance the use of the remedy is suspended. There no notion have having complete the full course like conventional medicine
If you think you may have a sluggish thyroid and don’t wish to consult professional Homeopathic physician (which is recommended), you could try taking homeopathic remedy called Thyroidinum. This homeopathic remedy made from a tiny portion of dried sheep thyroid gland. It is recommended that it is taken at the 8x potency. This may trigger the stimulation of the natural thyroid to start producing the two important thyroid hormones
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