Hypothyroidism

Hypothyroidism

Compiled by Dr. Nijila Abhilash, B.A.M.S., D.Y.N.

Sign & Symptoms :

Vertigo, weight gain, mood swings, tiredness, hair loss, lethargy, menstrual irregularity, sensitivity to cold, dry & rough skin, muscle stiffness & cramps, constipation, hoarseness of voice, etc.

Causes :

Inadequate production of thyroid hormones – T3 and T4 – due to structural or functional defects of the thyroid gland.

Treatment in Ayurveda

Internal Medicines

Administration of medicines having Deepana, Pachana, Ushna, Theekshna, and Lekhana properties would balance body energy and restore the circulation of thyroxine, and increases digestive fire to improve metabolism.

External Applications

Udwarthanam, Utsaadanam, Sekam, Nasyam, etc.

Yogasanas & Pranayamas
Diet & Life Style Advice
  • Intake of milk, rice, barley, Bengal gram, etc.
  • Avoid fast food and fermented food
  • Plenty of salads and fruits
Home Remedies
  • Mix equal quantities of Pippalli (long pepper), Maricha (black pepper), Shundi (dried ginger) in ½ tsp of lukewarm water once a day.
Complications

Untreated hypothyroidism may lead to many diseases and health issues like:

  • Goiter
  • Heart disease
  • Mental health issues
  • Peripheral neuropathy
  • Infertility

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