Thyroid

Thyroid it is possible to cure with Ayurveda

Dr Arvind Mehare his Shri vishwadatta ayurved india first complete ayurvedic child health care centre, Pune working on thyroid since last 16 years. Specially dr Arvind Mehare treating children’s problem in his center.

In ayurvedic treatments completely normalising thyroid function with root cause treatment.

According to Ayurveda the main cause of thyroid dysfunction is Vatta and pitta doshas, Ras and medha dhatu and swed mala.

Thyroid can be corelated to some of the Ayurvedic disease mentioned ayurveda texts mention a disease Galaganda and Apachi which can have symptom of hypothyroidism and hypothyroidise Ayurvedic nidan that can be symptoms corelated to Kaphaj Pandu, shoth grahani etc.

According to Ayurveda Pitta dosha is responsible for all the metabolic action by the thyroid gland, treating thyroid we should chose either the organ or function depending on the problem location or function either the sthana or dosha sthana.

In this era due to stressful lifestyle and unhealthy food habits, an increasing number of people are being diagnosed with thyroid problems.

Thyroid disorder are one of the leading lifestyle disorder. As per the survey 15 to 20% of Indian population is suffering from the thyroid disorder.

Thyroid disorder are the condition which affect an endocrine gland, the thyroid gland. The thyroid gland is a butterfly shaped small gland located at the front of the neck.

Thyroid disorder are the conditions which affect the thyroid gland anatomically and it metabolic function. The thyroid has important role to regulate numerous metabolic processes throughout the body. Many hormones are regulated by it.

It is very important as all cells  in the body need the thyroid (T4) and thriiodothyronine (T3) hormones produced by thyroid for normal functioning.

The human body is filled with a lot of chemicals and hormones. A perfect balance of them leads to a healthy body. Excess or lesser production of these hormones will result in diseases.

Thyroid problems can cause various symptoms such as fatigue, anxiety, depression, sensitivity to heat, cold, weight loss or weight gain and poor concentration, menstrual disturbances, hand tremors frequent bowel movements, palpitation, nervousness, irritability.

The conventional approach is to used chemical based medicines to treat thyroid problem but these often have side effects and Temporary recovery and may not be able to provide long term relief.

This is why many people are choosing Ayurvedic traditional treatment to get root cause relief normalising thyroid function ayurveda for thyroid.

There are 6 types of thyroid conditions

  1. Hypothyroidism
  2. Goitre
  3. Hyperthyroidism

4. Thyroditis

5. Thyroid cancer

6. Thyroid nodules

Among which hypothyroid, hyperthyroid and Goitre are common one.

Total: Hypothyroids in children and adults

 Hypothyroidism

Hypothyroidism is a condition in which thyroid gland is not able to produce enough thyroid hormone, since the main purpose of thyroid hormone is to run the body metabolism.

Hypothyroidism is more common than you would believe and millions of people are currently hypothyroid and don’t know it.

There are 2 fairly common causes of hypothyroidism. The first is a of result of previous inflammation of the thyroid gland which leaves a large percentage of the thyroid damaged and incapable of producing sufficient hormone. The most common cause of thyroid gland failure is called autoimmune thyroiditis form of thyroid inflammation caused by the patients own immune system.

Symptoms of hyperthyroid is vary from person to person. The severity of the condition also affects which signs and symptoms appear and when. The symptoms are also sometime difficult to identify. Early symptoms can include.

As per Ayurveda

Ayurvedic texs that can be explained on the basis of agni dysfunctioning. Hypofunctioning of Jatharagni that is Agnimadhya (Mandagni) intern affects Dhatuagni eventuality bring out logical sequence and ultimately the diseased condition develops according to Acharya Vagbhat in Astang  Hruday this condition is Kapha redominant due to Margawraodh and predominantly Ras, Meda, mamsa strotodushti can be seen whose symptoms are similar to that of hypothyroid condition.

 Hypothyroidism in children & adults

Hypothyroidism is most common thyroid disorder affecting children. However, children with the disorder display different symptoms from adults. Hypothyroidism in the newborn, when left untreated can lead to intellectual disability and profound developmental delays.

The most common cause of hypothyroidism and autoimmune redetion in which the body’s immune system slowly destroys the thyroid gland.  This is known as hashimetors thyroiditis or autoimmune thyroiditis. Maternal antibodies produced against a woman’s thyroid or treatments of mothers thyroid disorder can affect her unborn child’s thyroid function.

The most common cause of hypothyroidism in children is a family history of the disease. Children whose parents, grandparents or siblings have hypothyroidism are at a higher risk of thyroid.

Autoimmune condition such as craves disease more commonly appear during puberty. These thyroid conditions more frequently affect girls than boys.

Symptoms of Hypothyroidism in children:-

  1. New borns:-

In new borns symptoms occur in the first few weeks or months after birth. The symptoms are subtle and can be missed by parents.

Symptoms include :-

  • Yellowing of the skin eyes and mucus membranes like jaundice
  • Constipation
  • Hoasse cry
  • Poor appetite / feeding
  • Umbilical hernia
  • Slow bone growth
  • Cold skin
  • Loud breathing
  • Sleeping more often
  • Decreased activity larger soft spot on the head, large tongue.
  • Large tongue
  1. Toddlers children:

The problems associated with hypothyroidism beginning in early childhood have very depending on the child age.

Symptoms are-

  • Slow growth or shorten height than average
  • Delayed tooth developments and permanent tooth that develop later
  • Hoarse vice / slow speech
  • Droopy eyelids
  • Puffy and swallon face
  • Slowed mental developments
  • Hair loss
  • Tiredness
  • Constipation
  • Dry skin
  1. Teen ages children

Hypothyroidism in teenagers occurs more often in girls than boys and its most commonly due to the autoimmune disease. Teenagers with family history of autoimmune disease such as hashimotors, thyroiditis, Graves disease of type 1 Diabetes are at higher risk of developing thyroid disease as well as children with genetic disorder such as down syndrome also have and increase risk of thyroid disease.

 Symptoms

Weight gain or increased difficulty in losing weight

  • Slow growth
  • Shorten in height
  • Looking younger than age
  • Delayed puberty
  • Slowed breast development
  • Late start to period
  • Heavy or irregular menstrual bleeding
  • PCOD or PCOS
  • Unwanted hair on face
  • Increased testicular size in boys
  • Dry skin
  • Brittle hair and nails
  • Puffiness in face
  • Hoarse vice
  • Larger thyroid gland
  • Constipation
  • Muscle and joint pain and stiffness
  • Tiredness
  • Forgetfulness
  • Mood and behaviour problems
  • Difficulties with school performances
  • Depressed mood
  • Trouble concentrating

 Hypothyroidism in adults

Symptoms

  • Weight gain or losing weight increased difficulty
  • Fatigue
  • Weakness
  • Dry, rough pale skin
  • Hair loss
  • Cold intolerance
  • Muscle cramps or frequent muscle aches
  • Constipation
  • Abnormal menstrual cycles
  • Depression
  • Irritability
  • Decreased libids
  • Memory loss
  • Fertility difficulties

Hyperthyroidism in children or Adults

Hyperthyroidism or overactive thyroid is the clinical condition resulting from increased level of T4 and T3 and decreased level of TSH which indicates thyroid gland.

Thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) is a pituitary gland hormone that stimulates the thyroid gland to produce hormones. When thyroid hormone levels are normal or high, your TSH should be lower. An abnormally low TSH can be the first sign of Hyperthyroidism.

Your thyroid gland regulates yours metabolism through the release of these hormones.

A variety of conditions can cause hypothyroidism, Graves disease an autoimmune disorders is the most common cause of hyperthyroidism. It causes antibodies to stimulate the thyroid to secrete too much hormone. It occurs more often in women than men.

It tends to run in families , which suggests a genetic link.

Other causes of hyperthyroidism is

  • Excess iodine, a key ingredients in T3 and T4
  • Inflammation of the thyroid gland
  • Tumors of ovaries or testies
  • Benign tumors of the thyroid or pituitary gland

As per Ayurveda

Through this condition in Ayurvedic test it can corelated with agni dysfunctioning. Hyperfunctioning of Jatharagni means Teekshnagni in train affects Dhatugni eventually brings out pathological sequence and ultimately the diseased condition develops. Over/ hyper functioning of agni give rise to increased metabolism resulting into symptoms which are commonly seen in hyperthyroidism.

 Hypothyroidism in Children

Craves disease is the most common cause of hyperthyroidism in children. Hyperthyroidism is a rare but serious disorder in childhood, occurring more frequently as a consequence of Graves disease an autoimmune disorder resulting from TSH receptor stimulation by autoantibodies.

The cause of Graves disease remains unclear, but it is believed to result from background, environmental factors and the immune system for unknown reasons, the immune system produces an antibody that stimulates the thyroid gland to produce excess thyroid hormone.

Symptoms in children:-

  • An enlarged thyroid gland
  • Difficulty swallowing
  • Weight loss or poor weight gain
  • Prominent or bulging eyes
  • Rapid pulse
  • Hair loss
  • Weakness or fatigue
  • Low tolerance of hot weather
  • Irritability and mood swing
  • Lack of concentration
  • Emotional outbursts, like crying or yelling
  • Rapid heartbeat
  • Swollen thyroid gland
  • Bulging eye
  • Excessive hunger

Hyperthyroidism symptoms in Adult

  • Increased appetite
  • Weight loss even when your appetite and food intake stay the same or increase
  • Nervousness or restlessness
  • Inability to concentrate
  • Weakness, fatigue
  • Irregular heartbeat
  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Thin, brittle hair, hair loss
  • Itching
  • Tremor usually a fine trembling in your hands and fingers
  • Excessive tearing on discomfort in one or both eyes
  • Increased sensitivity to heat
  • Naused and vomiting
  • Breast development in men
  • Fertility difficulties
  • Menstrual changes
  • Dizziness, shortness of breath
  • Loss of consciousness

Treatment of Thyroid

Ayurved is very effective in the treatment of thyroid problems as it works to eliminate the root cause of the disease. Thyroid problems are caused when there is imbalance in the thyroid gland. When the thyroid gland is underactive it is known as hypothyroidism. In this case the thyroid is not able to produce the required amount of thyroxine hormone. Similarly, when the thyroid gland becomes overactive, it start producing for much thyroxine. This condition is known as hyperthyroidism. Imbalances in the body and toxin buildup cause the thyroid gland malfunctioning.

Hypothyroidism

Ayurvedic hypothyroidism treatment involves clearing these channels in order to balance body energies and restore the circulation of thyroxin. Herbal preparations are administrated to increase the digestive fire at a cellular level and to restore proper metabolism.

Hyperthyroidism

Ayurvedic treatment for Hyperthyroidism works on reducing the excessive presence as well as formation of hormones by clearing body channels rejuvenating  and detoxifying the body. Special attention is also given to boost immunity by strengthening pitta to ensure reduced risk of common alignments.

Ayurvedic treatment is very effective in treating thyroid problems as it helps restore the balance

between the body’s bio energies – vata, pitta and kapha. Ayurvedic treatment also removes toxins from the body, which helps the thyroid gland to regain normalising her function. Ayurvedic treatment for thyroid problems has to be provided by a qualified and experienced Ayurveda doctor. Every patient has a different health profile which has to be assessed to determine the exact cause of Ayurvedic treatment. An expert, Ayurveda doctor will be the best judge of patients condition and they will able to prescribe the most appropriate Ayurvedic treatment for thyroid problems. It would help the patient to achieve long-term relief and possibly a complete cure from them thyroid and thyroid  induced problem with natural way by ayurvedic traditional treatment.

Goitre

A goitre is a swelling in the neck resulting from an enlargement of thyroid gland.

Most of goitre cases are caused by iodine deficiency. A goitre can be associated with dysfunctioning of thyroid gland.

In ayurved this condition is explained as Galaganda.

Treatment for Thyroid

  1. Internal medicine
  • – Roudra Ras
  • – Punarnava
  • – Vachadi yog
  • – Amrutagi gog
  • – Assal Amrut Satia
  • – Guggul yog
  1. Panchkarma
  • – Vamana
  • – Virechana
  • – Basti
  • – Raktamokashana
  • – Nasya
  • – Abhyanga
  • – Sirodhara
  • – Lepam
  • – Udvartana or Ubtan
  1. Ahar (Pathya – Apathya)
  2. Yoga
  3. Medication
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