Dysthyroidism is a pathology that affects more men than women. Women older than 60 years old are the most affected. Hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism are this pathology’s main manifestations.
Located at the base of the neck, the thyroid gland’s primary function is to manufacture hormones. T4 (thyroxine) and T3 (triiodothyronine) are part of these hormones and they are involved in the metabolism of fats, sugar and protein and take part in the ossification process and development of growth cartilages. The slightest disturbance in the production of these hormones causes a chain reaction that can result in the formation of nodules or a goiter.
Dysfunction of the thyroid gland usually results in disorders characterized by extreme fatigue, muscular or cardiac problems, mood swings or weight gain or loss that is completely unrelated to the patient’s diet.
Hyperthyroidism is characterized by an excessive production of hormones. Consequently, the pituitary and hypothalamus, two other glands located in the brain, are put to rest. On the other hand, hypothyroidism occurs when the production of hormones is insufficient. This therefore results in an overactive pituitary gland and hypothalamus. A major cause of hypothyroidism is iodine deficiency.
For hyperthyroidism, the symptoms include a rise in body temperature and a hyper acceleration of the metabolism. The heart beats more faster and the patient is prone to shakes, anxiety and insomnia. In addition, the patient grows thin, cannot stand the heat and sweats profusely. Sometimes, he or she also suffers from diarrhoea.
The symptoms are the exact opposite of those described above for hypothyroidism since the body temperature drops and the metabolism slows down. The heart beats weakly and slowly. Mental faculties decrease and unexplained weight gain occurs. The face becomes swollen, the skin turns yellow, the skin becomes dry and eyelids are heavy because the eyes are swollen.
Anethum graveolens is effective in treating both hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism. Treatment with this remedy lasts for 3 months. It consists of chewing one tablespoon of fresh dill leaves 15 minutes before each meal. Do not forget to drink water after each remedy intake.
Iodum is a remedy against hyperthyroidism. A dilution of 9, 12, 15 or 30 CH is recommended, depending on the severity of the condition. Vespa Complex Lhening No. 46 is another medication that must be taken 3 times a day. One can also resort to Natrum Muriaticum, in combination with 3 granules of Iodum 5 CH, to be taken three times a day until the patient’s condition improves.
Depending on the symptoms, other medications can also be used. Anacardium is prescribed to patients suffering from depression or memory loss. Baryta carbonica is recommended for overweight and hypertensive persons. And finally, Coffea is used in case of palpitations, accelerated heartbeat or insomnia.
From the moment you feel severe and persistent fatigue, without having made any kind of effort, it is necessary to consult a doctor. In addition, when mood swings occur too frequently, they may be caused by a deficiency of the thyroid gland. In all cases, the physician is the sole authority able to make an accurate diagnosis.
• Calcarea Fluorica
• Lachesis Mutus
• Natrum Muriaticum
Good to know: To treat hypothyroidism, one can resort to Laminaria japonica for its high alginate content. This brown-coloured algae contains organic iodine.