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Treating dysthyroidism with homoeopathy

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.

Dysthyroidism, an affection of the thyroid gland

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.

Symptoms of dysthyroidism

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.

Homoeopathic remedies against dysthyroidism

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.

When should you consult a doctor?

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.

Treatments and pathologies linked to “dysthyroidism”

Associated treatments

•    Calcarea Fluorica
•    Graphites
•    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.

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Pathology and homeopathy are two fields of scientific research that go hand in hand. As a matter of fact, homeopathic research on a disease is always accompanied by a pathological study of that disease. Pathology is the scientific field that studies diseases, while homeopathy is a gentle method for treating diseases. Homeopathic treatment follows the principles of similarity (Similia similibus curentur or "likes are cured by likes") and comprehensiveness. There is no universal treatment for a given disease; it must be adapted to each patient.