Hyperthyroidism – thyroid dysfunction
Hyperthyroidism aka Goitre and aka Goiter is a medical disorder that results in an excessive production of thyroxine hormone by a thyroid gland. Hyperthyroidism significantly increases the system’s metabolism, triggering an unexpected weight loss, tachycardia, arrhythmia, perspiring, and emotional unsteadiness.
Numerous treatment alternatives offered by Western physicians for hyperthyroidism. The list of treatment options includes anti-thyroid pharmaceutical drugs, radioactive iodine that reduces the synthesis of thyroxine as well as surgical intervention to remove a thyroid gland entirely or partially. While Goiter can result in severe dysfunctions of the multiple organs and systems, it may be successfully handled and maintained by medical professionals.
A Hyperthyroidism manifests in the form of an enlargement and over-functioning of the thyroid gland.
There are a variety of aspects that trigger thyroid dysfunction, Including:
– Iodine deficiency in food and water (often due to geographical location)
– Excessive intake of ingredients that neutralizes iodine. The list of these ingredients includes soy, cabbage, broccoli, and cauliflower
– Intakes of certain pharmaceutical drugs (lithium and phenylbutazone) that increase a production of thyroxine.
– Thyroid cancer.
– Cysts and knots are developing on a thyroid gland.
Etiology and Pathogenesis of Goiter.
The term of hyperthyroidism states for over-functioning of the thyroid gland. In the majority of cases, Goitre develops as a result of Graves’ syndrome – the disease that stimulates the immune system to create antibodies similar to TSH. These antibodies uncontrollably force a thyroid gland to produce an excessive concentration of thyroxine. The gland responds by producing an excessive amount of hormones.
Major symptoms of goiter are:
- Weight loss;
- Intolerance to High temperature;
Homeopathic treatment for hyperthyroidism
Well-trained homeopath chooses the appropriate remedies and dilutions for hyperthyroidism treatment based on a “like cures like” philosophy and constitutional properties of the homeopathic medicines. Below is the list of homeopathic remedies that most commonly used for Goiter.
Calcarea carbonica. [Calc]
In simple forms of hyperthyroidism, Calcarea carbonica has been used successfully. In homeopathic publications, Calcarea carbonica found more often than any other remedy and especially in successful cases when patients were completely cured. According to the research perform by Doctor Zopfy from Germany this medicine cures simple forms of goiter in the early stages within several weeks. Different practitioners recommend different dilutions, however in my clinic I prefer 1M if disease diagnosed more than six months ago. I prescribe Calcarea carbonica only to patients that are puffy and overweight, have a big head, craving to eggs and severe reaction to milk products.
Lapis albus. [Lap-a]
This remedy prepared from the Calcium silico-fluoride. It was initially recommended by professor Grauvogel and ten years later accentuated by Doctor Hale. Calcium silico-fluoride is an ingredient of the water of valleys where traditionally hyperthyroidism is widespread. I prescribe Lapis albus to anemic patients, and it is very useful in the earlier stages of goiter.
The most traditional medicine for hyperthyroidism is Iodine. It covers most of the symptoms of goiter including swollen gland, tachycardia, arrhythmia, tremor, and exophthalmia.
The generalized engrossment of lymphatic nodes all over the body along with emotional depression is the further indications for this remedy.
Fucus vesiculosus made from sea kelp and contains a high concentration of Iodine. Thus, Fucus is another traditional homeopathic remedy for hyperthyroidism.
Spongia tosta. [Spong]
This medicine is similar to Fucus vesiculosus first of all because it’s made from natural Sponge, which is rich of Iodine. In the valleys where hyperthyroidism thrives population uses a powder made from oyster shells (Calcarea Carbonica), Sponge and sugar. I prescribe Spongia only to patients with exophthalmia and cardiac symptoms (tachycardia, arrhythmia, etc.).
This is probably the remedy #1 for Goiter. Symptoms that Thyroidine covers are:
- Diminished concentration of hemoglobin in bloodstream;
- Tenacious, stubborn frontal headache;
- Muscular feebleness.
Homeopathic treatment for hyperthyroidism in Philadelphia
Homeopathic medicine aids in easing the symptoms linked to hyperthyroidism. Furthermore, it acts at the unfathomable level to deliver abnormalities of immune system back to standard and to reinstate the synchronization and coherence of the organism.
Therefore, homeopathic treatment takes into account patient’s complaints end to end with corporeal, psychological and inherited factors. The homeopathic medicine administered by the practitioner based on the complete assessment cures the disease at its core and as a result reestablishes the normal condition of the organism.
Victor Tsan, MD, and his associates at Philadelphia Homeopathic Clinic combine different holistic approaches for the systemic treatment of thyroid disorders.
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