A Brief awareness on Thyroid Diseases

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THE SIGNIFICANCE OF THYROID GLAND

Thyroid gland in our neck produces hormones that control the metabolism and normal functioning of the body. When it’s functioning is disturbed, it either produces excess of those hormones or fails to produce enough hormones. That’s when the Thyroid diseases attack.

TYPES

Hyper-Thyroid” occurs when excess amounts of hormones are produced and “Hypo-Thyroid” occurs when Thyroid doesn’t produce the necessary hormones for regular metabolism and functioning.

THE ALARMING STATS

As many as 12 Million people every year get affected by Thyroid. And most of them are women (about at least 60%) and the main problem with this ailment is most of the people do not show immediate symptoms to raise a doubt. This is why regular health check-ups are very much important. Over the years, the minimum age at which Thyroid ailments can hit has been decreasing. Today, we can see even a 15 year girl could get affected by this issue. This might be because of a number of factors but there are a few things we can do to control the raise of this disease.

REDUCE THE RISK

Follow these steps strictly to reduce the risk of Thyroid issues

1.  Stress management – Get regular physical exercise as well as meditation

2. Quit smoking

3. Don’t intake high amounts of Caffeine as it can worsen the Thyroid symptoms.

The X-Factor: Iodine is a vital component in balancing the Thyroid Hormones. Hence Iodized salt is always suggested to eliminate the risk of Thyroid.  Shellfish, saltwater fish, eggs, dairy products are also good sources of Iodine.

SYMPTOMS

HYPER-THYROID

1. Weight loss despite high appetite

2. Increased Heart rate and B.P

3. Frequent Bowel Movements

4. Enlargement in neck (Goitre)

5. Weakness

6. Shorter Menstrual periods

HYPO-THYROID

1. Weight gain despite normal appetite

2. Reduced Heart rate and B.P

3. Increased sensitivity to Cold

4. Enlargement in neck (Goitre)

5. Numbness in hands, Dry Skin and Hair

6. Longer Menstrual periods

PROBABLE CAUSES OF THYROID ISSUES

We cannot pinpoint any particle factor to be the exact cause for Thyroid glands to run into irregular Hormone production problem, but there are a few probable causes that can make this happen.

  1. An auto-immune condition called Graves’ disease that causes Thyroid gland to excite.
  2. Toxic adenomas or nodules that develop in the Thyroid gland that secrete additional hormones
  3. Malfunctioning of Pituitary gland
  4. Too much exposure to Iodine from other medications

HOMEOPATHY FOR THYROID

At some point, Thyroid diseases may be deemed incurable but there’s no reason why we cannot control this problem to harmless levels if we can take right measures at the right time. Homeopathy has already proved that it is one of the best sources of treatment for Thyroid issues and Positive Homeopathy has great success rate in this area.

Positive Homeopathy has a dedicated cell known as “Thyro-Cell” exclusively for treating Thyroid patients. The doctors employ constitutional Homeopathy treatment using advanced German-Swiss medicine which enables treatment without any side-effects.

 

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