Hyperthyroidism is the over production of thyroxin hormone by the thyroid gland. This over production increases the body’s metabolism and oxygen consumption. Thyroid gland, a butter fly shaped gland in the front of the neck, is an endocrine gland secreting a vital hormone called thyroxine. A variety of conditions cause hyperthyroidism including:
- Grave’s disease an autoimmune disorder
- Excess iodine
- Thyroiditis or inflammation of thyroid gland
- Tumors of thyroid or pituitary glands
- Rapid heart rate
- High blood pressure
- Hand tremors
- Excessive sweating
- Frequent bowel movements
- Weight loss
- Irregular menstrual cycles in women
- Swelling of the thyroid gland
Antithyroid medications to stop thyroid from making hormones and radioactive iodine that destroys cells which produce hormones are the conventional treatments. Homeopathy offers good prognosis to cases of hyperthyroidism without the harmful side effects. Medicines like ike Calcare phos, Calcarea carb, Lapis alb, Iodium, Thyroidinum, Spongia, Lycopus, Calcarea iod etc work very well in treating it and enhancing the overall well being of the patient. However, no medication should be taken without first consulting a certified homeopathic practitioner.
If hyperthyroidism is left untreated, it can cause complications such as: Heart disorders: Overactive thyroid can lead to heart rhythm disorders or congestive heart failure. Brittle bones: Too much thyroid hormone interferes with your body's ability to deposit calcium into your bones.
Mini case details/ short case summary- chief complaint –associated complaint- previous treatment taken-physical generals-mental generals : Pt had been suffering with hyperthyroidism since 3 months , and on tab carbimazole, and visited our branch on 25/10/14 with weight loss, exophthalmos, palpitation, swelling of right lobe of thyroid gland. T3 > 800, T4 > 30, Tsh: < 0.001. and we had given nartum carb 1m based on her weeping disposition, introvertedness. Again in the month of feb 28, 2015 , the values are T3:4.82,T4: > 30, Tsh:0.05.
values are rechecked in the month of March, t3:4.82,t4: > 30, tsh:0.05, she stopped using carbimazole.
Treatment duration—in how many months/yrs he got cured: 11 months
Name of medicine given- natrum carb 1m
Reason for prescription- grief , weeping disposition
**Results may vary from patient to patient
Frequently Asked Qustions
what is Hyperthyroidism?
The overproduction of a hormone by the butterfly-shaped gland in the neck (thyroid). Hyperthyroidism is the production of too much thyroxine hormone. It can increase metabolism.
Symptoms of Hyperthyroidism?
Symptoms include unexpected weight loss, rapid or irregular heartbeat, sweating and irritability, although the elderly often experience no symptoms.