Hypothyroidism also called under active thyroid is a condition where the thyroid gland doesn’t produce enough thyroxine. This can affect heart rate, body temperature and all aspects of metabolism. Hypothyroidism is most prevalent in older women.
- Hashimoto’s thyroiditis an auto immune disorder
- Certain medications
- Too little iodine in diet
- Pituitary gland disorder
- Hypothalamus disorder
- Sensitivity to cold
- Dry skin
- Unexplained weight gain
- Heavy, no or irregular menstruation in women
- Hair loss
Conventional treatment includes thyroid hormone replacement. The patient is kept on synthetic thyroxine and in most cases this might be lifelong. Natural homeopathic remedies come in handy especially to those who are apathetic to the side effects of prescription drugs. The following are the leading homeopathic remedies for hypothyroidism. Any medication should be taken under the supervision of a certified homeopath.
- Calcarea carb
Hypothyroidism can also lead to an enlarged heart or heart failure. Memory loss or mental slowing as well as depression can occur with untreated hypothyroidism and may become more severe over time. Finally, a rare, but possibly fatal consequence of long-term, untreated hypothyroidism is called myxedema.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is Hypothyroidism?
A condition in which the thyroid gland doesn’t produce enough thyroid hormone.Hypothyroidism’s deficiency of thyroid hormones can disrupt such things as heart rate, body temperature and all aspects of metabolism. Hypothyroidism is most prevalent in older women.
What are the symptoms of Hypothyroidism?
Major symptoms include fatigue, cold sensitivity, constipation, dry skin and unexplained weight gain.