Alternative Treatments for Hypothyroidism

Alternative Treatments for Hypothyroidism


Butterfly-shaped small glands below the Adam’s apple in front of the neck are called thyroid glands. They influence metabolism of body to a great extent.  Thyroid glands produce various hormones like T-3, T-4 and Calcitonin which have a vital role in controlling the body temperature, rate of heart beat, production of proteins, consumption of fats and carbohydrates as well as level of calcium in blood.

When thyroid glands become incapable of producing sufficient quantity of hormones it will lead to a number of complications. This is called Hypothyroidism.

Though women above the age of fifty are more prone to hypothyroidism, pregnant women, children and teenagers can also get affected by this ailment.

Symptoms of hypothyroidism may not be noticeable in the initial stages. Over a number of years symptoms will get more obvious and severe.

General symptoms are fatigue and sluggishness, constipation, getting more sensitive to cold, pale and dry skin, hoarse voice, puffy face, high blood cholesterol level, obesity, paining of muscles and joints, swollen joints, stiff muscles as well as joints, tender and weak muscles, abnormal menstrual periods, hair and finger nails getting brittle and mental depression.

Lack of proper treatment may cause enlargement of thyroid glands which is called Goiter.

Hypothyroidism in its most advanced stage is known as Myxederma which will cause low blood pressure, decreases breathing, low body temperature and coma. Myxederma can be fatal also.

Children and teenagers affected by hypothyroidism will have all the above symptoms and also they will suffer from jaundice, frequent choking, poor mental and physical growth, delayed formation of permanent teeth and delayed puberty.

Women will have swollen faces with dull expressions, thin eyebrows and droopy eyelids. Their skin will be hard, dry and brittle and skin on the palms will have an orange hue.

Causes of hyperthyroidism include auto immune disease, treatment for hyperthyroidism itself, certain other medications, radiation therapy for cancer and surgery to remove thyroids. Rarely, children are born with an inherited form of thyroid disorder. Tumor of pituitary gland also causes hypothyroidism.

Women may develop hyperthyroidism during or after pregnancy. If left untreated it will lead to miscarriage or premature delivery. Also it will increase blood pressure of the mother which will affect the growing fetus.

Iodine deficiency can cause hyperthyroidism. This is prevented by addition of iodine to table salt.

Hypothyroidism can be diagnosed through thyroid function tests and treated using synthetic thyroid hormones.

Home remedies are very effective in curing hypothyroidism. They are made from natural herbs and are available in the form of pills. Natural therapy not only cures the thyroid problem they also enable the whole body to heal itself.

Kelp Sea Weed is an anti oxidant which will help normal functioning of the thyroids.

An amino acid called L-Tyrosine is effective in increasing plasma levels and reducing body weight.

Bladderwrack is rich in iodine content and hence can cure thyroid problems.

Another herb called Irish Moss is very effective in protecting the thyroid glands.

Consumption of calcium, iron, manganese, neodymium, terbium, thulium and copper can prevent thyroid problems. Taking low calorie foods, performing simple exercises and eating fresh fruits and vegetable also prevent thyroid problems.

Best Option

Home remedies can cure thyroid problems. Professionally designed natural therapy is another proven method of treatment for hypothyroidism and those who are in search of a quick remedy for hypothyroidism can opt for it.

Author ,an expert in Natural Hypothyroidism treatments using home remedies shares his experience & resources on Hypothyroidism .

You can also read testimonials from ex-Hypothyroidism sufferers who had cured Hypothyroidism by adopting home remedies & natural methods from ” Hypothyroidism Solution E-book”.

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