Causes

  • Excessive intake of thyroxin
  • Excessive secretion of thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) by pituitary gland
  • Toxic goiter
  • Tumors of thyroid or pituitary gland
  • Inflammation of thyroid (thyroiditis)

Symptoms

  • Fatigue
  • Sleeplessness
  • Nervousness
  • Excessive hunger
  • Weight loss
  • Excessive sweating
  • Intolerance towards heat
  • Frequent bowel movements
  • Low concentration
  • Irregular menstruation
  • Tremors in extremities

Ayurvedic Treatment

  • The impaired digestion blocks the minute channels of the body causing an imbalance in the thyroid gland function.
  • It is mainly due to the impaired Vata and pitta dosha that shows various symptoms of hyperthyroidism.
  • These vitiated doshas cause a gastric fire which leads to excessive hunger. Since Vayu has light, unstable and dynamic properties, it causes nervousness, sleeplessness, and tremors in extremity. It also causes frequent bowel movements and irregular menstruations. Increase in the lightness of Vayu leads to weight loss. Due to the hotness of pitta, a person usually sweats more and is intolerant of heat.
  • Ayurveda aims at clearing all the channels to balance the energies and restore the circulation of thyroxin and correct production.
  • Common herbs used for balancing thyroid function are Kanchanar (Bauhinia Verigata), Licorice (Glycyrrhiza glabra), Ashwagandha (withania somnifera), stinging nettle (Urtica dioica).

Diet and Lifestyle

  • Use more amount of milk, milk products, and pure ghee.
  • Do yoga, pranayam, and meditation for calming Vata and Pitta.
  • Eat fresh fruits like banana, and melons, and dry fruits like walnuts and dates. They reduce aggravated Pitta and Vata.

Home Remedies

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