GRAVE’S DISEASE  – Ayurvedic Treatment, Diet, Exercises, Yoga & Pranayama

Grave’s disease is an autoimmune disorder; here the overactive thyroid gland produces more thyroxine hormone leads to increased metabolism.

  • SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF GRAVE’S DISEASE
  • CAUSES OF GRAVE’S DISEASE
  • PATHOPHYSIOLOGY OF GRAVE’S DISEASE
  • DIAGNOSIS OF GRAVE’S DISEASE
  • TREATMENTS FOR GRAVE’S DISEASE
  • PROGNOSIS OF GRAVE’S DISEASE
  • COMPLICATIONS OF GRAVE’S DISEASE
  • GRAVE’S DISEASE  AND AYURVEDA
  • NIDANA- AYURVEDIC CAUSES OF GRAVE’S DISEASE
  • PURVAROOPAM- AYURVEDIC PREMONITORY SYMPTOMS OF GRAVE’S DISEASE
  • SAMPRAPTI – AYURVEDIC PATHOGENESIS OF GRAVE’S DISEASE
  • LAKSHANA- AYURVEDIC SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF GRAVE’S DISEASE
  • AYURVEDIC PROGNOSIS OF GRAVE’S DISEASE
  • CHIKITSA- AYURVEDIC TREATMENT FOR GRAVE’S DISEASE
  • AYURVEDIC SAMANA TREATMENT FOR GRAVE’S DISEASE
  • AYURVEDIC SHODHANA TREATMENT FOR GRAVE’S DISEASE
  • COMMONLY USED AYURVEDIC MEDICINES FOR GRAVE’S DISEASE
  • HOME REMEDIES FOR GRAVE’S DISEASE
  • DIET AND BEHAVIOUR FOR GRAVE’S DISEASE
  • YOGA FOR GRAVE’S DISEASE
  • RESEARCH PAPERS OF AYURVEDIC MANAGEMENT OF GRAVE’S DISEASE

SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF GRAVE’S DISEASE

  • Weight loss
  • Diarrhoea
  • Excess sweating
  • Excessive hunger
  • Fatigue
  • Heat intolerance
  • Hyperactivity
  • Irritability
  • Hair falling
  • Weakness
  • Tremor
  • Restlessness
  • Fatigue
  • Increased heart rate
  • Palpitations
  • Mood swings
  • Puffy eyes
  • Irregular menstruation
  • Insomnia

CAUSES OF GRAVE’S DISEASE

  • Autoimmune disease
  • Risk factors are,
    • Hereditary
    • Excess intake of iodine
    • Thyroiditis
    • Thyroid tumours
    • Thyroid nodules
    • Certain medications

PATHOPHYSIOLOGY OF GRAVE’S DISEASE

Due to the above-mentioned causes, the thyroid gland produces excess thyroid hormones T3 and T4 leads to the symptoms of grave’s disease.

DIAGNOSIS OF GRAVE’S DISEASE

  • Diagnosis through clinical features
  • Blood tests – to measure the level of T3, T4 and TSH (Thyroid-stimulating hormone)

TREATMENTS FOR GRAVE’S DISEASE

  • Antithyroid medications
  • Beta-blockers

PROGNOSIS OF GRAVE’S DISEASE

  • Grave’s disease is manageable with medications. Untreated grave’s disease leads to complications.

COMPLICATIONS OF GRAVE’S DISEASE           

  • Thyrotoxic crisis
  • Osteoporosis
  • Heart problems

GRAVE’S DISEASE AND AYURVEDA

  • The thyroid disorders are mostly co-related to the conditions galaganda of Ayurveda.
  • Grave’s disease is managed based on the symptoms.

NIDANA- AYURVEDIC CAUSES OF GRAVE’S DISEASE

  • Excess consumption of ununctuous, cold food
  • Excess physical exercise.
  • Suppression of natural urges.
  • Janma krita – congenital
  • Hyper functioning of agni

PURVAROOPAM- AYURVEDIC PREMONITORY SYMPTOMS OF GRAVE’S DISEASE

  • Fatigue
  • Excess sweating

SAMPRAPTI – AYURVEDIC PATHOGENESIS OF GRAVE’S DISEASE

Hyper functioning of jataragni affect dhatu agni leads to symptoms of grave’s disease

LAKSHANA- AYURVEDIC SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF GRAVE’S DISEASE

  • Ksheena – weakness
  • Karsya – weight loss
  • Atygni – excess hungry
  •  Mental irritations
  • Thyroid enlargement – gandamala
  • kesh patana (hair loss)
  • kampa – tremor

AYURVEDIC PROGNOSIS OF GRAVE’S DISEASE

  • Yapya roga – symptoms are manageable with Ayurvedic medicines

CHIKITSA- AYURVEDIC TREATMENT FOR GRAVE’S DISEASE

AYURVEDIC SAMANA TREATMENT FOR GRAVE’S DISEASE

  • Kanchanara guggulu – for thyroiditis
  • Treatment for atyagni
  • Treatment for karsyam

 AYURVEDIC SHODHANA TREATMENT FOR GRAVE’S DISEASE

  • NASYA-Ksheerabala

COMMONLY USED AYURVEDIC MEDICINES FOR GRAVE’S DISEASE

Internal administration

HOME REMEDIES FOR GRAVE’S DISEASE

  • Exercise regularly
  • Take an appropriate quantity of fluids

DIET AND BEHAVIOUR FOR GRAVE’S DISEASE

  • Avoid food items which produce dosha imbalance like cold and dry food, hard to digest. Because dosha imbalance aggravates the symptoms.
  • Take proper rest.
  • Avoid more oily foods, junk foods, cabbage, cauliflower, soybeans, peanut

YOGA FOR GRAVE’S DISEASE

  • Nadi Shuddi Pranayam    – calms the mind and gets relief from mental irritations associated with grave’s disease

The patient needs to be seated in a meditative posture with the head and spine erect, with the body relaxed. The patient has to close his one nostril (e.g. left nostril if using the right hand and vice versa) with the thumb and exhale completely through the other nostril. Again, he will have to breathe in deeply through the other nostril while the opposite nostril is still closed with the thumb.                             

  • Sarvangasana
  • Sethubandhasana

RESEARCH PAPERS OF AYURVEDIC MANAGEMENT OF GRAVE’S DISEASE

  1. Herbal approach to the management of thyroid disease – a review

                      http://www.ayurvedjournal.com/JAHM_201731_09.pdf

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