HASHIMOTO’S THYROIDITIS- Ayurvedic Treatment, Diet, Exercises, Research Papers, Yoga & Pranayama

Hashimoto’s thyroiditis is an autoimmune disease in which the thyroid gland doesn’t produce enough thyroid hormone. It is also known as an underactive thyroid or hypothyroidism.

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

SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF HASHIMOTO’S THYROIDITIS 

  • Fatigue
  • Constipation
  • Dry skin
  • Hair falling
  • Hair dryness
  • Cold sensitivity
  • Weight gain
  • Irregular menstruation in females
  • Puffy face
  • Hoarseness of voice
  • Thyroid enlargement
  • Mood swings
  • High cholesterol
  • Sexual dysfunction

CAUSES OF HASHIMOTO’S THYROIDITIS 

  • Autoimmune disease
  • Risk factors are, hereditary, certain medications, radiation exposure

PATHOPHYSIOLOGY OF HASHIMOTO’S THYROIDITIS 

In Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, the immune system creates antibodies that damage your thyroid gland; there is a reduction in the production of thyroid hormones such as T3 and T4 by the thyroid gland. Gradually the symptoms of Hashimoto’s thyroiditis manifested.

DIAGNOSIS OF HASHIMOTO’S THYROIDITIS 

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

TREATMENTS FOR HASHIMOTO’S THYROIDITIS 

  • Oral administration of synthetic thyroid hormone

PROGNOSIS OF HASHIMOTO’S THYROIDITIS 

  • Hashimoto’s thyroiditis is manageable with thyroid hormone replacement. Untreated Hashimoto’s thyroiditis leads to complications.

COMPLICATIONS OF HASHIMOTO’S THYROIDITIS    

  • Goitre
  • High cholesterol
  • Infertility
  • Peripheral neuropathy
  • Myxedema

HASHIMOTO’S THYROIDITIS AND AYURVEDA

  • In Ayurveda,Hashimoto’s thyroiditis is managed based on the treatment of agnimandya, gandamala etc.

NIDANA- AYURVEDIC CAUSES OF HASHIMOTO’S THYROIDITIS 

  • Janmakritam – congenital
  • Excess consumption of ununctuous, dry, hard to digest food
  • Suppression of natural urges
  • Dysfunction of agni

PURVAROOPAM- AYURVEDIC PREMONITORY SYMPTOMS OF HASHIMOTO’S THYROIDITIS 

  • Fatigue
  • Mood swings

SAMPRAPTI – AYURVEDIC PATHOGENESIS OF HASHIMOTO’S THYROIDITIS 

  • Hypo functioning of jataragni adversely affects dhatu agni leads to symptoms of Hashimoto’s thyroiditis.

LAKSHANA- AYURVEDIC SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF HASHIMOTO’S THYROIDITIS 

  • Ajirna – indigestion
  • Ksheena – fatigue
  • Vibandha – constipation
  • Sthoulya –obesity
  • Mental irritations
  • Thyroid enlargement – gandamala
  • Twak rukshata (Dry skin)
  •  kesh patana (hair loss)

AYURVEDIC PROGNOSIS OF HASHIMOTO’S THYROIDITIS 

  • Yapya roga – symptoms are manageable with Ayurvedic medicines

CHIKITSA- AYURVEDIC TREATMENT FOR HASHIMOTO’S THYROIDITIS 

AYURVEDIC SAMANA TREATMENT FOR HASHIMOTO’S THYROIDITIS 

  • Treatment for agnimandhyam
  • Treatment for medovridhi
  • Gandharva hasthadi kashayam
  • Chiravilwadi kashayam
  • Varanadi kashayam
  • Laghumalini vasant vati
  • Arogyavardhini vati
  • Abharak bhasma
  • Kanchanara guggulu – gandamala

COMMONLY USED AYURVEDIC MEDICINES FOR HASHIMOTO’S THYROIDITIS 

Internal administration

HOME REMEDIES FOR HASHIMOTO’S THYROIDITIS 

  • Exercise regularly
  • Take the appropriate quantity of fluids

DIET AND BEHAVIOUR FOR HASHIMOTO’S THYROIDITIS 

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

YOGA FOR HASHIMOTO’S THYROIDITIS 

  • Nadi Shuddi Pranayam    – calms the mind and gets relief from mental irritations associated with HASHIMOTO’S THYROIDITIS 

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 HASHIMOTO’S THYROIDITIS 

  1. A Successful Case Study on Ayurvedic Management of Hypothyroidism  

2.     A clinical study to evaluate the role of Triphaladya Guggulu along with Punarnavadi Kashaya in the management of Hypothyroidism

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6287405/

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