HYPERTHYROIDISM- Ayurvedic Treatment, Diet, Exercises, Research Papers, Yoga & Pranayama

Hyperthyroidism is the overactive thyroid gland, which produces more thyroxine hormone leads to increased metabolism.

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

SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF HYPERTHYROIDISM

  • 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 HYPERTHYROIDISM

  • Excess intake of iodine
  • Thyroiditis
  • Thyroid tumours
  • Thyroid nodules
  • Grave’s disease, an autoimmune disorder
  • Certain medications

PATHOPHYSIOLOGY OF HYPERTHYROIDISM

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

DIAGNOSIS OF HYPERTHYROIDISM

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

TREATMENTS FOR HYPERTHYROIDISM

  • Antithyroid medications
  • Beta-blockers

PROGNOSIS OF HYPERTHYROIDISM

  • Hyperthyroidism is manageable with medications. Untreated hyperthyroidism leads to complications.

COMPLICATIONS OF HYPERTHYROIDISM       

  • Thyrotoxic crisis
  • Osteoporosis
  • Heart problems

HYPERTHYROIDISM AND AYURVEDA

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

NIDANA- AYURVEDIC CAUSES OF HYPERTHYROIDISM

  • 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 HYPERTHYROIDISM

  • Fatigue
  • Excess sweating

SAMPRAPTI – AYURVEDIC PATHOGENESIS OF HYPERTHYROIDISM

Hyper functioning of jataragni affect dhatu agni leads to symptoms of hyperthyroidism

LAKSHANA- AYURVEDIC SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF HYPERTHYROIDISM

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

AYURVEDIC PROGNOSIS OF HYPERTHYROIDISM

  • Yapya roga – symptoms are manageable with Ayurvedic medicines

CHIKITSA- AYURVEDIC TREATMENT FOR HYPERTHYROIDISM

AYURVEDIC SAMANA TREATMENT FOR HYPERTHYROIDISM

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

 AYURVEDIC SHODHANA TREATMENT FOR HYPERTHYROIDISM

  • NASYA-Ksheerabala

COMMONLY USED AYURVEDIC MEDICINES FOR HYPERTHYROIDISM

Internal administration

HOME REMEDIES FOR HYPERTHYROIDISM

  • Exercise regularly
  • Take an appropriate quantity of fluids

DIET AND BEHAVIOUR FOR HYPERTHYROIDISM

  • 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 HYPERTHYROIDISM

  • Nadi Shuddi Pranayam    – calms the mind and gets relief from mental irritations associated with hyperthyroidism

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 HYPERTHYROIDISM

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

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

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