CHRONIC LYMPHOCYTIC THYROIDITIS

CHRONIC LYMPHOCYTIC THYROIDITIS – Ayurvedic Treatment, Diet, Exercises, Research Papers, Yoga & Pranayama

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

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

SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF CHRONIC LYMPHOCYTIC 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 CHRONIC LYMPHOCYTIC THYROIDITIS 

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

PATHOPHYSIOLOGY OF CHRONIC LYMPHOCYTIC THYROIDITIS 

In chronic lymphocytic thyroiditis, the immune system creates antibodies that damage the 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 chronic lymphocytic thyroiditis manifested.

DIAGNOSIS OF CHRONIC LYMPHOCYTIC THYROIDITIS 

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

TREATMENTS FOR CHRONIC LYMPHOCYTIC THYROIDITIS 

  • Oral administration of synthetic thyroid hormone

PROGNOSIS OF CHRONIC LYMPHOCYTIC THYROIDITIS 

  • Chronic lymphocytic thyroiditis is manageable with thyroid hormone replacement. Untreated chronic lymphocytic thyroiditis leads to complications.

COMPLICATIONS OF CHRONIC LYMPHOCYTIC THYROIDITIS           

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

CHRONIC LYMPHOCYTIC THYROIDITIS AND AYURVEDA

  • In Ayurveda,chronic lymphocytic thyroiditis is managed based on the treatment of agnimandya, gandamala etc.

NIDANA- AYURVEDIC CAUSES OF CHRONIC LYMPHOCYTIC THYROIDITIS 

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

PURVAROOPAM- AYURVEDIC PREMONITORY SYMPTOMS OF CHRONIC LYMPHOCYTIC THYROIDITIS 

  • Fatigue
  • Mood swings

SAMPRAPTI – AYURVEDIC PATHOGENESIS OF CHRONIC LYMPHOCYTIC THYROIDITIS 

  • Hypo functioning of jataragni adversely affects dhatu agni leads to symptoms of chronic lymphocytic thyroiditis.

LAKSHANA- AYURVEDIC SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF CHRONIC LYMPHOCYTIC 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 CHRONIC LYMPHOCYTIC THYROIDITIS 

  • Yapya roga – symptoms are manageable with Ayurvedic medicines

CHIKITSA- AYURVEDIC TREATMENT FOR CHRONIC LYMPHOCYTIC THYROIDITIS 

AYURVEDIC SAMANA TREATMENT FOR CHRONIC LYMPHOCYTIC 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 CHRONIC LYMPHOCYTIC THYROIDITIS 

Internal administration

HOME REMEDIES FOR CHRONIC LYMPHOCYTIC THYROIDITIS 

  • Exercise regularly
  • Take the appropriate quantity of fluids

DIET AND BEHAVIOUR FOR CHRONIC LYMPHOCYTIC THYROIDITIS 

  • Avoid food items that 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 CHRONIC LYMPHOCYTIC THYROIDITIS 

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

The patient needs to be seated in a meditative posture with the head and spine erect, and the body relaxed. The patient has to close 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 ON AYURVEDIC MANAGEMENT OF CHRONIC LYMPHOCYTIC 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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