Hypothyroidism

Hypothyroidism may be caused by problems within the thyroid gland that causes insufficient circulation of the thyroid hormone. Symptoms show a decrease in metabolism, with the slowing of mental and physical activity. Patients may experience a variety of differing symptoms such as sensitivity to cold, dryness of the skin, constipation, anorexia, anginal pain, anemia and disordered menstrual function.

Causes

The prime cause of Hypothyroidism is the deficiency of Iodine. In many cases, this disease is caused by pituitary or hypothalamic disease or certain medications.

Symptoms

         Menstrual problems

         High levels of lethargy

         Coldness in the hands and/or feet

         Frequent constipation

         Frequent headaches

         Dry skin

         Obesity

         Hypertension.

Ayurvedic View

Ayurvedic treatment involves clearing these channels in order to balance body energies and restore the circulation of thyroxin. Herbal preparations are administered to increase the digestive fire at a cellular level, restoring proper metabolism.

Diet & Lifestyle Advice

         Take adequate quantities of milk in your diet

         Increase intake of rice, barley, Bengal gram, moong dal and cucumber.

         Coconut oil helps in improving body metabolism in thyroid patients.

         Avoid heavy and sour foods.