The reason why homeopathic treatments are more successful for people suffering from the thyroid is that the thyroid is not treated by simply supplementing the deficiency or the surplus of the hormones produced by the glands. Instead, it aims at helping the gland function appropriately once again so that it can go back to producing the right amount of hormones needed by the body.
The thyroid glands of your body produce some very important hormones that affect the functioning of almost all the metabolic processes in your body. This is one of the reasons why thyroid problems often become a grave problem for those who suffer from it. A problem that people commonly suffer from is the abnormal production of the thyroid hormones. When the hormones are produced excessively, the condition is known as hyperthyroidism when it is under-produced, then the condition is known as hypothyroidism.
In hyperthyroidism, the reasons for the overproduction of thyroid hormones can be any of the following:
On the other hand, hypothyroidism is caused when the levels of thyroid hormones plunge in your body. The reasons for this are:
Some of the most common symptoms of thyroid disorders are an unexpected change in your weight, swelling in the neck, changes in your heart rate, you may notice a change in your energy levels as well, unwanted hair loss and your body’s inability to control the temperature effectively. These are some of the general symptoms noticed among people who suffer from a thyroid problem. The rest of the symptoms can vary from person to person and it may also depend on the type of thyroid disorder you are suffering from.
Hyperthyroidism - This is caused by the overproduction of thyroid hormones. It can lead to anxiety issues, an increased appetite, a higher heartbeat and some may even experience tremors.
Hypothyroidism - This happens when your thyroid glands are not producing the number of thyroid glands required by your body.
Thyroiditis - It is the inflammation of the thyroid glands which can lead to hyper or hypothyroidism.
Goitre - Enlarged thyroid glands cause goitre. These glands are not cancerous.
Grave’s Disease - This is an autoimmune disease where the person begins to produce excessive thyroid hormones.
Thyroid Nodules - These are growths in the thyroid which may or may not be cancerous.
The medical and family history of a patient along with blood tests is the best way to diagnose thyroid. It is best not to base the diagnosis of thyroid on symptoms because some of the common symptoms can be faced by people who may not be suffering from thyroid either. This is why a blood test is used to identify whether a person is suffering from thyroid or not.