Low thyroid is also known under two other names, hypothyroidism and underactive thyroid. It is a condition when the thyroid gland does not produce enough amounts of its two hormones, triodothyroxine and thyroxine. The hormones of thyroid gland are very important for the proper functioning of the all body’s systems. Low thyroid frequently appears in women over their 50 and the prompt treatment is recommended, in order to avoid certain complications, such as obesity, infertility, heart disease, and joint pain. When a person suffers from hypothyroidism, the usual medical treatment consists of the use of the synthetic thyroid hormones.
The most common symptoms of this condition are fatigue, depression, uncontrolled change in the body weight, constipation and course skin, as well as hypersensitivity to the light, hypoglycemia, high cholesterol and the loss of hair. In many cases, when a person suffers from hypothyroidism several other symptoms may occur, such as weakness, muscle cramps, the lack of sexual interest, lack of concentration and menstrual irregularities in women.
Homeopathic remedies for low thyroid
There are certain homeopathic remedies that can be used in the treatment of low thyroid, but it is always recommended to consult a good homeopath before deciding to use any of the homeopathic remedies. It is very important because in that case the person will know which of the homeopathic remedies best suits him/her, depending on the medical history and the symptoms of low thyroid that appear.
Homeopathic remedies are made of herbs, minerals and animal products; they are not harmful and can be very effective and helpful. The most common homeopathic remedies that are recommended are Iodium, Spongia, Calcare phos, Calcarea carb, Calcarea iod and Lapis alb. Many Homeopaths will also suggest Thyroidinum and Lycopus, because these two homeopathic cures may also be very effective.
In order to stimulate the production of thyroid hormones, Calcarea carbonica is a homeopathic remedy the most frequently prescribed. Furthermore, certain kinds of foods are also advisable, especially those rich in natural iodine. Moreover, cooked cabbage, Brussels sprouts and broccoli are also recommended. For the energy and the reduction of fatigue, American and Siberian ginseng are the best homeopathic remedies. Depression, as a symptom of hypothyroidism, may be cured by St. John's wort, since this remedy successfully brings back good spirits.
The dosage of the homeopathic remedies should be very low in the beginning of the treatment, because in that way it can be noticed if the prescribed homeopathic remedy is effective or not. After that, it is either replaced with another one, or the dosage is raised.