Diminished secretion of thyroid hormones in the body
is called as hypothyroidism (hypo=less). It is also
called Under Active Thyroid.
Thyroid is an endocrine gland situated
in the midline and base of the neck. The gland produces
thyroid hormones that are absolutely essential for
maintaining harmony of various body functions. Thyroid
hormone expedites speed of body’s chemical
reaction and has positive influence on growth of
an individual (mental and physical).
Reduced secretion of thyroid hormones can produce
myriad of symptoms that vary from person to person
and with the age of patient. The common symptoms
include signs excessive tiredness and sleepiness,
weight gain, intolerance to cold, hoarseness of
voice, deafness, dry flaky skin and hair, loss of
hair, body swelling, constipation, depression, etc.
The condition is much more common in females.
One reason for such reduced production
of thyroid hormone may be deficiency of raw material
i.e. dietary iodine. But hypothyroidism can develop
in absence of dietary iodine deficiency also. The
cause for such cases may not be known always, but
it is largely believed to be due to disturbances
of immune system where body’s defense system
starts attacking body’s own organs and tissues.
Hypothyroidism is a constitutional
disorder affecting multiple body systems and calls
for an in-depth constitutional approach for its
The science of homeopathy is based
on the concept that disease is total affliction
of body and may find its local expression at the
level of certain organs. Hence homeopathy medicines
take into account presenting complaints along with
physical, emotional, and genetic make up of a person
that individualizes him/her.
Homeopathy is very strongly suggested for cases
of hypothyroidism. Experience has established that
homeopathic treatment, especially in the early 2-3
years, are able to stimulate thyroid glands to produce