Thyroid is a butterfly-shaped gland at the base of the neck. Thyroid gland secretes thyroid hormone for the normal functioning of the body. Any dysfunction in the functioning of this gland can create a gamut of undesirable conditions. Common forms of thyroid disease are thyroid nodules, hypothyroidism, hyperthyroidism, goiter, thyroiditis and thyroid cancer.
Thyroid nodules are lump formations visible in the front portion of the neck. With age, most individuals develop nodules in the throat region. Small amount of pain may be observed. Even though most of the lumps are benign in nature, proper examination needs to be done to differentiate it from goiter. Goiter mainly caused due to iodine-deficiency is enlargement of thyroid gland signaling malfunctioning of thyroid gland.
Hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism are associated with under-production and over-production of thyroid hormone respectively. Thyroiditis refers to inflammation of thyroid. It must be kept in mind that any malfunctioning of thyroid gland causes the normal body functioning to go into disarray. If you experience any of these diseases, consult a doctor at the earliest.
When it comes to the management of thyroid diseases, homeopathy is one of the best forms of alternative treatments. In Homeopathy, we propose to treat the problem not by supplementing the deficiency or surplus but by reactivation of efficient glandular function. In the case of conventional allopathic medicine, the treatment for thyroid problems entails a lifelong regimen of supplements. In Homeopathy, the concept of a treatment form with a happy ending i.e. the end of treatment with the stoppage of medicines after a time, is the ultimate goal.