A thyroid disease is a medical condition impairing the function of the thyroid.
(a) Hyper- and hypofunction
Imbalance in production of thyroid hormones arises from dysfunction of the thyroid gland itself, the pituitary gland, which produces thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH), or the hypothalamus, which regulates the pituitary gland via thyrotropin-releasing hormone (TRH).
• Hypothyroidism (underactivity)
o Hashimoto's thyroiditis / thyroiditis
o Ord's thyroiditis
o Postoperative hypothyroidism
o Postpartum thyroiditis
o Silent thyroiditis
o Acute thyroiditis
o Iatrogenic hypothyroidism
o Thyroid hormone resistance
o Euthyroid sick syndrome
• Hyperthyroidism (overactivity)
o Thyroid storm
o Graves' disease
o Toxic thyroid nodule
o Toxic nodular struma (Plummer's disease)
o Iatrogenic hyperthyroidism
o De Quervain's thyroiditis (inflammation starting as hyperthyroidism, can end as hypothyroidism)
(b) Anatomical problems
o Endemic goitre
o Diffuse goitre
o Multinodular goitre
• Lingual thyroid
• Thyroglossal duct cyst
• Thyroid adenoma
• Thyroid cancer
• Lymphomas and metastasis from elsewhere (rare)
(a) Blood tests
• The measurement of thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) , T4 and T3 levels is often used as a screening test.
Nodules of the thyroid may or may not be cancer. Medical ultrasonography can help determine their nature because some of the characteristics of benign and malignant nodules differ. Ultrasonography is not always able to separate benign from malignant nodules with complete certainty. In suspicious cases, a tissue sample is often obtained by biopsy for microscopic examination.
(c) Radioiodine scanning and uptake
Thyroid scintigraphy, imaging of the thyroid with the aid of radioactive iodine, usually iodine-123 (123I), is performed in the nuclear medicine department of a hospital or clinic.
A medical biopsy refers to the obtaining of a tissue sample for examination under the microscope or other testing, usually to distinguish cancer from noncancerous conditions. Thyroid tissue may be obtained for biopsy by fine needle aspiration or by surgery.
There are excellent remedies in Homeopathy for the patients suffering from Thyroid Disorders. The Homeopathic remedies are prepared from a wide range of substances such as the vegetables, herbs, minerals, chemicals and animal products in extremely minute doses. The homeopathic remedy selected will be based on all the symptoms of the patient including physical, mental and emotional states, and family history of the patient. Homeopathic remedies stimulate the body's own system and offer a long lasting cure rather than giving temporary relief.
Homeopathy considers a disease to be the result from emotional distress and frustration, which blocks the life force energy into various different organs or glands. Homeopathy offers better chances of a cure since the treatment is based on the person's individual constitution. Conventional treatment of thyroid dysfunction relies mainly on drugs and surgery whereas Homeopathic treatment improves the function of the thyroid gland through natural means. It stimulate the body to reactivate the hormone secretions, replenish and restore the thyroid tissue through the pituitary and other glands as a whole allowing the body to heal itself.
The fundamental understanding of Homeopathy is that substances that can cause a pattern of symptoms in a healthy person can activate a cure of that pattern of symptoms in a sick person when those substances are Homeopathically potentized. This is done not by suppressing symptoms like an allopathic drug, but by expressing the healing powers dwelling within us to heal through treating the whole person including body, mind and emotions.
Another striking thing about Homeopathy is that it has no side effects. People on multiple medications can safely take Homeopathic medicines. Homeopathic drugs are non-habit forming and have no addictive characteristics. Homeopathy has an exceptional proven safety record with the FDA with 200 years of clinical effectiveness.
To conclude, Homeopathy heals by finding and curing the roots of the disease. It has a cleansing effect and stimulates thyroid activity by implementing a general regulating influence on the thyroid. Hence, for a safe, natural, effective, and long-lasting answer for your thyroid problems, consider Homeopathy.