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Permanent Cure of Hypothyroidism With Ayurvedic medicine

Hypothyroidism is a disorder associated with inadequate production of thyroid hormones due to structural or functional impairment of the thyroid gland.  It is called underactive thyroid disorder as it slows down body’s metabolism.

Thyroid gland is a butterfly shaped endocrine gland located at the front of the neck and is responsible for producing thyroid hormone (T3  and T4) which regulates the metabolism of protein, carbohydrates and fats thus raising basal cell temperature. Thyroid secretes Thyroxin (T4) which stimulates the consumption of oxygen

Hypothyroidism leads to hormonal imbalance in women

  • According to Ayurveda, Hypothyroidism is due to imbalance of the three doshas caused by climatic change or unhealthy diet . The root cause is vitiated Kapha and Pitta doshas.

Causes of Hypothyroidism :

  • Hypothyroidism is often caused due iodine deficiency. It can be due to lack of TSH hormone produced by pituitary gland . It can be termed as genetic disorder or congenital defect.
  • Hypothyroidism may be auto immune or may be due to side effects of surgery or radiation. Stress is another factor known to trigger hypothyroidism as physical and emotional stress inhibits the thyroid gland secretion due to reduction of thyrotrophin output.

Symptoms of Hypothyroidism

  • Weight gain inspite of proper diet and exercise.
  • Hair loss and brittle nails . Hair may be dry , thin  and coarse.
  • Numbness in fingers and hands . Puffy face and pale skin. Hoarseness of voice.
  • Dryness due to decrease in blood circulation/flow to one’s skin.
  • Pain and Inflammation in joints. Muscle cramps and stiffness
  • Sensitivity to cold which is due to inadequacy of thyroid hormones as this hormone increases metabolism which generates heat in our body.
  • Fatigue even when one wakes up in the morning along with absent mindedness or brain fog or crankiness. One may feel confused, irritated and depressed along with experiencing headaches.
  • Painful periods and even pre-menopause symptoms can be visible.
  • Heart disease due to increase in blood cholesterol levels. There is slowed heart rate.
  • Vertigo and mood disturbances.
  • Decreased immunity leading to recurrent infections .Constipation.
  • In children , hypothyroidism may lead to delayed teething and slow growth and mental development.

Diagnoses of Hypothyroidism.

  • Blood test and medical history of the patient are done to diagnose Hypothyroidism.

Diet Recommended During Hypothyroidism

  • Food to avoid include : cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower, rapeseed, brussels sprouts , sweet potatoes , maize , lima beans, soya , mustard , spinach etc as they slow down the functioning of the thyroid.
  • One needs to avoid water containing fluoride.
  • One needs to quit smoking but increase exercise

Foods to Be Taken

  • Coconut oil, ghee , flax oil and fish oil are good to use.
  • Green vegetables especially one  with bitter taste like red leaf lettuce, chicory are highy recommended.
  • Lemons are advised to be taken to fight dry skin problem.
  • Vitamin B is recommended.
  • Herbal tea with lemon, turmeric and cinnamon can help improve blood circulation and relieve hypothyroid symptoms.
  • Iodine rich diet needs to be taken like kelp, beetroot, radish, parsley ,potatoes, fish , oatmeal  bananas etc.
  • One may take spices like ginger and black pepper as they stimulate heart beat and gives better circulation.
  • Exercise helps stimulate thyroid gland secretions and helps improve metabolism.
  • Exercise not only improves circulation but also strengthen muscles and oxygenates blood.

Treatment for Hypothyroidism

thyroid-support-pack

  • Best treatment for hypothyroidism is doing breathing  exercises like pranayama (kapalbhati , bhastika and bhrameri ) . Pranayama detoxifies the body and helps in increasing oxygen supply in the blood.  Yoga is recommended for hypothyroid patients as some yoga aasans ease the flow of energy throughout the body and improves blood circulation.
  • Ayurveda aims at fixing the hypothyroidism disorder by balancing the three doshas (Vatta, Pitta and Kalpha) .  This disorder is mainly associated with heavy kalpha dosha which can be balanced using herbal medicines .  With Ayurveda, one has better healing chances from hypothyroidism

Ayurvedic Treatment for Hypothyroidism

  • Planet Ayurveda offers the most effective herbal remedies in the form of HYPOTHYROID CARE PACK to treat Hypothyroidism.
  • This pack is a combination of 100% natural products that helps to restore the hormone imbalance.  The packs aims at maintaining thyroid levels thereby overcoming symptoms like  obesity , fatigue etc. The pack helps in reducing cholesterol ,  improving digestion and reducing depression.

This pack includes

Chanderprabha Vati tablets:

  • This medicine is widely used in Ayurvedic practice to fight urinary tract related disorders.  It treats constipation, indigestion, problems related to skin and abdominal pains.  It is very useful in disturbed metabolism of kapha and vata dosha.  It is beneficial in relieving symptoms associated with hypothyroidism without any negative impacts on health.

Dose – 2 tab twice daily after meal with water

Hakam Churana:

  • This formulation is a wonderful herbal supplement in the form of powder to relieve joint pains, muscle stiffness, skin dryness , weakness, memory impairment  etc. This Churana balances the three doshas.  It also restores normal digestion, helps with weight loss . The formulation has anti-inflammatory properties. Hakam Churan is made with simple ingredients like methi, kalongi, ajwain and chandershoor. This product is completely safe to use with no side effects.

Dose –1 tsp twice daily after meal with water

Gugullipid Capsules:

  • Gugullipid or Guggul herb  is best to lower bad cholesterol levels as well as high blood tri glyceride levels.  The herb is known to have antioxidant properties  and anti inflammatory properties.  Guggul has the ability to stimulate the thyroid gland to increase its hormone production thus increase metabolism and eventually leading to weight loss.

Dose – 2 cap twice daily after meal with water

Gotukola Capsules:

  • These capsules are prepared from the herb called Gotu Kola or Centella Asiatica. The herb helps to improve thyroid functions . It is used to fight fatigue , depression ,anxiety and aids in improving memory and intelligence. It is useful in treating skin disorders and works great for nails and joint repair and growth.

Dose – 2 cap twice daily after meal with water

Natural Ayurvedic Herbs for Slip Disc

Our spinal column is made up of 26 bones known as vertebrae which are cushioned by discs. These discs protect bones by absorbing the shock from daily activities like walking, lifting and twisting. Each disc has two parts – inner portion (soft) and outer ring (tough). Injury or weakness can cause the inner portion of disc to protrude through outer rings. This is known as slipped disc or herniated disc.

SYMPTOMS OF SLIP DISC

SYMPTOMS OF SLIP DISC

Symptoms of slip disc depend upon location and type of tissue involved in injury. Slip disc can occur in any part of spine from neck to lower back but the most common area is lower back for slipped disc.

If ruptured of disc has taken place in back (thoracic spine)

  • Pain and numbness most commonly on one side of body
  •  Pain worsens at night
  • Intense pain in lower parts of body include foot, thigh and buttocks
  • Symptoms include muscle weakness, numbness, travelling pain, tingling, aching and burning sensation in affected area due to root irritation.
  • Paralysis from waist down.
  • Changes in function of bladder.

If ruptured of disc has taken in neck area (cervical spine)

  • Pain while moving your neck.
  • Deep pain near or over the shoulder.
  • Radiating pain in the back of the skull, upper arm, and forearm and in the fingers.

HOW TO DIAGNOSE SLIP DISC:

Diagnosis is made by practitioner based on history, symptoms and physical examination of patient.

Physical examination may include straight leg raise that is done to determine to low back pain during slip disc.

Imaging Technique:

  • X-Ray- to detect bone abnormalities.
  • CT scan (computerized tomography) – which gives images and structure of spinal column.
  • MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) – to diagnose severe nerve damage.
  • Myelogram- involves the injection of contrast dye into spinal cord.

CAUSES OF SLIP DISC:

Slipped disc occurs when the outer ring becomes weaken or torn and allows the inner portion to slip out. It may happen:

  • With increase in age
  • Certain motions like  twisting or lifting an heavy object
  • Overweight
  • More common in men than women
  • Genetic factor may be one of the reason in rare cases.

Natural Ayurvedic Herbs for Slip Disc :

Planet Ayurveda is herbal manufacturing company and works for human welfare. All the products made by this company are prepared from pure herbs so these products provide the health benefits without any side effects. Slip disc can be cure by different herbs. Some of the herbs are explained as below.

NATURAL AYURVEDIC TREATMENT OF SLIP DISC

1.BOSWELLIA CURCUMIN CAPSULES:

Boswellia- Curcumin capsules are one of the most effective combination of anti-inflammatory herbs i.e.  shallaki (Boswellia serrata) and curcumin (Curcuma longa).

Boswellia- Boswellia is a natural inflammation fighting gum resin extract derived from Boswellia serrate tree. It is also known as “Indian Frankincense”.

Curcumin- It is chemical constituent of Curcuma longa. It has anti-inflammatory property.

Uses: These are also useful in treatment of osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, cervical spondylitis. It can be used for longer time without any side effect.

Dose– 2 capsules twice in a day with lukewarm water.

2.HAKAM CHURNA:

It is a classical ayurvedic formulation consists of Chandershoor (Lepidium sativum), Kalonji (Nigellia sativa), Methi (Trigonella foenum graecum), Ajwain (Trachyspermum ammi).

Uses: Its anti-inflammatory property helpful in all painful conditions like rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, cervical spondylitis. It is also helpful in liver function and improves digestion, reduces serum cholesterol.

Dose– 1 tsp twice in a day with lukewarm water.

3.YOGRAJ GUGGUL

It is a tablet which is composed of ingredients are- Shudh Guggulu (Commiphora mukul), Chitraka (Plumbago zeylanica), Pippali (Piper longum), Jeeraka (Cuminum cyminum), Devdaru (Cedrus deodara), Ela (Eletteria cardamomum), Amalaki (Emblica officinalis), Mustaka (Citrus rotundus), Haritaki (Terminalia chebula), Ardraka (Zingiber officinale).

Uses:  This is very useful in reducing pain because of anti-inflammatory property. In general it helps to support the health of all over body organs.

Dose – 2 tablets twice daily with lukewarm water.

4.AAMVATANTAK CHURNA:

It is 100% natural product that consists of different herbs are- Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera), Methi (Trigonella foenum graecum), Suranjaan (Colchicum automnale), Gorakhmundi (Sphaeranthus indicus), Haridra (Curcuma longa), Sonth (Zingiber officinale).

Uses: This is a mixture of different herbs which have different constituents and every constituent has different property like anti-inflammatory that provide relief from pain and swelling.

Dose- 1 tsp twice in a day with lukewarm water.

These herbs can be taken in combo pack named as Disc care pack.

PRECAUTIONS FOR SLIP DISC:

Slip disc can be avoid by taking some common precautions in our daily routine like-

  • Good posture is important while sitting
  • Avoid heavy weight lifting

Mattresses should be comfortable and support your spinal’s curves.