Sep 06 , 2021
Thyroid: Symptoms, Causes & Diagnosis with Ayurveda Expert
Hyper & hypothyroidism are 2 most common endocrine disorders which originates from the malfunction of thyroid gland.
When this butterfly shaped gland in your neck does not work with its peak efficiency, it causes an overall imbalance in your body.
This results in a form of fatigue, sudden increase or decrease in weight, hair fall, bulging eyes, mood swings, depression, menstrual problems and even infertility.
No doubt thyroid malfunction is a serious disorder but today I assure you that it can be permanently cured by following few changes in your diet & lifestyle, along with the help of Ayurveda.
Modern science However, says that thyroid problems cannot be cured, it can only be managed. That is when Ayurveda comes to rescue.
If you go back 30 years, you will find very few people suffering from thyroid disorder. But today, in India there are more than 42 million people suffering from thyroid problems.
Our inactive, unhealthy and stressful lifestyle is the reason of it. Women being hormonally sensitive are more prone to it.
There are 4 most effective ways to cure your thyroid disorder from its root cause.
Lets begin with medicinal herbs,
- Many classical medicines and propriety products are useful in this condition. Herbs like kanchnaara, Ashwagandha, varun, nagarmotha, erandamoola are useful, out of which kanchnara is extremely beneficial in correcting thyroid disorder. Even you can use kanchnara for external application. Simply take 2-3 tabs of kanchnaraguggulu, crush them and rub that powder on your neck for 7-10 mins after shower. It will be really helpful in decreasing TSH levels. Do not forget to follow it for minimum 3 months.
- Sugar free & gluten free diet: Gluten, sugar and processed foods can lead to increased inflammation in the body. Inflammation can slow down the conversion of T4 to T3. This can make your symptoms of thyroid disease worsen. If you are suffering from Hypothyroid and acne, cut off dairy products from your diet.
- Yoga: there are some very specific breathing exercises and yogasanas for thyroid disorder. Which are very easy and super effective. Ujjayi pranayama helps your mind to connect with your soul. Do it everyday for 2-3 mins. To add more benefits start practicing setubandhasana, simhasana and suryanamaskar. Start from 5 reps everyday and gradually keep increasing.
- Lifestyle changes: Iodine is the most important mineral for thyroid function, but please avoid free flowing common salt where iodine is synthetically added. Instead switch to rock salt, which naturally contains iodine.Avoid soy products, refrigerated and high hypoglycemic index foods. Calciferous vegetables like cabbage, cauliflower and broccoli can be taken if they are fully cooked.
One of the most effective medicinal product for hytpothyroidism is Thyrovit. It has combination of other herbs with kanchnaraguggulu. Those herbs are Ashwagandha, brahmi, giloy, yastimadhu & Haridra, which has anti oxidant and immuno-modulator properties. It also contains YashadBhasma and Garlic which compensates the requirement of Zinc and Selenium in your body for better thyroid function.