Effect of Homoeopathic Medicine on Hypothyroidism – A Case Study

Effect of Homoeopathic Medicine on Hypothyroidism – A Case Study

Dr. Srimanta Khamrui, Dr. Trishita Basu, Dr. Milan Sengupta

1Lecturer, Burdwan Homeopathic Medical College & Hospital, Rajganj, Burdwan, West Bengal, India

2Ph.D.West Bengal University of Health Sciences.

Address for correspondence

Dr. Milan Sengupta

West Bengal University of Health Sciences.

Contact no: 09163558048

Mail ID: milansg2001@yahoo.com

Abstract

Objectives: Hypothyroidism is a well-known disease worldwide. But use of thyroxin in large doses may produce severe side effects & that’s why it is a need of the era to find out alternative therapy to combat such type of endocrinal disorder. Methods: A case study was done in a Govt. Homeopathic hospital in west Bengal in O.P.D. for 9 months (approx.). A 20yr old female patient Ms. T presented with symptoms like hypothyroidism which was confirmed by Thyroid profile (TSH– 139.74 microIU/Ml, T3- 0.23 ng/mL,T4- 1.02 microgram/dL.).The similimum was selected after proper case recording & analysis of the symptoms as per Homeopathic philosophy & principles. The follow up of the case was done.

Result: Gradually TSH level declined to normal level with disappearing of all the symptoms of the hypothyroidism.

Keywords: Hypothyroidism, Homeopathic medicine, TSH level.

Introduction

Hypothyroidism is a condition characterized by abnormally low thyroid hormone production. These disorders may directly or indirectly involve the thyroid gland. Because thyroid hormone affects growth, development, and many cellular processes, inadequate thyroid hormone has widespread consequences for the body1. Hypothyroidism, also called underactive thyroid, is when the thyroid gland doesn’t make enough thyroid hormones to meet our body’s needs. The thyroid is a small, butterfly-shaped gland in the front of neck. Thyroid hormones control the function of different vital organs in body, even the heart beats. Without enough thyroid hormones, many of our body functions slowdown.2

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