The Simple Truth about Hypothyroidism
Like hyperthyroidism, hypothyroidism is a metabolic disorder. You can read more about hyperthyroidism here.
What is Hypothyroidism?
Hypothyroidism, as mentioned above, is a disorder in one’s metabolism where the thyroid gland is no longer able to produce sufficient levels of the thyroid hormone. Having low levels of this hormone can affect your body especially how you feel and act.
Ayurveda and Hypothyroidism
Studies show that hypothyroidism affects close to 4% of the global populace. Ayurveda believes that in the case of hypothyroidism the Vata and Pitta doshas have been imbalanced out of equilibrium with the Kapha dosha becoming dominant in the body. This can cause several symptoms that are synonymous with hypothyroidism.
Symptoms of Hypothyroidism
- Chronic fatigue
- Weight gain
- Low blood pressure
- Sensitivity to heat and cold
- Muscle weakness
- Joint stiffness
- Swollen face
- Memory loss
- Visual problems
- Hair loss
A major cause of the development of an agitated thyroid gland can come down to diet or stress.
For stress, ashwagandha can be used in the treatment of hypothyroidism. Over several clinical studies, it has been shown that Ashwagandha can boost energy as well. Take 1 capsule twice a day daily. You can find quality ashwagandha here.
You can chose to further supplement ashwagandha with mahayograj guggulu to help with joint and muscle aches.
In regards to dietary need, your focus would stem from rebalancing your doshas by increasing your energy. In addition to the supplementation from ashwagandha, you can chose snacks with healthy fats. These naturally increase the bodies ATP. Try chia seeds or nuts, like walnuts or almonds.
Hypothyroidism can be an inconvenience but it is very treatable. The onset of the illness is gradual but if you feel you may be suffering from any of the above symptoms for an extended period of time you may want to consult one of our doctors