Hyperthyroidism or overactive thyroid is an endocrinal disorder occurring due to excessive production of thyroid hormones called thyroxine and alters the overall metabolic process of the body. Thyroid disorder has an immense impact on health as it regulates every aspect of metabolism.
Symptoms of hyperthyroidism are increased heart rate(tachycardia), palpitations, weight loss though there is increased appetite, trembling of hands, irritability, nervousness, frequent mood swings, irregular bowel movements, weakness, fatigue, alopecia, menstrual irregularities, disturbed sleep etc.
Hyperthyroidism can result in various complications such as irregular heart rhythm leading to atrial fibrillation, stroke, congestive heart failure. Untreated hyperthyroidism also results in osteoporosis with weak, brittle bones and nails. Other complications include Graves ophthalmopathy and dermopathy.
As hyperthyroidism is a constitutional disorder it requires constitutional Homoeopathic treatment. The Homoeopathic remedies effective in treating hyperthyroidism are - Sepia Officinalis, Calcarea Carbonica, Lycopodium Clavatum, Graphites, Lachesis, Spongia, Iodum etc