Hypothyroidism an endocrinal and hormonal disorder also known as underactive thyroid occurs when the gland itself produces an insufficient number of thyroid hormones. In hypothyroidism, the metabolic process becomes slow and is characterized by unusual weight gain, increased feeling of weakness, fatigue, constipation, pain and stiffness of joints, sensitivity to cold, irregular menses etc. Though hypothyroidism is more common in women and in people above 60 years of age, it can begin at any age and men are equally affected.
Risk factors for hypothyroidism- positive family history of thyroid related disorders, autoimmune diseases like diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis, celiac disease, vitiligo, pernicious anemia etc.
Homeopathy is effective in correcting the thyroid imbalance and improves the metabolism of the body. Homeopathic remedies for hypothyroidism-Anacardium, Baryta carbonica, Calcarea Carbonica, Conium maculatum, Sepia Officinalis, Graphites, Lycopodium Clavatum, Nux vomica, Tuberculinum, Thyroidinum etc.