THYROID AND ITS FUNCTIONING
Thyroid hormones affect every cell and all the organs of the body. They:
- Regulate the rate at which calories are burned, affecting weight loss or gain.
- Influence the heartbeat/rhythm
In short, all metabolic activities (carbohydrate, fat, protein) are regulated by the thyroid hormones.
MAIN THYROID DISEASES
- Graves’ Disease.
- Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis.
- Thyroid Cancer.
- Thyroid Nodules.
CONVENTIONAL THYROID TREATMENTS
In conventional treatment for thyroid dysfunction artificial thyroxine supplements are given in certain potency to the patient and majority of the patient become dependant on them since the thyroid glands get inactivated. The potency of the medications is increased or decreased according to the periodical thyroid function test.
Patients having thyroid cancer will have to undergo surgery as a life-saving procedure.
How Ayurveda treatment stands apart
In Ayurvedic medicine, the various thyroid dysfunctions are classified in accordance with the Tri-dosha theory. The treatments, medicines, diet and lifestyle advise to follow the concepts of the tri-dosha theory.
Keeping the holistic approach in mind, ayurvedic medicines help to reactivate the thyroid glands to produce thyroxine hormone thereby subsiding the disorder and regulating the metabolic process in the body. The purvakarma process like Snehapanam, intake of medicated ghee, plays an important role in reactivating the thyroid glands.
In majority of the cases, Ayurvedic treatment along with an active lifestyle and prescribed diet helps the person to live free without needing the support of artificial thyroxine supplement.
So, the question of the day is, do you want to be dependent on artificial thyroxine supplements your whole life or reactivate your thyroid glands through the natural means of Ayurveda?