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Dr. Vikram Chauhan - MD (Ayurveda)

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Ayurvedic Approach Towards Hypothyroidism

Hypothyroidism is a common disorder of thyroid which is also known as underactive thyroid disease. Hypothyroidism is a condition in which the thyroid gland does not make enough thyroid hormone which is required by the body.

Role of Thyroid

The main function of the thyroid is to control the cells that use energy from the food by a process called metabolism. The metabolism of the body affects the temperature of the body, our heartbeat as well as affects how well we burn calories. If there is not enough thyroid hormone in the body, other processes of the body slow down. Your body will produce less energy and metabolism becomes sluggish.

Ayurvedic approach to Hypothyroidism

According to Ayurveda, an oldest system of health care, the function of thyroid is controlled by the Pitta (Agni) dosha. The metabolic processes that are carried out by the thyroid hormone are actually controlled by the pitta dosha. Ayurveda says, that, in Hypothyroidism Pitta dosha is covered by Kapha Dosha which in turn diminishes the cellular metabolism.

Is there any Ayurvedic treatment for Hypothyroidism?

Ayurvedic treatment of any disease is a natural and safer way to manage the symptoms of the disease. Ayurvedic treatment of hypothyroidism aimed at removing the kapha dosha that is coated over the pitta dosha. In this way, pitta dosha can perform its functions normally. The factors such as Healthy diet, healthy lifestyle as well as regular exercise are given equal importance by Ayurveda while treating any disease.

Diet for hypothyroidism

There are some goitrogenic foods that must be avoided as much as possible, in case, a person is suffering from hyperthyroidism. The goitrogenic foods contain natural goitrogens in it, which in turn are the chemicals that are responsible for the enlargement of the thyroid gland. These foods include broccoli, rapeseed, cauliflower cabbage, Brussels sprouts, etc. Cooking of such foods is known to make these chemicals less effective, but stay on safe side and avoid eating these foods especially as raw foods. Foods rich in iodine, like beetroot, radish, potatoes, fish, oatmeal and bananas, are good in order to manage the symptoms of hypothyroidism and hence should be included in the diet.

Smoking and alcohol consumption should also be avoided as these things decreases the thyroid hormone level in the body.

Dietary supplements for healthy thyroid by Planet Ayurveda

Planet Ayurveda offers "HYPOTHYROID CARE PACK" for the maintenance of healthy thyroid.

Hypothyroid Care Pack

Hypothyroid Care Pack

1. Gotukola capsules:

These Gotukola capsules by Planet Ayurveda are prepared from the standardized extract of the leaves of the Gotukola Plant (Centella asiatica). This product is effective in maintaining healthy thyroid.

Pack size: Each bottle contains 60 capsules in it.

Dosage: 1-2 capsules, twice a day, daily.

2. Chanderprabha vati:

Planet Ayurveda offers another excellent product chanderprabha vati that is prepared using the special combination of 37 ingredients. Out of these 37 ingredients, Shilajit (Asphaltum) and Guggul (Commiphora mukul) are the two main ingredients. This product is a nutritional one that support healthy thyroid.

Pack size: Each bottle contains 120 tablets in it.

Dosage: 2 tablets, two times a day, with plain water, after meals.

3. Guggulipid capsules:

Guggulipid capsules from the house of Planet Ayurveda are made using the pure standardized extract of Guggul (Commiphora mukul). This herb has been used in Ayurveda since ancient times.

Pack size: Each bottle contains 60 capsules in it.

Dosage: 2 capsules, two times a day, with plain water, after meals.

4. Hakam churna:

Hakma churna of Planet Ayurveda contains the 4 ingredients in it. These ingredients include Chandershoor (Lepidium sativum), Kalonji (Nigella sativa), Methi (fenugreek) (Trigonella foenum graecum) and Ajwain (Trachyspermum ammi).

Pack size: Each bottle contains 100 g powder in it.

Dosage: 1 teaspoonful, two times a day, with plain water, after meals.

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