Hyperthyroidism is due to an excess amount of free thyroid hormone.
There is a generalized increase in metabolic rate, with an increase
in oxygen use.
- SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS
The symptoms of hyperthyroidism include heat intolerance,
nervousness, increased irritability, palpitations, weight loss with
the same or increased food intake, and increased frequency of defecation.
Women may have a decreased frequency of menses. Physical findings
may include hyperkinesis, warm moist skin, a prominent stare and
lid lag. The neurological exam may show a fine tremor and a fast
return phase for the deep tendon reflexes. The cardiac exam reveals
signs associated with a high cardiac output, including tachycardia,
although atrial fibrillation is also common, a prominent S4, and
flow murmurs. The thyroid gland may be diffusely enlarged, nodular,
or even normal in size. Signs and symptoms may range from very mild
to severe. Laboratory tests almost always show a low TSH and a high
T3. The total and free T4 are also usually increased.
Hyperthyroidism - Homeopathy
Treatment & Homeopathic Remedies
Homeopathy offers good prognosis to cases of hyperthyroidism. Medicines
like Calcare phos, Calcarea carb, Lapis alb, Iodium, Thyroidinum,
Spongia, Lycopus, Calcarea iod etc are often found indicated in
cases of hyperthyroidism.
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Davidson's Principles and Practise of Medicine, 17th ed, 1996,
New Manual of Homeopathic Materia Medica & Repertory, William
Boericke, 2nd revised ed., 2001, B. Jain