Ayurvedic medicines are often considered effective for chronic and lifestyle disorders. Hypothyroidism is clinical condition in which there is a kapha –vata vruddhi is taking place which shows the symptoms like increased body weight,fatigue, loss of appetite, muscle cramps, and frequent muscle aches, hairfall, irregular menses. Sometimes hypothyroidism does not show any symptoms but on investigation there is a change in thyroid hormones level. So, we have to rule out the disease condition before starting the treatment.
Hypothyroidism is a common disorder of the endocrine system in which the thyroid gland does not produce enough thyroid hormone. There is no direct reference of thyroid in ayurvedic classics but Galaganda and Gandamala have been frequently used in these classics. Ayurvedic management of hypothyroidism is much effective and preventive as compare to modern treatment.
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