HYPOTHYROIDISM: Successful management with Ayurveda.

Hypothyroidism results from inadequate production of thyroid hormone. Any structural or functional defects of thyroid gland that significantly impairs its output of hormones will lead to the hypo metabolic state of hypothyroidism. 

CASE STUDY: A 16-year old girl with a known case of Hypothyroidism, Deviated Nasal Septum and Allergic rhinitis came with symptoms of:

  1. Tremors in both hands since 3 yrs.
  2. Unexplained weight gain
  3. Hair loss
  4. Feeling Lethargic
  5. Dryness of the skin
  6. Headaches
  7. Irregular MC since 2 yrs.

Associated symptoms:
Nose bleeding every alternate day
Difficulty in breathing while sleeping, because of Nasal blockage

History of present illness:
Patient had been suffering form hypothyroid problem since 3 yrs and had been taking medication Thyroxin 25mg OD, but in spite of this, her condition had been deteriorating day by day. While looking for cure, patient’s guardian decided to try Ayurvedic treatment for her condition.


Thyroxin 25 mg which patient used to take was stopped before starting Ayurvedic treatment. Investigation for TSH, T3 and T4 were done before starting therapy. Keeping the condition of patient in mind Nasal drop therapy for 8 days was given, along with some oral medication with successful results:

Nasal drops acts on  Hypothalamus, pituitary gland  and Thyroid gland to regulate their normal functions and brings functional harmony in between  them.

Right form the 3 rd day of the therapy patient started responding to the treatment, by the last day of the therapy almost 60% of symptoms were gone. Then patient was kept on Ayurvedic oral medication for 3 months with follow up  every 15 days. Tests for TSH, T3 and T4 were repeated twice

Before Therapy            after Therapy

12.7.2010                      1.8.2010          3.10.2010              Normal

TSH- 8.39    H           6.25                     4.20.465-4.680 uIU/ml
T3   – 3.98                 4.03               3.992.27- 6.16 pg/ml
T4   – 0.95               0.98                0.960.78- 2.19 nd/ml

Within a period of 3 months, the patient was completely free form above complaints with Normal level of TSH, T3 and T4. Patient is now leading completely healthy life.

Conclusion: Conditions like Hypothyroidism can be treated very effectively and cured completely from the root, with Ayurvedic treatments.