Goiter is called a group of diseases of the thyroid gland. These include diseases associated with the increase of the body function (hyperthyroidism) and decrease (hypothyroidism). Furthermore, goiter and formed without disrupting thyroid function (euthyroid). Emit diffuse toxic and nodular goiter.
Causes of goiter:- Goiter can occur due to iodine deficiency, reduced immunity, of inflammation, getting infections or parasites. Distinguish malignant and benign.
Until a few decades ago developed a goiter due to the fact that humans do not have enough iodine. Now, there are other causes of this disease, including the adverse effects of chemical waste per person.
It is also the cause of the disease may become a high lime content in drinking water, which is typical for large cities.
Symptoms of goiter :- Symptoms of diffuse toxic goiter - When diffuse toxic goiter marked irritability, anxiety, sleep problems, fatigue and tremors throughout the body. Patients lose weight, despite the fact that normally feed. If the patient is young, he is, on the contrary, it is rapidly gaining weight. Bright sign - an increase in thyroid size, visible to the naked eye.
In addition to the above symptoms, patients may note problems with heart, liver, and stomach. Complaints of abdominal pain. There are still signs of goiter - is adrenal insufficiency, and hyperpigmentation of the skin. Often the disease makes itself known appearance of muscle weakness and muscle atrophy, in some cases developed paralysis.
In females disrupted menstrual cycle, and in males decreases potency. Finally, in older patients have a weakness, atrial fibrillation, heart failure, mental problems such as depression.
The harder the course of the disease, the more manifest listed symptoms of goiter.
The symptoms of nodular goiter - When all of the diseases depends on the stage of development of the crop. The only constant symptom - a palpable node sufficiently dense structure, located in the thyroid area.
Treatment of goiter methods of classical medicine :- In traditional medicine, there are two methods of treatment of goiter. This prescription drugs and surgery. We explain each of them.
The main remedy is so merkazolil. However, this method often gives complication, manifested in the form of various kinds of allergies, leukopenia, agranulocytosis and goitrogenic action. In this case, the preparation does override or replace it with any other means. There are other drugs that are used in the crop. In addition to antibiotics used multivitamin complexes for general recovery.
Surgery is needed when medication does not give the desired effect or complications develop. Also resorted to surgery in severe disease (goiter is large and is growing by more than half a centimeter over 6 months) and the presence of atrial fibrillation.
If the crop was reborn into a malignant tumor, then again, the operation is assigned.
The surgical procedure may be different. It all depends on the individual case. For example, in nodular goiter often removed by the portion of the thyroid gland, which is located on the node. When the thyroid gland is completely shocked, it is removed entirely.
In the case of diffuse toxic goiter is entirely iron is removed when a high risk of metastasis or the size of goiter great. If necessary, remove exposed not only the thyroid gland but also lymphatic ducts, which are located next to it.
All thyroid surgery is done under general anesthesia.
After operatsiitrebuetsya replacement therapy or L-thyroxine (eutiroks) or suppressive (suppresses) therapy. These measures will be appointed in order to avoid the risk of metastasis. In some cases, radioactive iodine is used.
As often happens in traditional medicine, it all comes down to the removal of the affected organ. It is not difficult to guess that this measure is not effective because by removing the thyroid gland can not get rid of the causes of the disease. As they say, in the body there are no superfluous organs, so you should try by all means to avoid surgical intervention. At the same time antibiotics cause irreparable damage, so avoid them as well. The best way to resort to homeopathic medicines. They have no contraindications and allow to cope with the factors that have led to the development of goiter.
Treatment of goiter methods of homeopathy :- Depending on the type of crop prescribe homeopathic medicines.
Spong is assigned when the colloidal and fibrous hyperthyroid goiter. The drug is prescribed when the thyroid gland is sensitive to touch and pain. In addition, patients with anxious and restless, complaining of pain in the heart area, and fatigue. In the case of use of hypothyroidism 1X dilution and in the case euthyrosis - 3. In hyperthyroidism 6 is assigned the same dilution.
If the crop is sensitive to the touch and is growing rapidly, it is prescribed Kalium Iodatum 3 and 6 dilution.
In diffuse goiter, accompanied rapid fatigue and irritability, appointed Ferrum Iodatum.
Acid Flore 3, 6, 12 and 30 breeding is assigned when the crop dense, vascular or fibrous. The patient in this case, pale and depressed. There is weight loss, even if the appetite was all right.
Aurum Iodatum 3, 6, 12 and 30 of dilution is designated when the craw vascular type.
Aurum metallicum at 6, 12 and 30 of dilution - is an effective homeopathic remedy for goiter vascular, particularly for restless and anxious patients.
Hamamelis Virginica in 3, 3 and 6 breeding helps with vascular goitre and Graves' disease. The necessity of reception of the homeopathic remedy indicate veins in the neck.
Patients living in wet conditions, using Lapis.
Barium iodide is appointed in the case of fibrous goiter. Particularly well to medication for older people and young people.
Bromine is used when there is a tendency to hyperfunction.
Calcarea Carbonica 3, 6 and 12 breeding helps when a person is sick fibrous goiter with hypothyroidism or euthyroid. Typical symptoms of fatigue and timidity.
Calcarea Fluorica 3, 6 and 12 dilution - a good homeopathic remedy for goiter dense combined with hyperfunction.
Conium 6 and 12 is assigned when dilution fibrous goiter, particularly in elderly and debilitated patients with various disorders of the thyroid gland.
If the crop is emerged due to iodine deficiency, it will help Bladder in tincture, 1x, 3x and 3 dilution. Also it recommended for gnarled goiter and as prevention against complications after surgery.
Graphite in 3, 3, 6 and 12 breeding have excellent homeopathic remedy for hypothyroidism.