Basic description of the disease
Hyperthyroidism, is a condition where the thyroid releases high levels of thyroid hormone into the body. This condition can make metabolism speed up. Symptoms of Hyperthyroidism include a rapid heartbeat, weight loss, increased appetite and anxiety. Hyperthyroidism (overactive thyroid) occurs when your thyroid gland produces too much of the hormone thyroxin.
Thyroid is a butterfly-shaped gland organs , which create and release hormones — substances that help your body function and grow. The thyroid gland plays a big part in many of your body’s main functions. Thyroid gland regulates body temperature and controls heart rate and metabolism. When your thyroid gland is working correctly, body function is in the balance .
Ayurveda believes that all the conditions in a human body are either due to an imbalance of the doshas, stress, improper lifestyle, unhealthy diet - not eating according to your body type(dosha). All these reasons are enough to accumulate Ama ( toxins) in the body and these toxins are the actual root cause of the diseases.
According to Ayurveda Hyperthyroidism is a condition due to increased Pitta in the body. Due to this increased pitta the digestive fire also increases, further unbalancing the metabolism of the body.
Thyroid conditions are surprisingly prevalent and all too often stress related. Holistic Ayurvedic treatments for thyroid conditions have proven to be effective in many cases as they are aimed to get to the root cause of the problem.
Everyone's individual circumstances are different, and treatment will depend on individual circumstances. Ayurvedic techniques are designed to get to the root cause of all problems.
Maintaining a healthy diet
Have an exercise program
Eat fresh fruits like banana and melons,
also dry fruits like dates and walnuts, which reduce aggravated Vata and Pitta
Yoga, Pranayama and meditation also help in reigning over aggravated Pitta.
Chanting of 'Om' while meditating balances thyroid function
Yoga practice - Suryanamaskar has benefit of Hyperthyroididm
Advisable Sarvangasana, Halasana, Matsyasana,