Goiter is commonly known as Gelhar. In this condition the thyroid glands, located at the neck, swell and become enlarged. Thyroids are butterfly-shaped glands present at the base of the human neck. Usually, goiters are painless. If goiters are larger then the difficulty in breathing and swallowing can occur.
The most common and visible symptom is the swelling at the base of the neck as you can see in the above image.
Other symptoms may include:
In Allopathy different types of treatments are available depending upon the symptoms and underlying causes .
Nothing for Small Goiters: If goiters are small and thyroid glands are functioning normally then no medication is given.
Medications: If the goiter is due to lesser production of thyroid hormones, medicines are given to control the condition. The main aim is to balance the hormonal levels in the body to cure it . There are many side effects associated with the use of these medicines. Patients must use thyroid replacement drugs for the rest of their lives.
Surgery or Operation: If the goiter is very large and is causing difficulty in breathing or swallowing then surgery is recommended. During surgery, all or part of the thyroid glands may be removed. This is a painful and expensive treatment method. There are many side effects due to the removal of thyroid glands from the human body.
Radioactive Iodine: If thyroid glands are overactive then radioactive iodine may be given orally to destroy thyroid cells. This helps in reducing the size of the goiter. The side effect is that the thyroid gland becomes under-active that may cause other issues in the human body.
Depending on the type and real cause of Goiter, different medicines can be used to treat and cure goiter. In homeopathy, it is important to observe all symptoms, see previous medical history and nature of the patient before giving the right medicines. A good homeopathic doctor will recommend you right medicines depending on your condition. If treated in a right way, can be fully cured within few week or months. There are very rare chances of recurring once it is cured by homeopathic medicines.
Getting Treatment of goiter in homeopathy gives you the following advantages:
Here is the list of some common homeopathic medicines used to treat and cure Goiter:
Please don’t ever take any mentioned medicines on your own without consulting a reputed homeopathic doctor. Medicines mentioned here are for educational purposes only.
my mother is 78 and since long she is suffering from goiter the is only 30 kg her heart beats very fast and getting weaker day by day. Kindly advise further.
i have operated once of thyroid but after 10 years i have a little swelling in my neck.. i have tested t3 t4 and tsh all reports are normal..i m taking eltroxin 100 mcg daily..is there any medicine for swelling of my goiter,,plz help me in this matter
Give me the right way to cure goitre