Hypothyroidism is a condition associated with lowered activity of the thyroid gland. It may be due to a specific disease, as in Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, abnormalities with the pitutiary gland which controls the thyroid, or inflammation or irradiation of the thyroid gland. A dietary deficiency of iodine can also lead to hypothyroidism. Hypothyroidism is diagnosed based on blood tests of hormone levels and managed with supplementary hormones under a physician’s advice.
Treatment Plan for Thyroid, hypo
If lowered thyroid function is due to an iodine deficiency, add sea vegetables, and especially bladderwrack to the diet. The only thyroid-stimulating herb described in the available literature is guggul, but there is little clinical experience with it in hypothyroidism. General tonics for the immune system and hormonal system may be of benefit.
Herbal Remedies for Thyroid, hypo
Related Thyroid, hypo conditions
The information given here is designed to help you make informed choices about your health. The information is drawn from numerous sources—both traditional medicine practice, from the clinical experience of many herbalists currently practicing, and supported by decades of scientific research from the author. The research most consulted includes human clinical trials that help to determine the most effective and safe herbs for various needs, the best doses, and types of preparations.
The information offered in this database is not intended as a substitute for any that may have been prescribed by your health practitioner or physician.