ISSN Print: 2277-4343
Article: EVALUATION OF THE EFFICACY OF AYURVEDIC MEDICINES IN THE MANAGEMENT OF HYPOTHYROIDISM: A CASE REPORT
Article Category: Case Reports
Author: Sharma Pooja *, Sharma Nitin, Kajaria Divya
Abstract: Hypothyroidism refers to deficiency of thyroid hormone caused due to various reasons. The global incidence of hypothyroidism is increasing alarmingly as people are exposed to more stress and strain. The synthesis and transport of thyroid hormones play a vital role in the normal physiology and functioning of thyroid hormones. The present case report was conducted to evaluate the efficacy of Ayurvedic medicines in the management of Hypothyroidism within time constrain. A 30 years old female patient was diagnosed as hypothyroidism in 2017 with the complaints of mild oedema over face, bowel irregular and weight increases. Other associated complaints were reduced appetite, lethargy, weakness, delayed menstrual cycle and headache. Arogyavardhini vati 1 tablet (in 100 mg), Kanchnar guggulu 2 tablet (in 250 mg), combination of Sudarshana Churna and Kalmegha Churna (each 3 gram), Mustakarishata 20 ml, with equal amount of water and Mahamanjishthadi kwatha 10 gram after food was administered twice a day for 15 days. The patient showed significant improvement in TSH (thyroid stimulating hormone) from 20.79 uIUmL/dl to 0.35 uIUmL. A symptomatic improvement was observed in irregular bowel, oedema over face, delayed menstruation, lethargy and reduced appetite was found. This case report highlights the potential of Ayurvedic management in hypothyroidism within the time constrain and provide the better pathway for this disease.
Keyword: Hypothyroidism, Arogyavardhini vati, Mahamanjishthadi kwatha