ISSN Print: 2277-4343
Article: EFFECT OF POLY-HERBAL MEDHYA RASAYANA DRUGS AND KANCHANAR GUGGULU IN THE MANAGEMENT OF HYPOTHYROIDISM: A CASE STUDY
Article Category: Case Reports
Author: Hetal D. Vyas *
Abstract: Hypothyroidism is a common disorder of the endocrine system in which the thyroid gland does not produce enough thyroid hormone. Females have to be more affected than males. The leading cause is physical and mental stress. Physical stress relates to lifestyles such as fast food, disturbed sleep patterns and environmental risk factors. Mental stress arises from work pressure, emotional weakness, and grief from disputes. The symptoms are quite variable depending on the severity of the hormone deficiency. Chronic fatigue, loss of appetite, weight gain, puffiness on the face, weakness and hoarseness of voice symptoms were found in this case study. In Investigation T3, T4 was found normal, and TSH was higher than the normal level. Ayurveda is vital in ruling out the underlying cause and treating it. In Ayurveda, it can be correlated with agnimandhya, kapha - vata vriddhi, pitta kshaya and rasavaha, medovaha and manovaha srotasa dushti. In this case study, the leading cause was stress in patients. Primary aim was to manage hypothyroidism with Ayurvedic medicines. The patient was treated with medhya rasayana drugs and kanchanar guggulu. The present study has focused effectiveness of polyherbal Ayurvedic therapy in hypothyroidism.
Keyword: Hypothyroidism, Stress, Agnidushti, Medodhatavagni mandhya, Medhya Rasayana, Kanchanar Guggulu.