Hashimoto's thyroiditis also called as Autoimmune Thyroiditis is a thyroid disease in which the immune response from your own body destroys the thyroid gland. It means that your body defence system which was supposed to protect you from outside attack turns against you and starts attacking your own cells. The autoimmune response is triggered by a combination of genetic and environmental factors. Instead of attacking foreign substances such as toxins or proteins from bacteria and viruses, these antibodies inappropriately attack thyroid proteins. Antibodies that attack the body's own proteins are called auto-antibodies. The presence of auto-antibodies to thyroid peroxidase is an indication of autoimmune thyroid disease.
How can Homeopathy help in Hashimoto's Thyroiditis?
The basic principle of homeopathic medicines is to improve the immune system of an individual. In cases of autoimmune diseases, where the immune system had wrongly identified its own thyroid cells as foreign cells and started attacking it and destroying it, the homeopathic medicines reverse this faulty trigger mechanism, and stops the attack on thyroid cells, thus reversing the disease.
Before treatment at HomoeoCARE
Mrs. N. complained of autoimmune thyroiditis. Her reports in May 2008 were.T3 – 0.40; T4 – 1.0 & TSH – 161.69. Her Anti TPO was 11721.6 (Normal range is less than 60). This very high level of Anti-TPO suggesting the massive rate of destruction of the thyroid gland.
After treatment at HomoeoCARE
She began homeopathic treatment for Hashimoto's Thyroiditis in 2009 at HomoeoCARE and her first thyroid profile post-treatment revealed that Anti-TPO had come down from 11721. 6 to 14. A feat unbelievable for Allopathy as they never monitor Anti-TPO since their medicines cannot affect Anti-TPO.Anti-TPO turning normal means the destructive processes have stopped and hence now thyroid gland can construct(synthesize) thyroid hormones.
Tapered off to zero
TPO 11721. 6
Homeopathy conquered the self-destructing disease process and rescued the patient not only from thyroid but also from other future illnesses like rheumatoid arthritis, Sjogren's syndrome which usually follows such Autoimmune diseases.