A CRITICAL REVIEW ON HYPOTHYROIDISM
Dr. Maithri G. M* and Dr. Madhava Diggavi
Hypothyroidism is caused by an underactive thyroid gland that produces insufficient amounts of thyroid hormones, may also develop from pituitary deficiency. According to statistics thyroid disorders are on the rise in India, approximately one in ten Indian suffer from hypothyroidism.
Hypohyroidism has many symptoms related to many systems of the body so it is better not to restrict comparison of hypothyroidism to a single entity in Ayurveda.Here an attempt is made to review symptoms of hypothyroidism to different entities in Ayurveda.
Keywords: Hypothyroidism, Dushi visha, Agni, Ama,Shotha,Vataja nanatmaja vyadhi,Kaphaja nanamaja vyadi,Vata vriddhi,Kapha vriddhi,Medo vriddhi.
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