Home Remedies for Hypothyroidism

Hypothyroidism occurs when the  thyroid gland is underactive. It affects the body’s metabolism rate, which is controlled primarily by the thyroid gland.

Hypothyroidism

Some of the common symptoms associated with hypothyroidism are fatigue, increased sensitivity to cold, constipation, dry skin, puffy face, hoarse voice, muscle cramping, sudden weight gain, depression and brittle fingernails and hair.

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Many natural remedies can help control this health problem. Also, do consult your doctor for proper diagnosis and treatment.

home- remedies for hypothyroidism

Here are the top 10 home remedies for hypothyroidism.

1. Coconut Oil

Coconut oil contains medium-chain fatty acids that help improve thyroid functioning. It will also stimulate metabolism and boost energy.

  • Use coconut oil for cooking. Always use extra-virgin organic coconut cooking oil.
  • You can also add two tablespoons of coconut oil to milk and drink it in the morning along with your breakfast every day. You can also add it to your smoothies.

2. Kelp

Kelp is a brown seaweed rich in iodine and other minerals. It is useful for those suffering from hypothyroidism due to iodine deficiency. However, this remedy is not recommended for those suffering from autoimmune thyroid problems or else it may worsen the condition.

So, do consult your doctor before taking kelp supplements to check if it is suitable for you and find the correct dosage specific to your condition.

3. Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple cider vinegar may also help deal with this thyroid disorder. It is believed that it aids detoxification, restores acid alkaline balance, facilitates weight loss, and helps regulate hormones and improve their energy metabolism.

Apple cider vinegar is also beneficial for other health problems like diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and others.

  1. Add two tablespoons of organic apple cider vinegar to a glass of warm water.
  2. Mix in a little honey.
  3. Drink this solution daily on a regular basis.

4. Fish Oils

Fish oils are considered good for increasing thyroid hormone uptake and maintaining healthy thyroid function. Being rich in omega 3 fatty acids, they also fight inflammation and increase immunity.

Take fish oil supplements after consulting your doctor, especially if you are taking blood thinners. The general dosage is up to 3 grams per day.

5. Vitamin D

Vitamin D deficiency has been associated with several autoimmune diseases, including thyroid disease. Exposure to early sunshine is a good way to generate the vitamin D required by the body.

So, expose your body to early morning sunrays for about 15 minutes daily. This will also help maintain healthy immune function and calcium metabolism.

Those suffering from hypothyroidism can make it a habit to wake up in the morning and do some healthy exercises (stimulates the thyroid gland), such as walking outdoors. You’ll get the early sunshine as well as benefit from the physical exercise.

6. Guggul

Guggul comes from the gum resin of an Indian tree called Commiphora Mukul. Research indicates that its active compounds called guggulsterones may help in the treatment of hypothyroidism by stimulating thyroid function. Plus, it has anti-inflammatory, anti-obesity and cholesterol-lowering benefits.

You can take this herb in supplement form after consulting your doctor. Generally, it is taken in doses of 25 mg three times a day. When taking this herb, be sure to monitor your T3 and T4 thyroid hormone levels as it stimulates the conversion of T4 into its more active T3 form.

Caution: Guggul may interfere with estrogen, birth control pills, beta-blockers and other medications.

 

 

 

  1. it is really helpful article and thankyou very much for such an informative article.

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  2. KINDLY SUGGEST A DIET FOR LOW BLOOD PRESSURE PLUS THYROID PATIENT

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  3. This information was very helpful

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  4. Catherine Roebuck April 4, 2013, 11:41 am

    Excellent web site, made a list of all the remedies I need. Here’s hoping to a better me. Thank you.

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  5. above info is a great help to fight with hypothyroidism. i wish something can cure this fully..

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  6. Thank you so much for such wonderful home remedies.

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  7. Good information.

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  8. Mamtha Bhandari June 26, 2013, 5:04 pm

    Very good home remedies I now understood better .

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  9. Medical studies indicate that increasing iodine can actually be harmful, especially for people with Hashimoto’s disease. Eliminating caffeine and gluten in mydiet has made a cosiderable difference in managing my hypothyroidism.

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    • Question for T.Suter: You said you eliminated caffeine and gluten from your diet. How long did it take for you to see the results? and did you change anything else about your diet?

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  10. THANK YOU FOR GUIDING US IN EASY WAY OF TREATMENT I AM ALSO WANT TO KNOW THESE TIPS IN HINDI LANGUAGE

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  11. thannx..
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    nice n helpful post

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  12. very informative.i suffer with hashimosis

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  13. Very useful information for thyroid patient.

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  14. I am desperate to combat the sudden hair loss with Hypothyroidism – I am definitely going to try Evening Primrose Oil – Thank you.

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  15. I am having eye brow hair loss and will be trying Udo’s oil (contains evening primrose) or just evening primrose itself. I also take a thyroid glandular by Swanson.

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  16. DR.JEHANZEB KHAN November 7, 2013, 5:01 pm

    the article is really impressive & i think we should give it a real trial for the above mentioned serious complication.

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  17. Iodine is not ideal for those who are hypothyroid with Hashimoto’s thyroiditis as it will speed up the destruction of the thyroid gland. Also, flaxseed is counterindicated in hypothyroid patients due to its estrogenic effects on the body (similar to soy), which further suppresses thyroid function. A better approach would be to eliminate wheat and eat a diet designed to heal the gut, which is so important to a healthy thyroid and immune system.

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  18. I used to take eltroxin 0.1 g daily. Since 2 months stopped it as my TS went below 0.3. Coincidentally, I started adding fresh ginger to tea, steeping it for about 5 mins. The hoarseness of my voice has disappeared and my TSH are normal. Thanks to ginger!

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  19. Gillian Hilton June 7, 2014, 9:27 pm

    I was particularly interested in your advice on the amount of flaxseed to take each day .I have hypothyroidism and was a little concerned to hear that flaxseed should be avoided .I have 35g of raw oats with 20mg of cracked flaxseed every day for breakfast for lowering my cholesterol ..I can happily continue with my said breakfast ..Thanks

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