Thyroid is a butterfly-shaped gland in the front of the neck responsible to produce hormones that control the speed of the body's metabolism (the system that helps body use energy). Hypothyroidism, otherwise known as underactive thyroid or low thyroid slowdown or speedup the body metabolism by rupturing the production of thyroid hormones. When Hypothyroidism is untreated during pregnancy, it can lead to delays in growth and intellectual development in the baby. Hypothyroidism is commonly found in elderly people and more commonly found in women than in men.

Food diet for Thyroid patients

  • Avoid highly processed food like cakes, cookies, hot dogs
  • Avoid selenium and iodine supplements
  • Can take soy food in moderation
  • Consume fruits like Peaches, pears and strawberries

Urviwellness centre in Hyderabad has an individualized ayurvedic approach for every treatment of the disease. The function of thyroid is controlled by Pitta Dosha according to Ayurveda. Pitta and Agni (the digestive fire) are the two things responsible for metabolic actions by the thyroid hormones. The Ayurveda approach adapted by Urviwellness centre is aimed to remove the coating of Kapha dosha while enabling Pitta to function normally. Other treatments would include suitable panchakarma, general consultation, an yoga.