Yoga for Thyroid Problem
Control Thyroid and Treat Side Effects of Thyroid with Therapeutic Iyengar Yoga & Meditation
Therapeutic Yoga for Thyroid Problems
Some common yoga asanas for thyroid which can help be performed by thyroid patients are:
1. Supta Baddha Konasana
This yoga for thyroid will improve the blood circulation in the thyroid gland and hence controls the thyroid hormone.
This asana makes the breathing deep and the breath flows through clavicle which activates the thyroid hormone.
3. Supta Virasana
This yoga for hypothyroidism is very beneficial for hypothyroid patients and it also stimulates the thyroid gland.
All the glands controlled by this asana and stimulate the glands to produce in the right quantity.
5. Viparita Dandasana
This yoga for thyroid stimulates the hypothyroid gland and increases the blood circulation in it.
This asana activates the thyroid gland and is very effective for it. This yoga for thyroid problem controls and balances the whole hormonal system of the body.
7. Ardha Halasana
This asana applies Chin Lock and it is very effective for thyroid or parathyroid.
8. Setu Bandha Sarvangasana
To balance and controls the emotional and hormonal system, this yoga for thyroid is very beneficial.
9. Ujjayi Pranayama
This pranayama at the end of all asanas increases the oxygen level in the body. It also calms the mind, provides relief from stress and balances the hormones.
This yoga to cure thyroid will help you to treat your thyroid diseases naturally.
- During the thyroid treatment by yoga, all the yoga poses for thyroid will be performed with the help of props.
- Patients will be treated by the trained yoga teachers & under the guidance of Yogacharya Rajveer Singh Chauhan.
- The sequence and difficulty level of asanas for thyroid that may vary according to the condition of patients and their respective medical conditions.
- Every person will be advised to perform yoga for thyroid problems based on their current health, age and their present capacity to perform asanas.
It is a medical condition that affects the functions of thyroid glands. The thyroid gland produces thyroid hormones and helps in regulating a person’s metabolism. The thyroid is part of the endocrine system that controls many functions of your body. It is situated in the front of the neck below Adam's apple.
Thyroid diseases occur when the thyroid produces fewer hormones or hormones in excess.
There are two main types of thyroid diseases:
- Hyperthyroidism- it occurs when the thyroid produces extra or too many hormones.
- Hypothyroidism- it occurs when the thyroid produces fewer or too few hormones.
Some other types of thyroid diseases are thyroid nodules, grave’s disease, goiter, Hashimoto's disease. If you are a thyroid patient thyroid exercise in yoga will be very beneficial for you.
There are many factors that develop thyroid disease. Causes of thyroid disease differ in each type of thyroid disease. Some common causes of thyroid disease are:
- Causes of Hyperthyroidism
- Grave’s disease- is an autoimmune disease in which the thyroid glands produce too many hormones. It is the most common cause of hyperthyroidism.
- Plummer’s disease- this disease causes the thyroid to expand in size and secrete too many hormones.
- Thyroiditis- in this disease the thyroid becomes inflamed due to autoimmune conditions, this inflammation can cause the excess thyroid hormone to leak in into the bloodstream.
- Nodular thyroid disease- in this disease lumps develop in the thyroid gland and they affect the function of the thyroid by making it overactive.
- Excessive iodine intake- eating excessive iodine in food can affect the thyroid gland by making it produce too many hormones.
- Medications- medicines prescribed for heart problems contain a large amount of iodine which can cause the dysfunctioning of the thyroid.
- Tumors in ovaries and testes
- Follicular thyroid cancer- it can cause the thyroid to become more active which results in the secretion of too much of the hormones.
Risk factors of hyperthyroidism -
- Family history
- Gender- females are more prone to this disease.
- People with certain diseases as type 1 diabetes, pernicious anemia, and primary adrenal insufficiency.
- Hashimoto’s thyroiditis- This is the most common cause of hypothyroidism, it is an autoimmune disease that affects the thyroid’s ability to produce hormones.
- Side- effect of hyperthyroidism treatment - the treatment of hyperthyroidism focuses on reducing the amount of overproduced hormones but in some cases, the level of hormones could go down to the level that it could result in hypothyroidism.
- Radiation therapy- radiations used in the treatment of cancer can affect the thyroid glands.
- Thyroid surgery- some thyroid surgeries can make the functions of thyroid complicated.
- Medications- medicines for many treatments can affect the functioning of thyroid glands.
- Congenital hypothyroidism- in this disease the thyroid glands don't function properly from birth and creates growth problems in newborns.
- Thyroiditis-This is an inflammatory disease that can develop into hypothyroidism.
- Abnormality of pituitary glands- functions of thyroid glands gets affected by the abnormal functions of pituitary glands.
- Imbalance of iodine- an imbalance of iodine can lead to thyroid problems.
- Pregnancy- in some rare cases pregnancy can cause hypothyroidism and it may result in other complications such as miscarriages.
Risk factors of hypothyroidism
- Gender- females are more prone to this disease.
- Age- people above 60 are more likely to develop thus thyroid disease.
- Family history
- Presence of an autoimmune disease
- Exposure to radioactive treatments
There are many signs and symptoms present in the patient affected by thyroid disease, identifying these symptoms early can help a lot in the treatment of the disease. The severity of thyroid disease symptoms differ in each case and could take years in some cases to be noticed easily. Some common signs and symptoms of thyroid disease are:
- Weight loss( even when your diet is same)
- Unexpected Weight gain
- Changes in the menstrual cycle
- Brittle hair
- Enlarged thyroid gland (goiter) can be identified by swelling at the base of your neck.
- Sensitivity to heat
- Mood swings
- Uncontrolled bowel movements
- Muscle weakness
- Infertility and loss of interest in sex
- Increased appetite
- Lack of concentration
- Fatigue and Weakness
- Problem in sleeping
- Irregular heartbeat
- Hair loss
- Development of breasts in men
- Breathing problem
- Loss of interest in sex and infertility
- Memory loss