Hypothyroidism is a condition characterized by abnormally low thyroid hormone production. There are many disorders that result in hypothyroidism. These disorders directly or indirectly involve the thyroid gland.


Thyroid hormones are produced by the thyroid gland. This gland is located in the lower part of the neck below the Adam’s apple. The gland wraps around the windpipe and is butterfly shaped.

The thyroid gland uses iodine for the production of thyroid hormones. The two most important thyroid hormones are thyroxin (T4) and triiodothyronine (T3) which accounts for 99% and 1% of thyroid hormones present in the blood respectively. However the hormone with the most biological activity is T3.Once released from the thyroid gland into the blood a large amount of T4 is converted to T3 – the active hormone that affects the metabolism of the cells.


Hypothyroidism is a very common condition. It is estimated that 3% to 5% of the population has some form of hypothyroidism. The condition is more common in women than in men and its incidence increases with age.

Congenital hypothyroidism.
Hashimoto’s thyroiditis – Hashimoto is an autoimmune disease in which body’s immune system inappropriately attacks the thyroid tissue. It is 5-10 times more common in women than in men.
Lymphocytic thyroiditis (which may occur after hyperthyroidism)
Thyroid destruction (from radioactive iodine or surgery)
Damage to the pituitary gland.
Radiation treatment.
Severe iodine deficiency.
Surgical removal of part or all of the thyroid gland.
Medications that are used to treat an overactive thyroid(hyperthyroidism) may actually cause hypothyroidism.

Common symptoms are listed below :

Excessive sleepiness
Dry, coarse hair
Modest weight gain
Cold intolerance
Dry skin
Muscle cramps
Decreased concentration
Increased cholesterol levels
Swelling of the legs
Vague aches and pain
As the disease becomes more severe there maybe symptoms like:

Puffiness around the eyes.
Slowing of the heart rate.
Drop in the body temperature.
Heart failure.
Myxedema coma


Medical and family history – You should tell your doctor about changes in your health that suggest that your body is slowing down, if you ever had thyroid surgery ,if you’ve ever had radiation therapy to treat cancer, if you’re taking any of the medication like lithium, thalidomide etc.

Physical exam – to look for changes like dry skin, swelling, slower reflexes and a slower heart rate.

Blood tests – TSH test, T4 test.


Thyroxin is administered in all cases of hypothyroidism and is considered the mainstay therapy.
The usual dose in adults is 1.8ug/kg body weight.

Intravenous thyroxin is given in extremely severe hypothyroidism.


Kanchnaar guggul 500mg tab 3 times daily after meals.
Trikatu churna 2gm 2 times daily after meals
Vidanga powder 3gm 2 times af in morning and evening.



Chandigarh Ayurved Centre’s ” Hypothyroidism Care Kit” is purely herbal and Ayurvedic formulation. The kit contains :

Panchasakara Churan
Detox Tablet
Trikatu Syrup
Thyroheal Tablet

Panchasakar Churan
Panchsakar churna is a herbo mineral and purely ayurvedic formulation. It mainly works on your Vata and pitta dosha of your body. It can cure Chronic Constipation and help relieve symptoms of Acidity, indigestion, Belching and colic pain. It acts as a mild Laxative and reduces Bloating. It works very efficiently on a disease named IBS (Irritable bowel syndrome) which is very common nowadays that affects your day to day activities.

Recommended Dosage: Take 1 teaspoonful at bedtime with lukewarm water.

Thyroheal Tablet
Thyroheal Tablet is a herbo-mineral tablet of size 800 MG and a purely ayurvedic formulation. CAC Thyroheal tablets help in balancing the Kapha dosha. These tablets help mainly in balancing Thyroid Hormones and also helps in weight management, lowers Cholesterol levels, Improves brain functions, lowers blood pressure. The tablets are prepared from the extract of various herbs such as Brahmi (Bacopa monnieri), Kanchnar (Bauhinia variegate), Shudh Guggul (Commiphora mukul), & Gandhir (Coelus forskohlii). These Ingredients help in maintaining an irregular heartbeat, rapid heartbeat. These herbal tablets maintain the proper function of thyroid glands and treat Hyperthyroidism.

Recommended Dosage: Take one tablet twice daily.

Detox tablets
CAC Detox tablets are 100% natural & safe containing 1gm herbs extract. The herbs used for formulation of these tablets show antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, anti-stress, & immuno-modulator properties. The herbs & minerals used for preparation of this churna shows antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, immuno-modulator properties.

Recommended Dosage: Take one tablet twice daily.

Trikatu Syrup
CAC TRIKATU SYRUP is purely Ayurvedic formulation made up of three herbs. CAC Trikatu Syrup helps to eliminate excess Kapha or mucous from the body, supports respiratory system, manages weight, helps to take out impurities or ama from the body, supports healthy detoxification, reduces swelling. It shows anti-inflammatory, analgesic, expectorant, antioxidant properties.

Recommended Dosage: Take 2 tablespoon daily.

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