Effectiveness of Ayurvedic treatment in Hypothyroidism - Dr. S.Kumudu Priyangani Waidyarathna
Dr. S.Kumudu Priyangani Waidyarathna, BAMS, MD-Ayu - Scholar, Colombo, Sri Lanka - presently working as a senior medical officer, ayurveda teaching hospital, Borella, Colombo, and also MD scholar in Kaya Chikitsa department, IIM, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka. BAMS, PG(Dip) Ayurveda, DDAMS(Hons) University of Colombo, Sri Lanka, Acupuncture (Korea), MD scholar in Ayurveda Kayachikitsa and Board certification, Postgraduate Institute of Indigenous Medicine , university of Colombo, Senior Medical officer, National Ayurveda Teaching Hospital, Borella. Visiting lecturer in Institute of National Social Development, Practicing and Teaching Ayurveda since 2001., Licensed Yoga Therapist, Certified Hindi. Participation and presentation in International and National Seminars/Conference/Symposium, publication articles for International and National journals, Awarded for "VAIDYA KEERTHI" by Samasta Lanka Ayurveda Vidya Sammelanaya.
Topic: Effectiveness of Ayurvedic treatment in Hypothyroidism
Abstract: Thyroid disease is one of the endocrine disorder in the world. Hypothyroidism can leads to insufficient synthesis of thyroid hormones. Prevalence of hypothyroidism in the developed world in about 4.6%. Thyroid dysfunction more prevalence among the females in Sri-Lanka. In Ayurveda description of Galaganda and Gandamala have been mentioned in different Samhitas. The symptoms of hypothyroidism and Galaganda are vaguely similar. A 43 years unmarried female person attended to the OPD clinic of National Ayurveda Teaching Hospital Borella Sri-Lanka with chief complain of weight gain, loss of hair, hoarseness of voice, irregular menstruation and body weakness since about 11months. Examination of the patient by Trivida Pareeksha with including proper history taking. She had no significant past history or family history of diabetes, hypertension or any other complicated problems. Then patient was done for investigations of FBC, FBS, LP, T3, T4 and TSH levels. In present study has been treated combination of Varunadi decoction, Kanchanara guggulu with Tripala Choorna for 3 months and Nasya with Anutaila for 7 days. After completion of the treatment patient showed the reduction of TSH level and normal limits of T3 and T4 .