Thyroid diseases or thyroid disorders are a group of conditions that affect the thyroid gland in the body. They can range from small, less-threatening goiter to severe conditions such as cancer. The usually found thyroid disorder is the abnormal production of the thyroid hormone. This condition is known as hyperthyroidism and is the most common thyroid disorder. All thyroid issue can be treated and cured completely if diagnosed and treated early.


Although there is no direct mention of the thyroid disorders in ancient Ayurvedic texts, it does talk about a disease characterised by the excessive swelling of the thyroid gland, known as Galakanda. The treatment for thyroid diseases in Ayurveda combines dietary changes, yoga and herbal treatment.

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