Alternative Treatment for Thyroglossal Duct Cyst

The Thyroglossal duct cyst is a condition when a fluid-filled cavity created in tissue causes the development of the thyroid gland in the front part of the neck just beyond the voice box. Thyroglossal duct cysts are considered as the second most common abnormalities of the neck after lymphadenopathy. Thyroglossal duct cysts are the most frequent congenital cervical anomalies, with 7% of the population (1). 90% of the cases are shown in children younger than the age of 10 (2). A thyroglossal duct cyst occurs when the thyroid gland releases extra cells into the womb during organogenesis. These extra cells lead to the formation of cysts.Thyroglossal Duct Cyst

Signs and Symptoms of Thyroglossal Duct Cyst

The Signs and symptoms of Thyroglossal duct cyst are the following:

  1. Presence of a lump in the front part of the neck
  2. Adam’s apple and chin
  3. Impaired voice
  4. Pain as well as swelling
  5. Difficulty in breathing or swallowing
  6. Opening the neck to expel mucus
  7. Tenderness near cyst area
  8. Redness of the skin around the cyst
  9. Difficulty in swallowing / Dysphagia
  10. Breathlessness / Dyspnoea
  11. Recurrent respiratory tract infection

Diagnosis

The physical and clinical examinations that confirm cyst formation are:

  1. Computerized tomography (CT)of the neck
  2. Thyroidprofiling
  3. Radioisotope scan
  4. Blood tests
  5. Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
  6. Fine needle aspiration

Ayurvedic Perspective for Thyroglossal Duct Cyst

According to Ayurveda, an agitated Kapha Dosha leads to the cause of cysts formation, because the imbalance in Kapha Dosha makes the detoxification more difficult, for our body. These toxins with fluid lead to the formation of cysts in the body.

Alternative Treatment for Thyroglossal Duct Cyst

The treatment depends upon the person’s age, overall health and severity of the symptoms. In conventional treatment, only surgery is a method of removing Thyroglossal duct cysts and antibiotics are prescribed to reduce infection, as the cyst is difficult to remove because of infection before surgery and the possibility of recurrence. This surgery can lead to the risk of reintegration, surgical-site infection and other medical complications.

Complications After Surgery

After surgery, many complications occur which may range from mild to severe.

  1. Risk of Bleeding
  2. Risk of infection
  3. Formation of blood clots under the wound
  4. Fistula
  5. Hypertrophic scarring
  6. Mild risk of nerve damage
  7. Hyperthyroidism

Therefore, it is necessary to find an alternative treatment of Thyroglossal duct cysts. If you want to protect yourself from surgery then go for Ayurveda. Ayurveda provides the best alternative treatment for the management of Thyroglossal duct cysts.

Herbal Products for Thyroglossal Duct Cyst by Planet Ayurveda

There are various Ayurvedic herbs which help to manage the disease naturally and remove the cysts such as Fenugreek, Curcumin, Kachnaar, and Manjishtha. These herbs help to balance the Kapha dosha in the body. The following are the best herbal products containing these herbs for the management of the Thyroglossal duct cyst provided by Planet Ayurveda.

These formulations by Planet Ayurveda are formulated under the direct supervision of MD-Ayurvedic Practitioners by using 100% pure and natural herbs.

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1. Kanchnaar Guggul

Kanchnaar Guggul tablets by Planet Ayurveda contain effective herbs that are given below with their botanical name:

  1. Kachnar bark- (Bauhinia variegata)
  2. Ginger – (Zingiber officinale)
  3. Amalaki – (Emblica Officinalis)
  4. Haritaki – (Terminalia Chebula)
  5. Black pepper – (Piper nigrum)
  6. Bibhitaki – (Terminalia bellirica)
  7. Pippali – (Piper longum)
  8. Varuna – (Crataeva religiosa)

Benefits: These herbs are very effective to maintain tissue and cell health. The Kanchnaar Guggul tablets give the best results in benign and malignant cancers. Moreover, these tablets are beneficial in the Thyroglossal duct cyst. This formulation is also useful in ovarian cysts, fibroids, goiter, fistula, etc

Dosage: 2 tablets twice daily after meals with plain water.

2. Fenugreek Capsules

Fenugreek capsules contain the pure and standardized extract of Fenugreek (Trigonella foenum-graecum).

Benefits: This herb consists of chemical constituents like Vitamin A, C, and K, zinc, tigogenin, Gitogenin, magnesium, potassium, copper, etc. which helps to prevent the cyst formation and other problems like boils, wounds, abdominal pain, anorexia, leucorrhea, asthma, etc. Due to the presence of these constituent’s fenugreek gives great effects in Thyroglossal duct cyst.

Dosage: 1 capsule two times daily after meals with plain water.

3. Curcumin Capsules

These capsules are made up of the pure and standardized extract of Turmeric (Curcuma longa).

Benefits: It holds antioxidant, anti-cancer, anti-inflammatory, anti-microbial and anti-bacterial properties. Therefore, it is very effective in controlling the tumor, cysts, inflammation, etc. It also helps to neutralize free radicals and causes apoptosis. Thus, Curcumin capsules are very useful in managing the Thyroglossal duct cyst. These capsules are also beneficial in various health diseases.

Dosage: 1 capsule two times a day after meals with plain water

4. Nirgundi Oil and Dashang Lepa

Nirgundi oil contains Tila Oil (Sesamum indicum), that is processed with the mixture of following herbs:

  1. Manjistha – (Rubia cordifolia)
  2. Nirgundi – (Vitex negundo)
  3. Haridra – (Curcuma longa)
  4. Kalihari – (Gloriosa superba)

Benefits: This herbal oil possesses anti-inflammatory, anti-biotic, anti-pyretic, and anti-arthritic properties. It helps to balance the Vata and Kapha Dosha in the body. For Thyroglossal duct cyst it is better to use with Dashang Lepa that is comprised of Shirisha (Albizia lebbeck), Rakta Chandan (Pterocarpus Santalinus), Tagar (Valeriana Wallichi), Yashtimadhu (Glycyrrhiza Glabra), Jatamansi (Nardostachys Jatamansi), Ela (Elettaria Cardamomum), etc. Dashang Lepa is used to treat many skin diseases along with rheumatoid arthritis.

Usage: Make a paste by adding Nirgundi oil in Dashang Lepa and apply externally.

Conclusion

The above information has concluded that if we have a safe and effective treatment i.e. Ayurvedic treatment for Thyroglossal duct cysts, then why would we face the complications of the surgery. Planet Ayurveda has a combination of the best herbal formulations for the Ayurvedic treatment of Thyroglossal duct cysts.

References

  1. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK519057/
  2. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thyroglossal_cyst#Epidemiology

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Dr. Vikram Chauhan

Dr. Vikram Chauhan (MD-Ayurveda) is an expert ayurvedic doctor based in Chandigarh, India and doing his practice in Mohali, India. He is spreading the knowledge of Ayurveda - Ancient healing treatment, not only in India but also abroad. He is the CEO and Founder of Planet Ayurveda Products, Planet Ayurveda Clinic and Krishna Herbal Company. Read More

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