Homoeopathic management of multinodular goitre: A case report
Author(s): Dr. Ranjan C Britto and Dr. Febin George
Abstract: A goitre simply means an enlarged thyroid and can either be a simple goitre or a multinodular goitre where there are multiple nodules. Multinodular goitres can be either a toxic multinodular goitre or non-toxic. It is not known what causes multinodular goitres in most cases, but iodine deficiency and certain genetic factors have been shown to lead to multinodular goitres. Homoeopathy always renders a better response in such conditions; one such case report is submitted below. Patient visited the outpatient department mainly for complaints of pain in the right side of neck, which is aggravated while swallowing and moving her neck to sides for the past 4-5 months. After dissatisfying outcome with modern medicine, patient resorted to homoeopathic treatment. A detailed case-taking and repertorization was done and Phosphorous was given in moderate potency, and repetition was based on the response of the medicine upon patient. Within 1 year 4 months of homoeopathic treatment, the patient has become free from her complains at the time of last follow-up visit in OPD.