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synthroid to armour thyroid conversion

A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Shewbridge
32 years experience Endocrinology
Levothyroxine.: Levothyroxine, generic form of synthroid, has many advantages over armour thyroid. The armour product has significant batch to batch variation and ha ... Read More
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Dr. Samuel Freedman
8 years experience Pediatrics
Thyroid: I personally do not use dedicated cow thyroid (armour). It is not a pure form and has unusual absorption. Synthetic thyroxine(synthroid) is a much pur ... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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Armour thyroid: Not better - just as good.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stanley Schwartz
51 years experience Endocrinology
"do not tolerate ..': do not tolerate synthroid (thyroxine) or levothroid means you don't have correct dose!! the chemical in them is exact same chemical your body produc ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christopher Balgobin
19 years experience Family Medicine
Hypothyroidism : there are other options of thyroid supplementation out there. Check TSH, T3, (liothyronine) T4, and rT3
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Feola
30 years experience Internal Medicine
HYPOTHYROIDISM: HYPOTHYROIDISM can cause a myriad of symptoms. In women it can cause weight gain /fatigue/dysfunctional uterine bleeding resulting in a secondary anem ... Read More
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A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Terri Washington
15 years experience Endocrinology
No: For people with thyroid cancer it is important to keep the TSH in a tight range to prevent recurrence. Thyroid evels tend to fluctuate more with Armo ... Read More
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Dr. John Kruse
30 years experience Neurosurgery
You : You could look to see if you're leptin resistant. You could assess this with a reverse T3 (liothyronine) test and if it is elevated you like are lept ... Read More
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A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vasu Brown
33 years experience Integrative Medicine
Armour has bothT4+T3: Synthroid (thyroxine) contains t4; however, Armour Thyroid contains T3 and t4. Thus, when a person switches to armour, the fact that T3 is approximate ... Read More
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A 55-year-old male asked:
Dr. Su Fairchild
23 years experience Integrative Medicine
No worries: Vitamin d helps calcium get stored in your bones, where you want it to be. Armour thyroid contains calcitonin, which also helps regulate calcium.
A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Dansie
15 years experience Family Medicine
Not Recommended: The main reason physicians will tell you not to use it, it that since 2002, the american association of clinical endocrinologists does not recommend t ... Read More
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