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A 28-year-old female asked:

Dx'd hypothyroid (tsh 28,negative antibodies) at 10y/o and on levothyroxine since. tested again and still neg antibodies. what could be cause of hypo?

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Dr. Randy Baker
Holistic Medicine 40 years experience
Many possibilities: Hypothyroidism is very common but in most cases the cause isn't known. There are many possible causes.There are genetic tendencies and it's also related to iodine deficiencies and exposure to many environmental toxins including fluoride, BPA, pesticides, a diet high in goitrogenic foods etc. It is difficult to determine in an individual case. See http://tinyurl.com/p4p3fvj & my comment:
Dr. Randy Baker
Dr. Randy Baker commented
Holistic Medicine 40 years experience
Provided original answer
While many do fine with levothyroxine, most with hypothyroidism feel better with adding Liothyronine or changing to natural thyroid. Ask your doc to check Free T3- if below 3.0 I advise adding T3. See http://tinyurl.com/n4zmkro and http://tinyurl.com/l876fu9 and http://jeffreydachmd.com/why-natural-thyroid-is-better-than-synthetic/
Apr 30, 2015
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu commented
Allergy and Immunology 57 years experience
If you are feeling fine otherwise, don't change anything (don't fix it if it ain't broke). However patients on thyroid replacement tends to have a calcium loss and thus a calcium supplement should be considered (500 mg/day?)
Apr 30, 2015

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