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Why did you say don't use armour thyroid?

Why did you say don't use armour thyroid?

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 the use of desiccated thyroid for thyroid replacement therapy for hypothyroidism (baskin, 2002). In general, desiccated thyroid hormone, does not provide a uniform amounts of levothyroxine. ...Read more

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Dr. Jeffrey Stevens
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Thyroid (Definition)

The thyroid is an endocrine gland that sits in the lower part of the neck. It produces thyroid hormone - which ...Read more


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Does Armour Thyroid increase appetite?

Does Armour Thyroid increase appetite?

It is possible.: If the thyroid hormone dose is too high you might have an increased appetite. If the dose is adjusted appropriately (normal tsh), it would be very unlikely to effect appetite. ...Read more

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Why did you say don't use armour thyroid?

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 the use of desiccated thyroid for thyroid replacement therapy for hypothyroidism (baskin, 2002). In general, desiccated thyroid hormone, does not provide a uniform amounts of levothyroxine. ...Read more

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How do you know if Armour Thyroid is working?

How do you know if Armour Thyroid is working?

Blood tests: The TSH level should be checked to assess if the replacement is adequate. ...Read more

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Please describe the medication: armour thyroid?

Please describe the medication: armour thyroid?

Natural thyroid: Armour thyroid is dried thyroid from pigs. It contains active T3 (liothyronine) hormone and inactive T4 hormone that your body changes into the active form. There are other brands like Nature-Throid and westhroid, as well as generic "desiccated thyroid.". ...Read more

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How long is it supposed to it take for Armour Thyroid to work?

Weeks: Depending on how low your thyroid level was, and how much Armour Thyroid you are taking, it can take anywhere from a few weeks to a few months to correct the thyroid level and feel improved. If you are not feeling better despite a normal thyroid level, there is probably another reason for your symptoms. ...Read more

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Should I switch to from my current medication to Armour Thyroid medication?

Should I switch to from my current medication to Armour Thyroid medication?

Thyroid meds: Probably not. If you are on a proper dose of levothyroxine, switching to Armour will not help. ...Read more

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How long after beginning Armour Thyroid will your thyroid be balanced? Is it different for everyone?

How long after beginning Armour Thyroid will your thyroid be balanced? Is it different for everyone?

Also known : Porcine thyroid because its a desiccated thyroid hormone from pigs. In the market safely use for 100 years. Synthetic thyroid came in the 50's and replace it. Still use by some physicians. Depending on the dose you should check your thyroid levels (tsh ) after 8 weeks. And if changes made another 8 weeks. That's the way with synthetic thyroid. Can't find any difference with armour thyroid. ...Read more

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Dr. David Sneid
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Armour Thyroid (Definition)

Armour thyroid is a brand of dessicated ...Read more