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How efficient is T4 treatment for hypothyroidism?

How efficient is T4 treatment for hypothyroidism?

100% efficient: Hi. You can't beat 100% efficient! Some people prefer to use desiccated pig thyroid extract, and some prefer T3 (liothyronine) added to their T4, but T4 alone is all that's ever required. ...Read more

Dr. Su Fairchild
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Hypothyroidism (Definition)

The thyroid gland is an endocrine organ located in the front part of the neck. Its role is to make thyroid hormones, which control the way cells use energy. Hyperthyroidism results when the thyroid gland is overactive and too much thyroid hormone is produced, which speeds up metabolism. This results in weight loss, a quick heartbeat, sweating, nervousness, ...Read more


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What is a good treatment for hypothyroidism and weight gain?

What is a good treatment for hypothyroidism and weight gain?

Weight Gain : Hypothyroidism can cause weight gain by slowing the basal metabolic rate. Identifying hypothyroidism early and treating appropriately should avoid any significant effects. Once treated, individuals with hypothyroidism should not gain weight beyond what anyone else would expect. Do not expect dramatic weight loss when the thyroid is corrected, that will still require calorie reduction. ...Read more

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Most trusted means of treating hypothyroidism is using english medicines or homeopathy or ayurveda?

Most trusted means of treating hypothyroidism is using english medicines or homeopathy or ayurveda?

Combination: Depending on the cause and extent of your hypothyroidism, you may need multiple kinds of treatment for best recovery. By "english medicines" i'm guessing you might mean thyroid hormone (like armour thyroid, synthroid, (thyroxine) nature-throid, etc) -- this might be required for your best functioning. Ayurveda for dietary & lifestyle. Homeopathy for individualized remedy to boost your restorative system. ...Read more

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Can you get hypothyroidism from having a 2nd child? If i end up having it, is it dangerous/life threatening once you start taking a treatment pill?

Can you get hypothyroidism from having a 2nd child? If i end up having it, is it dangerous/life threatening once you start taking a treatment pill?

Autoimmune thyroid: Autoimmune thyroid disease spans graves hyperthyroidism to hashimotos hypothyroidism. Sometime pregnancy can set this off in susceptible people. Don't blame the pregnancy.. You were probably destined. Treatment with thyroid replacement hormone is easy. ...Read more

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Can hypothyroidism present persistent mental disorders after the hypo is being treated. Wife's behavior was bizarre before treatment, but got worse?

Hypothyroid: It's possible to have both hypothyroidism and a persistent mental disorder, each one needing its own form of treatment. In that case, the mental disorder would not leave just because the thyroid is being treated -- even though thyroid problems can definitely make things worse. Your wife may need the help of both a good endocrinologist or internist, and a psychiatrist -- working together. ...Read more

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How can I get treatment for hypothyroidism?

How can I get treatment for hypothyroidism?

See your doctor: Your primary care doctor should be able to make a diagnosis and usually treat this condition. An endocrinologist is always appropriate for this also. ...Read more

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What might cause treatment-resistant hypothyroidism?

Please define: Hi. By what do you mean "treatment-resistant"? Is your dose too low? That's not treatment resistant, that's just being under treated. Has your thyroid function been normalized on thyroid hormone replacement but you still feel symptoms? That's not "treatment-resistant", that's just assigning symptoms to the wrong thing. We need more information. I doubt you have a thyroid hormone receptor defect. ...Read more

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Please suggest what foods should be avoided with hypothyroidism treatment?

Please suggest what foods should be avoided with hypothyroidism treatment?

Hypo-foods: In general there are no foods that need to be avoided for hypothyroidism, however in some people who have hashimotos autoimmune thyroiditis associated with their hypothyroidism it's best to avoid gluten containing products. ...Read more

Dr. Suzanne Gilberg-Lenz
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Ayurveda (Definition)

Ayurveda programs follow the ancient Hindu science of medicine, and offer a holistic approach to health with the goal to help people live long, healthy, and well-balanced lives. The programs focus on the three basic energy types (doshas) found in every person, and work ...Read more