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Are there any herbal supplements to help cure an underactive thyroid?

Are there any herbal supplements to help cure an underactive thyroid?

Support immunity 1st: Yes, but seeing a doctor who practices holistic or functional medicine is the best way to manage non-pharmacological approaches to hypothyroidism. Most hypothyroidism results from an imbalanced immune system (th1/th2 imbalance) and adrenal stress. In some cases, it may be corrected without medication. When using medications, consider all your options, including natural thyroid replacement. ...Read more

Dr. Su Fairchild
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Hypothyroidism (Definition)

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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How can you address an underactive thyroid?

How can you address an underactive thyroid?

Levothyroxine: This is thyroid hormone replacement. An under active thyroid doesn't make enough thyroid hormone. Fortunately, there is oral replacement medication making it very easy to treat. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of an underactive thyroid?

What are the symptoms of an underactive thyroid?

Varies: Palpitations, tremors, muscle weakness, heat intolerence, weight loss, anxiety - or some people have few if any symptoms (so called "apathetic" hyperthyroidism). ...Read more

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How can I know if I have an underactive thyroid?

How can I know if I have an underactive thyroid?

Tests and Symptoms: Symptoms of low thyroid function are commonly fatigue, weight gain, heavy periods (females), dry skin, hair thinning and loss, depression and constipation. Tsh, free T3 (liothyronine) and free T4 (if TSH is borderline) as well as some other older tests like morning baseline temperature and tendon reflex testing can all detect low thyroid function. ...Read more

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Will an underactive thyroid ever go back to normal?

Thyroid: It can depending on what the primary cause is. Most people have "acquired hypothyroidism" due to thyroid inflammation. This may be chronic but it could also go into remission. ...Read more

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A concern about an underactive thyroid, what to do?

A concern about an underactive thyroid, what to do?

Thyroid: Get ur thyroid profile drawn. Ur pcp should be able to treat if levels are abnormal. ...Read more

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How can I find out if I have an underactive thyroid?

How can I find out if I have an underactive thyroid?

See doctor: See a doctor. Report your symptoms. Then if indicated you will have blood drawn and this will tell you. ...Read more

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Describe symptoms of an underactive thyroid in women?

Many: Weight gain, abnormal periods, fatigue, weakness, slow heart rate, hair loss, bad nails and a multitude of other problems. It's easy to check for with a simple blood test. See you doctor. ...Read more

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Is an underactive thyroid if left untreated harmful at all?

Is an underactive thyroid if left untreated harmful at all?

Yes!: Left untreated, an underactive thyroid (hypothyroidism) is often associated with high blood blood pressure and high cholesterol. It often causes weight gain which can lead to diabetes. All of these separately can increase a person's risk for heart attack and stroke, but together can increase that risk dramatically. ...Read more

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What is an underactive thyroid? And what causes it to happen?

What is an underactive thyroid? And what causes it to happen?

Hypothyroidism: The thyroid is a complex gland in the neck that produces T3 (liothyronine) and T4 in response to hormones secreted by the pituitary gland of the brain. There are several places in this cascade, which when disrupted, cause the thyroid hormones to be low. Cause of hypothyroidism can include autoimmune disease, treatment of hyperthyroidism, thyroid surgery, radiation, medications, pituitary disease, and more. ...Read more

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Are my sluggish symptoms an underactive thyroid or normal ageing?

See your doctor: Sluggish symptoms are not normal at any age. Please consult your doctor so that a treatable condition is not missed. ...Read more

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Do people tend to lose or gain weight with an underactive thyroid?

Weight: Children actually may lose weight or "fail to thrive". Adults can gain weight if thyroid levels are low. ...Read more

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Can you please list the risks associated with an underactive thyroid?

Can you please list the risks associated with an underactive thyroid?

Depends: Severe hypothyroidism can lead to a condiction called mixedema coma, a rare complication of severe hypothyroidism. It manifests as low heart rate, low blood pressure, low sugar, decreased breathing and possibly low salt level in your blood (hyponatremia). This is usually rare, but severe. Most commonly, untreated hypothyroidism manifests as fatigue, constipation, dry skin, faster weight gain. ...Read more

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Starting to try for a baby but I have an underactive thyroid. Any advise? Things to do and not to do?

Starting to try for a baby but I have an underactive thyroid. Any advise? Things to do and not to do?

Pregs and hypothyrd: For starters get your thyroid going. Pregnant woman's thyroid hormone requirements go up by 30-50 percent. That means if you are on thyroid meds your dose needs to be increased by that much. ...Read more

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If someone has been off of thyroid medication for an underactive thyroid how long can that person live without the medication?

If someone has been off of thyroid medication for an underactive thyroid how long can that person live without the medication?

It depends: Thyroid hormone is an essential hormone for proper function of many organ systems in the body. People with no thyroid function (such as people who have had their thyroid removed) will develop significant hypothyroid symptoms within a few weeks of stopping medication. People with mildly low underlying thyroid function can go much longer. Why would you want to stop the medication it? ...Read more

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Even though I'm tested for my thyroid and levels are normal, I never seem to feel any better. Is this normal? I have an underactive thyroid.

Other causes: These symptoms can be due to a lack of daily exercise, insufficient quality sleep sometimes due to obstructive sleep apnea, side effects of medications, depression, and other underlying illness besides thyroid problems.
Thyroid problems are fairly common but not more common than all of these other reasons for feeling poorly. If your thyroid levels are normal, ask your doctor about other causes. ...Read more

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I got an underactive thyroid at 13 years of age I am now 20 my meds vary from every test they are always changing but never below 150mg is this normal?

I got an underactive thyroid at 13 years of age I am now 20 my meds vary from every test they are always changing but never below 150mg is this normal?

Several problems can: Cause this

easier to tell you how to prevent problem

1. Don't use armour thyoid
2. Do use brand name synthroid (thyroxine)

3. Always take synthroid (thyroxine) first thing in am 1 hour before eating or taking other medicine. ...Read more

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Is hypothyroidism the same thing as underactive thyroid?

Yes they are d same.: Take care! Http://www. Medicinenet. Com/script/main/mobileart. Asp? Articlekey=914. ...Read more

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Does vitamin d help an underactive thyroid?

Does vitamin d help an underactive thyroid?

Not clear: There are studies that show a correlation between vitamin d levels and thyroid disease but correlation does not imply causation. In other words, it isn't clear there is a cause and effect relationship. It's good to keep your vitamin d level above 20, but low levels are may be indicative of a problem, not a cause of it. ...Read more

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How do you lose weight if an underactive thyroid?

Work with your doc: Work with your doctor to ensure that your thyroid labs are in the target range to ensure your metabolism and energy level are at their best. After that, it's up to you to watch what you eat, and exercise to burn more calories than you eat. Lifting weights can help build muscle gradually which can increase your metabolism & help with the weight loss good luck - it can be done! ...Read more

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What can I do to lose weight with an underactive thyroid?

Diet and exercise: On top of taking your thyroid hormone, the most important things to do are to eat healthy and exercise. Taking the thyroid hormone to keeo levels normal will not make you lose weight but will avoid faster weight gain. ...Read more

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Is there a way to lose weight with an underactive thyroid?

Is there a way to lose weight with an underactive thyroid?

Yes: Once your thyroid hormone is regulated (with the appropriate thyroid replacement), you should be able to diet, exercise, etc. And have expected weight loss. ...Read more

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Is it possible to lose weight with an underactive thyroid?

Is it possible to lose weight with an underactive thyroid?

Hypothyroidism: First, your hypothyroidism must be treated. Then change your lifestyle to a healthier one. You don't need a drastic diet. Make small changes. Eat the right portions, eat 3-5 small meals a day, cut back on carbs and sugars, increase lean protein/veggie/fruit/water intake, and start doing some cardiovascular exercise. Continue to monitor your tsh, t3, (liothyronine) and T4 levels as well. ...Read more

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What are the best ways to lose weight with an underactive thyroid?

What are the best ways to lose weight with an underactive thyroid?

Hypothyroidism: First, your hypothyroidism must be treated. Then change your lifestyle to a healthier one. You don't need a drastic diet. Make small changes. Eat the right portions, eat 3-5 small meals a day, cut back on carbs and sugars, increase lean protein/veggie/fruit/water intake, and start doing some cardiovascular exercise. Continue to monitor your tsh, t3, (liothyronine) and T4 levels as well. ...Read more

Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Hypothyroidism (Adult) (Definition)

Hypothyroidism is a condition where the thyroid gland does not secrete enough of the thyroid hormones. Symptoms include cold intolerance, constipation, and fatigue. ...Read more


Dr. Patricia Foster
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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