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Dr. Diane Culik
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Desiccated Thyroid (Overview)

Dessicated thyroid is a thyroid agent.nutritional or metabolic agent.


Dr. Diane Culik
23 doctors shared insights

Desiccated Thyroid (Overview)

Dessicated thyroid is a thyroid agent.nutritional or metabolic agent.


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Dessicated thyroid effect on weight?

Dessicated thyroid effect on weight?

Thyroid replacement: Dessicated thyroid/armour thyroid, is a natural t3 (liothyronine)&t4 mix, & in my opinion is superior to levothyroxine which only has t4(less potent/active than t3 (liothyronine)) &largely ineffective in patients unable convert T4 to t3 (liothyronine). Seems counterintuitive to prescribe the less active hormone when there's a more active one available. Once thyroid hormones in balance wt loss& increase energy observed. ...Read more

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What should I do about the side effect of my tablets of dessicated thyroid?

What should I do about the side effect of my tablets of dessicated thyroid?

Change thyroid med: Hypothyroidism, underactive thyroid, is always treated the same way. Find a thyroid supplement that is well tolerated and find the right dose (may take months) that brings you into a euthyroid (normal) state, then check levels every 6-12 months, to make sure, new dose is not needed. If treated properly, there are no side effects from the supplement; there are many brands (synthetic and natural). ...Read more

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Dessicated thyroid effect on weight?

Thyroid replacement: Dessicated thyroid/armour thyroid, is a natural t3 (liothyronine)&t4 mix, & in my opinion is superior to levothyroxine which only has t4(less potent/active than t3 (liothyronine)) &largely ineffective in patients unable convert T4 to t3 (liothyronine). Seems counterintuitive to prescribe the less active hormone when there's a more active one available. Once thyroid hormones in balance wt loss& increase energy observed. ...Read more

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Can a persons body reject dessicated thyroid?

Not likely: Desiccated thyroid taken orally will act like thyroid replacement therapy, but without the fine control possible with conventional medications. If you need thyroid replacement, stick to the medication prescribed by your doctor. ...Read more

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Is dessicated thyroid T4 comparable to synthetic t4?

Yes, but des. has T3 (liothyronine): T4 is the same exact chemical whether it is from dessicated or synthetic thyroid. However, dessicated thyroid also has the T3 (liothyronine) form of thyroid, which is available in synthetic form but not found in pills with t4. See http://thyroid.About.Com/od/hypothyroidismhashimotos/a/editorial-endocrinologists-misrepresenting-natural-thyroid-drugs.Htm and http://www.Stopthethyroidmadness.Com/natural-thyroid-101. ...Read more

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What should I do about the side effect of my tablets of dessicated thyroid?

Change thyroid med: Hypothyroidism, underactive thyroid, is always treated the same way. Find a thyroid supplement that is well tolerated and find the right dose (may take months) that brings you into a euthyroid (normal) state, then check levels every 6-12 months, to make sure, new dose is not needed. If treated properly, there are no side effects from the supplement; there are many brands (synthetic and natural). ...Read more

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Is armour/dessicated thyroid med really better than synthroid (thyroxine)?

Is armour/dessicated thyroid med really better than synthroid (thyroxine)?

No.: The short answer is no, there are no studies to show that desicated thyroid or Armour Thyroid are better than synthroid (thyroxine). You definitely should have this discussion with your endocrinologist, however. ...Read more

Dr. Sheila Smith
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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