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Dr. Thomas Fiala
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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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Will taking dessicated thyroid taste bad?

Will taking dessicated thyroid taste bad?

Shouldn't: It should be in the form of a capsule, which shouldn't taste any different than taking any other capsule. ...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?

Dessicated thyroid effect on weight?

Thyroid function: It depends on how you respond to variability in your thyroid function. Dessicated thyroid is known for its variability in thyroid hormone concentration from pill to pill. If you take too much, you might stay the same weight, gain, or, lose depending on your caloric intake and energy expenditure. Studies have not shown any benefit when compared to levothyroxine. ...Read more

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Can a persons body reject dessicated thyroid?

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 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

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Are dessicated thyroid pills more beneficial than levothyroxine pills for hypothyroidism?

Are dessicated thyroid pills more beneficial than levothyroxine pills for hypothyroidism?

Who you ask: Most endocrinologists, don't prescribe dessicated thyroid hormone. Pills have inconsistent concentrations of t3, (liothyronine) though i understand it has improved. The body is still able to make its own T3 (liothyronine) out of the T4 used in levothyroxine preparation. This process occurs outside of thyroid gland also. Having too much T3 (liothyronine) on board can make one hyperthyroid with both short and long term complications. ...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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Thyroid is slightly under active.I take 15mg of dessicated thyroid.I can feel a lump in thyroid area.Go asap to doctor or can it wait a couple weeks?

Thyroid is slightly under active.I take 15mg of dessicated thyroid.I can feel a lump in thyroid area.Go asap to doctor or can it wait a couple weeks?

Go Soon: First, dessicated thyroid hormone is rarely used anymore & most docs, especially for a slightly underactive thyroid would use LT4 (thyroxine) and if necessary & experienced in its use add T3 (liothyronine) if needed. A new lump could be anything from a simple cyst under the skin, a growing thyroid cyst to a thyroid nodule needing eval. If it grew fast enough to notice a change it need evaluation! ...Read more

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What are the side effects of taking T3 (liothyronine) thyroid hormone for weight loss?

What are the side effects of taking T3 (liothyronine) thyroid hormone for weight loss?

Bad idea: Taking T3 (liothyronine) for weight loss is a bad idea. Excess of thyroid hormone can cause these and more :•nervousness •irritability •fatigue •fast heartbeat •weight loss •insomniahair lossthin skin •intolerance to heat •increased perspiration •muscle aches •weakness in upper arms and thighs •increased bowel movements •decreased menstrual flow. ...Read more

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My bf is born without a thyroid side effects n does it course sexual problem s?

My bf is born without a thyroid side effects n does it course sexual problem s?

No: Thyroid controls metabolism but not sexual development or maturation. Pituitary controls both thyroid & testes but if he's only missing thyroid, then testes should be ok. However, if testosterone is low, need to figure out why. Low t might be due to testicular issue (coincident w/thyroid) or be due to pituitary problem (see above) or perhaps liver (via excess iron - hemochromatosis), etc. Go c doc. ...Read more

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Are there any side effects to thyroid medication?

Are there any side effects to thyroid medication?

Yes, but: Remember that thyroid medication is synthetically produced thyroid hormone just like a healthy thyroid gland would make - nothing artificial! side effects are usually related to dose. Taking too much will mimic an overactive thyroid. ...Read more

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Symptoms and side effects of nonfunctioning thyroid?

Symptoms and side effects of nonfunctioning thyroid?

Multiple effects: A truly non-functioning thyroid with almost no thyroid hormone synthesis will show many symptoms: most commonly dry hair/nails/skin, mental slowing, loss of eyebrows, weight gain, heart slowing, constipation, menstrual/sexual dysfunction, swelling, et al. This definitely requires thyroid replacement. However, the most commonly seen mild hypothyroidism (tsh 4-10) usually has very few effects seen. ...Read more

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Are thyroid extracts safe? What are the side effects?

Are thyroid extracts safe? What are the side effects?

Avoid thyroid: extracts. If your thyroid level is deficient, the only appropriate therapy is BRAND NAME T4 replacement until your levels have been returned to normal. Thyroid extract (prescription) is ground up animal material and should be avoided. ...Read more

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Might increasing dosage of thyroid medication cause side effects?

Yes : Increase of any medication, past the optimum dosing, can cause side effects. This includes blood pressure medications, cholesterol meds, antidepressants, antipsychotics, you name it. Too much of thyroid rx can basically cause you sxs of hyperthyroidism - jittery, anxious, heart palpitations, increase blood pressure, heat intolerancek elevated heart rate, loss of appetite, loss of weight, etc. ...Read more

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Which thyroid medication has the best absorbancy with the least side effects?

Which thyroid medication has the best absorbancy with the least side effects?

More complicated: Don't know how one can tell which thyroxine tablets are best absorbed in a one individual, because of the complicating factors. If having trouble, one can save up some money and buy the name brand every time. Then, eat similar amounts and similar types of food near the time when thyroxine is taken, plus take it at the same time every day. Calcium, iron, antacids, etc., changes the absorption. ...Read more

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What is the side effects of nuclear medicine uptake on thyroid?

No effect: Low radiation dose thyroid uptake test with radio tracer i123 or i131. Thyroid gland picks up the iodine tracer. I-123 has a shorter half life than i-131 (13 hrs vs. 8.1 days), so use of i-123 exposes the body to less radiation. Thyroid gland function not affected by scan. Should not have test if pregnant or breast feeding. Tests are for thyroid function determining hypo vs hyperthyroidism. ...Read more

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What are possible side effects of treatments for thyroid cancer?

What are possible side effects of treatments for thyroid cancer?

Surgery or I 131: Thyroid cancer is usually treated with surgery then radioactive iodine. Complications of surgery are uncommon but include risks of infection, bleeding, hoarseness, and low calcium . Complications from iodine therapy are also rare and include dry mouth, aches and pains, and others. All these problems are relatively uncommon: discuss with your md's. ...Read more

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Dr. Diane Culik
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Desiccated Thyroid (Definition)

Dessicated thyroid is a thyroid ...Read more