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Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
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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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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 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 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

Dr. Diane Culik
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Desiccated Thyroid (Definition)

Dessicated thyroid is a thyroid ...Read more