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Doctor insights on: Does Osteopathic Medicine Treat Hypothyroidism

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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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What's the best medicine to treat hypothyroidism during pregnancy? I'm on Synthroid (thyroxine) should I take cytomel too?

What's the best medicine to treat hypothyroidism during pregnancy? I'm on Synthroid (thyroxine) should I take cytomel too?

No need.: Cytomel is useful when either a rapid rise, or a rapid fall, in thyroid hormone levels is needed. If there is need to adjust dosage in pregnancy, slower acting synthroid (thyroxine) works just fine. ...Read more

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On & off my thyroid medicine...Many scary symptoms occurring. Treated for graves disease blockers then id-131 from 1998-2002. Hypothyroidism ever sinc?

On & off my thyroid medicine...Many scary symptoms occurring. Treated for graves disease blockers then id-131 from 1998-2002. Hypothyroidism ever sinc?

Thyroid problems: You should not be going on and off your thyroid medications. You need to be carefully monitored regularly by your doctor to keep you well. ...Read more

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Best time to have hypothyroid medicine?

Best time to have hypothyroid medicine?

Thyroid: It is best to take it in the morning on an empty stomach and wait 1 hour before eating. ...Read more

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What changes are there when being treated for hypothyroidism?

What changes are there when being treated for hypothyroidism?

Many: If your hypothyroidism was significant and for a long time, you should expect improvement in attention and focusing, improved energy level, regularity in your menstrual cycles and less edema/water retention, especially around the eyes and legs. ...Read more

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What happens if someone with really bad hypothyroidism never gets treated?

What happens if someone with really bad hypothyroidism never gets treated?

Serious things!: Hypothyroidism can cause obesity, infertility, joint pain, depression, hair loss and heart disease and lots of other symptoms. See http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/diseases-conditions/hypothyroidism/basics/definition/con-20021179

and see http://www. Endocrineweb. Com/conditions/thyroid/hypothyroidism-too-little-thyroid-hormone

It is often easy and cheap to treat. See a doc! ...Read more

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How can I quickly treat hypothyroidism? We are ttc

How can I quickly treat hypothyroidism? We are ttc

Follow instructions: There is no quick treatment for hypothyroidism. You just have to take the medication as prescribed and make sure there is no absorption interference. Overzealous treatment will overshoot and you end up hyperthyroid which is not good for someone ttc either. Follow closely with your doctor. ...Read more

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Doctors, can my hypothyroidism be treated completely?

Doctors, can my hypothyroidism be treated completely?

Yes: There is a medication synthroid (thyroxine) that can completely replace your thyroid hormone. It is a daily am pill ...Read more

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What I can do dietary changes to treat hypothyroidism?

Treating hypothyroid: If u mean hormone replacement I am not aware of any, if u mean weight wise since hypothyroidism can cause weight gain, u need primarily to take u medication, to cut down calorie intake and to exercise. ...Read more

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Do you finally lose weight once you get hypothyroidism treated?

Do you finally lose weight once you get hypothyroidism treated?

Possible: Yes. After normalizing thyroid level, it is possible to lose weight as low thyroid level may make it difficult to lose weight. ...Read more

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What to if I am taking levothroxine medicine. What are the best foods to cure hypothyroidism?

What to if I am taking levothroxine medicine. What are the best foods to cure hypothyroidism?

Stay on medication: Hypothyroidism is due to underproduction of thyroid hormone by the thryoid gland. The most common reason the thyroid gland does not produce enough thyroid hormone (in the us) is due to autoimmune destruction of the gland. In this case levothyroxine is the medication of choice. Thyroid hormone does have a significant impact upon metabolism so it is very important to stay on a well balanced diet. ...Read more

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I'm having a hypothyroidism and sinusitis. What medicine should I take? Thank you in advance for your reply.

I'm having a hypothyroidism and sinusitis. What medicine should I take? Thank you in advance for your reply.

Sinusitis: I'm having a hypothyroidism and sinusitis. what medicine should I take? Thank you in advance for your reply. ANS: I recommend: thyroid meds and 1. Hot steamy shower/tub soak. 2. Heating pad to forehead and nose and cheeks at night. Don't burn. 3. Cough drops with eucalyptus in them. Keep us posted. ...Read more

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If I'm diagnosed with hypothyroidism should I be worried? Or is it something that's well treated? I'm 20 years old

Usually simple: If your thyroid is not making enough hormone you can usually just take a supplement once a day. They would want to decide why it happened, but it is not that uncommon. Once they sort it out it is no more a problem than remembering to shave (if you do) and having your blood tested once or twice a year to make sure you are on enough supplement. ...Read more

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Is a cup of plain yogurt everyday good for you? I heard plain yogurt is rich in iodine which is good to treat hypothyroidism naturally.

Is a cup of plain yogurt everyday good for you? I heard plain yogurt is rich in iodine which is good to treat hypothyroidism naturally.

Yes, ideally organic: Yogurt is one of the best dietary sources of iodine- see http://www. Whfoods. Com/genpage. Php? Tname=nutrient&dbid=69.
Plain yogurt is a good choice as sweetened yogurt tends to be high in sugar (though you can add fruit). I advise choosing organic yogurt if possible. Iodine is not only essential for thyroid function but has other important health benefits- see http://www. Mbschachter. Com/Iodine. Htm ...Read more

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I 'm 28 yrs old having 4m hypothyroidism using medicines 2 keep control, planning 4 kid soon, worried abt fertility rate. Help me please with instructions?

Stay calm :): Most patients with well controlled thyroid problems do well during pregnancy. Remember to take your medication and you will need to have your thyroid blood tests at least once per trimester. The medications are safe and necessary to take during pregnancy. ...Read more

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I have to go off of my medicine for hypothyroid for over a month for an uptake scan. I'm nervous about the side effects of being off for so long. Should I be worried?

No.: We do this all the time. If symptoms bother you Cytomel (liothyronine) may be given for up to two weeks before the exam. ...Read more

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Are hypothyroid and hyperthyroid the same thing and are medicines the same?

Are hypothyroid and hyperthyroid the same thing and are medicines the same?

Opposites: Hypo means low; hyper means high. So hypothyroidism refers to low thyroid hormones levels from an underactive thyroid gland; hyperthyroidism refers to high thyroid hormone levels from an overactive thyroid. ...Read more

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Can I treat undiagnosed hypothyroid by myself?

Can I treat undiagnosed hypothyroid by myself?

No: Undiagnosed hypothyroidism means that hypothyroidism may not exist. For symptoms compatible with hypothyroidism, a thorough medical evaluation is necessary because other illnesses may present with the same symptoms. Taking thyroid medication without proven hypothyroidism isn't safe. Rapid heart rate, heart attack, stroke, etc. Are possible side effects when too much thyroid hormone is taken. ...Read more

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How to treat hypothyroid naturally?

Take natural thyroid: The natural way to help your body is to not deprive it from the natural hormone that it requires, thyroid hormone. Anything else you do will be un-natural. There are no herbs, supplements, or potions that will help your thyroid do what it is incapable of doing. As you remain off thyroid hormone you will become more un-natural. ...Read more

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How is hypothyroidism treated in you?

How is hypothyroidism treated in you?

Replacement therapy: The only treatment known to be effective is thyroid hormone replacement therapy, which gives you back what you need. There are some herbal and food remedies that can be tried in conjunction with hormone replacement, but their effectiveness is sketchy. ...Read more

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What is the best way to treat hypothyroidism?

Levothyroxine: Levothyroxine (t4) is turned into liothyronine (t3) in the nucleus of your cells. Dessicated thyroid has too much animal t3. ...Read more

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Could my hypothyroidism be treated completely?

Absolutely!: Hi. It's easy as 1-2-3! I bet your doctor's well on the way to having it fine tuned already! Don't forget to take your thyroid hormone daily. We use labs to assess how your dose is working...doing so, we assume you're taking your thyroid hormone every day. Unlike many other meds, with thyroid, if you forget to take it one day, take two the next day. So easy! To your health! ...Read more

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What is hypothyroidism and how can it be treated?

What is hypothyroidism and how can it be treated?

Hypothyroidism: Your thyroid gland controls your metabolic rate. Hypothyroidism means low thyroid functioning & is very common & often underdiagnosed. Low thyroid symptoms include-high cholesterol, constipation, fatigue, weight gain, depression, leg swelling. High cortisol, insulin, estrogen all depress thyroid function. Autoimmune problems can affect thyroid. Rx is to give thryoid hormone & fix underlying probl. ...Read more

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What are some alternative medicines for hypothyroid?

Various: Commonly prescribed meds include synthroid and levothyroxine, both synthetic t4. Alternatives to those include cytomel, (liothyronine) compounded sustained release t3, armour thyroid, etc. ...Read more