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Does Osteopathic Medicine Treat Hypothyroidism
Can levothyroxine medicine, that treats hypothyroidism, can be used without prescription in the us?Is it OTC medicine in the us?
Levothyroxine: No. It is not used with out prescription and not over the counter medicine. Thanks. ...Read more
What's the best medicine to treat hypothyroidism during pregnancy? I'm on Synthroid (thyroxine) should I take cytomel too?
5 weeks pregnant. Endometriosis treated.Also taking medicines for hypothyroidism. Could masturbation harm early pregnancy? Just stimulation.
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
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
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
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
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
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
Suffering from hypothyroidism
i want to know whether i should eat my medicine before giving my blood for test or i should not eat?
Don't matter much..: It will not matter much...Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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?
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