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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.

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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.

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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.

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Which medicine for hypothyroidism is most effective?

Which medicine for hypothyroidism is most effective?

Thyroxine.: Thyroxine is the main hormone produced by the thyroid and if given in the correct dose correct the symptoms of hypothyroidism.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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