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Has any research been done to cure hypothyroidism? I know you can take pills daily to regulate but am curious if a long term solution is in the works. Thanks!

Has any research been done to cure hypothyroidism? I know you can take pills daily to regulate but am curious if a long term solution is in the works. Thanks!

Depends : Depends on why your thyroid is not working well. Could be heavy metal toxicity, endocrine disrupters such as bpa and phthalates etc. Some things can be helped over time by detox. Find a good integrative medicine doctor to help. Search acam database for doctors. ...Read more

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Hypothyroidism (Definition)

Hypothyroidism is also known as Underactive thyroid. Level, which can cause fatigue increased sensitivity to cold constipation dry skin unexplained weight gain puffy face hoarseness muscle weakness elevated blood cholesterol level muscle aches, tenderness and stiffness pain, stiffness or swelling in your joints heavier than normal or irregular menstrual periods thinning hair slowed heart ...Read more


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How long does it take for medications for hypothyroidism to take effect?

How long does it take for medications for hypothyroidism to take effect?

Half life 7d: 6 weeks. The half life of thyroid replacement is 7d, there fore it takes 6 1/2 lives to reach steady state or 6w. No medication change or labs reassessment for 2-3 months to see if right dose. ...Read more

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How long does it take for symptoms to get better with treatment for hypothyroidism?

How long does it take for symptoms to get better with treatment for hypothyroidism?

Variable based on Dx: Based upon other baseline medical factors each patient is different. Cause of how the disorder happened needs to be explored.Often it cannot be identified but sometimes it can as well as other associated conditions. Probably need an endocrinologist consult. Make sure a complete history and physical is done including family history. Also blood pressure sitting and then standing. Checks autonomic ns. ...Read more

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I m 26 yr married women can I conceive with hypothyroidism tsh>100. Can i ever conceive. I m on eltroxin 100 mcg. How long does it take to get normal.

I m 26 yr married women can I conceive with hypothyroidism tsh>100. Can i ever conceive. I m on eltroxin 100 mcg. How long does it take to get normal.

Treat first: You should not try to conceive with a TSH of over 100. Treat it first before trying. On the correct treatment, your TSH could be normal again in 3 months. ...Read more

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Can hypothyroidism cause low testosterone and progesterone, and if so, will stabilizing TSH correct low levels? If so, how long does it take?

Can hypothyroidism cause low testosterone and progesterone, and if so, will stabilizing TSH correct low levels?  If so, how long does it take?

Here are some ...: Since everything always results from multiple factors which are always interacting, & behind what we know always still hides a lot of what we still don't know. But no matter whatever are, the functionality is the bottom line of care. Regardless of the outcome, just move on to manage it based on what we know and see. If working, you would see improving function in 2-3 months. But healthy lifestyle. ...Read more

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How long will it take to cure hypothyroid?

How long will it take to cure hypothyroid?

Lifetime: Hypothyroidism can not be cured, but it can be effectively treated by life-long brand name T4 replacement. See your doctor. Don't get your medical information from friends, tv or the internet. ...Read more

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How long does it usually take untreated hypothyroidism to cause serious even fatal complications?

How long does it usually take untreated hypothyroidism to cause serious even fatal complications?

No problem if treat: Left untreated, hypothyroidism can lead to multiple complications and health problems. Markedly enlarged gland or goiter can occur. Increased cholesterol and heart disease develops. Long-term, untreated hypothyroidism, myxedema, occurs when hormone levels extremely low. Its symptoms include intense cold intolerance and drowsiness followed by fatigue/lethargy and unconsciousness (myxedema coma). ...Read more

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