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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)

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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How long does it take on average for hypothyroid medication to start working?

How long does it take on average for hypothyroid medication to start working?

Thyroid Medication: Is usually "adjusted" ove a 30-60 day period of time util the proper replacement levels are achieved! Although the hormone acts immediately the symptoms of a under-active thyroid take a while to abate!


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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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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 hypothyroid treatment usually take to kick in and take away the symptoms?

How long does hypothyroid treatment usually take to kick in and take away the symptoms?

It depends: The doctor will usually start you on a low dose of replacement and increase it until your thyroid function tests are in the normal range. It depends how long that takes. ...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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I am hypothyroid! My dosage was to high and needed to be adjusted! My TSH was. 069 how long will it take to get back to normal levels?

If you change: To the correct level, it will take 4-6 weeks to reequilibrate. Make sure you're on brand name T4 replacement, as the generics are unreliable and levels can vary from one month to the next. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take sleeping pills long term (6 years.)if you have hypothyroidism.?

Is it safe to take sleeping pills long term (6 years.)if you have hypothyroidism.?

Yes: Technically yes, there is no connection between thyroid replacement medications and sleeping pills (im assuming prescription) as far as safety.
Im assuming you are taking them long term due and have failed otc such as melatonin, Benadryl (diphenhydramine) etc and have no serious issues such as sleep apnea. ...Read more

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Just diagnosed with hypothyroidism and on day 2 of l-thyroxine. How long does it typically take to for medicine to improve symptoms?

Weeks: Hi. Depending on how significantly hypothyroid you were at time of diagnosis, it can take 2-3 weeks for you to begin to feel the effect, and a few months for it to normalize symptoms (on the right dose). If your hypothyroidism was caught early, you may not notice any change. Symptoms are not specific for any disease. After 6-8 weeks, your doc will probably check your TSH and free T4 to assess dose ...Read more

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I found out in feb of 2014 I have hypothyroidism runs in the family! I take levothyroixne 25 mcg how long do I have to wait to take my vitamins?

Low dose: That is a very loe dose of levothyroxine. Makes me wonder about hypothyroidism. Make sure you are not iodine deficiency. You can take your vitamins with meals. ...Read more

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I've been post menopausal for 7 years and have to take HRT because my hot flushes are severe. How long does this last? Also have hypothyroidism.

I've been post menopausal for 7 years and have to take HRT because my hot flushes are severe. How long does this last? Also have hypothyroidism.

Test your hormones: I suggest you ask your doctor to check all of your hormone levels, including thyroid hormone. Too high or too low levels of hormones may make your hot flashes worse. In addition, thyroid hormone is intricately connected so adjusting that may be important as well. Here are some tips on optimizing thyroid function http://doccarnahan. Blogspot. Com/2013/05/mthfr-gene-mutation-whats-big-deal. Html. ...Read more

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How long does it takes for thyroxine to reverse constipation caused by hypothyroidism?

How long does it takes for thyroxine to reverse constipation caused by hypothyroidism?

May take weeks: If hypothyroidism is the cause of your constipation, it may take weeks to improve based on the nature of treatment, though it also depends on how hypothyroid you are and some other things like your age and overall health and diet. While waiting for your thyroid function to improve, talk to your doctor about using a stool softener. ...Read more