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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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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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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 etc and have no serious issues such as sleep apnea. ...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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