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Dr. Andrew Seibert
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Thyroid (Definition)

The thyroid is an endocrine gland that sits in the lower part of the neck. It produces thyroid hormone - which ...Read more


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What long term effects of thyroid replacement hormones are common?

What long term effects of thyroid replacement hormones are common?

If you take: The correct dose of brand name T4 replacement to keep your thyroid levels normal, the long-term effect is normal thyroid physiology. There are no abnormal or dangerous long-term effects with the correct dosage, it's as if your thyroid were functioning normally. Either T3 (liothyronine) replacement or the so-called armour thyroid, on the other hand, can be dangerous. ...Read more

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I had cure autoimune disease I am of 17years can my thyroidism and brain fog due to med can cure.How long i need to take med further?

I had cure autoimune disease I am of 17years can my thyroidism and brain fog due to med can cure.How long i need to take med further?

Thyroiditis?: If you are referring to autoimmune thyroiditis ( hashimoto's disease)- this at first can cause an overactive thyroid ( hyperthyroidism) followed by decreased thyoid function ( hypothyroidism). You need to have your thyroid hormone levels balance to achieve balance. The medication may be need for a lifetime or the disease can resolve. ...Read more

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What does thyroid replacement medication have to do with gastroparesis?

What does thyroid replacement medication have to do with gastroparesis?

Hypothyroidism : When one is hypothyroid they can have slow GI motilitiy/gastroparesis.Treating hypothyroidism with medications can remedy this problem. ...Read more

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What is brand name T4 replacement? Is that a name brand of mmedication for low thyroid?

What is brand name T4 replacement? Is that a name brand of mmedication for low thyroid?

Yes.: When providers say brand name they are often referring to synthroid. Some folks still debate the reliability of generic levothyroxine. Personal opinion: use the one that fits you best. If you change manufacturers check a level. ...Read more

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Will thyroid replacement stop hair loss?

Will thyroid replacement stop hair loss?

Maybe: If the hair loss is caused by hypothyroidism, then thyroid hormone replacement will stop the hair loss. Often time, the thyroid is not the cause of the hair loss. In that case, thyroid hormone replacement will not do much. You will know if you have thyroid problem through a blood test. If thyroid hormone is low, i would treat it to see if the hair loss will improve. ...Read more

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What is life like for athletes without their thyroid gland and on replacement thyroxine?

What is life like for athletes without their thyroid gland and on replacement thyroxine?

Answer: As long as the level of circulating thyroid remains normal , athletic function should be ok. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of thyroid replacement ?

What are the side effects of thyroid replacement ?

None if dose right: If your dose is appropriate, there should be no side effects, unless you have an allergy to one of the inactive ingredients ( like the dyes). If your dose is too high, you can get palpitations, tremors, weight loss and other signs of thyroid hormone excess. ...Read more

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Any idea why my thyroid replacement needs are going down? My levels were stable at 100 a year ago and now am being told 50 is possibly too much...

Underlying Grave's: I've had a few patients who were stable on a levothyroxine dose for hashimoto's thyroiditis, then suddenly requirements drop like this. Looking for an evolving grave's thyroiditis may help to explain the problem. For ablated patients, i've seen remnant tissue become hyperthyroid also. ...Read more

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