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How To Stabilize Your Thyroid
A good question, but: Not a medical - even in some ways not a psychological one. But, for the part that a psychologist might address, establish a good system for reinforcement. We tend to be motivated by rewards. A behavioral therapist can help."will" begins to sound almost religious. Perhaps a clergy person can help. Good luck. ...Read more
H-P-T axis: Hi. It's an interplay in the hypothalamic-pituitary-thyroid (H-P-T) axis. The hypothalamus secretes thyrotropin-releasing factor (TRF), which stimulates the pituitary to release thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH), which stimulates the thyroid gland to take up iodine, organify, make, and release thyroid hormones (mostly T4, but a little T3 (liothyronine) too). The thyroid hormones feed back to suppress TRF & TSH. ...Read more
Hypothyroidism: is one of the leading medical causes of a depressed mood. You have obviously checked with your MD and on meds to boost thyroid function, so now you wait. Your MD will adjust the dose upwards or change the Rx is you do not respond within a reasonable time, but the MD and you will decide how long to wait., because it varies. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Thyroid: It depends on whether it's over functioning ie hyperthyroid or under functioning ie hypothyroid. Hypo is easier to control with replacement synthetic thyroid hormone - synthroid (thyroxine). Hyper function is a little mor involved and may include medication, radio-active iodine or surgery. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Multiple factors : Many variable at play here. First is to optimize nutrition. You need healthy fats, including some saturated fat for hormone production. Cholesterol level needs to be optimal (not too low). Avoid high amounts of carbs, which can lead to metabolic syndrome and low testosterone. High body fat can cause excess estrogen which can lower testosterone. Need optimal sleep (7-8 hrs). Heavy weight training. ...Read more
Usually 3 months: Usually 3 months but for some it can take 6 months. The key is not to change the pill if you are having issues. This will just start the cycle over again. ...Read more
No: Unless the weight loss you want is from muscle. Thyroid wastes muscle, not fat mass. ...Read more
Must stay in balance: Our bodies are in a simple state of balance. If we eat more calories than we use, we gain weight. If we eat fewer calories than we use, we lose weight. So, people who stay the same weight eat more than they use on some days, and less than they use on other days . . . But it averages out over time, so that they are eating & using the same number of calories. That's why their weights are maintained. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Speed metabolism.: Weight training builds lean muscle which is metabolically active around the clock, day and night. While some studies suggest that cardiovascular exercise may stimulate the metabolism for as much as 48 hours after the exercise, it may be much less time. Both are best in combination. As well, eating a small healthy meal of lean protein and complex carbs every 2-3 hours speeds the metabolism. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Too many options!: Depends on the type. There are so many drugs used frequently in combination, that a definitive answer cannot be given. See a rheumatologist for the specific diagnosis and the treatment options available! ...Read more
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