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How To Treat Mild Hypothyroidism Naturally
Take natural thyroid: The natural way to help your body is to not deprive it from the natural hormone that it requires, thyroid hormone. Anything else you do will be un-natural. There are no herbs, supplements, or potions that will help your thyroid do what it is incapable of doing. As you remain off thyroid hormone you will become more un-natural. ...Read more
You can start: You're not going to make your acne disappear overnight even in this era of quick-fixes. If you have only a week before the prom, get with your personal physician and perhaps a combination of a topical agent (i prefer benzoyl peroxide) and an antibiotic (topical or systemic) may make you look better. You're big enough to be caring for yourself long-term, day by day. Good luck. ...Read more
Many ways...: Regular exercise, a healthful diet, stable sleep and waking times, a structured work-day (even when motivation is low), support from loved ones and giving support to others (!), daily meditation or prayer as best suits your spiritual outlook, someone to speak about your feelings regularly. Natural herbs (st. John's wort) may help, too, but these are really just meds! ask a pro if persistent. ...Read more
Very unlikely: 3 common causes of spontaneous hyperthyroidism. Overactive nodular goiters produce more thyroid hormone over time, and do not resolve unless medically or surgically treated. Graves' is an autoimmune disease that can go into remission, but usually after taking anti-thyroid rx for while. Inflammatory thyroiditis is a self-resolving condition that may lead to hypothyroid. Answer depends on which type. ...Read more
There are many: things you can do for depression. Don't isolate. Spend time w people. Use your support system. Get out. Don’t stagnate at home. Work to get 8 hours or > of sleep per night & eat healthfully. Daily aerobic exercise is a big +. Try acupuncture, tai chi, qi gong, yoga or meditation. ...Read more
Multiple Sclerosis: Is an autoimmune disorder of the nervous system immune cells attack and destroy the fatty sheath of nerve cells. I am unaware of any natural treatments or remedies that have substantially improved patients with this disease. Ask your neurologist for further information. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Get real Rx: If it were easy to do, there wouldn't be acne. No home remedy works. If benzoyl peroxide fails, your physician has topical clindamycin, topical retinoic acid derivatives, systemic antibiotics & the possibility of a dermatology referral. If someone thinks "natural is better", the person with acne is being done a grave disservice especially nowadays when it's easy to manage scientifically. ...Read more
Depends: The answer depends on the cause of the hypoglycemia. The first important thing is to confirm that you indeed have hypoglycemia. Then figure out what is causing the hypoglycemia. Once these are done, then you will have a better idea of how to treat the hypoglycemia. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Good hygiene: Keeping your skin clean is re single most important approach to minimize clogging if pores and further aggravation of acne. However excessive cleansing can also be bad. Fruit acid peels may help but depend on the condition of your skin. Vitamin a derivatives may also be useful. There are few standardized regimens. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Follow instructions: There is no quick treatment for hypothyroidism. You just have to take the medication as prescribed and make sure there is no absorption interference. Overzealous treatment will overshoot and you end up hyperthyroid which is not good for someone ttc either. Follow closely with your doctor. ...Read more
Depression remedies: Include exercising, engaging in social interaction & engrossing activities, practicing gratitude, doing kind things for others, learning and practicing stress management, developing & committing to meaningful goals, avoiding negative thinking & negative comparisons with others, & talking to empathic & trusted people. If those aren't enough, talk to a mental health professional. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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