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How to treat hypo thyroidism permanently?

How to treat hypo thyroidism permanently?

Synthroid (thyroxine): The only way to handle hypothyroidism is to take synthroid (thyroxine) for life, which is a synthetic version the hormone that you are deficient in. ...Read more

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Dr. Su Fairchild
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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 to treat a lazy thyroid?

How to treat a lazy thyroid?

Under active thyroid: Or hypothyroidism is treated with hormone replacement. It is taken as a pill and the levels monitored, especially early on as it takes some time to get regulated. ...Read more

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How to diagnose thyroid problems.?

How to diagnose thyroid problems.?

Thyroid: Physical exam, blood work to check thyroid hormones, x-ray scans of the thyroid, biopsy. ...Read more

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How to treat hypothyroid naturally?

How to treat hypothyroid 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

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How can I treat my underactive thyroid?

Med eval: Please seek medical evaluation by your physician, an internist or an endocrinologist. After comprehensive assessment, a treatment plan will be recommended to you. ...Read more

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How can you address an underactive thyroid?

Levothyroxine: This is thyroid hormone replacement. An under active thyroid doesn't make enough thyroid hormone. Fortunately, there is oral replacement medication making it very easy to treat. ...Read more

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How to treat adrenal gland to lose weight?

How to treat adrenal gland to lose weight?

Why adrenal gland?: Unless you have cushing's syndrome, which is a rare abnormality in which the adrenal glands are producing too much cortisone, there is no treatment for the adrenal glands that will cause weight loss. Why do you think you have an adrenal gland problem? ...Read more

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How do treat hyperthyroidism?

How do treat hyperthyroidism?

Three ways: There are medications that lower the thyroid level, surgical removal of all or part of the gland, radioactive iodine. An endocrinologist should be able to guide which method is best for a particular patient. ...Read more

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How to control. Thyroid?

How to control. Thyroid?

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 more

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How come propylthiouracil used to treat hyperthyroidism?

How come propylthiouracil used to treat hyperthyroidism?

It is one treatment: It blocks the overproduction of thyoid hormone by the overactive thyroid gland and reduces conversion of T4 to the more active t3 (liothyronine) at peripheral tissues. ...Read more

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How to treat myasthenia graves?

How to treat myasthenia graves?

See neurologist: Hi. See a neurologist with neuromuscular experience and interest. There are very good ones in Texas in spite of your moronic, scientifically ignorant politicians. ...Read more

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Hasimoto's disease/under active thyroid, how to treat?

Hasimoto's disease/under active thyroid, how to treat?

Hashimoto's : Work with a doctor experienced in caring for patients with Hashimoto's. I always recommend my patients stop gluten. ...Read more

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How to cure tyroid?

How to cure tyroid?

Endocrinologist: There are a number of different conditions that can effect the thyroid gland. It is best to see an endocrinologist to determine what the problem is. A treatment plan can be developed once the problem is acurately identified. ...Read more

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Can a thyroid specialist/doctor treat thyroid nodules?

Depends: Most thyroid nodules do not require any treatment. If a nodule needs to be removed, that is done by a surgeon and not an endocrinologist. ...Read more

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Hashimotos thyroiditis, how do you treat?

Hashimotos thyroiditis, how do you treat?

If thyroid: Hormone level normal, no tretment; if overactive meds or radioactive iodine to decrease production of hormone; occasionally surgery. If underactive, give thyroid hormone. ...Read more

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How often should get tested for hyperthyroidism (overactive thyroid)?

Depends on condition: It depends on what is going on with your thyroid. If there is no reason to suspect hyperthyroidism, a tsh/ft4 is not usually checked. If you have graves disease and are on antithyroid meds (eg methimazole), then you need to be checked every 3-6 months, depending on symptoms. With thyroiditis (different kinds), even more frequent checks may be needed. See your endocrinologist. ...Read more

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How can the radioisotope iodine be used to identify and treat an overactive thyroid gland?

Uses thyroidfunction: The thyroid uses iodine to make thyroid hormone. Most of the iodine you get in food gets concentrated in the thyroid. It can't tell the difference between regular iodine and radioactive iodine. In diagnosis, the patient swallows a capsule of a weak radioisotope and then the amount the thyroid absorbs is measured. For treatment, a stronger isotope is used, and over time it destroys thyroid cells. ...Read more

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How can people get an overactive thyroid?

How can people get an overactive thyroid?

Autoimmune basis: Most get it by genetics of thyroid disease in family, and autoimmune response. Don't smoke to lessen eye bulging. ...Read more

Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Hypothyroidism (Adult) (Definition)

Hypothyroidism is a condition where the thyroid gland does not secrete enough of the thyroid hormones. Symptoms include cold intolerance, constipation, and fatigue. ...Read more


Dr. Jeffrey Stevens
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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