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Dessicated thyroid effect on weight?

Dessicated thyroid effect on weight?

Thyroid function: It depends on how you respond to variability in your thyroid function. Dessicated thyroid is known for its variability in thyroid hormone concentration from pill to pill. If you take too much, you might stay the same weight, gain, or, lose depending on your caloric intake and energy expenditure. Studies have not shown any benefit when compared to levothyroxine. ...Read more

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Allergies (Definition)

Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more


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Will taking dessicated thyroid taste bad?

Will taking dessicated thyroid taste bad?

Shouldn't: It should be in the form of a capsule, which shouldn't taste any different than taking any other capsule. ...Read more

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Can a persons body reject dessicated thyroid?

Can a persons body reject dessicated thyroid?

Not likely: Desiccated thyroid taken orally will act like thyroid replacement therapy, but without the fine control possible with conventional medications. If you need thyroid replacement, stick to the medication prescribed by your doctor. ...Read more

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Is dessicated thyroid T4 comparable to synthetic t4?

Yes, but des. Has T3 (liothyronine): T4 is the same exact chemical whether it is from dessicated or synthetic thyroid. However, dessicated thyroid also has the T3 (liothyronine) form of thyroid, which is available in synthetic form but not found in pills with t4. See http://thyroid. About. Com/od/hypothyroidismhashimotos/a/editorial-endocrinologists-misrepresenting-natural-thyroid-drugs. Htm and http://www. Stopthethyroidmadness. Com/natural-thyroid-101. ...Read more

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What should I do about the side effect of my tablets of dessicated thyroid?

What should I do about the side effect of my tablets of dessicated thyroid?

Change thyroid med: Hypothyroidism, underactive thyroid, is always treated the same way. Find a thyroid supplement that is well tolerated and find the right dose (may take months) that brings you into a euthyroid (normal) state, then check levels every 6-12 months, to make sure, new dose is not needed. If treated properly, there are no side effects from the supplement; there are many brands (synthetic and natural). ...Read more

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Is armour/dessicated thyroid med really better than synthroid (thyroxine)?

Is armour/dessicated thyroid med really better than synthroid (thyroxine)?

No.: The short answer is no, there are no studies to show that desicated thyroid or Armour Thyroid are better than synthroid (thyroxine). You definitely should have this discussion with your endocrinologist, however. ...Read more

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Are dessicated thyroid pills more beneficial than levothyroxine pills for hypothyroidism?

Are dessicated thyroid pills more beneficial than levothyroxine pills for hypothyroidism?

Who you ask: Most endocrinologists, don't prescribe dessicated thyroid hormone. Pills have inconsistent concentrations of t3, (liothyronine) though I understand it has improved. The body is still able to make its own T3 (liothyronine) out of the T4 used in levothyroxine preparation. This process occurs outside of thyroid gland also. Having too much T3 (liothyronine) on board can make one hyperthyroid with both short and long term complications. ...Read more

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Thyroid is slightly under active. I take 15mg of dessicated thyroid. I can feel a lump in thyroid area. Go asap to doctor or can it wait a couple weeks?

Thyroid is slightly under active. I take 15mg of dessicated thyroid. I can feel a lump in thyroid area. Go asap to doctor or can it wait a couple weeks?

Go Soon: First, dessicated thyroid hormone is rarely used anymore & most docs, especially for a slightly underactive thyroid would use LT4 (thyroxine) and if necessary & experienced in its use add T3 (liothyronine) if needed. A new lump could be anything from a simple cyst under the skin, a growing thyroid cyst to a thyroid nodule needing eval. If it grew fast enough to notice a change it need evaluation! ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Desiccated thyroid allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Desiccated thyroid allergy?

No such thing: Unless you happen to be allergic to the animal where the thyroid comes from- even then it will be rather remotely possible. On the other hand too much or too little thyroid can cause illness. ...Read more

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Why would allergy medicine say consult a doctor before use if you have thyroid disease?

Why would allergy medicine say consult a doctor before use if you have thyroid disease?

Allergy meds: Typically, the warning is there for patients who have hyperthyroidism. Many allergy remedies have stimulants, like pseudoephedrine. In the face of hyperthyroidism, this could raise blood pressure and heart rate. The jury is still out on whether or not there are issues with hypothyroid problems and allergy meds. Hyperthyroidism is much less common than hypothyroidism. ...Read more

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How do you know if you have food allergies? Like rash on legs and neck area, very dry and itchy? Can this also be related to thyroid problems?

How do you know if you have food allergies? Like rash on legs and neck area, very dry and itchy? Can this also be related to thyroid problems?

Correlate with food?: The best way to know if your symptoms are due to food allergy is to have a diary and write down the foods with worsening of the rash. Rash limited to legs and neck area alone are not usually caused by food allergy. Rash on area of contact and if it is recent you may suspect contact allergens such as poison ivy. It is not likely related to thyroid problems. Seeing an allergist is an option. ...Read more

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My throat (front neck) won't stop tightening. After eating, exercise, sitting too long, tongue gets dry, tight in neck. CT clear, no known allergies. Y?

My throat (front neck) won't stop tightening. After eating, exercise, sitting too long, tongue gets dry, tight in neck. CT clear, no known allergies. Y?

Swallow study: Is what you probably need, kind of a strange symptom and strange association, hope you don't have shortness of breath or hoarseness, during the attack, check with an ENT for examination and probably arrangement for a swallow study ...Read more

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Any thyroid & allergy connection?

Any thyroid & allergy connection?

No: However, thyroid disease may be a risk factor for hives, but it has nothing to do with allergy. It is an autoimmune antibody problem. ...Read more

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What happens if I take thyroid pills can I take allergy pills?

Yes: Both types of medication can be taken but thyroid pills should be taken without food or other pills. ...Read more

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Don't understand how antihistamines work for chronic hives that is due to thyroid issues and not allergies?

Don't understand how antihistamines work for chronic hives that is due to thyroid issues and not allergies?

Chronic Urticaria CU: CU can be associated with various autoimmune disorders. Even in the absence of hypo- or hyperthyroidism, patients with thyroid autoantibodies are often poorly responsive to standard therapies and have more persistent disease. Studies have examined the use of thyroid supplementation in the treatment of CU, with mixed results. Best treatment for this condition is daily antihistamines. See Allergist. ...Read more

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Low fever 99.2 -99.8 for last week. 3mm thyroid nodule, low vitamin d, clean X-ray occasional thyroid swelling, night sweats, itching. Mold allergy?

Low fever 99.2 -99.8 for last week. 3mm thyroid nodule, low vitamin d, clean X-ray occasional thyroid swelling, night sweats, itching. Mold allergy?

Thyroid nodule: Doesn't sound like mold. Check thyoid function and treat if required. Check nodule with ultrasound and may need biopsy. Check and treat low vit d if below 30. Optimal is 40. What is temp with night sweats. Are you having normal periods? What itches? ...Read more

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My body temperature is hot all the time. I have skin allergy too. Should I go for a thyroid test?

My body temperature is hot all the time. I have skin allergy too. Should I go for a thyroid test?

Body temperature: If your temperature is elevated for a prolonged period of time, please see your doctor right away. It may be due to thyroid problems but there are many other reasons for having fever. You definitely need an evaluation. ...Read more

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What are the complications of hypothyrodism? Abd what are the treatment options? Is it related to allergy? And is there thyroid transplant?

What are the complications of hypothyrodism? Abd what are the treatment options? Is it related to allergy? And is there thyroid transplant?

Replacement therapy: Hypothyroidism is not related to allergy, could be related to auto-immunity where antibodies attack the thyroid tissues, there is no thyroid transplant, as hormone replacement is available, your best bet is to find an endrocrinologist and follow up with him/her, good luck ...Read more

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Hi there I have large goitre on my thyroid it only appeared around the time I found out I had a severe allergy to dust mites could the 2 be linked?

Hi there I have large goitre on my thyroid it only appeared around the time I found out I had a severe allergy to dust mites could the 2 be linked?

Unlikely: Thyroid goiters are caused by insufficient iodine, benign nodules or malfunctioning endocrine glands, among others. Allergies are caused by hypersensitivity to foreign proteins which causes release of chemicals like histamines that then cause allergy symptoms I know of no medical connection between the two. Hope you're being treated! ...Read more

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Have a question about thyroid issues... I need a dr that will help me I am 32 white female pretty healthy, hardly ever sick except for allergies... I have been diagnosed with depression since 02, currently on Prozac 20mg... I talked to my dr about my thyr

Have a question about thyroid issues... I need a dr that will help me I am 32 white female pretty healthy, hardly ever sick except for allergies... I have been diagnosed with depression since 02, currently on Prozac 20mg... I talked to my dr about my thyr

Most: Most doctors are taught that lab results that are in the "reference range" are all normal, even when people don't feel well. This is very important, especially regarding thyroid labs. It is not "normal" to be in the lower end of the ranges, and a TSH over 2.0 usually means sluggish thyroid function, even though the "normal" range goes up to 4.5 or 5. You have many symptoms of low thyroid, including the depression, difficulty losing weight, brain fog, and menstrual issues. You need a doctor who will run a thorough panel of thyroid tests, who will interpret the results correctly in light of your symptoms, and be able to prescribe effective treatment. Other testing may also shed light on how you are feeling, including hormone levels, vitamin levels, and adrenal tests. A comprehensive approach is the most likely to help you feel like yourself again. See www. Holtorfmed. Com for more information. ...Read more

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Generalized itching five months, no allergies. Cbc, liver, kidney, thyroid all normal, no rash, not taking meds, what could be wrong with me?

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Generalized itching five months, no allergies. Cbc, liver, kidney, thyroid all normal, no rash, not taking meds, what could be wrong with me?

Hard to say but: Dry skin is one of the most common causes for itching without any rash. Try avoiding scented or antibacterial soap and applying a moisturizer within 3 mins after bathing for a week to see if this helps If not consider consulting an allergist. ...Read more

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Strange on and off blodoshot eyes with dizziness that isn't allergies. It won't go away. Lyme disease? Thyroid? Stress? Also unexplained weight loss.

Strange on and off blodoshot eyes with dizziness that isn't allergies. It won't go away. Lyme disease? Thyroid? Stress? Also unexplained weight loss.

Further evaluation: I would suggest a work up to include further evaluation of your asthma which is being treated with Advair. The evaluation will include a pulse oximetry test with and without exercise. These symptoms may be related to uncontrolled asthma. In addition, a TB test and CF screening test can be performed. A complete physical exam and history will determine other causes. ...Read more

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Loose stool for over 6 months. No blood.3 part stool test came back normal. Thyroid and ulcer blood test negative. Have stress and poor diet. No known allergies. Please help?

Loose stool for over 6 months. No blood.3 part stool test came back normal. Thyroid and ulcer blood test negative. Have stress and poor diet. No known allergies. Please help?

Diet, probiotics: If there is no blood, no severe pain or severe watery diarrhea, medical tests have been normal, and you have stress & poor diet, you can try taking a probiotic (capsule supplement of normal health gut bacteria "acidophilus" and others) twice a day, eat a bland diet, avoid alcohol, caffeine and tobacco, and work on reducing stress. Dr victor sierpina's "healthy gut workbook" is a great resource too. ...Read more

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Thyroid and allergy tests normal. Ct scan shows nasal polyps. Ent suggests operating but no other treatments explored. Need 2nd opinion or just do it?

Thyroid and allergy tests normal. Ct scan shows nasal polyps. Ent suggests operating but no other treatments explored. Need 2nd opinion or just do it?

Second opinion: There are several causes of nasal polyps including allergic fungal sinusitis, cystic fibrosis, and in patients with Aspirin "allergy" and asthma. It may help to see an allergist to attempt to identify these underlying conditions. Also, Prednisone is a strong steroid medication that may shrink nasal polyps without surgery. My opinion-always get second opinion before surgery. ...Read more

Desiccated Thyroid Allergy (Definition)

Unless you happen to be allergic to the animal where the thyroid comes from- even then it will be rather remotely possible. On the other hand too much or too little ...Read more


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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