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Doctor insights on: Sujok Therapy For Hypothyroidism

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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 likely is lithium to affect the thyroid, causing hypothyroidism? Especially when there were s/s of hypothyroidism prior to lithium therapy?

How likely is lithium to affect the thyroid, causing hypothyroidism? Especially when there were s/s of hypothyroidism prior to lithium therapy?

Not unlikely: Thyroid problems of various sorts may occur with lithium. Speak with your psychiatrist and primary physician (or endocrinologist) - be sure they are collaborating. ...Read more

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Is there any other treatment for hypothyroidism other than Synthroid (thyroxine) or generic equivalent? Is there Add-on therapy in conjunction with synthroid (thyroxine)?

Is there any other treatment for hypothyroidism other than Synthroid (thyroxine) or generic equivalent? Is there Add-on therapy in conjunction with synthroid (thyroxine)?

Thyroid Medications: Some people say that Armour Thyroid is better, but really it is just different. Armour is a physiological mix of T3 (liothyronine) and T4 in the form of an extract of pig thyroid gland.

Levothyroxin is a synthetic T4.

It is true that some patients do feel better on Armour. Some feel better on Levothyroxine. The synthetic T4s can cause more of an increase in reverse T3 (liothyronine).

NO GENERICS for thyroid. ...Read more

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Detected with hashimotos hypothyroidism, TSH4.67.Doc see small nodules. Is Levothyroxine treatment enough? Or need further evaluation/therapy? Any Risks

Evaluate nodules: I recommend that the "nodules" be evaluated by real-time ultrasonography performed by a thyroid specialist skilled in risk-stratification of nodules based on current American Thyroid Association guidelines. A fine-needle aspiration biopsy is recommended for any that would be regarded as suspicious. ...Read more

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What is the percentage that you will acquire hypothyroidism using radioactive iodine therapy for patient with hyperthyroidism?

What is the percentage that you will acquire hypothyroidism using radioactive iodine therapy for patient with hyperthyroidism?

Common: Many of my patients who received rai therapy for hyperthyroidism developed hypothyroidism within months or years after their treatment and had to take thyroid replacement therapy. Up to 50% of treated patients develop hypothyroidism within 1 year. The good news is that most patients do well on replacement therapy. ...Read more

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How can I get treatment for hypothyroidism?

How can I get treatment for hypothyroidism?

See your doctor: Your primary care doctor should be able to make a diagnosis and usually treat this condition. An endocrinologist is always appropriate for this also. ...Read more

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How much can treatment for hypothyroidism cost?

How much can treatment for hypothyroidism cost?

Can be inexpensive: This is a serious disorder that must be treated. Cost is minimal impact great see a md. ...Read more

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What might cause treatment-resistant hypothyroidism?

Please define: Hi. By what do you mean "treatment-resistant"? Is your dose too low? That's not treatment resistant, that's just being under treated. Has your thyroid function been normalized on thyroid hormone replacement but you still feel symptoms? That's not "treatment-resistant", that's just assigning symptoms to the wrong thing. We need more information. I doubt you have a thyroid hormone receptor defect. ...Read more

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What are common side effects that come with hypothyroid treatment?

What are common side effects that come with hypothyroid treatment?

Feeling better: The treatment of hypothyroidism with levothyroxine is replacing what your thyroid should be making, and you should feel better than when you were hypo. If the levothyroxine dose is properly adjusted, there should be no side effects. ...Read more

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Please suggest what foods should be avoided with hypothyroidism treatment?

Hypo-foods: In general there are no foods that need to be avoided for hypothyroidism, however in some people who have hashimotos autoimmune thyroiditis associated with their hypothyroidism it's best to avoid gluten containing products. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have a very low basal temp after one treatment for hypothyroid?

Is it normal to have a very low basal temp after one treatment for hypothyroid?

Yes: It's takes several weeks of daily dose intake to achieve reasonable thyroid levels in your system. Low basal body temperature is indicative of under treatment in this context. ...Read more

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How long does it take for symptoms to get better with treatment for hypothyroidism?

Variable based on Dx: Based upon other baseline medical factors each patient is different. Cause of how the disorder happened needs to be explored. Often it cannot be identified but sometimes it can as well as other associated conditions. Probably need an endocrinologist consult. Make sure a complete history and physical is done including family history. Also blood pressure
sitting and then standing. Checks autonomic ns. ...Read more

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I have subclinical hypothyroid from 3-4 year with symtoms. Treatment will beneficial for me or not. Tpo normal?

Yes: Current consensus opinion is yhat subclinical hypothyroidism should be treated to normalise TSH even if tpo antibody is negative. ...Read more

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Can hypothyroidism go away? Is it possible for it to improve without treatment? I was diagnosed but never put on medication.

Can hypothyroidism go away? Is it possible for it to improve without treatment? I was diagnosed but never put on medication.

Rarely, yes: Hi. The most common type of hypothyroidism, Hashimoto's, is permanent, and needs to be treated. In subacute and acute thyroiditises, the hypothyroid phase is usually self limited and thyroid function returns to normal. It's very easy to tell if you remain hypothyroid by following your thyroid labs over time. If you're still hypothyroid, I would recommend treating it. ...Read more

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