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Sujok Therapy For Hypothyroidism
How likely is lithium to affect the thyroid, causing hypothyroidism? Especially when there were s/s of hypothyroidism prior to lithium therapy?
Is there any other treatment for hypothyroidism other than Synthroid (thyroxine) or generic equivalent? Is there Add-on therapy in conjunction with synthroid (thyroxine)?
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
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
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
2 fibroids (2x2, 1x1), hypothyroid (on therapy) can I eat ground flax seed? If so, how much I can take for LDL reduction, dysfunctional uterine bleeding.
Age:38, I have leg weakness, vit d normal, any other deficiency may cause leg weakness? History:heavy flow, mild pid, hypothyroid (under therapy), high ldl
Leg weakness: Unilateral leg wekness indicates localized problem. You should seek medical opinion. ...Read more
Plan: All this general information can be obtain on line. Google this. Please, be well. ...Read more
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
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
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
How long after treatment for hypothyroidism would it take for a person to feel in good health again?
See below: It may take a month or longer before everything seems normal. ...Read more
I have subclinical hypothyroid from 3-4 year with symtoms. Treatment will beneficial for me or not. Tpo normal?
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