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Taurine To Treat Hypothyroidism
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
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
If I'm diagnosed with hypothyroidism should I be worried? Or is it something that's well treated? I'm 20 years old
Usually simple: If your thyroid is not making enough hormone you can usually just take a supplement once a day. They would want to decide why it happened, but it is not that uncommon. Once they sort it out it is no more a problem than remembering to shave (if you do) and having your blood tested once or twice a year to make sure you are on enough supplement. ...Read more
Is a cup of plain yogurt everyday good for you? I heard plain yogurt is rich in iodine which is good to treat hypothyroidism naturally.
Yes, ideally organic:
Yogurt is one of the best dietary sources of iodine- see http://www.whfoods.com/genpage.php?tname=nutrient&dbid=69.
Plain yogurt is a good choice as sweetened yogurt tends to be high in sugar (though you can add fruit). I advise choosing organic yogurt if possible. Iodine is not only essential for thyroid function but has other important health benefits- see http://www.mbschachter.com/Iodine.htm ...Read more
Sometimes: If it is truly subclinical, meaning that there are no associated symptoms or signs of too little thyroid hormone, a doctor may choose to just watch, and recheck hormone levels in a few months. But many people with "subclinical" hypothyroidism do have symptoms and signs of low thyroid levels, if a doctor asks the right questions or looks closely, and these people would benefit from treatment. ...Read more
Replacement therapy: The only treatment known to be effective is thyroid hormone replacement therapy, which gives you back what you need. There are some herbal and food remedies that can be tried in conjunction with hormone replacement, but their effectiveness is sketchy. ...Read more
Absolutely!: Hi. It's easy as 1-2-3! I bet your doctor's well on the way to having it fine-tuned already! Don't forget to take your thyroid hormone daily. We use labs to assess how your dose is working...doing so, we assume you're taking your thyroid hormone every day. Unlike many other meds, with thyroid, if you forget to take it one day, take two the next day. So easy! To your health! ...Read more
Hypothyroidism: Your thyroid gland controls your metabolic rate. Hypothyroidism means low thyroid functioning & is very common & often underdiagnosed. Low thyroid symptoms include-high cholesterol, constipation, fatigue, weight gain, depression, leg swelling. High cortisol, insulin, estrogen all depress thyroid function. Autoimmune problems can affect thyroid. Rx is to give thryoid hormone & fix underlying probl. ...Read more
Hypothyroidism can cause obesity, infertility, joint pain, depression, hair loss and heart disease and lots of other symptoms. See http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/hypothyroidism/basics/definition/con-20021179
and see http://www.endocrineweb.com/conditions/thyroid/hypothyroidism-too-little-thyroid-hormone
It is often easy and cheap to treat. See a doc! ...Read more
First see your endocrinologist to make sure your thyroid hormone level is now normal after taking synthroid (thyroxine).
Look into every thing you eat especially seemingly small snacks these little 100cal snacks can add up quickly
Avoid fried foods, cakes hi carb meals like bagels white breads and pastas.
Look into you daily cal intake, it should be between 1500-2000cal a day ...Read more
My girlfriend has just been told she had hypothyroidism and I'm wondering how I can help her and how it can be treated.
Hypothyroidism: Is very easy to treat with brand name T4 replacement until the blood levels are normalized. Then it's just like there was no thyroid problem. She should discuss it with her doctor and make sure she's properly treated. ...Read more