Category: Hypothyroidism | Dr. Westin Childs: Thyroid Supplements & Thyroid Resources
thyroid hormone resistance syndromes: how common are they

Thyroid Hormone Resistance: What is it & How to Diagnose it

Thyroid hormone resistance gets a lot of attention from thyroid patients for one very important reason:  Because it has the potential to explain why so many thyroid patients continue to feel poorly despite taking thyroid medication and despite having thyroid lab tests in the normal range.  While this is true, the assertion that thyroid hormone resistance …

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Do you have to take thyroid medication for life

Do You Have to Take Thyroid Medication For Life Once You Start?

If you were to ask your doctor how long you need to take thyroid medication the answer you would probably get is forever.  That’s a pretty scary thought for many thyroid patients and it causes them a lot of hesitancy in even starting the medication in the first place.  After all, wouldn’t you think twice …

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hypothyroid supplements for women

Hypothyroid Supplements for Women: My Top Picks

Hypothyroid Women Have Specific Needs Believe it or not, hypothyroidism hits women differently than men.  The symptoms you will experience as a woman with hypothyroidism will be very different from the symptoms that a man will experience.  Sure, there will definitely be some overlap.  Symptoms like weight gain, fatigue, and even hair loss will occur …

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how thyroid supplements work and why they help you feel better

How Thyroid Supplements Work & Why They Help you Feel Better

Do Thyroid Supplements Help Thyroid Patients Feel Better? If you were to ask an endocrinologist or another conventionally trained doctor if thyroid supplements they would tell you “no”.  They would also tell you that the only way to improve thyroid function is by taking thyroid medication such as levothyroxine or Synthroid.  But is this actually …

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6 ways selenium benefits the thyroid

6 Ways Selenium Benefits Thyroid Function (+ How Much To Use)

Selenium Deficiency & Thyroid Problems Selenium is up there with iodine and zinc in terms of how important it is for your thyroid gland.  What happens if you don’t have enough selenium in your body? For starters, it increases your risk of developing autoimmune disease (Hashimoto’s thyroiditis), may increase inflammation in your entire body and …

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losing weight on levothyroxine - 4 reasons it isn't working for you

Losing Weight on Levothyroxine (Why It’s Not Working)

Will Levothyroxine Actually Help you Lose Weight?  Here’s the problem: Is it well known that patients with hypothyroidism (low thyroid function) have problems with weight gain.  Weight gain is probably the most common and most frustrating symptom associated with low thyroid function, Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, hypothyroidism, thyroidectomy, and RAI.  There is no disputing the fact that …

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signs you are taking too much levothyroxine

Levothyroxine Overdose: Signs You Are Taking Too Much

Levothyroxine Only Works at the Right Dose Levothyroxine is the #1 most prescribed thyroid medication on the market.  As you probably are already well aware, levothyroxine is prescribed to treat cases of LOW thyroid otherwise known as hypothyroidism.  Levothyroxine works by providing your body with the thyroid hormone that it isn’t able to create on …

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