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Armour Thyroid Dosage Guide: Are you Taking Enough?

Are you currently taking Armour thyroid but not sure that your dose is where it should be?

Are you still struggling with fatigue, weight gain, or hair loss even after transitioning from levothyroxine to Armour?

Are you thinking about switching medications but not sure if Armour is right for you? 

If so, this article is for you. 

Article highlights:

  • Armour thyroid dosing is highly individualized and each person will need a different dose. 
  • Several factors influence the dose that you will need. 
  • The average dose is somewhere between 60 mg (1 grain) and 120mg (2 grains) per day. 
  • Sensitive individuals will need doses smaller than 60mg while resistant individuals may need a dose higher than 120mg. 
  • The best way to find your optimal dose is through lab testing and closely following your symptoms. 
  • Many patients are underdosed when converting to Armour thyroid from other thyroid medications.
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Tirosint-Sol: A Brand New Thyroid Medication (Should you give it a try?)

Tirosint-Sol is a new thyroid medication which was recently released in the United States to treat hypothyroidism. 

And it is now the 'cleanest' thyroid medication on the market today!

There are a great many benefits to this medication (1) that I want to explore with you in this article. 

I fear that the benefits of this new medication may be understated by doctors who don't understand that so many people have problems with thyroid medication absorption. 

So let this article be a guide to help you understand the issues with other thyroid medications and why Tirosint-Sol can be a great asset to many thyroid patients. 

Disclaimer: While I am writing about the benefits of Tirosint-Sol I have NO affiliation with the pharmaceutical company who produces or manufactures this medication. All of the opinions you see here are mine. All financial interests between doctors and pharmaceutical companies are made public and you can confirm that I have no affiliation with them in any way through public forms. I actually believe that this medication can provide a great benefit to many thyroid patients which is why I am sharing this information. 

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6 Problems with Natural Desiccated Thyroid Hormone

Are you currently taking thyroid medication but not quite feeling like yourself?

Perhaps you've heard about the thyroid medication NDT (natural desiccated thyroid) and you're wondering if this medication can solve your problems. 

Before you jump into using this medication let's take an honest and in-depth look at the pros and cons. 

This article will walk you through 6 problems with NDT and elaborate on several things you'll want to consider before using this medication. 

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Should Thyroidectomy & RAI Patients Take Thyroid Supplements?

This is probably one of the most common questions that I get asked on a daily basis!

And the answer is almost always yes. 

Even though it may not seem intuitive, your body can still benefit from the use of thyroid-specific supplements even if you do NOT have a thyroid (or if it's been destroyed). 

The reason for this is actually quite simple and it's something we are going to go into detail below.

This article will help you understand why thyroidectomy and post-RAI patients can still benefit from thyroid supplements, how your thyroid can still be slowed down by certain issues, and why just because you are taking thyroid medication doesn't mean that your body is getting what it needs.

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Underactive Thyroid Supplements: Do They Actually Work?

Is it possible that using certain supplements can help improve the function of your thyroid?

Is it possible to enhance thyroid function and combine these supplements with your current thyroid medication? Is it safe?

This article is designed to help you understand whether or not you should use thyroid supplements, how they work (or if they work), how safe they are, and how to create a supplement plan structured for you

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Why and How You Should Stock up on Thyroid Medication (1 year Supply)

We've been conditioned to think that we are really only allowed to get 1 month of medication at a time. 

But who created this arbitrary set of time?

Why couldn't we get 3 months or 6 months worth of medication?

The 1 month time period is created as a number to keep you coming back for more medication and to keep you paying for medications each month. 

But this time period doesn't necessarily serve you. 

What happens if you find that the thyroid medication that you rely on is suddenly unavailable? 

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TSH Levels During Pregnancy: What’s Healthy & Normal?

Pregnancy puts extra strain on thyroid function. 

This is especially true if you suffer from thyroid conditions such as hypothyroidism or Hashimoto's. 

If you fit into this category then you should pay special attention to your thyroid numbers while you are pregnant. 

This article is devoted to that topic. 

I want to share with you the importance of understanding your TSH level during pregnancy, why it is different from non-pregnant women, and what factors influence it. 

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Can Hypothyroidism Cause High Blood Sugar?

The answer is yes!

But what I find in most patients is that the primary cause of high blood sugar is typically not the thyroid (although it certainly can contribute). 

Instead, there are several other conditions such as the amount of stress that you are under, what type and how much thyroid medication you are taking, the foods that you are eating, and more. 

In this article, we are going to discuss the nuances of managing high blood sugar if you have hypothyroidism and include some takeaway therapies as well

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Does Taking Thyroid Medication Cause High Blood Pressure (Hypertension)?

Thyroid hormone absolutely does impact both your blood pressure and heart rate. 

But what are you supposed to do if you feel good on your thyroid medication but you still have high blood pressure?

How can you manage high blood pressure on medications like Cytomel, liothyronine or Armour thyroid (which are actually amazing for thyroid patients)?

If you are experiencing high blood pressure while taking thyroid medication then this article is for you

Your goal, as a thyroid patient, should be to have a blood pressure which is no higher than 120 over 80 mmHg (1). 

Let's talk about the changes you can make to your medication to normalize your blood pressure. 

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Is it Possible to get Pregnant with Thyroid Problems?

It is definitely possible to get pregnant if you have thyroid problems. 

But, having said that, it doesn't mean that it is easy. 

The presence of thyroid dysfunction will not only make it more difficult to conceive, but it may also put your baby at increased risk of certain complications. 

In this article you will learn more about the connection between your thyroid and pregnancy, how your thyroid influences your sex hormones, what happens if you get pregnant while on thyroid medication, and how to treat your thyroid naturally

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