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Levothyroxine may not be enough for patients without a thyroid

Levothyroxine May Not be Enough for Patients Without a Thyroid

Are you a thyroidectomy patient struggling to feel better after your thyroid removal? If so, then this article may help to explain why you are feeling the way that you do.  Article highlights:Those without a thyroid are in a unique situation which is different among other thyroid patients. Up to 20% of those without a thyroid do not …

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Compounded T4 and T3 Thyroid Medication: Advantages vs Disadvantages

Compounded T4 and T3 Thyroid Medication: Advantages vs Disadvantages

Whether you realize it or not as a thyroid patient you actually have many options when it comes to thyroid medications.  Your doctor might have you believe that the one and only thyroid medication available is Synthroid/levothyroxine but that couldn’t be farther from the truth.  There are actually many different types of thyroid medications which are FDA approved …

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Armour thyroid dosage guide

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 …

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Tirosint-Sol: a new thyroid medication

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 …

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6 problems with natural desiccated thyroid hormone

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 …

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Should thyroidectomy and RAI patients take thyroid supplements_

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 …

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underactive thyroid supplements: do they actually work?

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), …

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why and how you should stock up on thyroid medication

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 …

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TSH levels during pregnancy: what's healthy and normal?

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 …

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can hypothyroidism cause high blood sugar?

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 …

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