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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does taking thyroid medication cause high blood pressure

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 …

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is it possible to get pregnant with thyroid problems?

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 …

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can thyroid problems cause eyebrow hair loss

Can Thyroid Problems Cause Eyebrow Hair Loss?

Does thyroid disease lead to eyebrow hair loss? The answer is definitely yes.  If you have thyroid problems (such as hypothyroidism) then chances are high that you might also be suffering from eyebrow hair loss.  One big issue with eyebrow hair loss is that this symptom can persist even though you are taking thyroid medication! With that in mind, …

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how long does it take thyroid medication to work

How Long Does it Take Thyroid Medication to Work?

Have you recently started taking thyroid medication? Are you still waiting for it to kick in? If so, then this is the article for you.  The short answer to your question is that it takes around 6 weeks for thyroid medication to kick in and for you to start feeling better.  The long answer is that it can be …

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NP thyroid vs armour thyroid: What's the difference?

NP Thyroid vs Armour Thyroid: What’s the Difference?

NP Thyroid is a thyroid medication which is similar but slightly different than Armour thyroid.  Will switching from Armour to NP make a difference in your body? Will it help with weight loss? Will it prevent hair loss? The answer is maybe and it has to do with the difference between these medications.  The difference is not big, …

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can you live without a thyroid

Can You Live Without a Thyroid? What to Expect After Surgery or RAI

Your thyroid gland produces some of the most important hormones in your entire body.  But what happens if you have your thyroid removed? Or destroyed? Are you able to survive? The answer is yes and it has to do with the fact that thyroid medication contains the same hormones that your body produces naturally.  The only problem is that …

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thyroid supplements for weight loss: do they actually work?

Thyroid Supplements for Weight Loss: Do They Actually Work?

Is it possible to take supplements to help you lose weight if you have thyroid disease? Do they actually work? Or will they not work because of your condition? I’ve treated thousands of patients with thyroid disease and I can tell you that while some supplements may help with weight loss they are probably not the weight …

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