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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, I want to talk about the reasons that thyroid causes eyebrow hair loss and, more importantly, what you can do about it. 

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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 shorter than that or even longer depending on several factors. 

Learn more about what factors influence how quickly you will feel better, what things can be sabotaging your medication from working, and how long it will take you to lose weight

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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, but sometimes a small difference can manifest as a large change in your symptoms.

This article will help you decide whether or not you should switch medications. 

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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 once your thyroid is removed or destroyed, you will be required to take thyroid medication for the rest of your life. 

In addition, it can be difficult to optimize your medication to try and mimic what your thyroid gland would produce naturally. 

In this article, we are going to discuss the importance of thyroid hormone, what happens if you have your thyroid removed (or destroyed), the side effects you may experience, and how to optimize your medication afterward. 

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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 loss cure you are searching for. 

Don't get me wrong, though. 

Certain supplements may be able to promote weight loss if combined with other therapies (we will talk more about those below). 

But you'll want to avoid those gimmicky weight loss supplements as they can often cause more harm than good - you know the ones that I'm talking about. 

They often sound too good to be true. 

In this article, I'm going to dive into weight loss supplements that actually work for thyroid patients, which supplements you should avoid, and why thyroid patients dealing with weight problems, to begin with. 

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Can Hypothyroidism Be Cured Permanently? 3 Treatments Which Help

Almost everyone with hypothyroidism will wonder at some point in time whether or not their condition is curable. 

What do I mean by curable?

I mean that the condition can be treated to the point that it completely disappears and you are back to normal. 

Can this actually happen?

The short answer is maybe. 

The long answer is probably not, but it depends on what actually causes it. 

If you have hypothyroidism, and you want to potentially reverse your condition, then this article will give you all of the information you need. We will discuss when it is possible to cure hypothyroidism, when it isn't, and other helpful information

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Synthroid Overdose: Signs you are Taking Too Much Thyroid Medication

Are you concerned that your dose of Synthroid is too high?

That may be the case, especially if you are experiencing symptoms such as hair loss, heart palpitations, and heat intolerance. 

The good news is that Synthroid overdose can be easily treated by simply reducing your dose. 

This article will outline the major side effects associated with taking too much Synthroid, what to do about it, the long-term (and short-term) consequences of taking too much, and how to determine your optimal dose

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Is Using Iodine Safe for your Thyroid?

Have you heard that iodine can help improve your thyroid function?

While it is true that your body requires iodine, it's also probable that using high doses of iodine can potentially be dangerous. 

In this article, we are doing to discuss the dangers of using high doses of iodine, who should avoid using iodine, how to dose it appropriately, and what source to get it from. 

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Is Synthroid Gluten-Free?

Are you actively trying to avoid gluten-containing foods? Do you also have hypothyroidism?

If so, then this article is perfect for you. 

I'm going to jump the gun and tell you that Synthroid is indeed gluten-free, but it may contain other ingredients that can cause issues. 

We are going to discuss the gluten content of the thyroid medication Synthroid and discuss various reasons why you may not be tolerating your thyroid medication which may help explain why you are still suffering from certain symptoms. 

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Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment of Low T4 (Natural + Conventional)

Have you been diagnosed with low T4 through lab testing?

Are you also experiencing symptoms such as fatigue, weight gain, depression or hair loss?

If so, then you may be suffering from low T4 or hypothyroidism. 

This post will teach you what you need to know about T4 testing including the symptoms associated with low T4, what causes this condition and how to treat it: 

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