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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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can hypothyroidism be cured permanently?

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, …

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synthroid overdose: signs you are taking too much thyroid medication

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 …

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Is using iodine safe for your thyroid

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 …

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