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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: Is it Really Better Than Other Thyroid Medications?

Tirosint-Sol is a newer thyroid medication that 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 …

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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?

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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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 underlying cause of high blood sugar is typically not the thyroid.  Even though thyroid function can play a role, it’s usually other underlying conditions such as how much stress you are under, how much thyroid medication you are taking, what types of foods …

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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 …

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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 …

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