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synthroid overdose: signs you are taking too much thyroid medication

Synthroid Overdose: Signs & Symptoms You’re Taking too Much

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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Thyroid deiodinase: How D1, D2 and D3 impact thyroid function

Thyroid Deiodinase: How D1, D2 & D3 Enzymes Alter Your Thyroid

Thyroid deiodinase enzymes serve to manage thyroid hormone at every level of metabolism.  Even more important is the fact that these enzymes can become dysregulated by everyday common medical conditions.  Understanding the importance of these enzymes is critical to understanding how to further treatment, especially if you are taking thyroid medication such as levothyroxine or Synthroid.  This post …

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Is Natural Desiccated Thyroid (NDT) the Best Thyroid Medication?

Is Natural Desiccated Thyroid (NDT) the Best Thyroid Medication?

Natural desiccated thyroid is a thyroid medication that comes from pigs!

This medication contains a more "complete" profile of thyroid hormones when compared to almost all synthetic thyroid medications out there. 

This has lead many people to tout NDT as the "best" thyroid medication. 

In this article, we are going to explore this claim while also discussing the pros and cons of this medication. 

You'll learn who should use this medication, who should avoid it and the pitfalls of using it

Let's dive in: 

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T4 to T3 conversion_ factors that decrease thyroid function

T4 to T3 Conversion: Factors That Decrease Thyroid Function

This is lesson #5 in the thyroid beginner series. 

As you know, this series is designed to help you understand the most basic concepts about thyroid function so you can be a better advocate for your own health

Today is all about T4 to T3 conversion. 

This is the process by which your body creates and activates thyroid hormone. 

It's important because there are steps that you can take to actively enhance this conversion process and help reduce (or improve) your symptoms. 

Let's jump in: 

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Causes, symptoms and treatment of Low T4

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 …

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T3 and T4 Thyroid hormone guide

Complete T4 and T3 Guide: What Do They Mean for your Thyroid?

T3 and T4 play a critical role in maintaining thyroid function.  Perhaps more important is that they are often ignored by conventional physicians despite being easily available through routine blood testing.  Learn the importance of T3 and T4 including how to interpret your lab values, how these hormones function in your body, and how to optimize treatment …

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