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weight gain after thyroid removal? Here's why

Why is Weight Loss so Difficult After Thyroid Removal?

Gain 20 Pounds After Thyroid Removal? I mean it, it’s a serious question.  Have you gained 20 pounds or more after your thyroid has been removed?  If so, you are not alone.  In fact, women, on average, gain around 20 pounds after they get their thyroid removed according to several studies (1) which looked into the matter.  The question is… Why does …

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NP thyroid recall for superpotency

NP Thyroid Recall for Superpotency: What you need to know

NP Thyroid Recall by AcellaThyroid news report: On May 22nd, 2020 Acella Pharmaceuticals issued a voluntary nationwide recall of certain lots of NP thyroid due to superpotency.  Don’t worry, I’m going to explain in plain English what this all means and how it applies to you.  If you aren’t already aware, NP thyroid is a prescription thyroid medication …

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how doctors fail thyroid patients

12,000 Patients Agree: Doctors Fail Thyroid Patients

Massive Results from an Online Thyroid SurveyIf you were asked to rate your satisfaction with your thyroid treatment on a scale of 1 to 10 with 10 being the best and 1 being the worst, where would you fall? Depending on how you answer, you may or may not be surprised at where roughly 12,000 thyroid …

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thyroid time wasters

Thyroid Time Wasters (Things you should NOT be doing)

Are these things wasting your time? Did you know that many thyroid patients end up wasting their time on things that don’t matter and won’t help them feel better? The goal of every thyroid patient is to obviously try to get back to feeling 100%.  And you know, if you have thyroid disease, that this can be a …

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sustained release T3: should you use this thyroid medication_

Sustained Release T3 (SR T3): Should you use this thyroid medication?

What is Sustained Release T3?You probably already know that T3 is the single most i​​mportant thyroid hormone in your body.  If you’ve spent any time researching then you probably ALSO know that you can take T3 as a medication and that MOST thy​​roid medications contain only​​ T4.  But what you may not be aware of is that …

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thyroidectomy supplements - supporting your thyroid when you don't have one

Thyroidectomy Supplements: Support Your Thyroid When you Don’t Have One

Do Supplements Help if you Don’t Have a Thyroid? If I had a nickel for every time someone without a thyroid asked me if they should use thyroid supplements… I would have a lot of nickels (I mean a lot!).  Because this topic seems to be so confusing (and believe me, I understand why) I am going …

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thyroidectomy - 5 things every patient without a thyroid should know

Thyroidectomy: 5 things every patient without a thyroid should know

Thyroid removed? Now What? Have you recently had your thyroid removed? Are you suffering from symptoms AFTER having had your thyroid removed? Maybe you are gaining weight or losing your hair? If so, then this is the article for you! In this article, we will take a deep dive into 5 things that I think every patient who has had …

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the problem with optimal thyroid lab tests

The Problem with Optimal Thyroid Lab Tests: Fact vs Fiction

Among thyroid enthusiasts, there is often a big push to help people understand the difference between optimal thyroid lab tests and normal thyroid lab tests.  This way of viewing thyroid lab tests has lead to improved outcomes in many patients over the years.  But there’s one big problem: It’s not the right way to look at thyroid lab …

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Levothyroxine may not be enough for patients without a thyroid

Levothyroxine May Not be Enough for Patients Without a Thyroid

Are you a thyroidectomy patient struggling to feel better after your thyroid removal? If so, then this article may help to explain why you are feeling the way that you do.  Article highlights:Those without a thyroid are in a unique situation which is different among other thyroid patients. Up to 20% of those without a thyroid do not …

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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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