What are Some Natural Treatments for Thyroid Disease?
What is the best Form of Iodine?
Natural treatment for an overactive thyroid?
Try energy work, it can be done long distance, so you don't even have to leave your home.
However I always say to follow up with the doctor, and you should have blood levels drawn.
What are the natural treatments for hypo thyroid?
Well, you need natural iodine from seaweed such as kelp and/or dulse to start. It's also important that you consider a heavy metal cleanse. The following is a product that has been extensively tested and consists of nothing more than brown seaweed from the Ukraine. It removes heavy metals and radiation (it was extensively used on Chernobyl victims) as well as supplying the body with lots of iodine. It's the best single supplement for hypothyroid issues.
Overactive thyroid treatment without pills?
My doc has diagnosed myself with having an overactive thyroid however the tablets prescribed (thyroxine) made my heart beat irraticly and made me panic. So I have decided to abandon taking the pills, how else can I control this problem? Any natural remedies? I feel great the day I exercise, it really sorts out my energy levels but then im so low for 2 or 3 days after. Also my dad has this too and takes the same tablets, im 28 so can I ignore it for a while or is it best not to?
Something is wrong here Nacho-Nick, Thyroxine, though now always prescribed as levothyroxine, is the management of UNDERACTIVE thyroid! Assuming that this is your correct diagnosis, then in appropriate doses you should get neither panic nor palpitations if the drug dose is correct. If you have just started medication then it is possible that your doctor has started you an too high a dose too quickly and dropping back the dose would allow you to function normally.
Bad news the condition is manageable, not treatable and there are no alternatives to medication.
Can acupuncture eliminate nodules in the thyroid gland? Any natural remedies or treatments you can suggest?
Tired of taking pills...Any natural treatment for hypothyroid disease?
Been taking meds for 6 years off and on and i am so tired of it. is there any natural treatments that will help regulate my thyroid????
I just prefer natural medicine to popping pills that are full of chemicals. thanks for the comment though.
I have been on hypothyroid meds for decades and that is just the way it is...if it does not work then nothing will fix it...the meds you take force your body to produce the thyroid you need to stay as healthy as possible...
What is the difference what sort of pill you take and trust me that tiny thyroid pill is nothing compared to the boatload of GIANT casules you will be taking if you go the natural route(been there-done that) to say that natural is better or safer is absurd; IF it works then the action is chemical---whether it is digitalis from foxglove for your heart or phytoestogens from soy or red raspberry for menopause or serotonin solutions like 5-htp or St John's Wort for depression.. IF it does something it DOES it...your body has no clue where it comes from..
Natural Treatments for Under-active Thyroid?
Hiya guys, just want to know if any people have had any success with treating their thyroids without drugs. I'm trying magnetic therapy at the moment and so far so good, of course if it all fails just wondering what to try next. I don't need people answering me with suggestions they've read about or Dr's telling me natural cures don't exist. I'm only interested in other sufferers, what they have tried and what results they had with it. Thanks for reading : )
P.S I know Iodine is meant to be good I have tried that but no success, I also know I'm not iodine deficient, I don't know if brand makes a difference? Mine was from Holland and Barratt.
Thanks to those who have answered so far with their experiences, to the Dr's and people of the medical profession your ignorance and arrogance astound me. I have all the symptoms of thyroid but my tests come back normal and despite there being substantial evidence that these tests are not reliable many people like myself leave the Dr's suffering all the symptoms that user (Dr Frank) has so kindly listed without any treatment. What are we meant to do? Go through life suffering these symptoms, my life is barely worth living at the moment and I'm just trying to make the best of it by searching out natural remedies. I know that some people have cured themselves using magnets after much scepticism from the Dr's so why can't I try? No one of the medical profession is offering me any better option, I only asked to see what others had tried, if you do not like my question do not answer it, I only hope you wake up with these symptoms and receive no help, see how understanding u are then. Thanks
Well it's been documented that results aren't sensitive enough or reliable all the time and that many people are suffering with an undiagnosed thyroid conditions. I didn't wake up one morning and decide I had skin and hair changes etc and so many other symptoms - I haven't imagined them getting worse - it's just hell, but yes basically when I go to the Dr's I just get the nonsense you're feeding me here that it def isn't! How would you know? You've read yr med book - I posted this question for sufferers who know what it's like to experience this, unless you had you couldn't understand. And Dr Frank it isn't placebo because I've tried numerous things with the same hope and not had any results, it's been a week and a couple of days and the magnetic therapy is working wonders - I hope it will work all the way cz then I can live a drug free, pill free and best of all Dr free life. Unless someone is dying Dr's do not care at all. I also believe God put natural things on this earth to cure.
well said ,,
study what edgar cayce had to say on this matter --google search
spiritual healing can help as well
here is some info
Each individual's case may be a little different. Different contributing
causes, different solutions. However, in Cayce Medicine we might say
that any illness in the body is created by one or more of these three
1. mental-emotional stress,
2. pressure upon nerves (often at the spine),
3. toxicity (localized or systemic).
Glandular problems are no exception. In the case of the thyroid, we
might ask if the body is toxic overall, or perhaps just locally. If so,
what would we do to clear this up?
Since the thyroid is located at the base of the throat, we might check
the neck and shoulders to see if they are tense. If so, perhaps the
tension is disrupting the circulation of blood, lymph, and nerve
energies to the area - creating the abnormal thyroid activity. Should
this be the case, it is best for the tension to be relieved.
Are the mind and emotions being chosen in such a way that they might
express poorly through the thyroid gland? Are the mind and emotions the
cause of tension and disrupted circulation in the neck and shoulder
area? Are other glands possibly involved?
These sorts of questions can begin to focus us on what has gone wrong
and what needs to change in order to restore a healthy balance.
Typical suggestions for addressing hypothyroid issues might include:
1. Neck and shoulder massage, castor oil pack at neck, and/or
2. Atomidine on a 1-2-3-4-5-0-0 drop schedule (which detoxifies
3. Meditation to change patterns of doubt to belief, worry to
faith, feeling overwhelmed to dwelling in harmony, wariness to
peace, and impatience to patience.
Atomidine can be given in a series this is to balance the glands one drop daily in half a glass of water for five days stop for three days then to two drops daily for five days stop for three days. Then back to one drop daily then a rest and start the regime again.
A cleansing of the glands was the first priority, a drop of atomidine in half a glass of water in the morning before any meal is taken for 5 days, and then 2 drops for 5 days then leave off entirely
Cayce found a lack of activity of the thyroid glands, which causes this disturbance in the body where apparently for no cause, there are patches on the body that are bald. These come from circulation and from the lack of certain elements in the diet.
For the glandular forces give small quantities of Atomidine to purify the glandular system. In the beginning take one drop in half a glass of water before the morning meal, each day for three to five days; leave off five days, then take again for five days. Then leave off.
At the beginning of the second rest period from the Atomidine, start massaging the body of evenings when ready to go to bed on those areas of scalp and where the baldness appears, using Pure Hog Lard. Massage this thoroughly into the areas and bind up. The next morning bathe off, and then in the evening apply again. Do this for three to four days in succession, then leave off for a week - during which period another series of Atomidine would be taken.
1904-1 F 52
Cayce found disturbing conditions This needs attention to stop other problems. The disturbing forces arise from, primarily the glandular system; caused by an unbalancing in the chemical reactions in the system and not sufficient iodides , also pressures upon the nerve system were found - to cause a disturbance in the locomotion of the body at times.
The blood supply has also become unbalanced, so that there is insufficient vitamins in the blood as assimilated through these glandular disturbances to produce the proper capillary circulation. A cleansing was required , to help the glandular forces .begin first with taking small doses of Atomidine..For the first seven days, take one minim (drop) in half a glass of water each morning before any meal is taken. Then leave same off five days. Then begin taking TWO minims each morning for seven days. Then leave off five days. Then at the third series take THREE minims in half a glass of water (not more than this) each morning for the seven days. Leave off three to five days.
How can I regain my hair (which I have been losing since my late teens - thought by a doctor to be due to a sickness, which I had for several years with earache, fever and headache)?
4056-1 M 26
Cayce found a lack of activity of the glands in the thyroid area. This causes a weakness in the activities to nails and hair over the body.
Take small doses of Atomidine to purify in the thyroid activity. Take one drop each morning for five days in succession. Then leave off for five days.
I am hypothyroid and lost my thyroid from radiation treatments for cancer. I've been on a synthetic replacement, levothyroxine, for almost five years now. I've heard that natural thyroid meds are better than synthetic. Does anyone know the difference? Have any of you taken the natural and had success? (I hear it comes from thyroid glands of pigs.) My synthetic thyroid meds have always given me too many adverse side effects, namely irritability...even when I'm in target range. Could natural thyroid treatments be the better option? (oh, and I do have an appointment to discuss this with my doc in November...just looking for opinions.) Thanks!
I have been on both synthetic and natural. I find the natural to be much better providng it is adjusted correctly by free t4 and free t3, not by TSH. When I switched to Armour thyroid almost all of my symptoms went away. The only symptoms I have now are cold feet at night and ridged fingernails. I had almost every textbook symptom when on Levoxyl. Below are some links that may help with your decision. Keep in mind though its very difficult to get a doctor tp let you try Armour. They have all been told that the synthetics are better by the drig companies that sell them.
Underactive thyroid, conventional treatment or alternative treatment?
I am thinking of doing an alternative method b/c I mean lets face it, at the end of the day, vitamins and natural aides are better on the body and if I can see/feel improvement w/o meds that might hurt something else then why not? But I figure the conventional method is tried and true, I am not the 1st person to have underactive thyroid and dr's know what has been proven for other patients...what do you think? Go natural or go with conventional?
I have hypothyroid as well. I got blood samples processed about a year ago after my friend who is a doctor thought I might have hypothyroid. When the blood came back, I was within normal ranges although the levels were low. My doctor decided not to do anything about but my friend is a Naturopathic doctor and she gave me an herbal tincture to take. Within a few days I started sleeping through the night, woke up earlier each day, was able to fall asleep at night and stay asleep and I wasn't as cold all the time.
I haven't been able to afford a refill of my tincture so I decided to take some herbal supplements. I've been taking L-Tyrosine for about four months now and it has the same effect on me that the herbal tincture did.
I think it works because L-Tyrosine is supposed to help your body synthesize thyroid hormones. If my levels were within normal limits, then its possible my body just wasn't able to use it until the L-Tyrosine.
But I'm not a doctor and what works for me may not be safe for you. If you want to go natural, which is safer and healthier than harsh synthetic drugs, seek out a Naturopath in your area. But make sure they went to college and not an online college. Some states don't regulate this kind of doctor. My friend calls them Un-D's instead of the proper N.D. for Naturopathic Doctor. To find a legitimate doctor, here's the website for all nationally recognized N.D.'s
What are the best websites on thyroid problems?
What are the best websites that explain the different types of thyroid problems, thyroid tests and appropriate levels, the link between thyroid and mental health problems, and the natural and medical treatments for thyroid?
Stop the Thyroid Madness is the best website on the net for thyroid problems and how to treat them correctly. It's totally a patient site and tells you what works, and what doesn't, based on successful patient experience. http://www.stopthethyroidmadness.com/
Here's info on why Synthroid and other T4 meds don't work: http://www.stopthethyroidmadness.com/t4-only-meds-dont-work
Here's what does work: http://www.stopthethyroidmadness.com/natural-thyroid-101
Here are labs you should get: http://www.stopthethyroidmadness.com/recommended-labwork
And there's a lot more so check it all out.
Freezing,all the time.In the fall and winter.Hands and feet are always cold.Do you no of any natural treatment?
Switching from synthyroid to natural desiccated thyroid or just add a T3?
I have hypothyroidism. I've been taking synthyroid for 5 months. Doc. says my TSH is normal. I still have symptoms. I've had a mysterious case of tendinitis (tennis elbow) that has persisted for over a year. It goes from one elbow to another and makes a crunching sound when I bend it palm down. I've read that hypothyroidism can cause inflammation and that treatment should relieve the tendinitis. I am still tired, mood swings, and experience symptoms of hypoglycemia(not sure if it's related) after eating foods high in carbs (palpation's, lose of sight when I stand up, falling asleep and extreme irritability), despite a normal blood glucose after eating. Anyone out there have any insight? Should I use the natural thyroid or try to get a rx for a T3 in addition to my T4? I'm batting my brains out looking for an answer.
I personally would just continue the Synthroid medicaition,especially if your doctor told you your TSH is normal. I think your other symptoms are absolutely unrelated to hypothyroidism. You should discuss these with your doctor and maybe he/she would like to check some tests to further evaluate.
In regards to thyroid supplements, Levothyroxine (Synthroid) is the preferred treatment. I don't know if you realize that Levothyroxine is T4 and the body converts it to the active form of T3. T3 supplementation is only used in rare circumstances and is not superior to T4 supplementation in 99.9% of patients. T3 also leads to fluctuating levels during the day. So no, I don't think this is an appropriate option for you. In regards to natural thyroid, I do not know a single doctor that has ever prescribed or recommended this. The problem with natural thyroid is that we don't know the potency or strength of it. Therefore we don't know exactly how much T4 (thyroid hormone) you are actually getting. So basically the best treatment for hypothyroidism is Levothyroxine aka T4 aka Synthroid. I do not think changing your hypothyroid regimen will change your symptoms, because I very much doubt they are related to your thyroid disease. You should of course discuss this with your personal physician. I hope this helps you.
low thyroid, toxic metals, adrenal insufficiency, hypoglycemia...natural treatments?
For low thryoid take a mixture of potassium iodine, elemental iodine and selenium (an important co-factor for iodine). Work up to 50 to 100 mg per day until you have replenished your body's probable iodine deficiency.
To get rid of toxic metals, cilantro and chlorella work well. Also, methionine, N-Acetyl Cysteine.
For adrenal insufficiency:
Avoid stress. Prolonged stress is one of the greatest risk factors for causing AI. Unrelenting periods of stress mean your adrenals eventually become unable to match your requirement for the 'stress' hormone cotisol. Stressful situations cause your body to adopt a 'fight or flight' response, causing your adrenal glands to pump out increased amounts of adrenaline in order to prepare your body for action, which further weakens your adrenal glands.
So take active steps to relax - gentle exercise such as yoga has been shown to be an effective stress-buster. However, it's important that you don't partake in any strenuous exercise, such as aerobics, as the physical strain will only tire weak adrenals and delay your recovery. In addition, avoid stimulants like caffeine, alcohol and nicotine, which tire overtaxed adrenals further.
Following a high-protein, low-carbohydrate diet is extremely beneficial. Too many refined carbohydrates means your pancreas has to produce excess insulin, causing your blood glucose levels to crash. This forces your adrenals into a cycle of pumping out surplus cortisol to unlock back-up stores of glucose in your liver as an emergency fuel source. Over time this causes your adrenals to become exhausted. Proteins digest slowly and release energy over many hours - this spares your adrenals from having to carry out extra work.
Natural remedies can help exhausted adrenal glands recover faster
The B vitamins are critical for helping your adrenals manufacture the important corticosteroid hormones, cortisol and aldosterone. Take vitamin B3 (as niacin 50-500mg/day), vitamin B5 (as the coenzyme panthethine 300mg/day) and B12 (as the coenzyme methylcobalamin 5mg/day). A vitamin C deficiency has also been linked to adrenal weakness. Take 1,000mg of vitamin C a day.
A diet that is very low in sugar should help alleviate the problem, along with GTF Chromium. One 200 mcg chromium tablet in the morning is usually all that is needed, although a second dose may be necessary after a high sugar intake, such as eating candy, cake or other dessert. Heavy physical activity or working in the sun can also call for a second dose.
Is it possible to make thyroid pills?
so this is probably a waste of points. but im a big "survive apocolypse" type person. I'm diagnosed with hypothyroidism... is it possible for me to produce my own natural thyroid meds kinda like Armour.
I read somewhere that thyroid treatment has been available since the 1800's... how did they make it?
On the actual Armour website it basically says this:
they take thyroid glands out of pigs.
they dry the thyroid glands
they crush the thyroid glands into a powder
then they put the crushed glands into a pill format.
seems easy enough. anyone out there who has some knowledge on this??
best resource might be someone like dr lowe (drlowe.com) who makes his own and others who makeit.
BTW the herbalists already know the herbs you would need, talk to them
also the vitamins andminerals you would need dearpharmacist.com suzie cohen is a renegade pharmacist telling people what drugs do to them and how to counter them and what vitamins /minerals they need
best wishes, these thoughts i have had also.
way to go medicine
Do U know that Canola Oil isn't Vegetarian? It is made with Couchgrass , wheat grass & chemical derived from
the thyroid of a pig! The FDA can't disapprove of it cause it's the exact chemical they allow to make pills for T3
and T4 thyroid corrects in human! This is
what they call natural thyroid treatment!
So I guess if U have been using Canola Oil you are not a complete Vegetarian. Same if U take those Natural Thyroid Pills! Although I no longer use Canola Oil it's hard to find a product that it isn't in! And I am unfortunately on thyroid pills! Know what messed my thyroid up? It was Canola Oil!
Some call couchgrass Rapeseed
My Info Comes from US made Canola Oil cause that is what popped up in the Search Engine!
Actually it was an Eye Doctor told me to stop using Canola Oil. I was causing blindness in my left eye!
I don't lie I just say what I read or was taught! I hate those that accuse me of lies! they get flagged!
If My info is wrong that The Mayo Clinic is wrong! yahooers mention gentically altered but you don't mention all the details. there are different grades of canola oil, what is couch grass if that isn't rape seed? U don't want to deal the main part that the chemical from a pigs thyroid is used to help genetically alter the grass or rape seed! Maybe they use both couch grass and rape seed if they are 2 different plants!
I suspect I have low thyroid, but want to treat it as naturally as possible, not with synthetics drugs. Doctor
I want natural treatment and natural hormones if necessary. Does anyone have knowledge or experience with this, such as if I can still buy a mercury thermometer to measure basal body temp. in the morning under armpit. Also any experience with natural treatment and doctors? I have read Dr. Broda Barnes' book and I feel that many tests that even an endocrinologist would suggest are not really necessary. If basal temperature is low than it seems safe to assume that so is the thyroid, especially when symptoms are present. I want to find a mercury thermometer, then if low temp. is confirmed I want to take armour thyroid and then monitor temp. and any changes in symptoms. If someone has knowledge of natural medicine and treatment which could support me even better than this idea, without costing a fortune, I would most appreciate the info, thanks.
Well, I know how you feel. Being diagnosed or getting on the medicine is scary and overwhelming. I had this and I was just like you. I opposed drugs, medicines, synthetics until I learned that thyroid hormone is an absolute must in our bodies in fact it goes into ALL of our cells to regulate metabolism, temperature, moods, nerves, absorbtion and a whole buntch of many things. Then I had a blood work, and another and saw that not taking the meds making my labwork worse! I recommend you to focus on getting the right diagnosis first instead of trying to find shortcuts or ways that you are not helping your body, yourself and your health. We can not live without thyroid hormone - this is a fact! Also, there are no "natural thyroid hormones" like something that you get from a plant, a tincture, a vitamin, or food. If you are thyroid is not producing enough hormone - you need to supplement it. Think about a diabetic who requires insulin (type 1). Would you think it is smart not to take the synthetic insulin shots to keep your blood sugar in control? Of course not - people dont die of diabetes but its complications like heart disease, organ failure and so many more. Same thing applies to your thyroid - you would be crazy to deny your body of something that it needs! So here is what I recommend. Get a comprehensive thyroid panel blood test and look where you stand. Get checked for: TSH (should be under 2 even though the range lists that up to 5.5 is OK - it is not), T4, T3, FreeT4, FreeT3, T3 Uptake, TPO antibodies. When you get the results in your hand - go to about.thyroid.com and check the ranges again. If you are in range - your symptoms could be due to other factors. If you have an underactive thyroid or possibly an autoimmune underactive thyroid (Hashimotos) you NEED medicine. You can denied this from yourself, but why would you? Without the drug you further deteriorate in your health. An untreated thyroid will leave you miserable along with can lead to coma. You can take synthetic drug called Synthroid (T4 only) - it is ok, but many do better on a combination therapy of synthetic T4 and T3, or take pig thyroid supplement as I do and feel like your old self again. I took synthetics before. Please do not confuse yourself synthetic female hormones (HRT) with thyroid hormones. All the mess you hear on the news about Hormone Replacement are about menapausal women getting synthetic estrogens and progesterones. That is not about thyroid treatments! Thyroid hormone replacement therapy has NO side effects if doses correctly and will help you to live a better and healthier life. It is your work to find out if you do better on the synthetic or animal derived product. I know some people say that eating kelp or doing yoga reversed their underactve thyroid condition which may be true in some cases - if their condition is not severe enough where they can function without symptons. Many of us can do all the yoga we want and we still have to take our meds. I wish you good luck and great health!
How to treat under active thyroid problem naturally?
I want to try a natural treatment if possible before going to prescribed meds since they most of the time make matters worse.
I am asking this question because I know a few Dr's here that are turning more to natural treatments(herbal treatments)as opposed to drugs.I also did some research about Virgin Coconut Oil and I have heard lots of good things about it helping with the thyroid(under active or over active0
I also have a hypo thyroid problem... this is very important i am also a nursing student your thyroid is very important to keeping homeostasis in your body. you need to get on the medication. cynthroid is very close if not identical to the hormone your body makes. There isnt going to be a way to control it other wise. Trust me on this once you are on your thyroid medication you will think why did i not do this years ago i felt 100 x better. I'm not trying to scare you just let you know how important it is and make sure you remember to take your medication every day. If you do not take the medication, by your choice, you can have some side effects later on because the thyriod gland is so important.
Where can I buy Thyrocare in Australia?
It's a natural, herbal Thyroid support treatment. Anyone heard of it?
Natural/Alternative treatment for HypERthyroidism (Grave's Disease)?
I was diagnosed with Grave's Disease 8yrs ago and have been on and off medication with excellent results. My thyroid levels are going high again after the birth of my last child and I'm looking for alternative treatments to usual antithyroid medication. Does anyone have any experience/knowledge about this?
I'd try homeopathy. My homeopath started studying homeopathy when her husband was diagnosed with thyroid cancer. He did not undergo any western medical therapies; and he is still alive, and still has his thyroid.
You can check with your local health food store to see if there is a homeopath they recommend. You can also check the link below. They have them listed by state on their web site. You can also track down Soul Doctor on Answers. He offers free, knowledgeable advice on homeopathic remedies. You can find him here: http://answers.yahoo.com/my/profile?show=AA11612867.
If you'd like to give herbal supplements a shot, I would schedule a visit with a naturopath. They would be able to help you balance your thyroid without a bunch of time- and money-wasting trial and error. If your health food store does not have a naturopath they recommend, you can check the second link below. I have worked with their graduates and found them to be very knowledgeable regarding supplemental therapies.
Please feel free to email me if you have questions.
Is there another alternative way to treat thyroid dysfunction?
I am currently taking the "natural" thyroid hormone Armour, which for immunity and energy has been amazing. However, I am generally very allergic when it comes to various foods as well as prescription meds. Almost all prescription pills, with the exception of Lunesta and a few others, cause me to have a mild but uncomfortable interstitial Cystitis. It must be a filler (even a natural one) in many prescription products. I received the DMSO treatments, however, the problem comes back with meds. Always, and without exception. Does anyone please have any ideas on alternative thyroid treatments? Thanks.
Most doctors who prescribe Armour should be aware that most people also need an adrenal steroid given at the same time. This could be in the form of hydrocortisone, prednisone or prednisolone...etc. The fact that you are experiencing allergies and intolerance to medications (and possibly alcohol that would be another clue) is indicative of mild adrenal insufficiency.
This could have been especially mild before treatment with Armour, but because Armour speeds up the adrenal steroid metabolism, symptoms of allergies may appear worse on treatment. This is why most people start of with a small dose of steroids each day temporarily with their thyroid medication and slowly taper off the steroids after their own body's production of steroids takes over. This may take a few weeks or even months.
Your doctor SHOULD know this, but obviously it looks like he doesn't. Try to find a good doc that recognizes MILD adrenal insufficiency as part of your thyroid replacement therapy. Good luck.
I was diagnosed with Hoshimoto's thyroiditis, but told there was not any treatment necessary?
I have many of the symptoms, joint pain, unable to stand cold, headaches. The doctor says that all of my thyroid levels are normal, including my t4, so no treatment is necessary. My thyroidglobulin level was 346. That is what caused my diagnosis. She said that my tyroid will be fine.I feel tired all the time. I walk and eat right. Does anyone have a further suggestions as to how I might treat this from home or with natural remedies since I require no thyroid at this time.
What kind of treatment can I get for a Goiter when I am allergic to iodine and donot want surgery?
OK... I was just (5 minutes ago) diagnosed with Goiter (enlarged thyroid). I have had the blood work and ultrasound so it is definitly the problem. I have read up on it when I was warned it may be problem but I cannot find anything about treatment for someone who is ALLERGIC to IODINE. I can have it in very small amounts (I can eat seafood a couple times a month spread out) but if I have large doses or even cook with it daily my throat swells, I get hives and have breathing difficulties. Once I passed out after I ate too much seafood and my airways were blocked because of the reaction and and I had to be admitted to the hospital because of it. I would prefer a natural remedy but I am open to all suggestions and information. Thank You.
I was told by a nurse from the clinic I went to. I have no insurance at my job, so I have been refered to the local Charity Hospital Surgery Center and they can take a month or more to get back to me. I have a friend that used to work there and it is not the place I would want to be. They have been known to perform proceedures that were unnecessary.
Explain causes of cysts, esp thyroid please?
1. does anyone really know what would cause a thyroid cyst? Is it a deficiency or did the person breathe in something or was exposed to toxins or what...?
2. any natural ways to shrink thyroid cysts or any cyst I suppose in general? any other natural treatments, such as apply heat or would that explode it? etc ?
it is big (someone said you can't see them, but yes, you can), takes up the whole left side of my thyroid, but my thyroid is still working fine, so I don't see a need to cut out something that is still working and doesn't seem to be cancerous. (they did try a FNA but ended up sticking me in wrong spots and only getting blood ..it was quite painful, I had to get extra pain medicine, and it caused a hemangioma I think they said (big blood clot basically) it was NOT a nice procedure!! so I'm not going back unless it feels bigger.
Help! & thanks a bunch
Cycts are sacs that contain either fluid, air, puss or other matter. I do not believe that anyone knows what causes these to develope in some people more then others. Personally, I have cysts in my thyroid, liver, breasts, ovaries and some that were on my skin. The cysts in my thyroid, actually called nodules, did not cause the function to change for many years so I choose to leave it alone. However, once I went hyperthyroid it was recommended that my thyroid be removed. The surgery went well and I am now maintained on synthroid. Family history of thyroid problems probably plays a bigger role in developing cysts or not. Many women in my family have had thyroid problems so I wasn't surprised when I developed a goiter.
Are there any natural treatments for hypothyroidism?
When I went to the doctor recently, she told me that my blood tests showed high TSH. No other markers for thyroid disorder were high or low (i.e. my T3 and T4 were normal). My doctor thinks that I'm developing hypothyroidism. I REALLY don't want to have to take supplemental hormones for the rest of my life, so if anyone knows a natural way to balance out my thyroid again, please let me know.
I am a 20 year old female. I eat healthy, most of the time, and I exercise regularly. I am a healthy weight (5' 8", 130lbs). I take a multivitamin every day. I'm on birth control pills, as well.
change your diet avoid goitrogens in foods which blocks/inhibits thyroid hormones (T1, T2, T3, T4) can lead to HYPOthyroid conditions=low thyroid AVOID:
Cabbage, broccoli, rutabaga, cauliflower, kale,
Brussels sprouts, watercress, peanuts, almonds, walnuts, pine nuts, millet, turnips, turnip greens,
cassava root (tapioca), spinach, peach, pear, grape,
mango, pea, and all soy (the worst) products.
Peanut butter has had the goitrogens killed off
because the making of it requires such high heat, BUT
eating too much leads to the production of oxalic
SOY products elevate T4 without modifying T3=weight
gain, low ch'i, low fertility=early menopause, PLUS
the plant based estrogens in soy can inhibit
absorption of zinc and other essential minerals, cause
stomach and intestine distress, AND is highly harmful
for children whose sex organs and immune systems are
still in the developmental stages.
MILK: if you are hypothyroid, then avoid milk as the
protein casein in cow's milk is 300% more potent than
human breast milk and also disrupts thyroid function,
try rice milk instead, not soy milk. A nice cup of hot
milk before bed for calming the nerves is even worse
than cold raw milk.
FLUORIDE: avoid toothpaste and water which contain
fluoride, as well as iodine (table salt and seaweeds)
as both compounds irritate the thyroid gland=auto
immune non functioning and it attacks itself. Too much
iodine can result in hyperthyroid conditions such as
weight loss, rough skin, acne, mental and emotional
problems, and a 'spacey' feeling.
SUGAR: refined sugars burn out the thyroid gland as
well as the adrenal glands.
If the thyroid is 'off', so, more than likely will be the parathyroid
glands that cluster on the thyroid like little grapes,
everyone has between four and eight of them. If they
are not working properly, then calcium will not be
assimilated or distributed properly=weak sagging
muscles, loss of elasticity, heart attacks, and the
muscles will then suck calcium from the
bones=osteoporosis problems of 'aging' women, as
muscles get calcium first in the food chain within the
human body. AND if you have Adrenal gland
insufficiency, it will affect your thyroid. So…treat
adrenals first, then thyroid, then parathyroids in
that order for any type of thyroid Rx to work, or your
own gland without medication, via the foods you eat …
In terms of Traditional Oriental Medicine, the thyroid
gland is associated with Heart energy and a
GallBladder flow imbalance can lead to thyroid
tumors... working acu-points Stomach 9 (on either side
of the Adam's Apple), Conception Vessel 22 (base of
throat dent), Large Intestine 4 (in each hand:
Forbidden Point during/desiring pregnancy), and
Bladder 15 (between the shoulder blades)...will all
help to balance out HYPOthyroid problems and the
energetic atomic weight gain, associated with thyroid
Blueberries, strawberries and virgin coconut oil rev
up a slow metabolism, and are great for the desired
weight loss by fat HYPOthyroid people.
DEMAND a Reverse T3 blood test, it shows how much T3 your body can use out of what is made FOR use. often a big difference showing you are not normal but clinically hypo. good luck
Cholenergic Urticaria - do you know of any natural remedies/ treatments?
My teenage daughter has suffered with heat rash and hives to the point of being disabled with it. She cannot do any physical activity and her emotions (any fluctutation, either happy or sad or mad) will set off an episode. She was very active in sports, and has now become depressed because of her limitations. We have exhausted medications and medical resources: specialists, paediatricians, counsellors, allergists, you name it!
Her rash consists of a prickly, heat rash that covers her entire body except the palms of hands and soles of her feet - she looks 'scalded' from it. The hives then cover her whole body and the itch is unbearable. She takes an antihistimine every day to prevent the hives, and yet she still gets the heat rash.
If anyone has information regarding the causes that they know about (ie: thyroid dysfunction), PLEASE let me know! She is desperate to either treat the symptoms or get to the root of what is causing it.
Home - Resource Center - Health Library
NAT Database Good Doctor Additional Articles FAQs Great Books Useful Websites Glossary Newsletter Archive
Print PDF | Print | Health Library Home
• Angioedema; Dermographism; Hives; Prickly Heat
Principal Proposed Natural Treatments
Other Proposed Natural Treatments
• Acupuncture; Food Allergen Elimination Diet; Quercetin; Vitamin B12; Vitamin C
Proposed Natural Treatments for Urticaria
Urticaria, commonly called hives, is an inflammation of the surface layers of the skin, and is characterized by small, itchy red or white welts (called wheals). Urticaria is usually caused by an allergic reaction; however, the allergenic trigger is often unknown. When a cause can be identified, it is frequently something taken by mouth, such as shellfish or other fish, dairy products, peanuts or other legumes, chocolate, fresh fruit, or medications. Sometimes other allergens such as pollens, molds, or animal dander can produce hives. Hives can also be caused by heat (cholinergic urticaria or "prickly heat"), cold (cold urticaria), pressure (dermographism and pressure urticaria), light (solar urticaria), exercise, and certain infections such as hepatitis B.
In most acute cases, urticaria disappears within hours or days without any treatment. Sometimes, however, it may continue for a prolonged period, or recur frequently. Such chronic cases are often very difficult to treat.
Urticaria is closely related to another condition called angioedema, which involves swelling in the deeper layers of the skin. When swelling occurs in the throat or tongue, angioedema can be life-threatening.
Urticaria and angioedema are also closely related to anaphylaxis, an extremely dangerous condition that can lead to death within minutes or hours. Anaphylaxis is an overwhelming allergic reaction that may lead to swelling of internal organs, collapse of blood circulation, shock, or suffocation. It may be caused by all the same factors that trigger hives; one of the most well-known causes is bee sting allergy.
Conventional treatments for urticaria and angioedema include avoidance of triggering factors, antihistamines, and, occasionally, corticosteroids. When breathing is threatened, epinephrine shots and possibly hospitalization may be needed.
Proposed Treatments for Urticaria
Food Allergen Elimination Diet
Because urticaria may be caused by food allergies, food allergen elimination diets have been tried as a treatment for chronic symptoms.
There are many forms of the elimination diet. One of the most common involves starting with a highly restricted diet consisting only of foods that are seldom allergenic, such as rice, yams, and turkey. Other proponents of the elimination diet allow a greater range of foods at the outset. If dietary restriction leads to resolution or improvement of symptoms, foods are then reintroduced one by one to see which, if any, will trigger urticaria. (For more information see the article on food allergies.)
The results of preliminary studies suggest that the elimination diet can be effective in some cases of chronic or recurrent urticaria. 1,2,3 However, this is an arduous approach that is not for the faint of heart. Various forms of allergy testing have been advocated to make matters easier; the idea is to identify specific offending foods only, rather than eliminating practically everything. Unfortunately, food allergy testing appears to be somewhat unreliable when it comes to identifying foods that cause urticaria. 4
In China, urticaria is often treated with acupuncture; however, the evidence that acupuncture works for this condition is far too weak to rely upon at all. 5
Other Natural Treatments
Vitamins C and B 12, and the flavonoid quercetin, have also been suggested, but there is no evidence as yet that they really work for treating urticaria.
what is the link between polycistic ovarian cyst and hyperthyroid?
She tested her thyroid last year and it was a bit high the she saw a Gynecologist this year and was told she has multiple ovarian cyst. What is i good Natural home remedy for treatment
Do we have anyone who believes in chinese medicine?
I have read several remedies for curing thyroid
problems with chinese herbs. Has anyone tried such treatments or have any advise for natural healing of the thyroid?
What are the adverse effects when a person does not take thyroid medications after a complete thyroid removal?
My mother has a history of mental illness and refuses to go back to the endocrinologist after having full radiation treatment on her thyroid. The thyroid has been completely dissolved and I am worried that she needs to be on synthroid. What will happen if she continues to go without medication? Are there any natural products(not pills) that she can drink or eat that will help with this problem? I have noticed that she has become increasingly irritable, depressed at times, and very anxious. Is this the result of going without synthroid medications?
Has anyone got any thyroid problems and tried Singapore's 'HealthGuard T18'?
the T18 health ppl there r very nice and the licensed natural herb can cure thyroid problems as again one of my aunts trying that too in Singapore. The eye irritation symptom has been affected her job and daily life very much...
Now that shes on her her 2nd treatment, she feels alot better, improving... ^ v ^
Let me know the good result of yours if you are taking the healthguard T18 as well?
If you ned thyroid hormone, no supplement can replace it. While some supplements can help with the conversion of T4 into T3, they don't do the whole job. The best bet is iodine if one is iodine deficient or a natural thyroid medicaton like Armour thyroid. In some countries Armour is a supplement.
What is the Normal TSH Level ? is it 5.) and up is it right ?
here Mine TSH Is 2.14 and Is that Low.. I believe that is Low thyroid Cuz My hands get cold and I feel depressed and Lost weight and easily brusied.. and irregular menstrual cycle every Month.. so Do I need treatment for that and Take the Natural Thyroid ? to raise and produce my hormone levels
Yes, you need to seek treatment. Did you know that an untreated thyroid condition can do major harm to your body and even lead to death? You'll probably have to take synthroid, which is harmless.
Help! One doctor says low thyroid the other says it's normal?
My GYN did bloodwork to check my thyroid because my hair has been falling out like crazy. It's been coming out in clumps! I did just have a baby in January, so not sure if it could be related to that, but anyway my GYN said the results showed that it was low and to make an appointment with my family doctor to talk about treatment. My family doctor looked at the results and said it was normal and that I do not need any treatment. What's going on here?! Anything natural I can do for the hair loss? Or should I seek a second opinion?
Do you know what your test results were? The American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists recently changed the upper limit of "normal" TSH from 5.0 down to 3.0. Many doctors are still not aware of this.
Most people feel best when their TSH is 1.0-2.0. Also, another important test is Free T4 which indicates how well your body is making/using the hormone.
Best thing for you is to see an endocrinologist. Family doctors don't know too much about thyroids (they are Jack of All Trades, Master of None). Endos are trained specifically in thyroid disease.
As for the hair falling out, it's very common after having a baby. I've found that eating fish helps a lot. We try to eat fish at least 2-3 days per week. I think it's probably all that omega fatty acids.
Other signs of an underactive thyroid, in addition to the hair falling out are feeling cold, dry skin, dry hair, feeling tired and lethargic, loss of memory, inability to concentrate, slow metabolism, weight gain, constipation. A lot of these sound like pregnancy/post pregnancy don't they?
Anyone with thyroid disorder have luck with gluten-free?
I found out a few months ago that I have Hypothyroidism and so I have been trying out some different natural forms of treatments, such as acupressure, adding coconut oil to my diet, and cutting out certain foods from my diet. I've been reading that gluten intolerance/Celiac disease has been "linked" to Thyroid disorders. It's hard to know what to believe these days as far as what is good for you and what is the best treatments for this and that,etc. But I've tried various things and have noticed that cutting the gluten out of my diet seems to help with my thyroid symptoms the most.
Just curious if anyone else out there with thyroid trouble has tried a gluten free diet and what kind of effects did you get?
That is good to know that you are seeing results from it. Thanks for sharing. That could help others out, because this disease can be hard as heck to deal with. I have been considering buying this book on this website I buy my supplements from, because it has a hypothyroidism cookbook that comes with it. I haven't tried it yet but I think I am going to have to give it a go. I'm not sure if it is gluten free of not, but it would be nice to have recipes to follow.
Improving thyroid health without medication?
For about two years now I have been seeing a doctor to keep an eye on a nodular thyroid goiter. I am six foot one, age 20, and female. The doctor has found nothing seriously wrong, but has advised me to lose a bit of weight and improve my overall wellness to help my thyroid continue its good, albeit swollen, health. Does anyone have a tip on good food or an exercise program that improved their thyroid function? Thank you so much for your answers. I am looking for a natural solution here, so please try not to recommend pills of any type, etc. I do see the doctor on a regular basis to make sure that there is not a need for any serious treatment.
You need a new doctor.
If you have goiter, you obviously need treatment. You don't grow a goiter for no reason. And as I understand you statement, your doctor is withholding treatment?
Have you have the nodule biopsied? Is it hot or cold? Those are very serious questions, and If you doctor has not answered them, you need another doctor who will.
And lastly, your doctor is quite confused. There is no exercise program in the world that will help a goiter, or any other aspect of thyroid disease. There is no natural way to improve thyroid function.
Advice and recipes for All Natural high protein homemade dog food ?
My dog was just diagnosed as having thyroid cancer and I have been doing a lot of research in relation to his diet, supplements etc and would like to ask people for their own advice, secrets, petfood recipes and general guidance and information.
Because of the location of his tumor, surgery is the not really an option. He will be undergoing a treatment of oral radiation which will not give him any symptons or side affects except leave him a little radioactive for a short period of time.
I have another 2 dogs and am going to totally change and re-vamp all their diets to one that is using only Raw, natural homemade foods that are free from chemicals and over processing. The use of Raw, natural foods keep coming up as one of the most important things to do in the fight against your dogs cancer, the second most important is the use of herbal/natural supplements daily.
I have been reading that a high protein diet 95% protein and 5%carbohydrates is required for dogs with cancer as carbohydrates can often fuel and fed the cancer.
I would be so appreciative if you guys would share your knowledge, recipes, stories of encouragement and advice that will help me help my little man to recovery and many years of a healthy and happy life.
I totally agree with you about speaking with my vet before any changes are implemented. I am hoping to work very closely with my vet and a holistic vet to see how we can best help my little man. My main aim is to boost his immune system to make him able to fight this horrible disease. Thanks everyone.
Just feed raw meaty bones from the grocery store or butcher(bones must be edible!) and organ meat. (bravo raw dog food brand sells a ground beef organ blend). You can give veggies as a treat. Like blueberries,yogurt,eggs,finely chopped carrots and apples. Dogs with cancer should NEVER be fed grain.
Why do some people with autoimmune diseases have a problem with supplements that strengthen the immune system.?
My husband has Grave's disease. He was put on methimazole (tapazole) to combat the hyperthyroidism. He's been on it for over a year now, starting at 30 mg., then 20, then 10, then 5, back to 10 and then off the medication. The medication controlled his symptoms but the thyroid stimulating hormone level was virtually zero for a long time. Then on the last two blood tests, while taking 10 mg. the hormone level was in the normal range for both the T3 and T4. This gave us hope. Then the doctor told my husband to go off the medication and come back in one month. In just one month the levels changed drastically - zero, and high (showing hyperthyroidism again). When trying to figure out why going off a low dose of the medication would have such a drastic effect, we remembered that we tried a new supplement that is supposed to greatly inhance the immune system. Grave's disease is an autoimmune disease. I heard that the medication (tapazole) actually suppresses the immune system. We are now thinking that the new supplement that my husband was taking messed up my husband's thyroid levels. Why is this so? And is there any other natural treatment for this disease?
Autoimmune disorders are caused by the immune system being hyperactive in a way - instead of attacking germs, they attack the body. Taking something to INCREASE the immune system is the last thing that someone with an autoimmune disorder would typically want to do....especially anything that increases macrophagic*** activity...
So yes, suppressing the immune response - would be what you want to do...
Stop taking anything that would increase immunity for 3 months and then follow your doctors suggestion for the hormone titration.
*** macrophages are part of the immune system that stimulate interleukin-1, it sounds the trumpet for the immune system to be on high alert - and in the case of those with autoimmune disorders, that means a sharp increase in symptom aggravation.
In case you want to learn more...
Herbs that would do that include Astragulus, echinecea, guggul, nettle, (and gobs of others), and vitamins A, C and Zinc, and the amino acid arginine - those are just off the top of my head. Sorry about the spelling - its way past my bed time.
How do i get out of this terrible situation? please help?
I'm 15 and i've had an under active thyroid (hypothyroidism) since March this year. I take tablets called Levothyroxine, and ever since i started them they've given me horrific insomnia, and it's so bad that i only get 10 minutes sleep a night and i cant function normally because of it and i cant even stand up i'm so exhausted. So basically i got told by my doctor that there was no other alternative treatment and so i had to stay on them for all of this time, which meant 8 months of severe insomnia. I even had a sleep study done at hospital and they said it is the tablets causing it but they did nothing about it! Also, the Levothyroxine doesn't even work! I still have all of my symptoms, like hair loss, freezing cold hands and feet,constipation etc.. So i ask myself WHY am i still taking them? But i know there are other brands of thyroxine but they will probably be exactly the same, so i heard of this natural thyroid hormone drug called Armour thyroid, but it's not licensed in the UK and no doctor will prescribe it to me. How can i get it? i don't really want to buy it off the internet its too risky. Please help, this is destroying my life and it will destroy my christmas if it continues.
Have you told the doctor that the tablets gave you insomnia ?
I would seek a second opinion from another doctor, it sounds like you are getting too much thyroxine if you can't sleep. Ask for a repeat thyroid function test.
Trying to help elderly neighbour's dog. Pomeranian-symptoms incl excessive hunger & hair not growing back ...?
Serious answers only please- this is my neighbour's dog and i'm trying to help her.
My neighbour has a pomeranian, i think she's about 5-6 years old. Her hair was clipped late last year and just never grew back, vet checked her and results were inconclusive- possibley thyroid related but thyroid treatment did not help. Over the last couple of days she has been acting strangely, excessively hungry/thirsty and urinating alot... she has been back to two different vets, one didn't know what was wrong and one concluded that it was 'cushing's disease'. He has told her that she will need to be on expensive medication for the rest of her life. My neighbour is distraught as she is finding it difficult to pay for this and does not want her dog unnecessarily medicated if there is a chance she doesn't need to be.
I know from past experience that vets aren't always 100% right, and there is sometimes a natural alternative or other explanation that does not require heavy medication.
I would appreciate help from anyone who has been through similar symptoms with their dog or who is qualified to give advice.
Girls How can I make my feet look great again?
I use to have really nice feet,I mean the skin of my feet were great,no dry skin or anything,my husband use to compared my feet with baby feet,I use to use sandals all the time and now I can't anymore because my feet look horrible because of the dry skin.So I went to the doc and they told me that because I have thyroid problems my skin is dry so I need help from you girls to tell me how can I have great skin and great feet again to wear sandal on this summer.Any natural treatment if is possible.
I did all that but they they look better just for couple hrs
Can a slightly over active thyroid, make it hard to get pregnant?
Im 30 years old, and my husband and I have been married for 9 years. Since we got married, we stopped using birth control, and just said whatever happens...happens. Now that we are in our 30's, we have been actively trying for 9 months with, no luck. I had an ultrasound a few years ago, and everything seems to be normal (no cysts, endometriosis, etc), and I have regular 28 day cycles. My husband had a sperm count, and that too was within normal range. My GYN, and his Urologist say there is no reason why we couldn't conceive on our own. But now after 9 months of trying, and 9 years of not preventing...Im getting really nervous. And unfortunately, we do not have insurance that covers fertility specialists, and we cant afford to go through fertility treatments without insurance. Do you think it could be my slightly over active thyroid making it difficult to conceive? And if so, are there any natural methods in controlling it without medications (diet, exercise, herbs, etc)?
yes. i'm in remission for graves' disease/hyperthyroidism, and unfortunately, when i was younger it caused miscarriages, among other things. i didn't know i had this disease at the time. a routine blood test for thyroid would always come back normal. but when the doctor checked for antibodies to graves/hashimotos, it was positive. hope you do ok!
and elaine moore's website has many women asking questions about pregnancy and thyroid.
world arthritis day-12102011-Wednesday-contribution by Acupressure & Indian natural remedies.?
Rheumatism*/Arthritis*/Paralysis/Stroke : Frequent colds, mostly due to excess heat in the body or improper digestion, damage the working of Thyroid and parathyroid glands leading to inadequate digestion of calcium in the body. This in turn damages the working of Gonads/Sex glands which control the digestion of phosphorus. The combined effect is that the internal heat of the body reduces giving way to water level in the body to increase. Now, when the internal heat of the body is reduced in old age or due to weakness or continuous cold, there is pain in small joints called "Rheumatic Arthritis". Sometimes there is swelling in big joints and if not cured, it has a bad effect on the heart and so it is called "Rheumatoid Arthritis". When these problems of joint pains are tried to be suppressed by more and more powerful drugs, it impairs the nervous system. Moreover, damage to Thyroid, Parathyroid and Sex glands leads to damage to Adrenal gland which causes less oxygenation in the body. As a result of all these plus tension leads to stroke/paralysis.
Now, when we know the root causes of this painful chronic disease, it can be easily prevented by taking treatment on all endocrine glands and curing the cold in the beginning by understanding its root cause.
Treatment: This disease can be cured by the following treatment:
( 1) Take treatment on all points of both the palms, five minutes on each palm twice a day.
( 2 ) Roll the soles on wooden rollers five minutes-twice a day.
(3 ) Take treatment on all the endocrine glands 2/2 minutes on each point twice a day.
(4) Drink 2 glasses of gold/silver/copper charged water reduced from 8 glasses of water, lukewarm if possible.
( 5 ) Rub nylon brush (big one used for washing clothes) on each sole 5 minutes in the morning and 5 minutes in the evening till the soles get warmer than the head.
( 6 ) Take half a teaspoonful of Mahasudarshan powder + half a teaspoonful of turmeric powder with water once in morning and once in evening. Avoid sour things totally from the diet.
( 7 ) (a) Make a mixture of
Calc. Phos 200- ] + Calc. FL -200- I I oz each + Nat. Mur-200- + Fer. Phos-200- J
and take 4 pills in the morning and 4 pills in the evening for 10 days and then once a week.
(b) Make a mixture of Calc. Phos-6x,
Calc. FL-6x or 12 x-, Nat. Mur-6x, Fer. Phos-6x. an oz each take.
After 10 days take daily 4 pills in the morning + 4 pills in evening for two months.
( 8) Take red light on the affected area (not head) for 4 to 5 minutes on each part. Then take blue light for 5 to 6 minutes on each affected part + on head also. Take this light twice daily till the disease is cured.
In such cases rolling of feet for 5 minutes on wooden roller has been found beneficial.
Have U ever tried it seriously?
Great contribution for world arthritis day.
Noted assists in more than 'just' arthritis.
Wonderful for all immune system issues, and works well for the auto-immune problems as it does not 'stimulate' in the sense that a herbal may.
Personally if I'm run down and feel a cold coming on I use Fer. Phos.
The Rheumatic Arthritis is referred to in North America as Rheumatism.
I need help with an alternative treatment to hypothyroid?
I'm 28 and have hypothyroid, I've been taking levoxyl per my endrocon and I really am not seeing any results. If anything I feel like I'm getting worse. It's been over a year and I started off taking 25mcg and now I'm at 120mcg.
Lately I've been having chest pain and had two echo's done and both tech's said they saw liquid around my heart.
The first doctor said it wasn't liquid and it was normal and I'm waiting for the results for my second test.
I did some on line research and found that some people who have hypo thyroid and/or take levoxyl can get liquid around their hearts.
I'm concerned and would really love a natural approach for this condition.
To top it off my cholesterol is out of control, nearly 300. My doctor says it's due to my genes and thyroid.
So I try to eat very healthy, dark greens, spinach, salads, whole grains and such, but from more research am finding these foods are bad for a thyroid condition.
I'm really confused and don't know what to do.
There is a natural alternative to your medication, which has been found to be just as effective.
Sold by prescription only under the name Armour Thyroid®, it's an extract of pig thyroid, and contains both T 4 and T 3.
How the heck can I manage HYPERGLYCEMIA and thyroid disease?
I am 12 weeks pregnant with my fourth child and have been diagnosed with thyroiditis a few years back. After going completely loopy on the meds prescribed I weaned myself off and started changing my dieting and exercising as well as taking a liquid "Dulse" supplement.
I discussed my other problems and concerns with my doctor and she thinks I also have hyperglycemia. I have no clue what to do.
I am often tired and blurry can't think or function. Sometimes I cannot breathe and have shortness of breathe.
If I even touch a drop of sugar I crash immediately and could fall asleep standing. I have to lay down until I can reboot. I can't eat carbs either. I have had an ongoing yeast infection that will not go away even will tons of treatment. It has been 3 years now and my last one before that lasted 2 years.
Being pregnant I'm afraid to do a complete cleanse. I want to go all natural if possible and am having trouble.
I exercise 30 minutes a day to get my heart rate up (that's a MUST for me)
I eat only high protein, natural foods with little to no carbs.
If I give up carbs completely I noticed I get extremely unhealthy and was down to 104lbs.
I have no clue how to manage this or erase it, any help would be great.
Hyperglycemia is elevated blood sugar and this can occur in pregnancy related to hormonal changes. If the blood sugar is elevated to a certain point, then it would be gestational diabetes. All pregnant women should be screened for hyperglycemia and gestational diabetes around the 26 week of pregnancy or sooner if warranted. This is usually done with an oral glucose tolerance test, which you should have had in your prior pregnancies. It is important to identify hyperglycemia/gestational diabetes, because it is associated with congenital anomalies, large baby size (macrosomnia) and other issues. Controlling the blood sugar is associated with improved outcomes.
The treatment for this depends on how high the blood sugars are during the pregnancy. Sometimes dietary modification alone is enough to control the blood sugars. All pregnant women with gestational diabetes should meet with a nutritionist to determine the appropriate caloric intake and allotment. If dietary modification is not enough to lower the blood sugar, then insulin may be needed. Many oral medications for diabetes are not safe in pregnancy. Performing a complete cleanse would not help with this issue. Recurrent yeast infections can occur with Diabetes. Discuss this all with your doctor to determine the appropriate evaluation and treatment. Good luck with your pregnancy.
I am soon going to be undergoing Radioactive Iodine treatment to destroy a portion or all of my thyroid, due to Hyper-thyroidism with a goiter. I am very overweight at about 280 lbs. Up and down with weight for years, actually. But have gained 80 lbs in 5 years. I have been told that the reason I gained weight, instead of the typical weight loss with hyperthyroidism, is because I have a goiter. My question is this; After the treatment, I will be automatically hypo thyroid and will be put on a hormone replacement. Is it possible that I will lose weight once my metabolic rate is normalized after this treatment? Since the hyperthyroidism was thrown off by the goiter, the goiter will obviously be killed off as well...and I wonder if my metabolism will speed up once I get dosed properly with Synthroid or whatever they give me...(truly trying to get the natural based Armour Thyroid meds instead of the synthetic meds), but either way...whatdya say? Thanks for all input!
I am truly worried that I will gain even more weight!!!
Nope ...sorry to say. I was 100 lbs when i was diagnosed with that and I also did the Radioactice iodine. I had a child and since then I was overweight. I weight up to 180 and that was after the baby also. Your thyroid is kinda a tricky little shit and it takes forever to get normal. but some people are different. This was back in 2000 I was 20 years old then. and barely in the summer of 2005 it became normal since they finally found a dosage thats works for me and since then I have lost about 60lbs. But it can take awhile. The radioactive iodine just kills but its the meds that will help you, once they have the right kind for your body.
I have change to hyper to hypo back to hyper and now im so confused i dont even know what I am anymore, I just take the medicine thats making me lose weight like crazy. Time will pass and soon everything will be fine.
What should i do about the side effect of my tablets?
I have an under active thyroid so i have to take Levothyroxine. Ever since i started taking it, it has stopped me sleeping and it gets worse when i increase the dose. I have had this problem for 8 months now and i have not got more than an hours sleep every night for months. I have been to see loads of doctors, a lot of them say it is the thyroxine causing it but i have to stay on it because there is no alternative treatment. I also had a sleep study done at a sleep clinic and they said the thyroxine is keeping my brain awake but all they suggested i do is take melatonin and go to bed and wake up at the same time everyday which i have been doing for 3 months now. The melatonin doesn't really work. I am sick to death of putting up with thi, it's ruining my life! I'm too exhausted to leave the house, it ruined christmas for me as well. Also, i found that the tablets dont even get rid of my other symptoms, despite my blood tests being normal i still have hair loss, cold hands and feet and constipation. No doctors will listen to me. I would like to go on Natural dessicated thyroid hormone but no doctor will prescribe it to me as it is not licsenced in the uk. I dont know what to do!! i cant take it anymore. please help
What do you think ---- hypothyroid or low progesterone?
First of all - I am trying to find a new dr so I can get some testing --- if anyone knows of a dr in philly who is open to recommending natural treatments AS WELL as conventional/western medicine -- please recommend.
I've gone my entire life with symptoms that point to hypothyroid. Lifelong depression, cold hands/feet, low blood pressure, hormone issues. Everytime they test my thyroid, they tell me I am fine. Twice two different doctors tested my tsh levels and said "nope you are fine" this year. I also had all bloodwork done and tests were all "normal."
Now my periods are late - but very heavy, low libido, angular chelitis, colitis bouts, fatigued all the time, depression and anxiety, and I am putting on weight for what feels like no reason. this can't all be stress?!
I take enzymes (gabba, phenyalanine, 5-htp) for depression, sublingual b-12, multi vitamin, cal/mag/vit d, and probiotics daily. I don't know how much more I can possibly to do help myself. I am so frustrated.
I am adding progesterone creme to the list to attempt to help the low libido.....I don't know what else to do. I quit birth control pills hoping the low libido would regulate --- it didn't. it got worse.
Any thoughts? recommendations? i know I need bloodwork - I'm working on that...
my mom has what you have (the hypothryroidism). it took FOREVER for the doctors to actually realize what she had! get the blood work done, do some research, and find a doctor that know what they are talking about! good luck!
Alternate Ways Of Treating Graves' Disease?
I know all about Graves' Disease except that I would like to know about alternate ways of treatment. I know that Graves' Disease can be cured by removal of the Thyroid, but I don't consider going that direction. I also know that by ingesting radioactive iodide pills will help slow the production of the thyroid hormone and other pills that do roughly the same actions.
However, I'm looking for a cheaper, more safe way of treatment, something natural maybe, or something that can be purchased at a drug store (OTC - Over-the-counter). I'm wanting to do this to see how it help, if at all, before doing anything more drastic such as radioactive iodide/surgery. I'm sure there has to be something!
Either way, thanks for reading -- best answer shall be chosen!
An alternate way is to take anti-thyroid drugs(such as methimazole and propylthiouracil).These drugs inhibit many steps in the production of the thyroid hormones.The treatment should be at least 6 months and up to 2 years.After the treatment there's a possibility that the disease will relapse.
Most important adverse effect is neutropenia(low neurtophils in the white blood count) which can lead to serious infections.During treatment with anti-thyroid drugs temperature must be monitored carefully,blood work should be done regularly,and in any sign of infection the patient must visit his doctor.
I have an 11 1/2 year old toy fox terrier who has been plagued by chronic ear infections and skin allergies?
This has been going on for many, many, years! I have taken her to specialists, checked her for allergies, been on numerous medications (antifungal and antibiotics - you name it!) bought special shampoos, creams, ointments, ear cleansing solutions, natural, apple cider vinegar treatments, boric acid washes, and the list goes on. Her current vet thinks she is hypothyroid - looking back over records from a specialist I took her to in British Columbia Canada (we live in the states) her T4 was 9.5. My understanding is the normal range is 13-44 proving she does have low thyroid levels!! The specialist did not even mention this to me, instead wanted more expensive and elaborate tests!! Sorry for the long spill but I hate to see that my precious pet has suffered because of this so called specialist!!! My question-does anyone else have a dog diagnoised with hypothyroid? How did they respond to the medication and are there side effects?
Does anyone have a dog with similiar symptoms especially the chronic ear/skin infections? After taking meds for hypothyroid did the symptoms clear up? Is your dog much happier and energetic?
Vet prescribed soloxin .05 twice a day. He halved the regularly prescribed dose because of her age.
Hoping this will help her and not cause any medication side effects. I'm a little OCD about medication for my little dog!
consider Canidae dry dog food, all life stages, for your dog to possibly eliminate the skin allergies....many yahoo answer people have said that their dogs had skin problems and other maladies that seemed to DISAPPEAR after switching to Canidae dry dog food, all life stages, which is an ALL NATURAL, NO BY-PRODUCTS, NO GRAINS OR FILLERS, ALL HUMAN GRADE INGREDIENTS, NO BEET PULP OR SALT, AND IS REASONABLY PRICED AND AFFORDABLE !!...IN MY OPINION, THE BEST DRY DOG FOOD, AVAILABLE ANYWHERE, ALL USA INGREDIENTS, MADE IN THE USA, WITH A MONEY BACK GURANTEE IF UNHAPPY !!.....check it out at Canidae.com for more information, and a list of dealers by Zip code.....MANY BREEDERS RECOMMEND CANIDAE, AND MANY YAHOO ANSWER PEOPLE SWEAR BY CANIDAE, AND HAVE USED IT FOR MANY YEARS WITH GREAT SUCCESS AND SATISFACTION !!..try it, what have you got to lose, and maybe your dog's skin allergies will disappear !!???...good luck to y'all !!!
I have hyperthyroidism and my dr told me aspirin would calm it down however Im reading aspirin induces it?
3wks ago, out of the blue 1 day, I started feeling weird..memory loss, no energy, was sleeping over 1/2 of the day, confusion, No touch sensation.I went 2 the hospital...after some bloodwork all they could tell me was I had hyperthyroidism and was a little anemic.I went 2 the dr. the next day and after they did the same blood work and waited a week 4them 2get it back. All the dr. told me 2do was 2take a aspirin everyday?! Dr. didnt tell me anything more...no appt w/ thyroid specialist, no treatment, nothing! I am finding that aspirin actually throws off your throid and can cause a thyroid storm, is this true? And if I am a little anemic I thought aspirin was bad? I still feel in and out of it, still want to sleep all of the time, still have no energy or will power to do things that I normally would do, still feel fuzzy and confused.ugh! I just want to feel 'normal' again! I would love to find out some natural remedies. Any advice would be more helpful than you'd ever know.thank you sooo much!!
Neither of those things are true. An aspirin will not help hyperthyroidism at all. But it won't induce it either, and it doesn't cause thyroid storm.
That being said, you need to first of all fire this doctor, then call the medical board and report him. And you need a new doctor. You need new blood tests, and you need a diagnosis (hyperthyroidism is only a symptom, it is not a diagnosis.) Then you need to get into treatment.
There are no natural remedies for any thyroid diseases. There is only prescription anti-thyroid drugs.
My son is going to be evaluated for ADD...?
I was usually the one who always commented on the ADD/ADHD issue with-"I don't believe in ADD, I think it's a diagnosis used for parents who simply have very active kids." Well, I should have done a little more research. According to my son's 1-3rd grade teachers, he needs to be tested for ADD. NOT the hyperactive kind, just the one where they can't focus, can't pay attention, can't stay on task. I see the same problems at home. He forgets things, loses things, has to be re-told almost everything. He has a hard time retaining information. There's just a lot of issues he's having because he just can't focus. He's in 3rd grade, and at the teacher conference, she tells me he's at a 6th grade reading level. And that he's ridiculously smart, but doing independent work is very difficult for him. So, Ok, here's the question: anyone have kids on something OTHER than Ritalin? The side affects seem awful. And my boy is already on a thyroid medication, asthma medication and allergy medication. I want to go to his appointment with something more than the attitude of "Well, the doctor knows best". I want to know about alternative treatments, natural meds, all that.
I guess I should have put this:
My boy is playing in his 3rd season of little league football. He's has 3 practice days a week, plus games on Saturdays. HE IS VERY ACTIVE. Loves to play with toys like Legos, plays "pretend" with wrestlers, little action figures. Quite frankly, I think he enjoys toy play over video games. Yes, occasionally plays the nintendo wii, but I hate video games...so that is limited to 20-30 minutes, when he's done particularly well with his school work. Maybe once a week. Yes, a little tv when he was small, well, more like Baby Einstein videos, but I refuse to believe that that is why he's having so much trouble. Who hasn't grown up watching tv. I know I did!
He is not HYPERactive. This will be testing for the attention deficit only. What I mean by "HE IS VERY ACTIVE" is that he isn't a couch potato that plays video games and watch tv all day.
does anyone know any alternate treatments for lyme disease?
I have been in treatment for about a year now, and have had it for fourteen. I want things to move faster... I don't know if there is anything else to do but I am on oral anti-biotics, mepron, thyroid, other things that treat the egg not the chicken, and some supplements. I do not need to hear anymore beep faces telling me about how long-term anti-biotics are harmful to your system. I had no immune system before I started them, and I am alot better now than I was. I also have babisia, clomtia pneumonia (not the std another strand), Mycoplasma, I was in treatment for the last two for a year or so before I started treatment for the babisia, and the borrilia. I also have bartonella.... Which I am in treatment currently also... Anything, natural or otherwise that could help please. Thanks <3