• Hypothyroidism

    Hypothyroidism Treatment Options

    What are your options once you have a formal diagnosis ? My goal with this post is to offer information on what is out there and again include a little of my personal experience. Treatments Traditional medical treatments for Hypothyroidism are limited as well. The most commonly recommended treatment is to begin a hormone replacement regimen to alleviate symptoms. Surgical intervention is an option but is rarely recommended. Hormone replacement therapy for Hypothyroidism is a treatment that is a life long situation and must be sustained. Medications Synthetic thyroid hormone Synthroid (Levothyroxine) is the most commonly recommended hormone replacement out there. There is also a medication called Armour Thyroid or…

  • Hypothyroidism

    Hypothyroidism – Symptoms and Diagnosis

    In my last post I talked a bit about Hyperthyroidism and I also would like to discuss Hypothyroidism. I want to provide a balanced view of the different disease processes involved with a thyroid diagnosis. Considering that I’ve personally experienced both ends hyper and hypo. Hypothyroidism occurs when your thyroid doesn’t produce enough hormones. Thus causing a hormonal imbalance that throws off your metabolism, causes issues with regulating body temperature, influences heart rate and causes issues with the production of proteins. Symptoms Again, the degree to which you may or may not feel a particular symptom is going to vary from person to person. I’m only listing the most common…