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The importance of avoiding too much t3

The importance of avoiding too much t3

Most conventional doctors in the United States and in the world treat thyroid imbalance with T4, Synthroid or another preparation. There is a minority, however, that treat the thyroid imbalance with huge amounts of Armour thyroid (a medication that combines the two thyroid hormones, T4 and T3). While adding T3 to your thyroid treatment can improve some of your symptoms and is an important component of Dr. Arem’s thyroid program, it should be noted that treating hypothyroidism with Armour thyroid alone can result in thyroid hormone overmedication. Armour thyroid contains more T3 than the body needs when prescribed in high...

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Liquid levothyroxine may be a better therapy for hypothyroidism than a tablet form

Liquid levothyroxine may be a better therapy for hypothyroidism than a tablet form

Hypothyroidism is diagnosed when a patient’s TSH level is reported as elevated. The introduction of a precise dose of thyroid hormone into the body causes the TSH levels to become normal in range, restoring euthyroidism, or normal thyroid function for the patient. Levothyroxine is the most common form of treatment for hypothyroidism. This treatment comes in a liquid and a tablet form. Studies have shown that the liquid form of levothyroxine actually is more effective and is better absorbed by the body than the tablet form. The liquid levothyroxine is able to overcome food and drink interference and malabsorption, whereas...

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Different kinds of medications for Hypothyroidism

Different kinds of medications for Hypothyroidism

The conventional treatment of hypothyroidism is synthetic T4 or Levothyroxine. In the right amount, Levothyroxine will normalize your thyroid levels. The body can convert T4 to T3, which is the most active form of thyroid hormone, but not T3 to T4. When you try to correct your underactive thyroid with levothyroxine pills (T4) the conversion of T4 to T3 may not be optimal and you will end up missing some T3. That’s why you may not get rid of all your symptoms by just taking thyroxine tablets. There are 13 strength levels of Levothyroxine tablets, all ranging from 12.5 mcg...

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Can T4/T3 therapy cause joint pain?

Can T4/T3 therapy cause joint pain?

Q: Any idea if adding a T3 to a T4 can cause extreme pain in the hands and shoulders? A: T4/T3 treatment has to be individualized based on symptoms, T4/T3 levels and ratios, and obviously, TSH levels. Many healthcare professionals prescribe imbalanced amounts of T4 and T3 to patients. These patients may have perfectly normal TSH levels, indicating that they are taking the right total amount of thyroid hormone, but they may have a significant imbalance in their thyroid hormone levels. Such an imbalance can cause all kinds of symptoms including joint pains and aches, anxiety, palpitations, hair loss, metabolism and weight...

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