Thyroid Medications

Health, Thyroid, Vegan Diet, Womens Health
The Pros and Cons of Current Thyroid Medications The standard treatment for Hashimoto’s thyroiditis and other forms of slow thyroid is to supplement with one of the synthetic thyroid medications. The most commonly used one is the levothyroxine, sold under various brand names and in generic form. Common names to look out for include Levothroid and Synthroid. This medication is supposed to mimic the natural thyroid hormone T4, in the hope that the thyroid will naturally produce T3, even more essential than T4 for many bodily functions, and restore the body back to balance. However, there are a number of pros and cons in relation to the current oral thyroid medications being used to try to treat slow thyroid, medically referred to as hypothyroidism. (Think of the rhyme HYPO=slow, so…
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What is Basal Metabolic Rate?

Health, Thyroid, Womens Health
What is Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR) and How is it Impacted by Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis? We’ve all heard the word metabolism, and know it has something to do with our weight, most often in relation to being overweight and having a hear time losing weight. What exactly is your metabolism, and what is your Basal metabolic rate (BMR). Most importantly, how is your BMR affected by Hashimoto’s thyroiditis (HT), commonly referred to as a slow thyroid? What is metabolism? Metabolism is the group of chemical processes in the body essential to maintain life. But there are a lot of processes. Most of the time when we talk about metabolism, we are referring to how the body used the energy, measured in calories, that we take in through the food and drink…
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