- Q What are natural treatments for hypothyroidism?
Dr. Jacob Teitelbaum, Integrative MedicineLow thyroid problems are increasing in frequency. In the U.S., they mostly occur because the thyroid is being attacked by our own immune system (an autoimmune process called "Hashimoto's Thyroiditis" - diagnosed by having an elevated Anti-TPO Antibody... Full Answer
- Q How is hypothyroidism treated?
The goal of treatment for hypothyroidism is to compensate for the lack of naturally produced thyroid hormone. For nearly everyone, the treatment involves taking synthetic thyroxine. Thyroxine is a thyroid hormone. You will be required to take this... Full Answer
- Q How is hypothyroidism diagnosed?
A medical history, physical exam, and blood tests are used to diagnose hypothyroidism. Your medical history may reveal recent symptoms of hypothyroidism, such as weight gain or fatigue. Based on the exam and history, a doctor may suspect hypothyroidism.... Full Answer
- Q Are there alternative treatments for hypothyroidism?
Conventional treatments must be used to treat hypothyroidism. Thyroid hormone replacement drugs are necessary to bring TSH levels back to normal. Alternative treatments - such as herbs, supplements, and diet - may be useful in strengthening the thyroid... Full Answer
- Q What medications help treat hypothyroidism?
Dr. Raphael d' Angelo, Integrative MedicineThere are two main types of thyroid hormone medication, says integrative medicine expert Dr. Raphael d'Angelo. Learn what they are and how they're different by watching this video. Full Answer
- Q What can I do to manage my hypothyroidism?
Dr. Raphael d' Angelo, Integrative MedicineSimple lifestyle changes can have an impact on hypothyroidism, says integrative medicine expert Dr. Raphael d'Angelo. Watch the video to learn about lifestyle changes that can help treat an underactive thyroid gland. Full Answer