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Thyroid Problems in Women

While thyroid problems can affect anyone, they are more common in women than in men. The symptoms of thyroid disorders in women often appear after menopause or after a pregnancy. Because thyroid hormone plays an essential role throughout the body, especially in metabolism, an imbalance can cause a variety of symptoms. The thyroid gland plays a role in regulating a woman’s menstrual cycle and in providing a baby with thyroid…
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Hypothyroidism Diet

Although there are numerous different types of diets that have been recommended for patients with hypothyroidism, there is no significant evidence that there needs to be a “thyroid diet.” In general the only dietary consideration for those with hypothyroidism is the adequate intake of iodine. There may also be certain foods that should be avoided immediately before or after taking thyroid hormone. However there is no extensive, hard-to-follow diet required…
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What is Desiccated Thyroid?

There are numerous thyroid medications on the market with a variety of brand names. Sometimes it can be difficult to tell what the differences are between them. There are some excellent articles on thyroid medication written by healthcare professionals and patients including one on the website Stop the Thyroid Madness, which outlines different brands and their ingredients. The synthetic version of thyroid hormone has been prescribed consistently since the 1970s…
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WP Thyroid Shortage

Recently there have been shortages of multiple types of thyroid medication. Nature Throid, which is a popular natural desiccated thyroid medication, is available again after a brief shortage. WP Thyroid, another brand of desiccated thyroid from RLC Labs, is still on backorder. A posting on their website on July 6th states that they are not currently providing availability information for WP Thyroid. It is uncertain when WP Thyroid will become…
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Nature Throid Shortage

Nature Throid is a brand-name version of desiccated thyroid that is currently unavailable in most dosages due to a shortage. The manufacturer has only been able to provide limited strengths while patients search for alternative sources for their thyroid medication. It is likely that the shortage of Nature Throid will continue for at least a few more months and maybe longer. Even if the shortage is resolved, there is always…
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T3 Hormone Replacement Therapy

Hypothyroidism is the under-production of thyroid hormones resulting in important body processes no longer functioning properly. Hormones produced by the thyroid glands including T3 hormone have a critical impact on many processes of the body through managing metabolic rate. (For more in-depth information about hypothyroidism go to our Education Center.) Since there is no cure for hypothyroidism, it usually requires lifelong hormone replacement therapy with daily supplementation. The hormone therapy…
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