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Date: 11/28/2006    Written by: Jon Barron

Hypothyroidism, Removal or Radiation?


If you suffer from hypothyroidism, removing your thyroid or blasting with radiation or trying to balance it out with synthetic medication are not your only options.

There are two fairly common causes of hypothyroidism. The first is a result of inflammation of the thyroid gland which leaves a large percentage of the cells of the thyroid damaged (or dead) and incapable of producing sufficient hormone. The most common cause of thyroid gland failure is called autoimmune thyroiditis (aka Hashimoto's thyroiditis), a form of thyroid inflammation caused by the patient's own immune system.

Dr. Lee covers hypothyroidism in What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About Menopause. First, he points out that thyroid problems are far more common in women than in men -- a strong indicator that we're dealing with a hormonal problem. Then he points out that for most women, when they start using progesterone creme, their need for thyroid supplements is greatly reduced -- and often even eliminated. Note: just because it is more common in women, does not mean that men cannot have estrogen problems also -- caused by exposure to chemical estrogens. Note: there are men's progesterone cremes, which can be easily found by searching the net.

Immunomodulators such as cetyl-myristoleate and L-carnosine might make sense in case the problem is associated with an autoimmune disorder.

And finally, thyroid extracts such as Standard Process' Thytrophin PMG can be helpful in restoring some of the lost thryroid function.

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    Submitted by geraldine hayes on
    August 10, 2010 - 1:44am

    i am on 150mg of thyroxin a day i can cope with the hunger dueing the day but at night i find it very hard is there anything i can take to help me cope

    Submitted by Katherine Tassioulas on
    January 11, 2009 - 11:10am

    I have hashimotos disease, and my antibodies were 5,000 instead of under 60.
    I have managed to lower them to 1,000 without any pharmeceutical drugs...
    Is there anything you could suggest that may help... I am also insulin resistent...
    Any suggestion will help..
    thank you for your help in the past as I have bought many of your products

    Submitted by martha keller on
    September 1, 2008 - 1:32am

    I would like to take a natural thyroid replacement. I am on the generic 1.25 of levothyroid.
    What could I replace it with.
    Thank you.

    Submitted by saed on
    April 11, 2009 - 9:36pm

    how can i get help for my new born baby thyroid and how it could be get red of it.
    please any one could give advise

    Submitted by zenadepeu on
    April 10, 2011 - 4:01am

    i have oldish skin,put on solid weight with hypothyroidism . Finished radioactive iodine years back.Am taking thyroxin 50 .many good foods are prohibited.Whats the best natural diet or best care .fed up with too much weight at thorso ,face neck,stomach.Many thanks for your help awaited.God bless you all.

    Submitted by Lynn on
    April 9, 2013 - 10:19am

    Just read the book Hypothyroidism Type2: The Epidemic by Dr. Mark Starr. The book talks about how there are TWO forms of hypothyroidism - Type 1 which is easily diagnosed with the
    blood test, and Type 2 which is hereditary and is caused by a genetic fault in the mitochondria. There are only a handful of doctors in the US that know how to diagnose Type 2 and know how to treat it properly. Suggest you read his book or check out, So many symptoms and diseases have been cured using their protocol of thyroid hormone replacement - Dr. Broda Barnes has years of autopsies, studies, and treating patients but our mainstream medical ignores it. Check it out for more info.

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