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Month: April 2016

The Why and How of Thyroid Dosing

The Why and How of Thyroid Dosing

Thyroid assessment and treatment

Your thyroid is a master controller of vital human functions.  It controls your rate of metabolism and is the seat of your immunity.     There is an array of firmly held opinions, explanations and approach to treatment.

Characterization and symptoms

Hypothyroidism, an under active thyroid gland,  is common and is a frequently under-treated or un-treated endocrine disorder.     It is characterized by any of a number of symptoms including:

  • fatigue
  • weight gain or inability to lose weight
  • depression
  • poor immunity
  • cold hands or feet
  • hair loss
  • dry skin
  • low body temperatures
  • constipation
  • cognitive impairment (foggy brain)
  • puffy eyelids or loss of lateral eyebrows

Thyroid Cascade and Control

The approach to thyroid disorders is steeped in tradition, dogma and lack of understating of basic physiology and biochemistry.

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