How to Treat Hypothyroidism
Posted By: ethernum; Category: Health; November 3, 2008
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If you have hypothyroidism, or an underactive thyroid, it is likely that your whole body will feel out of whack. This is because your thyroid releases hormones - thyroxine and triiodothyronine - that control every cell in your body, affecting your physical and mental well-being. Seek treatment to stop the numerous effects of hypothyroidism, which include everything from feeling tired all the time, an intolerance to cold, a slow rate of metabolism and a low pulse.
Talk to your doctor about taking hormone pills - the most common form of treatment.
Understand that these pills provide the hormone levels the body cannot produce on its own.
Be prepared for it to take a few months before your symptoms disappear.
Realize that your dose may need to be adjusted a few times before your hormone levels stabilize.
Have follow-up blood tests to be sure your hormone levels are healthy.
Continue to visit your doctor at least once a year, because changes in weight and pregnancy can affect the dosage of medication you need.
Be on the lookout for the possible reappearance of any of your symptoms.
Remember that you will probably need to continue these pills for life.
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