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8 thoughts on “Symptoms of Hypothyroidism: How to get the RIGHT diagnosis

  1. Shelly Green

    Can you recommend a doctor that I can go to see that does not require a referral from my regular MD. I live in Chattanooga, TN.

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  2. phil/karen

    seditve, anestisia + low thyroid function equals myxedema coma/crisis. my wife was misdiagnosed w/brain stem stroke/slow blood flow to the brain on eeg. but low thyroid function will cause the same condition if not restored by thyroid medication. iv T3 10-20 mcg (1-2 ml)

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  3. Hotze Blog

    Hair loss is a very common, yet often overlooked symptom of hypothyroidism. Thinning hair is common especially among women with hypothyroidism along with the loss of the outer third of the eyebrows. Low thyroid decreases circulation, which is behind classic symptoms of hypothyroidism such as hair loss, dry skin and brittle nails. In response to a decrease in circulation, your body sends blood to its most vital organs like the brain. As a result, blood flow to your body’s extremities is decreased, resulting in hair loss or dry and brittle hair and nails.
    With the addition of desiccated thyroid, such as Armour Thyroid, you can restore your body to a healthy state and in many cases, hair loss is also restored.

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  4. Hotze Blog

    At Hotze Health & Wellness Center, we see patients from all over the country. You are only required to come to our center for your initial evaluation with the doctor. All follow up visits can be done via phone. Please contact a new guest consultant at 877-698-8698 if we may be of further assistance. Thank you!

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  5. Tess

    50 yo female in Ohio, tested in my thirties for thyroid antibodies-negative. Hypothyroidism was discovered in me from a T3 by dialysis 16mos ago by a famous endocrinologist/diabetologist. He put me on Synthroid which sent my pressure to 180/110 and made me very weak and ill. He put me on bio T3 and my T4 crashed. In the meantime, thanks to your website, I discovered my cortisol level was low. I was started on a cortisol supplement and it appears my adrenals have recovered. I finally got on armour. My T3 and T4 normalized. But my heart rate soared and my TSH bottomed out (<0.1). I still feel awful. No energy, lots of fatique, poor concentration, brittle dry nails skin and hair (all of which were true when I was in high school too). However, the one important benefit of thyroid treatment, years (30+) of depression improved (and finally off all the damaging antidepressants!!). Without thyroid help, I plummet by into depression. Just FYI, I am a type 1 diabetic who has horrible cravings and can not seem to fight carbs off. My last A1C was 5.6. I'm being treated for yeast, but as soon as the diflucan is gone, or when I stop nystatin, my pain soars, particularly joint. Just found out I'm allergic to eggs, garlic and pepper. Not sure even how to eat with those limitations, but managing. Lastly, I spent my savings going to NY to see the diabetologist. Coming to your clinic would be wonderful, but I don't have the funds to get to Texas. Any suggestions? Please. I just want life to be more normal for a few years. Thanks Dr Hotze!!

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    • Hotze Team

      Dear Tess, Thank you for your comment. We are sorry that you have had such a difficult journey. Yes, if your adrenal glands are stressed, then thyroid hormones may not work as well. Our medical team would be happy to help you. We do offer financing through Care Credit, as well, if that helps. Please contact a new guest consultant at 877-698-8698 who can answer any questions you have about our treatment program. We want to you experience optimal health so that you can live your life to the fullest!

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