“The endocrinologist did diagnose hypothyroidsim, and put me on Synthroid, but the symptoms didn’t improve.” “She said “your labs are fine, there’s nothing wrong with you, you’re okay’”.
But Karen wasn’t okay. Her doctor told her that she should feel normal on Synthroid, but she didn’t. Karen had rapid weight gain, patchy hair loss, and debilitating fatigue, and she wasn’t feeling any better. Does this sound like you?
Why Synthroid is NOT the Best Treatment for Hypothyroidism
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Why Synthroid is Not Effective
To recap, often patients who have been diagnosed with hypothyroidism will complain that they still have fatigue, weight gain, brain fog, depression, constipation, and cold hands and feet, even though they have been placed on Synthroid. This is a very common occurrence, and here’s why.
Synthetic thyroid medications, such as levothyroxine, are found in the brand names Synthroid, Levoxyl, Unithroid, and Levothroid. Levothyroxine is a synthetic (man-made) version of thyroxine (T4), the inactive thyroid hormone, that is made and released by your thyroid gland. Your cells must be able to convert T4 to T3, the active form of thyroid hormone, in order to produce energy. For this reason, many people still experience all the symptoms of hypothyroidism even though they are taking this medication.
At Hotze Health & Wellness Center, we treat hypothyroidism with desiccated thyroid. Natural desiccated thyroid is most well-known by its brand names of Armour Thyroid and Naturethroid, and it can also be prepared at a specialty compounding pharmacy. Desiccated thyroid is “porcine thyroid” – meaning that it’s derived from the thyroid gland of pigs. Desiccated pork thyroid includes thyroxine (T4), as well as triiodothyronine, the active thyroid hormone (T3). It also includes other thyroid hormones found in an actual gland, including T1 and T2.
Karen got her life back.
Many women, like Karen, experience hair loss as one of their symptoms, which also happens to be a common side effect of Synthroid. Karen decided to take charge of her health and research other options for treatment. After coming to the Hotze Health & Wellness Center and switching from Synthroid to desiccated thyroid, Karen got her life and energy back! Watch her story here.
If you are frustrated with your thyroid treatment, don’t lose hope because there is a solution and you can get rid of these symptoms once and for all.
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