Thyroid Medication

Written by Norene Anderson
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Replacement thyroid medication is generally the course of action when it has been determined that the thyroid gland is no longer producing the proper amount of the hormone thyroxin. A thyroid function test along with the clinical symptoms present is used to make the diagnosis.

Some of the symptoms that can be attributed to an underactive thyroid include headaches, fatigue, weight gain, poor appetite, hair loss or thinning, respiratory infections, constipation, depression, just to name a few. Poor diet, chemicals in food products, saturated fat consumption, x-ray radiation, and pesticides are just a few of the things that can affect the function of the thyroid.

When Is Thyroid Medication Needed?

There are some things that can be done to help improve the function of the thyroid gland and the overall glandular system. Diet and lifestyle is an important factor in providing and allowing the body to function at peak levels. Herbs can also be used to help improve the activity of the entire glandular system. There is a complex connection between the thyroid and adrenals and are both involved in low energy levels.

When one gland is depleted, it signals the other to pick up the load. This imbalance can be corrected or avoided completely by supporting the overall glandular system with a natural herbal supplement. The function of the thyroid is to regulate the body's metabolism. When it is not functioning properly, the whole system is out of balance. If you are experiencing any of the above symptoms, check with your doctor to see if you have a thyroid imbalance. If so, you might consider the benefits of natural supplements along with your thyroid medication as prescribed by your physician.

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