Alternative Thyroid Treatment:

The Thyroid controls much of what happens to us, especially regarding our sex hormones and our immune system. When we get a Thyroid test, many times the standard test is all that is done. The results are given for the following: T-3 level T-4 level and TSH level. Unless your doctor requests a comprehensive Thyroid test you will not get the results of the Reverse T-3 level.

The Thyroid gets It's information from the Pituatary. TSH hormone converts to T-4 hormone and minor amounts of T-3 hormone. Some of the T-4 hormone (that is stored in the body) then converts to T-3 hormone and to Reverse T-3. They are all Thyroid hormones; some control each other and some control the rest of the body's hormones. If the Thyroid quits working, so does the immune system and then we are at death's door. T-4 is like the (backup storage), waiting to convert to T-3. T-3 is the active hormone that controls the rest of the hormones.

When supplementing, make sure your doctor has prescribed natural bio-identical hormones, the same as your body makes and not a synthetic hormone.

If your tests show that you are low in both T-3 and T-4, then a natural hormone, such as (Armour Thyroid) or (Nature-Throid)(both brand names) could be prescribed. If your test results find you are not converting T-4 to T-3 very well, then You can also have the prescription filled at a compounding pharmacy for Cytomel which is a natural bio-identical T-3.


The Following Is A List Of Disorders Attributed To Thyriod Distress:
Hashimoto's Syndrome Graves Syndrome Wilson's Syndrome DeQuervains Syndrome Plummer's Syndrome

Always discuss every medicine you take or are considering, with your physician. Your doctor needs this information and in the case of Thyroid disease, it is especially critical. The reason is that one substance might offset or enhance the effectiveness of another and at the very least, your doctor may want to alter the dosages of your medication or supplements.

Those with Thyroid disorder should make any necessary changes in lifestyle, to bring about better health. Thyroid disorder affects the immune system directly. Poor nutrition and lack of exercise, exacerbates the problem. Eat well, exercise regularly, take your vitamins daily, in addition to the other medication and supplements you need and you should be able to greatly improve or even eliminate this disorder.

Alternative medicine doctors will know what tests to do, to achieve the results,that are necessary for you good health.

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Here Are Some Of The Symptoms And Conditions Of Thyroid Disorder:
Generally Feeling Cold Dry Hair Cold Extremities Eczema
Heavy Menstrual Flow Constipation Weight Problems No Relief From: Fibromyalgia
Shortness Of Breath Depression Feeling Cold No Relief From: Chronic Fatigue
Diffuse Hair Loss Anxiety Body Aches No Relief From: P.M.S
Muscle Or Joint Aches Weakness Water Retention No Relief From: Menopause
Poor Concentration Pale Skin Palpitations Dry Skin
Poor Motivation Low Libido Poor Memory

The Following Is A Partial List Of Vitamins And Nutrirnts With Dosages To Take Every Day.
Please Check With Your Alternative Healthcare Provider For Your Persolal Needs
Note: MG = Milligrams & MCG = Micrograms:
Vitamin A (Retinal)
Dosage=20,000 IU Daily
Huperzine A
Dosage=50 MCG. Daily
Boron
Dosage By Testing Only
Vitamin B-1 (Thyamin)
Dosage=4 Grams Daily




L-Carnosine
Dosage=500 MG. Daily
Calcium
Dosage By Testing Only
Vitamin B-2 (Riboflavin)
Dosage=25 MG. Daily
N-Acetal Cysteine
Dosage=25 MG. Daily




Vitamin B-3 (Niacin)
Dosage=250 MG. Twice Daily
Phosphatidylserine
Dosage=100 MG. 3 x Daily
Copper
Dosage By Testing Only
Vitamin B-5 (Pantothenic Acid)
Dosage=150 MG. Daily




Alpha Lipoic Acid
Dosage=600 MG. Daily
Magnesium
Dosage By Testing Only
Vitamin B-6 (Piridoxine)
Dosage=125 MG. Daily
Co enzyme Q10
Dosage=100 MG. 4 x Daily




Manganese
Dosage By Testing Only
Vitamin B-7 (biotin)
Dosage=8 MG. Daily
Ginseng
Dosage=1,000 MG. 2 x Daily
Molybdenum
Dosage By Testing Only




Vitamin B-9 (Folic Acid)
Dosage=8 MG. Daily
Ginko Biloba
Dosage=240 MG. Daily
Phosphorus
Dosage By Testing Only
Vitamin B-12 (Methylcobalamin)
Dosage=4 MG. Daily




Green Tea Whole Complex
Dosage=750 MG. Daily
Potassium
Dosage By Testing Only
Vitamin C
Dosage=5,000 MG. Daily
Phosphatidylcholine
Dosage=900 MG. Daily




Selenium
Dosage By Testing Only
Vitamin D
Dosage=4,000 MG. Daily
Vitamin K
Dosage=100 MCG. Daily
Vanadium
Dosage By Testing Only




Vitamin E
Dosage=800 I.U. Daily
Zinc
Dosage By Testing Only
Chromium
Dosage By Testing Only


How To Take Basal Temperature

Record your underarm basal body temperature with a glass thermometer (not digital). The procedure for doing so is the following:

1. Get a glass thermometer, not digital (the digital ones stop reading after a minute or two and are not as accurate). Non-mercury glass thermometers are now commercially available at Walgreen's and other pharmacies (if you have trouble locating a mercury thermometer).

2. Shake down the thermometer the night before you do the test (using your muscles to shake the thermometer will raise your temperature and throw off the test).

Place the thermometer at your bedside with a book (the book will be obvious in a moment).

3. Go to sleep without an extraneous heat source such as a bed partner (spouse, dog, etc), an electric blanket or on a waterbed (they are heated). You are allowed to wear pajamas and use as many blankets as you desire, as they do not throw off the test.

When you wake up in the morning (or if you sleep during the day, when you wake up after at least 4 hours of sleep), use as little movement as possible (all movement moves your muscles and raises your temperature) and place the thermometer in your armpit. Why the armpit? Patients with low thyroid often have allergies or get sinus infections, which raise the temperature inside the mouth. Patients rarely get armpit infections, so this site is more reliable. I have had only one patient who had a difference in temperature between armpits, but that was due to unusual anatomy (she had something called an atrial-venous malformation (AVM) in one armpit). Leave it there for at least ten minutes (hence, you have a book to read.)

4. Women who still have periods should take their temperature over the first 3 days of their period and average the numbers. Women who have had a hysterectomy but still have at least one ovary will probably want to test over a period of 14 days and use the 3 days with the lowest readings. Men and postmenopausal women can test for any 3 days and average.

5. Normal axillary body temperature is between 97.4 and 98.2 degrees Fahrenheit. Temperatures below that are suggestive of low thyroid.


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