The most important thing you may not know about hypothyroidism

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  1. Chris Kresser’s avatar

    The idea that bio-identical thyroid products like Armour have unreliable doses is a myth. Armour has a standardized dose of 4.22:1 T4:T3.  It has been tested and confirmed over and over again.

    In fact, as you may be aware, Synthroid was pulled from the market because of unreliable doses and was only re-approved in 2004 I believe.

  2. Tula’s avatar

    I would be curious to know if autoimmune thyroid issues could be a secondary result of other autoimmune conditions. I have had severe rheumatoid arthritis since I was 16 (28 years) and in the last couple of years have had rapid weight gain, extreme menstrual irregularities, and hair loss. According to my doctors, my thyroid is normal. Yet, nothing else seems to account for all of these symptoms.
    I get the brush off when I try to press for more in-depth diagnosis. The GYN blames my medication, the rheumatologist blames my diet (low-carb and < 1000 calories per day), the thyroid specialist found a nodule on the thyroid, but says everything else is normal and since the node has shrunk over the past year, everything is fine.
    Why is it so hard to get anyone to pay attention? I’m hardly a hypochondriac. Having a chronic condition has left me very in tune with my body, so I know when things are minor and can be ignored and also when they’re just not right. It seems like the doctors’ eyes start to glaze over the minute I mention hair loss and weight gain. So frustrating…

  3. Chris Kresser’s avatar

    The short answer is yes. Hashimoto’s is often part of a polyendocrine immune disorder involving multiple tissues. The same is true for other autoimmune conditions. The way to figure it out would be to find a health care practitioner willing to test for antibodies to other tissues commonly attacked by antibodies. Also, as I’ll explain in a future article, many people with autoimmune diseases are gluten intolerant. If you’re not already gluten free, I would highly recommend it.

  4. Jan’s avatar

    As someone who was diag. about 2 years ago with hpothyroidism, I take synthroid daily.  Would I do better on the Armour?  I am a nurse, but never see it ordered, always the synthroid.

  5. Chris Kresser’s avatar

    There are several factors that determine which thyroid hormone is best for each person. I’ll be writing about them in a future article.

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