I have autoimmune hypothyroid, what now?

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I have autoimmune hypothyroid,
what now?

Conventional Medical Treatment

The conventional medical treatment of Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, or autoimmune thyroid syndrome, is to give replacement thyroid hormone. The most commonly used medication is synthetic T4. The most common medications are Synthroid, Levoxyl, and levothyroxine. Side effects of synthetic T3 can include irregular heart rate, weight change, being nervous or shaky, difficulty sleeping, excess sweating or being bothered by heat, headache, loose stools. You’ll notice these symptoms are similar to the symptoms for hyperthyroid. These medications interacts with a lot of other medications, so be complete and honest with your doctor about what you are taking.

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People with Hashimoto’s thyroiditis are at increased risk of developing other autoimmune diseases, fatty liver, heart disease and thyroid cancer. In addition, high TSH is a risk factor for melanoma (a skin cancer) and dementia.

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