Recently thyroid medication has been used to lower TSH. Though most people say they prefer doing things naturally rather than using thyroid medication, they fail to recognize that thyroid medications are similar to hormones produced by the body. With thyroid medication, the thyroid is allowed to rest and as a result fewer antibodies are produced.
Most pharmacy schools teach that handling a patient with thyroid issues is quite easy since it easy to treat, but the fact remains thyroid disease should be declared a pandemic. An average of 15% of people across the countries are slaves of thyroid diseases, but most suffering from thyroid issues have not been diagnosed.
Synthroid (synthetic thyroid hormone) in 2013 to 2014 has been the top of the prescribed medication list. Well, Synthroid depends on how one takes it, it goes well for those who accept it with later a decrease in the severity of symptoms. It actually helps minimize the thyroid gland attacks by making it less visible by the immune system.
A pharmacist who has been practicing for a couple of years and who has also been diagnosed has learnt more than what he did at school. Biased as he may be he finds that majority of his clients are yet to have a lot of experience with Synthroid. Quite a number of the people are unable to convert Synthroid properly. There is however a prodrug T4, and people using it have problems losing weight and suffer from hair loss. For such people, a compounded medication is advised, for example a T4 and T3 combination.
Being on WP thyroid or Armour medication has proven quite useful to most people but down the line about ten years later, most develop other autoimmune conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis or lupus since the main cause of the Hashimoto`s was not addressed. This is because thyroid medications are known to subdue the glands autoimmune attacks.