Hypothyroidism is often treated with thyroid hormone replacement therapy. The most common treatment is Levothyroxine (LT4) which is a replacement for T4 thyroid hormone because tissues convert T4 to T3 to maintain physiologic levels of the T3. The administration of T4 results in increased amounts of T3 and T4 in the body. There are also natural thyroid hormones on the market which combine both T3 and T4 since they are desiccated thyroid hormone from pigs.Treatments include:
Effect of Levothyroxine (LT4) on Hypothyroidism
Levothyroxine (LT4) is a thyroid hormone replacement therapy which addresses low T4 thyroid hormone levels in the body. This type of thyroid hormone replacement therapy is more common than...
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Effect of Liothyronine (T3) on Hypothyroidism
Liothyronine (T3), a very short-acting thyroid hormone, is often given to patients after their thyroid is removed surgically for thyroid cancer. It is not prescribed as often as [levothyroxine...
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Effect of Natural Thyroid Replacement on Hypothyroidism
Natural Thyroid replacement is done using desiccated pig thyroid which contains both T3 and T4 hormones. This form of thyroid replacement is believed to the most similar to the T3/T4 ratios in humans.
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