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10 Ways Thyroid Patients Can Feel Better


Updated April 22, 2014

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Don't Believe Everything You Hear

Question the Myths and Thyroid Rumors Your Doctor and Pharmacist Spread

Many people have opinions about thyroid disease -- your doctors, friends, family, coworkers, etc. But not all of it is particularly accurate. For example, a week doesn't go by that I don't hear about some doctor or pharmacist pronouncing that "Armour Thyroid is going off the market!" Or patients tell me that their doctor believes that Synthroid is the best thyroid hormone replacement drug, with no exception. Or the holistic practitioners who say that "all thyroid patients should take iodine." Or the endocrinologists who believe that radioactive iodine is the only treatment for hyperthyroidism. When it comes to these sorts of blanket statements, I have one thing to say: "is that so?"

Come along as I debunk some of the common myths about thyroid disease.

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