Synthroid thyroid medication for hyporthyroidism

June 6th, 2007

Hypothyroidism is a condition where the thyroid is unable to produce adequate amounts of hormones for normal metabolism.

Conventional thyroid treatment for Hypothyroidism involves supplementing the thyroid hormones with synthetic hormones. Alternative thyroid treatments can also be used to manage the levels of thyroid hormones in the body. Hormonal Supplements are used as part of natural thyroid medication.

Synthroid is a brand name of the generic drug, levothyroxine. It is a hormone supplement that is commonly used to treat Hypothyroid.

Although Synthroid is a synthetic replacement of a natural hormone produced by the body, there are conditions in which its administration is prohibited or restricted. It is not recommended to be adminstered if the patient has

  • Adrenal gland problems.
  • A history of heart attacks.
  • Hyperthyroidism - a condition where there is an excess of thyroid hormones.

In crertain other cases, the dosage of the artificial hormone or supplement is strictly monitored by a specialist to avoid further complications. These are

  • Heart problems like thickening the walls of arteries.

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