Why is Thyroid so under treated?

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Doctor: “My hair is falling out”; “I’m cold all the time”; “I’m so tired and fatigued, I want to take a nap at 3:00 in the afternoon”; “My skin is dry”; “My fingernails are cracking”; “I can’t think straight”.  How many of you experience some of these symptoms or know someone who does??  These are symptoms of thyroid insufficiency. And …

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Thyroid Synthetic or Natural? Which one’s for me?

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Even though far too many patients with symptoms of low thyroid are not adequately treated, Levothyroxine (Brand name: Synthroid®) has been one of the top 5 most prescribed medication in the Unites States for many years running.  Beyond that, Synthroid is often NOT the best treatment for patients needing thyroid supplementation.  So, the questions are: How does the thyroid work? …