What Is the Best Natural Treatment for Underactive Thyroid?

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I have hypothyroidism but I don’t want to take drugs. Is there any Natural treatment for the disease?

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Hypothyroidism can be reduced by some natural remedies. Ashwagandha Ashwagandha is an adaptogen herb. It can help your body respond to stress and balance your hormone levels. Meanwhile, it can lower cortisol and balance T4 levels. You can take it 500 milligrams daily. Iodine Iodine is an essential element to make the thyroid work well. Even a tiny amount of supplementary iodine can make changes in thyroid hormone function. You can prevent iodine deficiency by eating sea vegetables, fish, seaweed, raw dairy and eggs. Average intake of iodine should be within 150 - 300 micrograms daily. Selenium Selenium is a necessary element in the production of T3 thyroid hormone. It can also reduce autoimmune affects. In people with Hashimoto’s disease and pregnant women with thyroid problems, the supplementation of this element lowers anti-thyroid antibody levels, improving the function of thyroid. You can have it 200 micrograms every day. L-tyrosine L-tyrosine is an amino acid used in the synthesis of thyroid hormones. The supplementation of L-tyrosine can improve sleep problems and help other problems such as fatigue and a poor mood by improving the body’s neurotransmitter function. The recommended intake is 500 milligrams twice daily   Keywords: hypothyroidism natural treatment; natural thyroid medication     Related FAQs: http://healthtopquestions.com/?p=5376   http://healthtopquestions.com/?p=5396
Yes Nature Throid but the pharmacuticals are onto this and don't make enough money with it so they are not making it this making it very hard to get.
If you have hypothyroidism, then just take levothyroxine please. Why do you guys always want to seek the so-called “natural remedies”? Thyroxine is produced by your thyroid gland and is “natural” in nature.
Thank you!I agree.I have taken Levothyroxine since I was in my late 30s for my hypothyroidism.I have never had any problems with it and it definitely normalizes my thyroid levels.
Does this medication Levothyroxine have any bad side affects?
All drugs have side effects.

Side effects of levothyroxine include:
    Chest pain or discomfort
    decreased urine output
    difficult or labored breathing
    difficulty with swallowing
    dilated neck veins
    extreme fatigue
    fast, slow, irregular, pounding, or racing heartbeat or pulse
    heat intolerance
    hives or welts, skin itching, rash, or redness
    irregular breathing
    menstrual changes
    pain or discomfort in the arms, jaw, back, or neck
    swelling of the eyes, face, lips, throat, or tongue
    tightness in the chest
That's to many bad side effects I need a medication with hardly any side effects, I feel bad as it is don't need to feel worse, thank you for your reply.
No I didn't mean to stop you from taking it. Drugs have side effects, that's true, but that doesn't mean you would definitely suffer those side effects. I think you need to consult your doctor.
I just found out I have hypothyroidism and I feel awful, I just wanted to find out what can I do to get some relieve or what meds are safe to take for it, right now I'm not on anything for it, just wanted to know what type of meds I can take For it so I can discuss it with my doctor plus I'm afraid of all those side effects that most meds have and some are very dangerous too. Thanks for your help tho.
Oh now I see you were and are trying to look for safe meds...I'm sorry I'm not a pro. Thanks for your reply.
Do not worry, Merci. You can take levothyroxine. It is very safe with few side effects. Of course, you can talk this with your doctor. But I can assure you that hypothyroidism is no big deal, as it can be well controlled.
Thanks Nathan, I will talk to my doctor about it.
Took Levo for 30 years, ended up with Hashimotos.  I was not converting T4 to T3.  Felt awful.  Functional practitioner started me on Nature-thyroid!  Turned me around!  I completely disagree with Craig Singer!
I've been taking levothyroxine since age 30 and get blood work done every 6 months & can tell you that I don't have any side effects from the medication whatsoever. And it works great for me.
Levothyroxine is better than synthroid...synthroid can cause osteoporosis..been taking levothyronine 24 years and found this info online when one of my healthier friends my age got osteoporosis  ..I have no bone loss and I'm 70.