How is Hypothyroidism treated?
|Symptoms of hypothyroidism||How is Hypothyroidism treated?|
|Levothyroxine therapy and serum free thyroxine and free triiodothyronine concentrations.||Thyroid Hormone Therapy|
|Chronic Fatigue Syndrome||Thyroid Hormone Replacement|
|Adrenal Dysfunction and Chronic Stress||Thyroid Imbalance|
|How is CFS Treated||Levothyroxine|
|Thyroid Hormone Therapy|
Most often, hypothyroid patients are treated with levothyroxine (synthetic T4). However, some patients remain symptomatic, and T3 is sometimes required for optimal therapy. Both T3 and T4 are secreted by a healthy thyroid gland. Unfortunately, the only commercially available T3 is a synthetic liothyronine sodium in an immediate release form which is absorbed rapidly and can lead to high systemic T3 concentrations in the body, resulting in undesirable side effects, such as heart palpitations. AgeVital can compound sustained-release T3 which could be an alternative when the administration of T4 alone has not proven sufficient to produce the desired results. Some studies have shown that the inclusion of T3 in thyroid hormone replacement therapy has improved cognitive performance, neuropsychological function, overall physical status, and has reduced depression when compared to therapy with T4 alone.