1) 𝐓𝟒 𝐨𝐧𝐥𝐲 𝐭𝐡𝐲𝐫𝐨𝐢𝐝 𝐦𝐞𝐝𝐢𝐜𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐬:
-contain T4 that has to be converted into T3 (the active form of the hormone)
-generally the safest option but least potent group
2) 𝐓𝟑 𝐨𝐧𝐥𝐲 𝐭𝐡𝐲𝐫𝐨𝐢𝐝 𝐦𝐞𝐝𝐢𝐜𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐬:
-Contain active T3 from
-Can Cause side effects like heart palpitations
-Work better for people who have a problem with a conversation of T4 into T3.
3) 𝐓𝟒 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐓𝟑 𝐍𝐃𝐓 𝐦𝐞𝐝𝐢𝐜𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐬 (𝐍𝐚𝐭𝐮𝐫𝐚𝐥𝐥𝐲 𝐃𝐞𝐬𝐢𝐜𝐜𝐚𝐭𝐞𝐝 𝐓𝐡𝐲𝐫𝐨𝐢𝐝 𝐇𝐨𝐫𝐦𝐨𝐧𝐞𝐬):
-produced from desiccated glands of animals
-contain other hormones: T1, T2, and calcitonin (beneficial)
-has 20% of T3 and 80% of T4
4) 𝐂𝐨𝐦𝐩𝐨𝐮𝐧𝐝𝐞𝐝 𝐓𝟒/𝐓𝟑 𝐦𝐞𝐝𝐢𝐜𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐬:
- 𝐂𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐭𝐞𝐝 𝐛𝐲 𝐜𝐨𝐦𝐩𝐨𝐮𝐧𝐝𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐩𝐡𝐚𝐫𝐦𝐚𝐜𝐢𝐬𝐭𝐬 (𝐨𝐩𝐭𝐢𝐦𝐢𝐬𝐞𝐝 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐪𝐮𝐢𝐜𝐤 𝐫𝐞𝐥𝐞𝐚𝐬𝐞)
𝐓𝟒 𝐦𝐞𝐝𝐢𝐜𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐬 𝐥𝐢𝐬𝐭:
𝐓𝟑 𝐦𝐞𝐝𝐢𝐜𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐬 𝐥𝐢𝐬𝐭:
SR T3 (Sustained release T3)
𝐓𝟒 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐓𝟑 𝐍𝐃𝐓 𝐦𝐞𝐝𝐢𝐜𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐬:
Armour Thyroid (Brand name)
𝗪𝐡𝐢𝐜𝐡 𝐨𝐟 𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐬𝐞 𝐦𝐞𝐝𝐢𝐜𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐬 𝐢𝐬 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐛𝐞𝐬𝐭?
In general, patients seem to Feel better on NDT and compounded medications.
𝐇𝐨𝐰 𝐜𝐚𝐧 𝐰𝐞 𝐚𝐬𝐬𝐞𝐬 𝐢𝐟 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐩𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐞𝐧𝐭 𝐩𝐫𝐨𝐩𝐞𝐫𝐥𝐲 𝐫𝐞𝐬𝐩𝐨𝐧𝐝𝐬 𝐭𝐨 𝐬𝐲𝐧𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐭𝐢𝐜 𝐨𝐫 𝐧𝐚𝐭𝐮𝐫𝐚𝐥 𝐦𝐞𝐝𝐢𝐜𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧?
We can check antibodies before and after starting new thyroid medications. For example, if a patient does not respond to Synthroid, we can switch to NDT. If this does not work, we continue to work together and switch to a compounded medication. The goal is to find the best therapy to a specific patient.
𝐈𝐬 𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐫𝐞 𝐜𝐨𝐧𝐭𝐫𝐨𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐬𝐲 𝐛𝐞𝐡𝐢𝐧𝐝 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐧𝐚𝐭𝐮𝐫𝐚𝐥 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐜𝐨𝐦𝐩𝐨𝐮𝐧𝐝𝐞𝐝 𝐦𝐞𝐝𝐢𝐜𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐬?
Yes, according to the the studies there is not much difference between synthetic and natural medications. However, these studies have been conducted by pharmaceutical companies and usually, the opinion of the patient and doctors who prescribe them is the opposite.
𝗪𝐡𝐲 𝐬𝐨𝐦𝐞 𝐩𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐞𝐧𝐭 𝐧𝐨𝐭 𝐫𝐞𝐬𝐩𝐨𝐧𝐝 𝐭𝐨 𝐧𝐚𝐭𝐮𝐫𝐚𝐥 𝐟𝐨𝐫𝐦𝐬 𝐨𝐟 𝐦𝐞𝐝𝐢𝐜𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐬?
The conversion from T4 to T3 can be blocked by many factors, including stress, impaired liver function, gut health and nutrient deficiencies. That's why it's always essential to do additional tests and find the real cause of the problem.
𝘞𝘩𝘪𝘤𝘩 𝘮𝘦𝘥𝘪𝘤𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯𝘴 𝘩𝘢𝘷𝘦 𝘠𝘰𝘶 𝘵𝘳𝘪𝘦𝘥, 𝘸𝘩𝘪𝘤𝘩 𝘰𝘧 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘮 𝘸𝘰𝘳𝘬𝘦𝘥 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘣𝘦𝘴𝘵 𝘧𝘰𝘳 𝘠𝘰𝘶?