Am I saying that all hypothyroidism sufferers should be treated with natural desiccated thyroid? No not at all. We are each unique and what works best for us is individual. All the treatment options should be made available to find what works best for each patient. Some hypothyroidism sufferers respond better to synthetic T4 and synthetic T3 medications (such as Cytomel or compounded time-released T3). They may be allergic to pork or to the fillers in the natural desiccated thyroid drugs, or patients wish not to take desiccated pork product due to religious reasons, or vegetarians may not want to take an animal product. It’s about what works best for the patient and providing them with different possible options to try to see what works best.
Your endocrine system works with your nervous system to control important bodily functions. The endocrine systems responsibilities include regulating growth, sexual development and function, metabolism and mood. The endocrine syst ... em also helps give your body the energy it needs to function properly. Endocrine glands secrete hormones into the bloodstream. Hormones are considered chemical messengers, coordinating your body by transferring information from one set of cells to another. Your endocrine system health can be affected by hormone imbalances resulting from impaired glands. A hormone imbalance can cause problems with bodily growth, sexual development, metabolism and other bodily functions. Endocrine system diseases or conditions include diabetes, growth disorders and osteoporosis. More
Insulin helps you manage your blood glucose levels by "unlocking" cells so that they can access your blood glucose for the energy they need. Without sufficient insulin or when your cells have a condition called insulin resistance, where they cannot use the insulin your pancreas makes properly, blood glucose builds up, and can eventually damage your arteries and cause other problems that can lead to complications. Over time, many people need additional help in controlling blood glucose levels. This is when doctors typically prescribe insulin.