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Naturopathic Support After Thyroid Removal Surgery

Authored by: Total Health Team

If you’ve had your Thyroid removed, you know how difficult it can be to balance your post-surgery hormone replacement medicine. We often see people who are taking Thyroxin or Synthroid and have normal blood work but still experience symptoms such as fatigue. This can happen because other organs in your body might not be functioning optimally due to the removal of your thyroid. When your thyroid is in trouble, your adrenals try to compensate by going into overdrive. This creates challenges for your liver, which is already hard at work converting the T4 hormone found in your replacement medicine into T3, the hormone your body responds to. If your liver is stressed, that conversion might not take place but your blood work will look normal.

Fortunately, there’s a simple way to determine if your adrenal glands are working overtime. It’s called an orthstatic blood pressure test. We’ll have you lie down and take your blood pressure. Then, we’ll ask you to quickly stand up and immediately take your blood pressure again. Your systolic number should go up 10 points. If the number doesn’t go up, or it goes down, it means your adrenal glands are fatigued. We can treat fatigued adrenal glands using a combination of herbs and a balanced diet that takes the stress off your adrenals. Once your body chemistry is balanced, your body will be able to use process and receive your thyroid hormones more effectively and you should feel much better.

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