I m suffering from hypohyroid for the last 2-3yrs(diagnosed in 2014), TSH level varying bet 7 to 12 micro IU per ml during this period, i m testing TSH every month. No suppliment harmone drug i.e. thyroxin ever taken even when advised by doctor. TSH was 12.2 in JAN-2016. Changes in daily diet, regular exercise, brought TSH level to 7.45 in MAY-2016. In JUN-2016 again went up to 9.2. Should I start taking drug(levothyroxine) as advised by doctor. I do not want to continue it forever. Can it be discontinued once normal level is achieved. T3, T4, TPO test are normal.
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Dr. Chethan R S Bangalore | General Physician
Hi..... Hypothyroidism is a condition related to having an underactive thyroid gland that doesn’t properly make or release thyroid hormones.... If you have hypothyroidism, you need conventional medical treatment. Nutrition and herbs can help support conventional treatment, but should not be used by themselves to treat hypothyroidism..
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