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Treating Thyroid Disorders with Hormone Therapy

From the Show: Staying Well
Summary: If you have a symptoms of low thyroid function, you may benefit from hormone replacement therapy.
Air Date: 7/22/13
Duration: 10
Host: Melanie Cole, MS
Guest Bio: Tammy Post, DO
tammy postWeight Loss and Hormone Expert and Spokesperson Dr. Tammy Post (referred to as Dr. Tammy) is a doctor of osteopathic medicine (D.O.), a board-certified family physician and founder of Project Fabulous women's health center. As a public speaker, Dr. Tammy empowers and inspires those who attend her speaking engagements to do something different to achieve the healthy lifestyle they desire. Despite being on the autism spectrum, she is a sought-after expert in hormone balancing, preventive care, and wellness.

Dr. Tammy has been an engaging speaker at the Go Red for Women Annual Event in Association with the American Heart Association, the Health Woman event for Northwest Health Systems, the Kiss a Pig Gala for the American Diabetes Association, and the Chastain Financials Woman's Worth - Financial and Physical Health event. She is also a course instructor and educational seminar director at the Lifelong Learning Center of Northwest Arkansas.
Treating Thyroid Disorders with Hormone Therapy
Thyroid hormones, produced by the thyroid gland, are primarily responsible for regulation of metabolism.

Thyroid hormone replacement is beneficial if you are suffering from thyroid-related conditions. Thyroid hormone therapy is generally used when a person's thyroid is not producing enough thyroid hormone naturally (hypothyroidism). Treatment is prescribed to replace the function of the thyroid gland, or to prevent thyroid cancer from progressing or reoccurring. 

If you have several symptoms of low thyroid function, you may benefit from thyroid hormone replacement... even if your lab tests are within the "normal" range. 

Thyroid hormone replacement is very effective in the vast majority of cases, although some doctors have expressed concerns about taking hormones for long periods of time. 

Hormone expert, Dr. Tammy Post (Dr. Tammy), DO, shares the simple factors that may influence the effectiveness of the hormones, as well as the proper dosage, risks and side effects of thyroid hormone replacement therapy.