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Created On 7/8/08 2:42 AM
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sjs
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7/8/08 2:42 AM
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My teenage daughter was recently diagnosed by her pediatrician with low thyroid and we are awaiting an appointment with a specialist. Would she have to be on medicine indefinitely? Are there any alternative treatments? What causes low thyroid? Is it hereditary?What are some other questions I should ask the specialist?
 
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2/12/10 10:35 AM
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I would be interested in getting answers to these questions too... Anyone been thru this and willing to share?
 
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2/15/10 9:56 PM
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No, they actually tend to try to taper off the doses of the meds to as low a dose as possible, and if that means a nonexistent one, then so be it!

I wouldn't really suggest any alternative treatments just because I'm not a really big fan of them, but someone else might have something to reccommend.

There are many things that can cause low thyroid, but most of them are completely benign. If I were you, unless otherwise told, I wouldn't worry.

Thyroid issues can be and often are hereditary. I would suggest that you get the rest of your family tested. Especially if they have any symptoms of low thyroid.

You should ask the specialist if she has Hashimoto's Disease; it's where your body attacks your thyroid gland. I would also ask if there is anything that you or your daughter can do to help her thyroid levels.

Good luck!


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