If you are hypothyroid

The Basics

An overview of your endocrine system

How your thyroid gland works

About Hypothyroidism

An overview of Hypothyroidism

Hypothyroid signs and symptoms

Hashimoto’s disease

Subclinical Hypothyroidism

Congenital Hypothyroidism

What To Expect

If you have been diagnosed with Hypothyroidism

Treatment Options

Your hypothyroid treatment options

Thyroidectomy

Hypothyroid medications and manufacturers

Levothyroxine (T4)

Liothyronine (T3)

Accessing Liothyronine via private prescription

Named Patient Basis

Natural Desiccated Thyroid (NDT)

Thyroid Glandulars

Pharmacies and wholesalers

Food and drug interactions

About excipients

Testing

History of thyroid testing

Thyroid function tests

Private testing laboratories

Phlebotomy services

Keep track of your test results

Thyroid antibodies

Deiodinase 2 (DIO2) genetic test

Fine-needle aspiration

Ultrasound scan

Thyrotropin-releasing hormone (TRH) test

Checking for B12 deficiency and Pernicious Anaemia

Biotin deficiency and thyroid tests

Managing with Hypothyroidism

Having a baby

Claiming state benefits

The role of vitamins and minerals

Vitamin D deficiency

About selenium

The importance of iron and ferritin

About iodine

Discounts on supplements

The benefits of mindfulness

Help and support

Further Reading

Diagnosis and treatment of Hypothyroidism: a patient’s perspective

7 Myths of Hypothyroidism

The future of thyroid diagnosis and treatment?

50+ long, sad years of thyroid testing

Managing the Total Thyroid Process

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