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Ten Questions to Ask About Your Thyroid Health

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source: Thyroid Awareness

year: N/A

summary/abstract:

What to Ask Your Physician:

• Where is the thyroid located, and what does it do?
• What are the differences between hypothyroid and hyperthyroid patients and what are the symptoms of each?
• What is Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH), how is it measured, and what should my target number be?
• What else besides TSH levels are important for making sure my thyroid condition is under control?
• Why are more people than ever being diagnosed with thyroid cancer and should I be checked for it? 

What to Ask Your Pharmacist:

• What is the difference between a generic thyroid hormone pill and a brand name thyroid hormone pill?
• Will you notify me in advance if you switch my thyroid medicine from the brand name I normally use to a generic?
• What time of day is best to take my thyroid hormone pill?
• May I take my thyroid medication with food, other medications, vitamins or supplements?
• Can any of my other medications affect my thyroid?

 

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