Medically reviewed by
Natalie Bessom, D.O. Board-certified family medicine doctor with specialty training in nutrition, USA
This article discusses 12 key questions thyroid patients should ask their endocrinologist during their appointment.
Doctors will tend to treat thyroid issues with medication. It is important to work with your doctor to find which medications work best for you and your thyroid condition. There is no one-size-fits-all solution.
Your doctor may also refer you to a dietitian if you are lacking in any specific nutrients in your diet. Though fixing your diet is not going to treat your thyroid condition, having a well-balanced diet that promotes thyroid health will be beneficial along with any thyroid medication you may have to take.
Each person is made differently and therefore has different sensitivities. Your doctor will determine the type of medication, the dosage, and the length of time you need to take your medication. Most thyroid patients take their thyroid hormone medication daily for the rest of their lives.
Finding the right treatment can take time which is why working with both your primary care physician and an endocrine specialist will give you the best healthcare experience.
- Vitamins or supplements that contain iron or calcium
- Birth control pills
Early diagnosis and treatment of a thyroid condition are vital during pregnancy. Undiagnosed thyroid conditions may have lasting consequences for both mother and baby. If you have become aware of your pregnancy or are trying to conceive; consult your doctor for what steps to take next.
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- Get advice that’s backed by experts
- Join a safe thyroid community to ask questions
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Knowing your family history can help you stay a step ahead of complications from thyroid diseases. It’s best to inform your healthcare provider if you know of someone in your family that has a history of autoimmune conditions or thyroid conditions. Your healthcare provider will be able to determine what tests to perform and next steps to take.
The amount of information and medical terms can sometimes be overwhelming. From bloodwork, new medication, adding supplements to your diet, and experiencing new symptoms can all seem like a lot to keep track of. With ThyForLife, our all-in-one app allows you to store all your thyroid health information securely. Track and log your bloodwork, monitor and understand your symptoms over time, never miss your medication or supplements again, and get information backed by experts.
Here at ThyForLife, we do our utmost to provide accurate information. If you require more detailed information regarding medical terms, conditions, and practices please consult your healthcare professional. Always listen to the advice of your healthcare provider.