8 Tips for Taking Thyroid Medication

By

Denise Mann, MS

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Your doctor just explained exactly why you have been so tired lately: you have a sluggish thyroid gland, also known as hypothyroidism.

Your thyroid is a butterfly-shaped gland in your neck that is tasked with producing thyroid hormones. These hormones help your body do just about everything from using energy and staying warm to making sure all of your organs are functioning to the best of their ability.

The good news is treatment with manmade thyroid hormones will help put some spring back in your step. You probably have a lot of questions about your new medication including when and how you should take it to maximize the effects.


Monifa discusses finding the right hypothyroidism treatment for her.

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