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Synthetic vs natural thyroid drugs

MagazineApril 1997 (Vol. 8 Issue 1)Synthetic vs natural thyroid drugs

Perhaps one of your readers would be able to throw more light on the perplexing thyroxine/bone density controversy (WDDTY, vol 7 no 7)

Perhaps one of your readers would be able to throw more light on the perplexing thyroxine/bone density controversy (WDDTY, vol 7 no 7). Does thyroxine replacement therapy, or does it not, cause lowering of bone density? And, is it true that natura

Many people simply do not respond to synthetic thyroid medication, according to a prominent American endocrinologist, and have been dependent for their well being on the desiccated thyroid. Elaine Hollingsworth, Australia.......

WDDTY replies: According to Rohan Mehta of the NutriCentre, natural thyroid hormone won't shut down your own hormone production, as the synthetic variety does. You can get natural desiccated thyroid on prescription from Springfield Pharmacy in Richmond (0181 940 2304), who will order it from the US.


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