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Is there any substitute for thyronorm to restore functioning of thyroid gland ?

is there any other way by which we can restore the capacity of thyroid gland to produce sufficient amount of hormones again and make it self reliant rather than depending on thyronorme medicine for lifetime my mom s age is 68 years and she is suffering from hypothyroidism since the last 6 months and she is taking thyronorme medicine (125 mcg) offlately regularly in the morning with breakfast. but then also she is showing symptoms like memory decline, tiredness , etc Her TSH as of today is 8.5 ,three months back it was 1.45 and six months back it was 21.32 so looking at the pattern it is fluctuating. i want to know that is there any other way by which we can restore the capacity of thyroid gland to produce hormones again and make it self reliant rather than depending on medicines for lifetime.? please reply
Asked On : Sat, 12 Mar 2011
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Thyroid problems are often the result of an autoimmune problem. You should read the book, "Why do I still have thyroid symptoms?" Your mom should have thyroid antibody tests done.

Also, she should try giving up foods that contain gluten for at least two weeks and see if she notices a change.
Answered: Mon, 9 May 2011
General & Family Physician Dr. Pragnesh Vachharajani's  Response
Dear Nirav,thanks for choosing healthcaremagic.Your concern is understandable but unfortunately in most of case of thyroid life long supplementation is required unless the thyroid deficiency is due to something else.When even thyroid hormone is deficiency in body many problems occur.Even after control of thyroid, symptoms persist then you have look for the other cause.please discuss with your doctor.
Answered: Sat, 12 Mar 2011
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