Desiccated thyroid extract

What is Desiccated thyroid extract?

Desiccated thyroid or thyroid extract, refers to porcine (or mixed beef and pork) thyroid glands, dried and powdered for therapeutic use. Pork (or mixed beef and pork) thyroid preparations were developed in the late 19th century, and are still used today to treat hypothyroidism, the condition of having an underactive thyroid gland.

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Hello Doctor, My mother was diagnosed with thyroid for last one year ago. She has been on medication since then . She is still complaining off...

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She is suffering from hypothyroidism ,a condition in which thyroid gland functions are disturbed and thyroids works less...

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hi,i hav 7 months old baby having thyroid problem.at the time of his birth his tsh is 60 but now it decreases to 6.5. doctor has prescribed me to...

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A high TSH level means that your baby has an underactive thyroid, or...

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i have tsh reading as 6.91 and t3 and t4 are normal. however my antibodies test came positive. I have startedd taking thyronorm will it be...

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Normal TSH level is 0.5 to 5 mcg. Levels of 6.91 suggests along with anti thyroid antibody positive suggests...

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