Medication risks are part of a normal, modern, treatment plan laid out by your doctor. Nothing could be more true than when treating autoimmune thyroid disease. Now, it doesn’t matter if you are treating either Hashimoto’s thyroiditis or Graves’ disease, the decision of whether or not to take certain thyroid medications is certainly a personal one.
In this article by Dr. Eric Osansky, he shares the risks and benefits of thyroid hormone replacement, and the risks and benefits of anti-thyroid medication. As a result, if you have hyperthyroidism or Graves’ disease then of course you’ll want to focus on the section where he talks about anti-thyroid medication, and if you have hypothyroidism or Hashimoto’s you’ll want to focus on the section where he talks about thyroid hormone replacement. He shares excellent advice on the different types of thyroid medications.
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