How to Treat Hypothyroidism Without Medication

By Hillary Marshall

If you have hypothyroidism, it means that your body is not producing enough thyroid hormone. This hormone controls how your body uses energy. When left untreated, hypothyroidism can lead to high cholesterol, heart attack and stroke. As with any serious medical condition it is best to consult a medical professional regarding any and all treatments and remedies for hypothyroidism. That said, there are many ways to treat hypothyroidism without medication.

If you have hypothyroidism, it means that your body is not producing enough thyroid hormone. This hormone controls how your body uses energy. When left untreated, hypothyroidism can lead to high cholesterol, heart attack and stroke. As with any serious medical condition it is best to consult a medical professional regarding any and all treatments and remedies for hypothyroidism. That said, there are many ways to treat hypothyroidism without medication.

Take a multivitamin to ensure you are not deficient in any of the essential nutrients your body needs to function properly. Find a multivitamin made for your sex and age group.

Increase your iodine intake by taking a kelp supplement or bladderwrack. If you are allergic to iodine, this step should be skipped. Many people who are allergic to shellfish are actually allergic to iodine.

Take a selenium supplement. Selenium is an important part of hormone conversion and a selenium deficiency can decrease the activity of the thyroid.

Take a tyrosine supplement. Tyrosine helps convert iodine to thyroid hormone. When taken as a supplement, it can increase the production of thyroid hormone thus helping treat hypothyroidism.

Eat more whole grains, seafoods, nuts and seeds. These foods are included in the hypothyroidism diet because they contain the nutrients your body needs for your thyroid to function properly.

Visit your doctor regularly so he or she can screen you for complications. Regular blood work is necessary to ensure your hypothyroidism treatment is working.

About the Author

Hillary Marshall has been writing professionally since 2006. Before writing instructional articles online, she worked as a copywriter and has been published in "Ideal Living" "Sass" "Science Edge" and "Shopping Cents" magazines along with countless websites including Gadling a blog by the Huffington post. Marshall studied early childhood education at the Stratford Career Institute.

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