Does CBD Affect Thyroid Medication?
Does CBD Affect Thyroid Medication?
Does CBD affect thyroid medication? This is a question that I get asked quite often and the answer is not a definitive yes or no. If a patient is suffering from hypothyroidism due to an auto-immune disorder such as Hashimoto’s or Rheumatoid Arthritis then there is a possibility that the underlying cause may be CBD. While this is not always the case, I will say that the auto-immune issue may make CBD use more difficult. I will also say that I have been aware of CBD use for some time now in connection with Rheumatoid Arthritis and this has not led to any adverse effects on me.
If you are having symptoms of hypothyroidism and feel that your thyroid is under active then your doctor may prescribe synthetic Thyroxine. Many people find this to be an effective form of treatment and find it to be fairly cheap too. Unfortunately, this synthetic Thyroxine cannot convert the TSH protein into its active form and in this way it can have an impact on the patient’s thyroid function. It is important to remember that many individuals suffer from hypothyroidism for years before they discover that it is actually being caused by the imbalance within their bodies. This means that many people may go undiagnosed for many years thus causing the thyroid to become under active resulting in hypothyroidism.
One of the first treatments that doctors use when dealing with hypothyroidism is Prednisone, which is an anti-inflammatory medication that can be taken in tablet form. Although commonly prescribed, this form of treatment is only effective if the patient takes the recommended dosage regularly. Once this medication wears off, the thyroid will begin to produce more Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH), which in turn will inhibit the activity of TSH. If the patient were to stop taking the medication then the thyroid would begin to produce more Thyroid stimulating hormone due to an overload of TSH. This is why it is important that the patient adhere to the instructions of their physicians when it comes to their use of Prednisone and any other thyroid medication dosage.
Another medication that is used in the treatment of hypothyroidism is the Atopica for reducing the patient’s body temperature. In addition to helping to control body temperature the Atopica also helps to correct the thyroid’s sensitivity to the cold. Therefore, if a patient was to take topical for a long enough period of time they would begin to feel much more comfortable around colder temperatures. Again, like with Prednisone, if a patient was to stop taking Atopica the thyroid would begin to produce more Thyroid Stimulating Hormone and this would prevent the patient from feeling colds and extreme sweats. As with all medications there are potential side effects to using Atopica so it is highly recommended that a physician check for any potential side effects before starting to use this form of treatment.
There are a number of natural products that are available to treat hypothyroidism and one of these is Mistletoe. Mistletoe can be used to help treat both hypothyroidism and Addison’s disease as it contains a natural plant compound known as Hyoscyamus which is known to help alleviate some of the symptoms of these diseases. There are other natural remedies available such as Vitamin E Oil and Vitamin C Oil which are considered to be useful for the treatment of hypothyroidism. No matter which natural remedy a patient chooses they should always consult their health care provider before they began taking any form of medication or herbal remedy.
If you or someone you know is dealing with hypothyroidism then you should not waste any more time trying synthetic hormone medications. Even if you find an herbal solution to your thyroid problems, you will still need to be monitored regularly by your health care provider in order to prevent the possibility of any severe side effects from taking the wrong herbal remedies. Thyroid disease is a serious condition and it is far better to treat it naturally than resort to drugs which may have serious side effects. In the end, it can be worth it to use natural methods to treat hypothyroidism as this can lead to a longer life and better health overall. Just remember that whichever medicine a patient chooses for the treatment of their hypothyroidism, they should always talk to their health care provider before taking it.