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Most hypothyroid conditions create low bp, low pulse rate, low body temperature and high colesterol.
Like someone said , thyroid problems are confusing. Hyper will create high bp. If you are hypo, I doubt that the high blood pressure
is caused by it. Thyroid sets the pace for everything in your body. It allows you to metabolize foods.
The reason that we can't lose wieght is because we can't metabolize fats or anything else for that matter.
Thyroid determines your heart rate. Have you ever had heart palipatations? Long term hypo conditions usually leads to heart desease. It literally affects every cell in your body. If for some reason one had NO thyroid at all, you would go into coma and die. This is what makes me so mad!!! I don't feel that the medical
profession treats this problem very well at all. With the growing numbers of people with a thryroid problem you would think that they would start paying more attention to it.
I am in the United States and whilewe can get Armour, it is still not easy here. I am on Armour and I just can't tell you the difference it has made. So far I have lost 15 lbs!!!! That is after not being able to lose an ounce in 15 years on levoxyl and Synthroid! But, I had to fight tooth and nail to get a script and I argue with my doctor constantly. Now the issue is what is the proper high for tsh??? She has never taken mine
below 5, I want to go to 3. I am determined to go to 3, with or without her.
I have a question for you all from Australia. You have socialized medicine, Right? There is a battle in the
U.S about going to socialized medicine. More and more people here have no health care at all. How do you all feel about it. Is it a good thing in your opinion??
Quote from pip48a:
Most hypothyroid conditions create low bp, low pulse rate, low body temperature and high colesterol.
Like someone said , thyroid problems are confusing. Hyper will create high bp. If you are hypo, I doubt that the high blood pressure
is caused by it. Thyroid sets the pace for everything in your body. It allows you to metabolize foods.
The reason that we can't lose wieght is because we can't metabolize fats or anything else for that matter.
Thyroid determines your heart rate. Have you ever had heart palipatations? Long term hypo conditions usually leads to heart desease. It literally affects every cell in your body. If for some reason one had NO thyroid at all, you would go into coma and die. This is what makes me so mad!!! I don't feel that the medical
profession treats this problem very well at all. With the growing numbers of people with a thryroid problem you would think that they would start paying more attention to it.
I am in the United States and whilewe can get Armour, it is still not easy here. I am on Armour and I just can't tell you the difference it has made. So far I have lost 15 lbs!!!! That is after not being able to lose an ounce in 15 years on levoxyl and Synthroid! But, I had to fight tooth and nail to get a script and I argue with my doctor constantly. Now the issue is what is the proper high for tsh??? She has never taken mine
below 5, I want to go to 3. I am determined to go to 3, with or without her.
I have a question for you all from Australia. You have socialized medicine, Right? There is a battle in the
U.S about going to socialized medicine. More and more people here have no health care at all. How do you all feel about it. Is it a good thing in your opinion??


Hi Pip48a,

I think the health system in Australia is fundamentally very good. There are a few issues with government funding and waiting lists for non-urgent surgery at present, but the huge hikes in insurance indemnity premiums is making this much worse.

For example, I took my son to the doctor today and it cost me AU$15 which is around $10US. There are some doctors that you can go to for free, but they are usually booked out well in advance. Hospital treatment in Australia is also free. It does not cost me anything to have any blood tests, including my full thyroid screen.

We also have private health insurance, but all that gets us is priority hospital treatment for non-urgent operations and a better hospital room, as well as parital cover for other services eg. dental.

Our system does have a few flaws but I for one am very grateful for it.