What's Ailing You: Naturopathic solutions for thyroid issues

Natural products to treat thyroid problems are called nature thyroids or armor thyroids and they are prescribed by a physician.

Natural products to treat thyroid problems are called nature thyroids or armor thyroids and they are prescribed by a physician. (11/7/13)

NEW CANAAN - News 12 Connecticut's What's Ailing You is taking a look at naturopathic solutions to thyroid problems.

Dr. Joe Foyerstein, of Stamford's Center for Integrative Medicine, says that a natural way to treat a low­-functioning thyroid is using either a pig or a cow thyroid extract.

These products are called nature thyroids or armor thyroids and they have to be prescribed by a physician.

Dr. Foyerstein says that most doctors prescribe the synthetic Synthroid because it helps regulate the thyroid gland more consistently.

News 12 Connecticut wants to know, "What's Ailing You." You ask the medical question and we'll work to find you an expert's answer. Send your questions by way of Facebook or Twitter using the hashtag #WhatsAilingYou. 

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