My mum is 69 and has been diagnosed with under active thyroid for about 35 years. SInce then she has found weight loss very hard. In the last 5 years she has lost her eyebrows and suffered a receding hairline. The GP has said this is down to her thyroid but has been quite dismissive and hasn't offered to do anything. She also has a recurring rosacea type skin infection that temporarily responds to antibiotics but the dr is struggling to identify.
I asked her to check with the GP what her thyroid levels are and he says they're within the norms.
She is really self conscious, and has been quite forgetful and absent-minded lately. She has also been tired but struggling with sleep. What can she do?
What about T3- what is it? Is it really such a life-changing drug, as I've heard it described. Are there any supplements she could take? I've heard there's a desiccated thyroid she could take, would that help with her hair?
Could anyone recommend by PM a good private endocrinologist in The Portsmouth area?