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No Thyroid (Thyroidectomy): What About Calcitonin?

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No Thyroid (Thyroidectomy): What About Calcitonin?

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Date: 2019-07-27 12:00:12

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In this video, someone had a question related to not having a thyroid and wanted my opinion on if there are long-term thyroidectomy complications. I also go over calcitonin and the importance of this hormone when you have your thyroid removed.

I first want to note that is not meant to be medical advice and is only for your own research.

I’ve had quite a few people come into my office after having a thyroidectomy, and they did just fine. Let’s say you have a thyroid condition that demands thyroid surgery. If you have your thyroid removed and you’re on a certain hormone protocol, you’ll likely do just fine.

3 points I want to emphasize:

1. Parathyroid glands —
You have four parathyroid glands that are very important. They control calcium and many other things. They need to be left intact.

2. Calcitonin —
This is a hormone that not very many people are talking about. When you have a thyroidectomy, you’re typically put on a synthetic T4 which doesn’t have calcitonin. So where are you getting it? Calcitonin may help with or prevent osteoporosis and is used for spinal stenosis.

3. Healthy Keto and Intermittent Fasting —
Once the thyroid gland is removed, you’re on your hormones, and everything is being adjusted—I don’t think there is anything special you need to do. However, you do need to get on healthy keto (ketogenic diet) and intermittent fasting.

What to ask your doctor about:

• Are they leaving the parathyroid glands?

• Where am I getting calcitonin? (If you’re only taking T4 (Synthroid), and not the entire glandular set of hormones (including calcitonin), then what are the consequences?)

• Could Armour Thyroid be right for me?

Dr. Eric Berg DC Bio:
Dr. Berg, 53 years of age is a chiropractor who specializes in Healthy Ketosis & Intermittent Fasting. He is the author of The New Body Type Guide and other books published by KB Publishing. He has taught students nutrition as an adjunct professor at Howard University. He no longer practices, but focuses on health education through social media.


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Dr. Eric Berg received his Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Palmer College of Chiropractic in 1988. His use of “doctor” or “Dr.” in relation to himself solely refers to that degree. Dr. Berg is a licensed chiropractor in Virginia, California, and Louisiana, but he no longer practices chiropractic in any state and does not see patients so he can focus on educating people as a full time activity, yet he maintains an active license. This video is for general informational purposes only. It should not be used to self-diagnose and it is not a substitute for a medical exam, cure, treatment, diagnosis, and prescription or recommendation. It does not create a doctor-patient relationship between Dr. Berg and you. You should not make any change in your health regimen or diet before first consulting a physician and obtaining a medical exam, diagnosis, and recommendation. Always seek the advice of a physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. The Health & Wellness, Dr. Berg Nutritionals and Dr. Eric Berg, D.C. are not liable or responsible for any advice, course of treatment, diagnosis or any other information, services or product you obtain through this video or site.

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