Dr Oz: What is a Slow Thyroid? Average Numbers Vs Right Number For You


Dr. Oz: What is a Slow Thyroid?

Dr. Oz talked to Floris, who suffers from low energy and struggles to lose weight. Floris has a slow thyroid and didn’t know it. In the last 12 months, Florence has gained a lot of weight and doesn’t know how to stop it. She avoids shopping for food or clothes and does all of that online. She’s embarrassed about her weight.


  1. Lee Schilder says

    The results of the heart and stroke quick tests two years ago showed that 90 percent of the people my age had better heart function than me. An echo found that I had 20% ef. After wearing a heart monitor I ended up getting a ICD implant.
    The tests also showed I had a large nodule on my thyroid. After an inconclusive biopsy I was scheduled for surgery and half of my thyroid was removed. There was no cancer. I had no symptoms prior to the surgery. My thyroid number was usually about 1.5 prior to the surgery. Because of my congestive heart failure the doctors have decided I should run high. Taking 75 MCG levothryoxine daily, my thyroid number is now just under 5.
    I am 61 years old, I have never been overweight (I am 5’8″ and have weighed about 140 for the last 10 years) I have never smoked anything and I have never drank alchohol in excess. I might have a drink week – or less. Never more than one or two alchohol drinks. My drink of choice has always been water, tea or coffee. I garden and try to eat healthy although I do like sweets.
    Do you have any suggestions to improve my heart function and where do you feel my target for my thyroid should be?

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