Question: What are your thoughts on low dose naltrexone for Hashimoto and rheumatoid arthritis?
Treating Hashimoto’s thyroiditis can be complicated. If your thyroid isn’t producing enough hormones, it requires the right thyroid hormone replacement medication as well as diet and lifestyle modifications.
People with Hashimoto’s commonly have other autoimmune conditions which can make managing it more challenging, even when you are following the right treatment plan. A growing number of patients with Hashimoto’s find that taking naltrexone along with their thyroid hormone replacement therapy helps manage their autoimmune conditions. The same appears to be true in people with Rheumatoid arthritis.
Low-dose naltrexone (LDN) is used as an immunomodulator to help people who suffer from autoimmune disorders like Crohn’s disease, Hashimoto’s, lupus, psoriasis, and rheumatoid arthritis. LDN may help suppress inflammatory molecules that cause inflammation of the thyroid in Hashimoto’s and of the joints in rheumatoid arthritis. This drug works by turning off cellular mechanisms that cause an autoimmune response. By decreasing inflammation and suppressing autoimmunity, it can help restore thyroid hormone production and synovial fluid in the joints.
Many people with Hashimoto’s and rheumatoid arthritis have found that LDN improves their symptoms, including fatigue, lethargy, and aches and pains. Although it is not a cure, it remains an effective treatment option for managing these conditions.
Question: I have severe eye floaters that resemble rhizoids hyphae albicans etc. They get worse day by day. The opthalmologist ruled out it being from normally what causes eye floaters. Can your products rid these?
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Lifestyle changes are also crucial, such as increasing your daily fiber intake to 25-30 grams. Fiber regulates gut motility and nourishes your gut bacteria. Incorporating Kegel exercises to strengthen your pelvic muscles, especially as you age, can be beneficial. Establishing a consistent bathroom routine, scheduling your bowel movements at the same time every day, can train your body to prevent further accidents.
Question: Do antivirals like Acyclovir destroy good gut bacteria like antibacterial medication?
New research indicates that antibiotics aren’t the only drugs that affect the gut microbiome. Non-antibiotic drugs including antivirals, antipsychotics, acid-reducing medications, chemotherapy drugs, and blood-pressure medications have been shown to inhibit the growth of different strains of bacteria commonly found in the gut of healthy humans.
Common viral infections can also be responsible for complex gut dysbiosis. The gut environment is tightly regulated by commensal bacteria and other microbes. When this environment is disrupted, such as from a virus infection, it can result in microbial dysbiosis. Dysbiosis is defined by a loss of species diversity and lower production of anti-inflammatory fatty acids.
As a result of dysbiosis and inflammation, the intestinal barrier becomes more permeable. Some persistent viral infections can contribute to chronic inflammation within the gut, leading to leaky gut syndrome. Although antivirals like Acyclovir might disrupt certain bacterial populations, viral infections can create more microbial imbalances and are now being linked to the onset of many autoimmune diseases like type 1 diabetes, Hashimoto’s, Chron’s, Lupus, etc.
Natural antimicrobial compounds are a more gentle approach to lowering viral load and restoring gut balance without compromising commensal bacteria. Herbal medicines like berberine, Pau D’Arco, and echinacea are natural antivirals. Taking a probiotic is an essential component to restore gut health. Probiotics like Lactobacillus and Bifidobacterium are beneficial bacteria that help re-establish a healthy gut environment and produce anti-inflammatory short chain fatty acids that help heal leaky gut.
When taking any course of medication, especially anti-microbials, it’s important to include a powerful probiotic blend to support your gut health.
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