You would die You can live without a thyroid but you need to be on thyroid med the rest of of life
Google hyppothyroid symptoms and see what you come up with .
Parathyroid I am not so famiiar with but I am sure there will be other posters that are
BTW I am throidless for going on 3 years now and I am doing fine. I have to tweaked my med dose now and then but I have tried to educate myself as much as possible so I know what to to now to keep tabs on my health
Another way you need to look at this is, you are taking the thyroid medicine in order
to keep your tsh suppressed. My doctor explained that, having had thyroid cancer,
it must be suppressed so that the cancer has less chance of recurring. He said
that it is my "anti-cancer" drug. I had one parathyroid removed, and as far as I
understand, the main role of the parathyroid glands is to process calcium. Without
them, our bodies do not absorb the calcium. So, with only 3 out of the 4 I used
to have, I must take calcium supplements, which is a good idea for everyone
regardless of how many parathyroid glands they have :) I have read a few things
on the parathyroid gland and it seems that hypoparathyroid symptoms are
very similar to hypothyroid symptoms, so, it's all confusing!
Yep. You are correct. Death with no thyroid or thyroid meds. I never even knew what a thyroid did until 2 yrs ago. It's really one of those organs that you don't know much about unless it goes bad I think.
Hi Venora, My name is Kim and I have had no thyroid for 7 years now. I do okay, but I experience terrible cramps or muscle tighening around my rib cage like you get when you jog too long . I was wondering if you ever experience this. they come alot and occur many time over an hour or so, then pass and return later. Anyway, i am trying to figure why I do this and it has only been since the thyroid removal, Thank you for any information Kim
You've attached to a thread that is 6 years old, so most of the previous posters are no longer active on the forum.
Your aunt must not have had her entire thyroid removed if she's never been on thyroid replacement med. Thyroid hormones control metabolism, heart rate, body temperature and other body functions, so one simply can't live for an extended period without thyroid hormones.
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