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You've attached to a thread that is 6 years old, so most of the previous posters are no longer active on the forum.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.
Copyright 1994-2016 MedHelp International. All rights reserved.
MedHelp is a division of Aptus Health.
This site complies with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.