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can diet pills cause hyperthyroidism

A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Liuska Pesce
23 years experience Pediatric Endocrinology
No: There are no diet pills to treat overactive thyroid. Usually, when the thyroid is overactive, an anti-thyroid medication is used to slow down thyroid ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Lipman
55 years experience Diabetology
Dep shot only water: You cannot take diet pills with an overactive thyroid gland, people with this problem are thin, are you confusing low thyroid( hypothyroid) with overa ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Kern
43 years experience Endocrinology
Avoid diet pills: Diet pills usually have some form of stimulants that cause palpitations, nervousness. An overactive thyroid does the same and the combo could be dang ... Read More
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Dr. Susan Wingo
33 years experience Endocrinology
Ask your doctor: First of all, diet pills are a short term solution to a long term problem. Most contain stimulants, and these are definitely unsafe w/ active hyperth ... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Sneid
41 years experience Endocrinology
Not unless: they elevated your blood sugar. But, they won't help you lose weight either once you stop them ( if prescription) or at all ( if OTC). Learn to eat le ... Read More
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A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tim Markman
73 years experience General Practice
Possibly: This really depends on what is in the "diet pills" that one is taking. Some diet pills can contain thyroid hormones that can cause weight loss in addi ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Fen-phen: Fenfluramine & phentaramine were two medications that when taken together as a weight loss aid were found to cause heart problems in some patients. Th ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Clarence Grim
57 years experience Endocrinology
+ amphet test: Ask the person doing the test. It depends on the test. What is in truvision? Could be amphetamines.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
57 years experience Family Medicine
It may affect absorp: It may hinder the absoption of synthroid (thyroxine) and you may not get the full dose of thyroid replacement as needed. So there is no absolute cont ... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
28 years experience General Practice
Menopause: Yes. Or you are in early menopause. But, here is the real answer if you were sitting in my office. I would ask you gently why you think being on diet ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Que Chu
Dr. Que Chu answered
46 years experience General Practice
Anorexia nervosa: Loss of appetite if accompanied by weight loss is anorexia nervosa. It can lead to malnutrition. Medical complications of anorexia include: Cardiovas ... Read More

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