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Dr. Philip Kern
43 years experience Endocrinology
Unlikely: If your thyroid is underactive, you need thyroid replacement, and no food will help you.

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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Knecht
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Depends: Hi. We're not mind readers on here. Are you taking anti-thyroid medication (such as methimazole or PTU) or thyroid hormone (such as levothyroxine)? If ... Read More
A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Albert Pizzo
60 years experience Family Medicine
Stopping thyroid: Be sure to mark your calendar and get an appointment for your thyroid tests to be repeated in 6 weeks, to see whether or not your body needs thyroid s ... Read More
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A 70-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jared Fialkow
Specializes in Nephrology and Dialysis
Thyroid: No. Most thyroid medications do not affect the kidney function, so you should not stop it just because you have kidney disease.
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A female asked:
Dr. Barbara Hummel
33 years experience Family Medicine
Hyperthyroid: Hopefully, it means that the medication is controlling the overactive thyroid. Follow closely with your physician for blood tests to make sure that i ... Read More
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A 73-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
Usually not: Usually, a person with hyperthyroidism has too much thyroid hormone in her body. One would take Synthroid (thyroxine) (synthetic hormone) to make up f ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Swor
40 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Testing: A full evaluation by a doctor including a careful history, physical exam and appropriate blood testing.
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Quang Nguyen
Specializes in Endocrinology
Thyroid med: Hypothyroidism can be treated with thyroid hormone replacement. If the diagnosis was made correctly, you most likely will need to take the pill lifel ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Thomas Wright
29 years experience Phlebology
Yes: collagen supplement is not a contraindicated with hypothyroidism. The question why are you taking collagen supplement . collagen is provided amply in ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Yes: Dequervain's thyroiditis can make you hyperthyroid for a few days or weeks then self-cure. Another cause is eating beef into which the animal's thyroi ... Read More
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