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are there any good diet pills which people with an underactive thyroid can take?

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Dr. Vance Harris
Family Medicine 37 years experience
Diet pills: If your thyroid is truly underactive then your dr. Will probably recommend thyroid replacement and that may help with your weight. I have had little to no success with other diet pills and recommend lifestyle changes instead with exercise and dietary changes. Good luck with your weight loss.

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Are pregnant women more prone to thyroid disorders?

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How could a lack of fiber (roughage) in the diet be a cause of colon disease, including colon cancer?

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I wake up every morning with a sore throat why is that?

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Mouth breathing: You may breath through your mouth while you sleep, which dries out your mouth and throat. With a dry mouth, certain bacteria can proliferate which causes an odor. Try brushing your tongue as well as your teeth, and when you use mouth rinse, gargle it into the back of your throat as well.
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A 29-year-old female asked:

My son has suspected liver and/or thyroid problems. He has bmd and aspergers. His bms have varied from pale/clay colored to a very pale green/tan. He complains of being fatigued and dizzy at times?

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Aching in neck, head, eyes and nose. Is this fall flu?

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Probably a cold: It sounds like a cold. We don't generally see fall flu.

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