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A 46-year-old female asked:

Can taking high doses of kelp cause a false high tsh reading? i don't have any other symptoms of hypothyroidism, but my lab results were 7.13

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Dr. Rebecca Gliksman
Internal Medicine 39 years experience
Kelp and hypothyroid: https://health.clevelandclinic.org/2014/09/thyroid-issues-what-you-need-to-know-about-diet-and-supplements/ Kelp in capsule form can affect the thyroid, best to avoid. Would stop all kelp resume a nromal diet and repeat studies in 6 weeks. Hypothyroidism is common in young females and the TSH may swing between normal /abnormal for months till it totally becomes abnormal. f/u w/ednocrinologist
Last updated Jun 22, 2016


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