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Can Fasting Cure Hypothyroidism
Hypothyroidism is also known as Underactive thyroid. Level, which can cause fatigue increased sensitivity to cold constipation dry skin unexplained weight gain puffy face hoarseness muscle weakness elevated blood cholesterol level muscle aches, tenderness and stiffness pain, stiffness or swelling in your joints heavier than normal or irregular menstrual periods thinning hair slowed heart ...Read more
I have hypothyroidism and take levothyroxine fasting every day. I heard I need to stay 30 minutes without eating after taking the medicine. Is true?
Yes sensitive med: Administer in the morning on an empty stomach at least 30 to 60 minutes before food. Separate the dose from other vitamins and certain medications (review with pharm) by 4 hours. Also be aware that Soybean flour, soy, grapefruit juice, espresso coffee, cottonseed meal, walnuts, dietary fiber may interfere with absorption of levothyroxine. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I took my hypothyroidism medication while fasting for a blood test, would that make my levels good resulting in being taken off?
No: In fact, it may even raise your blood cholesterol level. Why you would want to skip an important medication to scam on a test results is beyond me however. ...Read more
Yes it will: To diagnose Hypothyroidism you do not have to fast,but if your blood was collected while fasting for some other reason it is ok/And will tell if you have Hypothyroidism as long as you are tested for it.You need T3T4FreeT4 and TSH level done on fasting or non fasting specimen ...Read more
What is best time to take blood test for hypothyroid. with fasting/ any time of day/before having pills in the morning?
Any time: Blood for thyroid test can be taken any time. However, if you need to have blood tested in fasting state for other reasons, a sample for thyroid function tests can be collected at the same time. ...Read more
Getting a full check up on 2/22/16 going fasting want to know if I'm not sick of anything else besides hypothyroid psoriatic arthritis blood work?done
Bp often70/95, fasting sugar 107,mild dizziness sometimes by forward bending for 3months,no vertigo,no low iron or blood count,no hypothyroidism,age59?
If your: If your blood pressure is 70/95 then there is a problem. Normally the systlic is higher meaning 95/70.. that looks better, however the difference between the number is not much hence that could also signal a problem. See your primary doc to check for cortisol, aldosterone, and thyrone hormones. Then have him refer you to a cardiologist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Bp often95/70, fasting sugar 107,mild dizziness sometimes by forward bending for 3months,no vertigo,no low iron or blood count,no hypothyroidism,age59?
Can hypothyroidism be a reason for lot of weight gain for men? TSH, FT3,FT4 are they good indicators & do they need fasting for testing?
Yes, decent, no: Yes. Many who are hypothyroid have "normal" TSH, FT3 and FT4 but that is a good place to start. See http://tinyurl.com/pxz8mkd and http://tinyurl.com/koyamo5 for more on testing and diagnosis. ...Read more
The thyroid makes thyroid hormone, the main one is t4, which is converted in other tissues to t3. An underactive thyroid makes too little thyroid hormone. You feel sluggish, bloated, constipated, cold. It is treated by taking replacement hormone levothyroxine. The thyroid also makes calcitonin, which is involved in calcium metabolism, but it is a weak hormone in ...Read more
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