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Doctor insights on: Can I Take Beta Glucan If I Have Hypothyroidism

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I have friends that take beta glucan for their autoimmune, one has told me "helps alot" any truth to this you think?

I have friends that take beta glucan for their autoimmune, one has told me "helps alot" any truth to this you think?

Maybe: Medical research shows limited promise in use of these substances for various medical purposes. As always, we should exercise caution when ingesting anything that hasn't been thoroughly proven. Instead, use the reliable strategy of daily whole grain intake, such as oats and barley. ...Read more

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Hypothyroidism (Definition)

When the thyroid gland is overactive and too much thyroid hormone is produced, which speeds up metabolism. This results in weight loss, a quick heartbeat, sweating, nervousness, ...Read more


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Do I need to take kelp for hypothyroidism?

Do I need to take kelp for hypothyroidism?

NO!: In this country we have lots of I in our diet already. Hypothyroidism is treated with //////thyroxine supplementation. ...Read more

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Can you take the supplement dim if you are hypothyroid?

Can you take the supplement dim if you are hypothyroid?

DIM: There are no great, long term studies that have been done in people with hypothyroid who take dim. So definitive risks have not been quantified or studied. It seems like a low risk supplement, but as with anything else, check with your doctor before taking, especially if you are taking other prescription medicines. ...Read more

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Why can't someone with hypothyroidism take melatonin?

Why can't someone with hypothyroidism take melatonin?

Who says you can't?: Hypothyroidism is a very common disease and very very easily treated. If you are not treated, you probably having some fatigue/tiredness and so taking melatonin can make you are tired, so be careful--but it is not a contraindication. If you are treated and "in normal range" of thyroid (euthyroid) now, melatonin should be ok. So, consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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Would it be bad to take phosphatidylserine if I have hypothyroidism?

Would it be bad to take phosphatidylserine if I have hypothyroidism?

Depends: Phosphatidyl serine (ps) can lower cortisol levels, so best to take it at night. Hypothyroidism often coexists with adrenal fatigue, and many people can have too low cortisol in the am and too high at night, making them tired in the am and awake at night. Ps can help this. ...Read more

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I take Thyronorm 162.5mg for my hypothyroid. Is Garcinia Combogia safe for me?

I take Thyronorm 162.5mg for my hypothyroid. Is Garcinia Combogia safe for me?

Waste of $$: More important than "is it safe" you should be asking is it worth the $$$ I'm spending on it. No scientifically based medical studies on Garcinia ANOTHER Nutritional "gimmick" for weight loss. Probably not HARMFUL but NOT HELPFUL!

Hope this helps
Good luck
Dr Z ...Read more

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I have hypothyroidism and I would like to take glutathione. Would there be a problem?

No: Should not be. But if you have some genetic polymorphisms, go slow or you can detox too much and make yourself sick. Nac 600mg twice daily can also naturally boost your glutathione levels. ...Read more

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Is hypothyroidism hazardous? It is under control now. I take thyronorm 50mg everyday.

Is hypothyroidism hazardous? It is under control now. I take thyronorm 50mg everyday.

Yes,: Thyroid is a very important endocrine gland and have a very important role in regulating body metabolism. Hyper/ hypo Thyroidism, both are not good to leave untreated. Both conditions have tremendous effects related to metabolism and is responsible for variety of symptoms and clinical conditions, which can be life threatening in some extreme situations, rarely. Be regular in treatment and f/u ...Read more

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How long does hypothyroid treatment usually take to kick in and take away the symptoms?

How long does hypothyroid treatment usually take to kick in and take away the symptoms?

It depends: The doctor will usually start you on a low dose of replacement and increase it until your thyroid function tests are in the normal range. It depends how long that takes. ...Read more

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How can a person with hypothyroid lose weight. I take thyronorm 100mcg but it doesn't help?

How can a person with hypothyroid lose weight. I take thyronorm 100mcg but it doesn't help?

Hypothyroid: Two things:
1: Take your thyroid medicine at bedtime.
2: Have your doctor check your thyroid levels - 100 mcg may not be enough. ...Read more

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How can I lose weight with hypothyroidism? I can't take any meds because I don't have insurance

How can I lose weight with hypothyroidism? I can't take any meds because I don't have insurance

Labs, no insurance: Many labs will allow patients to prepay for tests at a huge discount. You don't need insurance to take thyroid meds. ...Read more

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How long does it usually take untreated hypothyroidism to cause serious even fatal complications?

How long does it usually take untreated hypothyroidism to cause serious even fatal complications?

No problem if treat: Left untreated, hypothyroidism can lead to multiple complications and health problems. Markedly enlarged gland or goiter can occur. Increased cholesterol and heart disease develops. Long-term, untreated hypothyroidism, myxedema, occurs when hormone levels extremely low. Its symptoms include intense cold intolerance and drowsiness followed by fatigue/lethargy and unconsciousness (myxedema coma). ...Read more

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I'm having a hypothyroidism and sinusitis. What medicine should I take? Thank you in advance for your reply.

I'm having a hypothyroidism and sinusitis. What medicine should I take? Thank you in advance for your reply.

Sinusitis: I'm having a hypothyroidism and sinusitis. what medicine should I take? Thank you in advance for your reply. ANS: I recommend: thyroid meds and 1. Hot steamy shower/tub soak. 2. Heating pad to forehead and nose and cheeks at night. Don't burn. 3. Cough drops with eucalyptus in them. Keep us posted. ...Read more

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I have hypothyroidism, I take 250mg thyroxin a day and have been for 5 years. When can I stop being dependent on this?

It depends: It depends on the reason for your hypothyroidism. Best thing to do is ask your endocrinologist about your medication, and any other concerns you have. Be well. ...Read more

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I'm diagnosed as sub clinical hypothyroidism very recently. I don't get any medication yet. What are the diets should I take?

I'm diagnosed as sub clinical hypothyroidism very recently. I don't get any medication yet. What are the diets should I take?

Nutrient dense foods: Eat foods that are nutrient dense (like meat, fish, poultry, eggs, cheese, low starch vegatables and water) avoid foods that are not nutrient dense (like starches and sugars, including fruit)
nutrient dense foods will increase your basal metabolic rate. On the other hand, starches and sugars impair thyroid metabolism via affects on your liver (which helps activate thyroid hormone). ...Read more

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My husband was just diagnosed with hypothyroidism. And his dr. Gave him 2 sample boxes of 50mg. Syntheoid how manu should he take a day?

My husband was just diagnosed with hypothyroidism. And his dr. Gave him 2 sample boxes of 50mg. Syntheoid how manu should he take a day?

Call the doc: If he was just diagnosed with hypothyroidism, he most likely will be on 50 mcg/day so one pill/day. However, without knowing more details, the best thing to do is to call the prescribing doc to find out for sure. ...Read more

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I have Hypothyroidism ans whenever I do a diet I never lose weight. Although I take medication for hypothyroidism so what is the solution?

I have Hypothyroidism ans whenever I do a diet I never lose weight. Although I take medication for hypothyroidism so what is the solution?

I never lose weight.: F I have Hypothyroidism ans whenever I do a diet I never lose weight. Although I take medication for hypothyroidism so what is the solution?
It is easy to lose weight. You just eat fewer calories than you burn. I recommend you get the app called Loseit and track your calorie need. Lower by 1000 cal every week till you find how much you need to lose. Simple in concept, difficult in execution. ...Read more

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I donate plasma and haven't had my medication to take for the hypothyroidism If I begin taking the medication again will not be able to donate plasma?

I donate plasma and haven't had my medication to take for the hypothyroidism If I begin taking the medication again will not be able to donate plasma?

Hypothyroid: It is very noble of you to donate plasma but it would be wise unless you and your doctor are perfectly sure that your thyroid levels are normal 24 hours a day. ...Read more

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Is it ok to take garcinia cambogia if I have hypothyroidism?

Is it ok to take garcinia cambogia if I have hypothyroidism?

Why: Why are you taking the supplement, as the only thing that will lose weight is your wallet. Don't put things in your body when you don't know what they are, what they will do, or any potential harm they could cause. Don't get your medical information from friends, tv or the internet. Make sure you're on brand name replacement and at the correct dose. ...Read more

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Am I hypothyroid if I have all the symptoms and should I take thyroxine?

Am I hypothyroid if I have all the symptoms and should I take thyroxine?

Need tests: The only way to know if you have hypothyroidism is to have your TSH checked. The symptoms of hypothyroidism can be caused by other disorders as well. You will only need levothyroxine if your thyroid is truly under active. ...Read more

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Should I take Synthroid (thyroxine) for hypothyroidism?

Should I take Synthroid (thyroxine) for hypothyroidism?

Synthroid (thyroxine) vs NDT: Synthroid (thyroxine) is not for everyone. Many feel much better with NDT (natural desiccated thyroid)... Armour, Westhroid, NatureThroid. I specialize in this and help people transition from synthetic to natural.
A good book to read is "Stop the Thyroid Madness, II" of which I authored Chapter 3.
Also check out www. GetMyThyroidFixed. Com

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I have hypothyroidism, is it ok to take the preworkout GAT Nitraflex? I take 100m of Levothyroxine.

I have hypothyroidism, is it ok to take the preworkout GAT Nitraflex? I take 100m of Levothyroxine.

It won't: Affect your thyroid, but it also won't do anything positive for any medical condition. It's just another worthless supplement that's a waste of money and potentially hazardous. Don't get your medical information from friends, tv or internet scams. ...Read more

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Suffering hypothyroid how much spirulina should I take?

Suffering hypothyroid how much spirulina should I take?

None: Spirulina is a dietary supplement that has no legitimate studies showing that it is of value in people with thyroid disease. ...Read more

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Is it ok to take 100 mg of zinc a day? I am hypothyroid.

Is it ok to take 100 mg of zinc a day? I am hypothyroid.

Not on your own.: 100 mg is 10 times the daily requirement. Too much zinc can be toxic, cause GI upset, copper deficiency. Do not take high doses of zinc unless a medical condition like malabsorption requires it, and you are monitored by blood tests. ...Read more

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How much ltyrosine should I take if I have hypothyroidism?

No extra needed: There is no need for supplements such as tyrosine if hypothyroidism is treated appropriately with replacement thyroid hormone. ...Read more

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Please tell me how long it takes for hypothyroidism to develop?

Usually gradually: Web md would be a good source of info. ...Read more

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If I'm hypothyroid, can I still take Trileptal to control my pain?

If I'm hypothyroid, can I still take Trileptal to control my pain?

Sure: I don't know of any specific problem with Trileptal and thyroid status. Trileptal can decrease sodium levels and this should be checked by your doc. I often use Trileptal for neuropathic pain sydromes like trigeminal neuralgia. ...Read more