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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)

The thyroid gland is an endocrine organ located in the front part of the neck. Its role is to make thyroid hormones, which control the way cells use energy. Hyperthyroidism results 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?

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