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Doctor insights on: Can Taking Magnesium Cause Hypothyroidism

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Would I have to worry about taking a magnesium supplement if I am taking 60mg of Armour Thyroid for hypothyroidism? Would it cause magnesium toxicity

Would I have to worry about taking a magnesium supplement if I am taking 60mg of Armour Thyroid for hypothyroidism?  Would it cause magnesium toxicity

No: Most of us are magnesium deficient and your body disposes of excess magnesium efficiently with diarrhea. Best form of magnesium for most purposes is glycinate or bisglycinate btw. ...Read more

Dr. Su Fairchild
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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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Should u take magnesium if you have hypothyroidism?

Should u take magnesium if you have hypothyroidism?

Not usually: There is no objective evidence that low magnesium leads to hypothyroid disease in humans. It is not usually helpful in treating hypothyroid disease. In addition, if you are taking thyroid medication ( synthroid, levothyroxine) you should not take magnesium supplements. There is an interaction(chelation) between magnesium and thyroid hormone which blocks the actions of thyroid hormone. ...Read more

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What is the adequate amount of magnesium does a 38yr old female with hypothyroidism need to help with muscle pain?

What is the adequate amount of magnesium does a 38yr old female with hypothyroidism need to help with muscle pain?

See details: First of all, have your magnesium blood level checked. If it is normal as i suspect, supplemental magnesium is not needed and a low magnesium is not the cause of the pain. Hypothyroidism can cause muscle pain so make sure your thyroid tests are normal. ...Read more

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I have hypothyroidism, metabolic syndrome and am pre-diabetic. Do you think magnesium and chromium picolinate supplements would help?

I have hypothyroidism, metabolic syndrome and am pre-diabetic. Do you think magnesium and chromium picolinate supplements would help?

Only to the: Wallet of the person selling you that junk. You need good medical advice, brand name T4 replacement for your hyperthyroidism, diet/exercise/weight loss/medication for your diabetes. Don't get your medical information from friends, tv or the internet. You're too old to be so foolish. ...Read more

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Could not taking a medication for hypothyroidism cause foods to taste/smell bad?

Anything is: Possible, although unlikely. If you have hypothyroidism and don't take your replacement, nothing in your body will function properly. It's so simple to take the medication and be healthy; why not do it properly? ...Read more

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Can high does of iodine cause hypothyroidism? i got hypothyroidism about a year after I was taking liquid iodine a few times.

Can high does of iodine cause hypothyroidism? i got hypothyroidism about a year after I was taking liquid iodine a few times.

Iodine low thyroid?: yes it can. I would google that for detailed answer as to why as it is complicated. but you need to take more that just a few sips. Why were you taking it? It is taken to prevent thyroid damage from radiation usually. ...Read more

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I'm 19 and about a year ago i found out that I have hypothyroidism. I've been off my meds for a few month. Can this cause strouble conceiving?

No thyroid medicine: If you had hypothyroidism and were taking replacement thyroxine and are not taking it now, your main problem is not with conception, it is getting more hypothyroid with all the symptoms of . You run the risk of developing severe mental symptoms due to your hypothyroid state. Please consult an endocrinologist, get checked and re-start your thyroid replacement therapy as soon as possible. ...Read more