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D Ribose And Thyroid Function
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Hashimoto thyroidism, HGH bld pressure vitamin d sufficient, excess weight gain, feel tired all the time, would amphetamine boost my energy?
Yes, but: It would be potentially dangerous and possibly illegal depending upon the source of the amphetamines. Why put something in your body that is harmful and can potentially kill you? Also get off the armour thyroid, which is ground up pig tissue and have your doctor put you on brand name T4 replacement, which is better and safer. ...Read more
Is there signifance to folate (folic acid) level > 24 ng/ml and a vit B12 level of 343 pg/ml for someone with continuing fatigue? Fyi vit d =38 and ferritin=39.
Not clear: There are studies that show a correlation between vitamin d levels and thyroid disease but correlation does not imply causation. In other words, it isn't clear there is a cause and effect relationship. It's good to keep your vitamin d level above 20, but low levels are may be indicative of a problem, not a cause of it. ...Read more
Vitamin B12 : It may help with low energy levels depending on the cause. It is always best to consult a physician to determine the cause of fatigue, low energy, weakness, asthenia, etc. Before self-medicating with vitamin supplements. While vitamin B12 is safe, the cause for feeling tired may have to do with something unrelated to it. ...Read more
And your question?: I'm not sure what you are asking. Yes, vit d deficiency can cause fatigue. It is easy to correct with 5-8000 iu of d3/day. B12 deficiency can be serious too- try 1000 mcg of sublingual b12/day ; if that does not help try injections. See http://bit.Ly/1fnt3ox ; http://bit.Ly/1607tg3 if fatigue persists after correcting then see a good doc to explore the many other possible causes of fatigue. ...Read more
Yes, but other: causes are more common. You may not taking enough of these vitamins with your diet. Try taking 5000 units of vitamin D3 daily for three months and retest. B12 is more complicated, if you have poor absorption you will need injection of B12. For now try taking about 50 micrograms of B12 daily by mouth and recheck in about 3 months. ...Read more
I have hypocretin deficient narcolepsy which reduces TSH levels along with autoimmune hypothyroidism. Is the TSH test reliable to gauge my thyroid?
Not always: TSH is not always a reliable test, because it relies on what the pituitary thinks, but different tissues may have different sensitivity to thyroid hormone. In addition, some people make too much reverse T3 (liothyronine), (liothyronine) which can block the action of T3 (liothyronine). Google "stop the thyroid madness" ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Does low vitamin d correlate with liver disease? Chronic elevated ALT and vit d is 12.8. Waiting for other blood work to rule out other conditions.
Possible-EducateSelf: Probably different issues. Study http://www.Cdc.Gov/nutritionreport/99-02/pdf/nr_ch2b.Pdf ; http://www.Vitamindcouncil.Org for intro. Have seen alts in the 40, 000 range: people with type a hepatitis. Alkp, alt, ast high conc. Inside liver cells, typically very low outside, thus ? a very non-specific marker of liver cell injury. Huge no. Possibilities; not simple! lowfat, hisugar foods common basis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes : They can be, get your d levels up and see what happens. Ideal levels are between 50 and 70. ...Read more
I have low PTH and low vitamin D even when on vitamin D supps (thyroidectomy in 2 weeks) but normal calcium levels. What causes the low Pth?
Tests show hypothyroidism; slightly below desired range. Will 30mg Armour Thyroid once a day help to improve symptoms such as erectile dysfunction?
It may: While cardiac problems, blood pressure abnormalities and diabetes are the most common causes of erectile dysfunction, other metabolic problems including thyroid diseases can also cause ed. Therefore treatment of thyroid problem can improve erectile function in many cases. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Iodine supplements usually aren't necessary if you live in the United States or in most developed countries: Some alternative medicine practitioners recommend iodine tablets or kelp supplements — which are high in iodine — for people with hypothyroidism. It is true that iodine deficiency can cause hypothyroidism. But iodine deficiency is rare in the United States and other developed countries since the addition of iodine to salt (iodized salt) and other foods. If iodine deficiency isn't the cause of hypothyroidism, then iodine supplements provide no benefit and should not be used. In fact, for some people with abnormal thyroid glands, too much iodine can cause or worsen hypothyroidism. Hypothyroidism can be safely and effectively treated with the synthetic thyroid hormone levothyroxine (Synthroid, Levothroid, others). ...Read more
Vitamin d level is low i.e. 21. Dr prescribed high dose vit d supplement.Should l also take K2 and how much? I understand Warfarin may need adjusting
Talk to doctor: If you are on Warfarin, do not take vitamin K2. It is imperative that you address your intake of food, dietary supplements, herbals, over the counter drugs etc with the doctor who prescribed Warfarin. Taking vitamin D3 is safe, but I would recommend taking to your doctor even for that. Wish you good health! ...Read more
I have 3 hyperechoic heterogeneous thyroid nodules, normal thy levels, high c reactive protein level and vitamin d low, what is this seeing enod soon?
No: D deficiencies common this time of year in northern latitudes, the cyst are likely benign and crp come high frequently in many. ...Read more
No: Not according to published studies regarding thyroid function. ...Read more