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Doctor insights on: D Ribose And Thyroid Function

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Dr. Peter Ihle
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Thyroid (Definition)

The thyroid is an endocrine gland that sits in the lower part of the neck. It produces thyroid hormone - which ...Read more


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What does d-ribose do?

What does d-ribose do?

Supposedly: Ribose (or D-ribose, which is an isomer) helps to decrease muscle cramping, pain, and improving muscle energy and throughput with exercise. There is no evidence or scientific data that it does anything, but word of mouth and testimonials seem to support the efficacy of ribose in improving exercise duration and performance. ...Read more

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Can d-ribose help fibromyalgia?

Can d-ribose help fibromyalgia?

Perhaps: ? if d-Ribose can benefit a person with fibromyalgia (FM). I am not aware that this has been studied. Physicians who practice Orthomolecular Medicine believe that if you present the body with the natural materials it uses for internal biochemical processes, those processes will be induced. D-Ribose is used by mitochondria to produce the energy molecule ATP. People w. FM commonly suffer fatigue. ...Read more

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Can you tell me anything about d-ribose health supplements?

Can you tell me anything about d-ribose health supplements?

D-ribose and ATP: D-ribose is a sugar the body uses in the metabolism of ATP, important in muscle metabolism. It is claimed to increase energy including that of muscles. It has been used in athletics, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, sleep aid and fatigue aid. There are actual genetic disorders helped by d-ribosome. The real question unanswered is long term side effects and double blind trials for proof . ...Read more

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What is d-ribose? Is it safe to add for patients with chf?

What is d-ribose?  Is it safe to add for patients with chf?

Yes: Ribose is one of the building blocks of atp, the energy currency of the body. Your CHF might be due to defective energy metabolism, so ribose might help. ...Read more

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Can d-ribose cause weight gain or does it really help with weight loss?

Can d-ribose cause weight gain or does it really help with weight loss?

May help a bit but:: D-Ribose can be a healthy sugar substitute but isn't a magic weight loss aid. The key to weight loss is longterm diet changes.Sugars & simple carbs from grains esp. cause weight gain. It's also wise to avoid fried foods. I like Dr. Fuhrman's diet: http://tinyurl.com/ktampgg Dr. Weil has useful info: http://tinyurl.com/m8avwzh See his "discuss that" link in his article. Exercise is also important! ...Read more

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How to get the correct diagnosis for thyroidism?

How to get the correct diagnosis for thyroidism?

Scan and biopsy: If the patient is sweaty and losing weight hyperthyroidism may be present. If putting on weight and swelling present pretibially, myxedema may be developing. Thyroxin levels in the system will indicate hyper or hypothyroidism. ...Read more