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Dangers Of Taking Flaxseed Oil While Taking Thyroid Medication
The seed of the flax plant is very high in omega 3 fatty acids which are beneficial for health. They are most nutritious if 1-2 t are soaked in 2-4 t of water and blended into a drink or added into food. Ground flaxseeds are a nutritious source of fiber that can be added to food. They come as golden or brown. Their nutty taste make a delicious addition to foods ...Read more
No clear dangers: Ground flax seeds are a good source of omega 3 & 6 fatty acids which have many health benefits & may be important in improving function of thyroid hormone receptors- see http://www.Cse.Iitb.Ac.In/~suranga/flax.Html flax contains traces of thiocyanite which may harm thyroid, but more experts say flax helps thyroid than harms it. See http://www.Ehow.Com/facts_5629982_flaxseed-thyroid-disease.Html. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Much debated: There are many claims regarding the beneficial effects of fish oils, but there are few randomized blinded clinical trials testing these observational claims. Fish oils lower triglycerides, and are indicated to do so, so as to prevent pancreatitis , however no studies support this recommendation. At low dose they may have cardiovascular benefits, but recent data is less compelling than older data. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Will taking pumpkin seed oil supplements 1000mg for hair loss, negatively effect my thyroid functioning? I have hypothyroidism taking 75mcg synthyroid
Not studied: Hi. No one has studied the effect of pumpkin seed oil (PSO) on thyroid function; just like no one has studied its effect on hair loss! So take PSO to your heart's content; you're enriching some snake oil salesperson, but I seriously doubt it will have any effect on your thyroid function tests or l-thyroxine dose. Good luck! ...Read more
IS IT SAFE TO TAKE FISH OIL ONCE DAILY WHILE TAKING MEDICATION METROPOLOL AS WELL.? DOES THE FISH OIL AFFECT MEDICATION EFFECTS.
Planning to take fish oil supplements along with thiazide and Lipitor (atorvastatin) medication. Also taking multi vitamin gummies. Is this okay?
Any dietary, herb or supp. needs or interactions while recovering from Thyrotoxicosis? (On low dose Inderal) Should I take coq10? DigestEnzyme safe?
Thyrotoxicosis: Please do not take any other medicines about your thyroid but discuss this as soon as possible with your doctor. Hope all goes well - please keep me posted. ...Read more
What are the side effects of consuming alcohol while taking herbal supplements like those in Advocare MNS Max 3?
Interactions: Those interactions are probably unknown. You didn't say how much you drink, and too much isn't really good by itself, let alone, mixed with 'herbs.' Herbs are not regulated by the FDA to be safe or effective for any condition. In fact, I am pretty the label says that they are not intended to diagnose, treat or cure any condition. There will not be any scientific studies to prove they are safe. ...Read more
Just started 10 mg of lisinopril daily. Been taking multiple supplements (i.e., a multi, CoQ10, tumeric, fish oil..) Should I stop the supplements?
There is no reason: to think that there will be any adverse interaction between your medications and your supplements as listed. Potentially the fish oil could interfere with absorption of the Lisinopril so you might want to separate them by a few hours. No reason to stop them other than expense. No scientific evidence to recommend continuing them either. ...Read more
What is the benefits of taking flaxseed oil and fish oil? I have them as in a combo pill. Is it safe to take while on atenalol & synthroid (thyroxine)?
Yes, have EFA's: Yes, safe to take. Flax ; fish oil contain essential fatty acids (efa's) which are essential for good health. There 2 efa's, gla (omega 6) ; ala (omega 3). Fish oil has omega 3's, flax has both # ; 6's. See http://umm.Edu/health/medical/altmed/supplement/omega3-fatty-acids ; http://umm.Edu/health/medical-reference-guide/complementary-and-alternative-medicine-guide/supplement/omega6-fatty-acids. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
Is there any fat blockers or safe diet pills to take while having hypothyroidism and taking levothyroxine?
Diet pills: With or without thyroid problems the answer is the same. Generally, fat and carb blockers don't really work well for weight loss. There really isn't any magic pill do lose weight safely. The best way to lose weight is by changing your lifestyle to a healthier one. Eat the right portions, eat 3-5 small meals a day, cut back on carbs and sugars, increase lean protein intake & exercise regularly. ...Read more
I take Wellbutrin (bupropion) Xl 150mgs can i take diet pills while taking this (Garcinia Cambogia) or any kind of diet pills Thanks!!
Diet pills: Please discuss this with your Primary doctor. No one should take an additional medicine unless discussed with your doctor. ...Read more
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