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Doctor insights on: Dangers Of Taking Flaxseed Oil While Taking Thyroid Medication

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Dangers of flaxseeds and thyroid medication?

Dangers of flaxseeds and thyroid medication?

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 more

Flaxseed (Definition)

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


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Could flaxseed oil interfere with other supplements and medications?

Could flaxseed oil interfere with other supplements and medications?

Yes: Flaxseed may interact with acetaminophen, certain antibiotics, estrogens, furosemide, Ketoprofen, diabetes medication, anticoagulants & Metoprolol. (http://www. Rxlist. Com/flaxseed-page3/supplements.htm) ...Read more

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I am hypothyroid and taking medication from past 15 years. Thyroxine sodium 62mcg. Can I use ground flaxseed? If not can I use flaxseed oil? Spirulina?

I am hypothyroid and taking medication from past 15 years. Thyroxine sodium 62mcg. Can I use ground flaxseed? If not can I use flaxseed oil? Spirulina?

With thyroxine: I'm not sure if you're wanting to take the listed supplements instead of thyroxine (no) or with your thyroxine (yes). Essentially, if your thyroid levels are in the good range, you can take anything that someone with a normally working thyroid can take. Because different docs have different opinions, it's always best to check with your own doc, and make sure s/he knows exactly what you're taking. ...Read more

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Can evening primrose oil interact with thyroid medication?

Can evening primrose oil interact with thyroid medication?

Unlikely if. . .: Check out http://www. Drugs. Com/interactions-check. Php? Drug_list=1463-0, 1059-10639 assuming you're referring to Levothyroxine (there are thyroid medications for an overactive thyroid, too). Do be careful w/your Clonazepam as it can cause confusion, addiction & increase risk for falls & fractures (at least in elderly, no, you don't qualify yet). ...Read more

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Are there good natural cures for dry eyes? I don’t want to use drugs and medicated eye drops if I can help it. I’ve read that flaxseed oil can help make tears more oily so they don’t evaporate so fast. Is this true? Are there any other natural solutions?

Are there good natural cures for dry eyes? I don’t want to use drugs and medicated eye drops if I can help it. I’ve read that flaxseed oil can help make tears more oily so they don’t evaporate so fast. Is this true? Are there any other natural solutions?

Although: Although taking flax seed oil by mouth can improve symptoms of dry eye, it will not have an immediate effect (and can take up to two months to be noted). In the meantime I agree that it is prudent to avoid medicated eye drops. Instead, use of a "preservative-free" artificial tear is both safe and provides immediate relief. These generally are sold over the counter and come in small plastic vials for single use. ...Read more

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My husband wants to start taking flaxseed oil but I have some concerns?

Let him do it: It's a great binder for paint and a component for putty, and is probably not going to do him any harm and may make him feel better. If he believes all the health claims made for the stuff, he'd be reading uncritically. If he's got any real health issues, he needs to "use his flaxseed oil" in conjuction with something evidence-based. ...Read more

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I wanted to know if taking flaxseed oil supplements will help with vaginal dryness?

No: No flaxseed oil will not help. There are other commercial and prescription products that are designed for this purpose. Water soluble gels (K-Y) are a start, and estrogen intra-vaginal products for the peri or post menopausal woman are also available as well as Replens. ...Read more

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Would flaxseed oil combust inside my body?

Would flaxseed oil combust inside my body?

No: Life's difficult enough without people trying to frighten you in this way. ...Read more

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I was wondering is flaxseed oil good or bad for you?

No magic: This has been promoted as a 'superfood' which is simply made up. Food choices have much less impact on your overall health than does staying physically fit, eating a sensible and balanced diet, avoiding tobacco and illegal drugs, using alcohol wisely if at all, and learning good living skills and working hard. You're right to care about your health, but the key's not on the dinner plate. ...Read more

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Can flaxseed oil cause consitpation?

Can flaxseed oil cause consitpation?

Flaxseed: Flaxseed contains fiber and if taken without adequate water could cause constipation. I am unaware of flaxseed oil causing constipation. ...Read more

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Can taking flaxseed oil make yu put on weight?

Yes: It's a popular cooking oil and like anything else greasy and good-tasting, we tend to overeat and get fat from it. If you're actually taking the oil, it's still calories. Real evidence of any health benefit remains sparse at best. Why not just eat sensibly, avoid unhealthy habits, and focus on physical fitness? Health doesn't come from a bottle or pills. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Is flaxseed oil good for my heart?

Is flaxseed oil good for my heart?

Not really: Flax seeds have short chain fatty acids. We thrive on medium land long chain fatty acids. And while we can convert short chain to medium chain, that system is very ineffective and slow. But its better than nothing if you are a vegetarian. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take flaxseed oil supplements at 24?

Is it safe to take flaxseed oil supplements at 24?

Yes: In general, flaxseed oil is known to contain high levels of omega 3 fatty acids. I would recommend buying a reputable brand since there is not fda oversight of nutritional supplements. ...Read more

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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