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Doctor insights on: Diet Pills That Are Safe With Thyroid Disease

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Are there any diet pills that are safe while treating the thyroid?

Are there any diet pills that are safe while treating the thyroid?

Don't do it unless:: Depending on the nature of your thyroid condition, certain diet medication will be contraindicated. Until your thyroid condition is under control, you should not consider medication for weight loss. Medication for weight loss should only be considered with your doctor's recommendations. ...Read more

Diet Pills (Definition)

Anorectic agents generally known as diet pills are medications which decrease or inhibit appetite and aid in the reduction of food intake, therefore aiding weightmloss. Most currently FDA-approved appetite medications are dispensed by prescription due to potential side effects and contraindications. Diet pills alone are seldom successful in deriving long-term weight reduction. They should only be taken under the direct supervision of a physician specifically trained in their use as a part of a multi-modal treatment program including diet, exercise, ...Read more


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Can diet pills cause disorders in the thyroid or pituitary glands?

Can diet pills cause disorders in the thyroid or pituitary glands?

Not likely: It may depend on what "diet pills" you are talking about, but most over the counter pills will not affect your thyroid or pituitary gland. ...Read more

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What could be the cause of sudden weight gain (10-12lbs) without change in diet and have been lean throughout adult life. Women in family has history of thyroid disease.?

What could be the cause of sudden weight gain (10-12lbs) without change in diet and have been lean throughout  adult life. Women in family has history of thyroid disease.?

You answered: You give yourself an answer. Thyroid disease can be one thing. This sudden weight gain requires evaluation. It is probably sudden fluid retention and this can relate to possible medical conditions that can be treated. I would recommend seeing your primary care doctor. ...Read more

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Can a person with thyroid disease use the diet that dr. Oz recommend?

Can a person with thyroid disease use the diet that dr. Oz recommend?

Take medication: You may use the diet recommended by dr. Oz, but do not go off your medication. Diet is not going to be substitute for thyroid medication. ...Read more

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Why is thyroid disease common in a population which takes enough iodine in diet?

Why is thyroid disease common in a population which takes enough iodine in diet?

Other causes.: Iodine deficiency may disturb thyroid function but there are many other reasons for thyroid disease. Genetic abnormalities may produce hyperthyroidism or hypothyroidism amongst other factors. ...Read more

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Do diet pills affect your thyroid?

Do diet pills affect your thyroid?

Maybe: But diet pills can cause or exacerbate symptoms of hyperthyroidism. Diet pills should not be taken without md supervision. If you are having jitters, heat intolerance, heart palpitations, etc make sure you get seen asap. ...Read more

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Do diet pills cause thyroid problems overtime?

Do diet pills cause thyroid problems overtime?

Possibly: This really depends on what is in the "diet pills" that one is taking. Some diet pills can contain thyroid hormones that can cause weight loss in addition to unwanted and dangerous short term and long term side effects. It is essential that you find out what is in a diet pill, or any pill, before you decide to take it. It is best to consult a physician. ...Read more

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Is it true that there are better thyroid disease pills than levothyroxin?

Is it true that there are better thyroid disease pills than levothyroxin?

No: No, it's not true. Anyone's hypothyroidism can be treated and controlled with l-thyroxine, which is atom-for-atom identical to normal human thyroid hormone. Having said that, some people want to take desiccated porcine thyroid (for pig thyroids from slaughterhouse) or add a small amount of the active hormone, triiodothyronine, and as long as I don't cause hyperthyroidism, I'm happy to oblige. ...Read more

Dr. Arthur Heller
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Diet (Definition)

refers to all the physical matter humans (like all living creatures) must take in on a recurring basis; only partially for energy. Like all life on planet humans are open systems which keep tearing down their structure & require intake of atoms/molecules from which to rebuild their structure. Intestinal lining cells replaced ~every 3 days. CaPO4 in bones ~every 6 years, ...Read more


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Thyroid Diseases (Definition)

You can have problems with they thyroid making too much or too little thyroid hormone. You can also have problems with it being too large (goiter) of having nodules or cysts in it. There are also occasional thyroid cancers. Most thyroid problems can be easily diagnosed and treated ...Read more