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Dr. Chad Levitt
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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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Will Ashwagandha taken daily effect my blood work done for thyroid levels to be checked? I have Hashimotos and get routine blood work. Effect levels?

Will Ashwagandha taken daily effect my blood work done for thyroid levels to be checked? I have Hashimotos and get routine blood work. Effect levels?

Not directly but...: Ashwagandha will not alter the accuracy of blood tests but it may improve thyroid function. Animal studies suggest Ashwagandha may increase levels of thyroid hormone in those who are hypothyroid while reducing levels if hyperthyroid. The effects are usually subtle so I would not expect dramatic changes. It's wise to test levels. See http://draxe.com/ashwagandha-proven-to-heal-thyroid-and-adrenals/ ...Read more

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Acetyl L-carnitine arginate safe to take with ashwagandha? Will it stimulate the thyroid too much?

Acetyl L-carnitine arginate safe to take with ashwagandha? Will it stimulate the thyroid too much?

Yes, no: It is quite safe to take these concurrently. Acetyl-L-carnitine arginate is not known to stimulate nor suppress the thyroid but has been shown to reduce symptoms of hyperthyroidism. Ashwagandha balances thyroid function, stimulating underactive thyroids while calming overactive thyroid. It is not known to overstimulate the thyroid. ...Read more

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Can i take ashwagandha root pill together with the Synthroid (thyroxine) pill. I have under active thyroid and am taking 150 mcg of Synthroid (thyroxine) each morning. Thanks?

Can i take ashwagandha root pill together with the Synthroid (thyroxine) pill. I have under active thyroid and am taking 150 mcg of Synthroid (thyroxine) each morning. Thanks?

Check with doctor: Your doctor prescribed your synthroid (thyroxine) dose based on his or her assessment of your need. Taking anything else that may or may not affect your thyroid hormones without advising your treating doctor would not be wise. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have thyroidism?

How do I know if I have thyroidism?

TFT's: Thyroid disorders are usually diagnosed via blood test and clinical symptoms. Thyroid function tests include measuring blood levels of TSH (thyroid stimulating hormone) and thyroid hormone levels (t3 (liothyronine) and t4). ...Read more

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Can you have both hyper and hypo thyroidism?

Can you have both hyper and hypo thyroidism?

Not simultaneously: Hi. Yes, you can, but not simultaneously. For example, treatment of Graves' disease often renders the patients hypothyroid. Hypothyroidism can sequentially follow hyperthyroidism. Same for a self limited process called a subacute thyroiditis - hyperthyroidism followed by hypothyroidism. Hypothyroidism can be over treated causing hyperthyroidism. Hyper and hypo cannot be present at the same time. ...Read more

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Can i take ashwagandha with zrytec safely?

No bad reports: No problems are reported but that's not a guarantee. You might ask your Dr and certainly follow each one's directions. Pay attention to how you feel and be cautious but it should be okay. ...Read more

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Can ashwagandha cause a severe liver reaction?

Can ashwagandha cause a severe liver reaction?

Of course: Especially if what's in the 'natural herbal pill' isn't really the 'exotic Indian herb that is so good for you.' Phony herbal medicines are a very common cause of liver damage and even failure. I trust other causes of liver damage were considered and ruled out. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Which is easier to correct- hyper or hypo thyroidism?

Which is easier to correct- hyper or hypo thyroidism?

Hypothyroidism...: Hypothyroidism is easier to correct. In hypothyroidism, supplemental thyroid hormone can be taken to reach an adequate normal level. Hyperthyroid states are usually more difficult to control. Depending on the hyperthyroid illness, radioactive iodine, surgery, or anti-thyroid medications may be used. Often hypothyroidism results after treating hyperthyroid patients, but is easy to deal with. ...Read more

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