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Does Decaffeinated Coffee Affect The Absorption Of Thyroid Medication
I drink coffee in morning can that affect my thyroid medication? I also take metformin, could that affect absorption?
Yes even: Decaffeinated coffee can have side effects. But were there particular side effects you were concerned about? ...Read more
I ordered decaffeinated coffee, but later found out it was regular. Is there something I can do to offset the caffeinated affects?
Some foods interfere with thyroid medication absorbtion for hypothyroidism, are drumstick (moringa), Ivy gourd and Jaggery safe to consume?
If coffee inhibits iron absorption, how long should I wait to take iron and vit c supplements or do I need to abstain from coffee?
If you have a poor iron status or are at high risk of iron deficiency, it would be prudent to avoid drinking both coffee and tea specially with meals. Regarding how long to take iron, this depends on your haemoglobin level and it is better to consult a hematologist if you have iron deficiency.
If I am taking B12 "sublingually", then, would drinking a small cup of coffee disturb the B12 absorption?
NO: By the time it dissolves under your tongue- it should be absorbed and not affected by coffee. ...Read more
Immediately Whenever: All vitamins are single molecules so plentiful in most foods that humans have not retained all genes/proteins to manufacture out of other molecules, typically missing just 1 step. Food is a complex mix of billions of molecules & body's digestive process deals with the absorption complexities. Yet some people promote fear of ingesting some molecules not in optimal order; rarely a significant issue. ...Read more
Is it better to drink tea/coffee right after a meal or couple of hours later? Can drinking tea/coffee immediately after food restrict iron absorption?
You may: If thyroid blood test is the only test you are having, coffee is not likely to materially affect the results. Generally it is better to be fasting for lab tests. ...Read more
Try Not: Fasting for thyroid tests not usually needed so perhaps you are also having lipids, cortisol or blood glucose as well. Best if only water for the 12 hours prior to fasting tests. Some evidence that perhaps caffeine can impact blood sugar very slightly (though may be insignificant). Some sources of coffee (eg via percolator) have oils that raise triglyceride levels. Wait for that cup if you can. ...Read more
Does the coffee effect the thyroid? Beacuse I suffer from Hypothyroidism what is the solution for it if it effect the thyroid?
I'm interested in taking slimquick pure and I am on Synthroid (thyroxine) but it states if you have a thyroid problem not too. Is the absorption the only issue?
I have hypothyroidism and trying to boost where I'm more energetic. Also taking synthroid. Can coffee stimulate the thyroid to not be as hypo, or if it will make it worse? I definitely don't want my thyroid to be any slower to gain anymore weight
Hypothyroidism: Coffee has no affect on thyroid but you should be on medication at correct dose ...Read more
Could drinking 2cups of coffee every morning be affecting my thyroid levels and making me feel so tired?
I take thyroid pills throughout the day. I drink two cups of coffee with milk. How long should I wait before taking my next dose?
What kind?: How many are you taking, and what kind? What are you taking them for. Ask again and explain. But you know, really! Take them as they are prescribed on the bottle! To do anything else is foolish and can hurt you. How were you told to take them.? ...Read more
Do your patients on Armour Thyroid to chew their dose or take sublingual? What's the difference in absorption between the two?
Swallwo or SL: Both means are effective- Inever suggest chewing- just swallowing. ...Read more
Can the ppi rabeprazole decrease absorption of Armour Thyroid tablets? And if so how many hours should you give between taking them?
Shouldn't be problem: Those medications do not interact, so there should be no special concerns regarding timing of the doses. ...Read more
I am suffering from constipation and I am taking Thyroxine 75mg for my thyroid, I drink less than 8 liters/day of water, lots of tea/coffee, I am 4?
91female. Thyroid &chol med only. Thyroid level may be a little low right now. Fever 102, vomit brown liquid not coffee grounds. No bm x2d. ER? Prune jui
ER: A vomiting febrile 91 year old should be seen in the emergency department. Good luck. ...Read more
Should a person with hyper thyroidism take typical thyroid medication like Synthroid (thyroxine)?
Usually not: Usually, a person with hyperthyroidism has too much thyroid hormone in her body. One would take Synthroid (thyroxine) (synthetic hormone) to make up for a lack of enough thyroid hormone due to HYPOthyroidism. A person with HYPOthyroidism who becomes hyperthyroid due to taking too high of a dose of Synthroid (thyroxine) might be asked to take Synthroid (thyroxine) (at a lower dose) even though she is temporarily hyperthyroid. ...Read more
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