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Does guggul help with thyroid problems?

Does guggul help with thyroid problems?

Possibly hypothyroid: One of the effects of guggul (commiphora mukul) is that it may stimulate the thyroid. Therefore if the problem is that the thyroid is not working well (hypothyroid) it could possibly help. More studies are needed for this usage. ...Read more

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Dr. Terri Washington
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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


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Does chromium help thyroid problem?

Does chromium help thyroid problem?

No.: In fact, it can hurt. Chromium compounds can interfere with the absorption of thyroid hormone from the gut and should be separated by 2-3 hours from thyroid replacement medications. ...Read more

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Does tumeric interfere with medications. Does it interfere with health problems. If so which medications and health problems? Tyvm

Does tumeric interfere with medications. Does it interfere with health problems. If so which medications and health problems? Tyvm

No: It's a very safe spice taken many times a day by people in many countries such as India. It has mild antiinflammatory properties and many others, so could be additive with any medications you are taken. ...Read more

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Does l-tyrosine help with hypothyroidism?

Does l-tyrosine help with hypothyroidism?

Yes, if deficient: Our bodies produce thyroid hormone by combining tyrosine with iodine. Thus, if one is deficient in tyrosine it might cause hypothyroidism. Our body synthesizes tyrosine from phenylalanine, so that deficiency (which is not unusual) can also cause hypothyroidism. If low in tyrosine then supplementing should help: http://ezinearticles.Com/?The-importance-of-l-tyrosine-in-thyroid-function;id=4717866. ...Read more

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Does pomegranate help with thyroid nodules?

Does pomegranate help with thyroid nodules?

Unlikely: If you have thyroid nodules, you need to see your doctor and get them checked and tested further. Pomegranate will not do you any good for this particular problem, . ...Read more

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Can you take herbalife with thyroid problems?

Yes, but: The herbalife is a waste of your money. It won't help any medical condition you may have, it just spends your money needlessly. Don't get your medical information from friends, tv or internet scams. Do get your thyroid treated and regulated properly. That's much more important and helpful than junk like herbalife. ...Read more

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Can iodine supplements help regulate thyroid function in a person with hypothyroidism?

Can iodine supplements help regulate thyroid function in a person with hypothyroidism?

Iodine supplements usually aren't necessary if you live in the United States or in most developed countries: Some alternative medicine practitioners recommend iodine tablets or kelp supplements — which are high in iodine — for people with hypothyroidism. It is true that iodine deficiency can cause hypothyroidism. But iodine deficiency is rare in the United States and other developed countries since the addition of iodine to salt (iodized salt) and other foods. If iodine deficiency isn't the cause of hypothyroidism, then iodine supplements provide no benefit and should not be used. In fact, for some people with abnormal thyroid glands, too much iodine can cause or worsen hypothyroidism. Hypothyroidism can be safely and effectively treated with the synthetic thyroid hormone levothyroxine (Synthroid, Levothroid, others). ...Read more

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Does taking levothyroxine cause problems with your sleep patterns?

Does taking levothyroxine cause problems with your sleep patterns?

Excess can interfere: Too much levothyroxine (over treatment of hypothyroidism) can lead to many symptoms like rapid heart rate, insomnia, sweating, tremors, restlessness. ...Read more

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How does taking 2mg of melatonin nightly for sleep affect my thyroid? Will it improve thyroid function or worsen it ?

Dr. Alan Ali Dr. Ali
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How does taking 2mg of melatonin
nightly for sleep affect my thyroid?
Will it improve thyroid function or
 worsen it ?

Melatonin: Can affect sugar levels or blood pressure or liver function or moods, but I am not aware of direct effects on thyroid. ...Read more

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Can letrozole affect thyroid function, or TBG?

Can letrozole affect thyroid function, or TBG?

Potentially: Hi. By lowering endogenous estrogen, letrozole may lead to a slight decrease in TBG. Unless you are taking l-thyroxine for hypothyroidism, it won't matter, however, because your pituitary will adjust thyroid hormone production to keep it normal. What condition are you taking letrozole for? Good luck! ...Read more

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What supplements, vitamins, or foods can help a child with thyroid problems?

What supplements, vitamins, or foods can help a child with thyroid problems?

Thyroid: Unless the child lives in a third world country there are really no "supplements" they would be lacking. Iodine deficiency does not exist in the us. Synthetic thyroid hormone replacement is really the only supplement they need. ...Read more

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I'm taking natural things to help with IC will it interfere with me takin synthroid (thyroxine)?

I'm taking natural things to help with IC will it interfere with me takin synthroid (thyroxine)?

Your question: Probably not since most "natural things" are food, namely herbs, plant roots, etc. However, certain minerals such as iodine can affect the thyroid. ...Read more

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Dose rhodiola or any other natural fertility help effect a person on levothyroxine and regulates hypothyroidism. What other things should I avoid?

Dose rhodiola or any other natural fertility help effect a person on levothyroxine and regulates hypothyroidism. What other things should I avoid?

'Natural help': - is no help - herbs, vitamins, and supplements definitely don't help with fertility. None of it does. It also is not a reliable way to treat thyroid disease. You really should see a doctor for some real help with these problems. ...Read more

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Does taking daily spearmint tea to reduce elevated testosterone levels (caused by PCOS) have an effect on thyroid? I have hypothyroidism

Does taking daily spearmint tea to reduce elevated testosterone levels (caused by PCOS) have an effect on thyroid? I have hypothyroidism

PCOS: Spearmint tea does not reduce testosterone levels to the degree necessary to assist with PCOS. It also does not have a clinical effect on thyroid hormone production. There are medications to induce ovulation if you are trying to conceive, but oral BCP are the best therapy for PCOS, and prevent other problems with PCOS. ...Read more

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Do any herbs cause problems with liver function?

Do any herbs cause problems with liver function?

Hepatotoxicity - yes: See: http://www.uptodate.com/contents/hepatotoxicity-due-to-herbal-medications-and-dietary-supplements

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Does coffee really interfere with thyroid medication absorption?

Does coffee really interfere with thyroid medication absorption?

Yes: Yes, a recent study done by an italian group and published in thyroid journal showed up to 35% reduction in thyroid level absorption if thyroxine was taken with coffee. ...Read more

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Does adrenal fatigue interact directly with your thyroid?

Maybe: "adrenal fatigue" is not a specific medical diagnosis. Hypothyroidism can indeed produce fatigue, weight gain, etc. See a good medical doctor for a thorough workup and treatment plan. ...Read more

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Does taking antihustamines interfere with the function of your thyroid gland?

Does taking antihustamines interfere with the function of your thyroid gland?

Antihistamines: Taking antihistamines does not affect the function of your thyroid gland. ...Read more

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Does guggul help with thyroid problems?

Possibly hypothyroid: One of the effects of guggul (commiphora mukul) is that it may stimulate the thyroid. Therefore if the problem is that the thyroid is not working well (hypothyroid) it could possibly help. More studies are needed for this usage. ...Read more

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Can u reverse thyroid problems?

Can u reverse thyroid problems?

Yes: If your thyroid is hyperactive, you can take medications to suppress its activity and if it is not producing enough hormones then you can take thyroid hormones replacement pills. ...Read more

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How can I get thyroid problems?

How can I get thyroid problems?

Various: While most thyroid conditions are chance happenings, we do know that exposure to radiation and deficiencies of iodine can both lead to trouble with this organ. If you are worried that you are at risk, consult with your primary care provider for an in-depth conversation and examination. ...Read more

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What can mimic thyroid problems?

It depends: Upon what thyroid problem you mean. There are a wide variety of potential problems that can arise with the thyroid. Which one are you referring to? ...Read more

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How do you acquire thyroid problems?

How do you acquire thyroid problems?

Many different ways: It is difficult to answer in400 spaces but i will try hyperthyroidism is caused by too much hormone produced like in graves disease where your bodies immune system attacks the gland and it overproduces the hormone hypothroidism is also caused most of the time by auto immune disorder which cause thyroid to produce less hormones goiter caused by iodine deficiency cancer caused by radiation/unknown. ...Read more

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Hereditary thyroid problems, what to do?

Have regular checkup: If family members have thyroid problems, it is not automatic that you will. Also, of all the hereditary diseases that you could have, thyroid problems (hypo or hyper) are not all that bad and they should be readily treatable. See your doctor for regular checkups, including feeling your thyroid and thyroid blood tests, to catch anything early. ...Read more

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Can I exercise if I have thyroid problems?

Can I exercise if I have thyroid problems?

Depends: It depends on the severity of your thyroid disease. If you have thyroid disease that's properly treated, then there is no restriction to how much you can exercise. If your thyroid disease is not treated yet, see your doc to get it treated before engaging in vigorous exercise. ...Read more

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What kinds of thyroid problems affect women?

What kinds of thyroid problems affect women?

Women's thyroid: Same as men. 7 times more likely to develop autoimmune thyroid disease. Especially common if first-degree relative gas it. Hashimotos and graves disease. These can cause hypo and hyper thyroidism or just goiter. ...Read more

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What test is used to diagnose thyroid problems?

What test is used to diagnose thyroid problems?

Tests: Thyroid tests include two kinds -- function and physical appearance. One does not exclude the other. Lab testing can tell the function and antibody lab tests can tell inflammation. There are also lab tests for certain tumors. Radiology tests can tell the appearance ie nodules, inflammation, cysts, enlargement. ...Read more

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How common is thyroid problems in your twenties?

Fairly common: Particularly if it runs in the women of your family. If you have questions or concerns, contact your doctor. ...Read more

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What does it mean if you have thyroid problems ?

Depends: There are two types of thyroid problems: 1.Functional- with high or low hormones, generally treated with medicine and 2.Structural - a thyroid nodule generally worked up with ultrasound and a fine needle aspiration if appropriate. So basically it depends on what type of thyroid problem you have. Good luck! ...Read more

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What are the most common types of thyroid problems?

What are the most common types of thyroid problems?

Thyroid: Most common is goiter, enlarges or inflamed gland, usually caused by hashimotos disease, autoimmune thyroiditis. ...Read more

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What are the most common causes of thyroid problems?

AUTOIMMUNITY/IODINE&: The most common causes of Thyroid Problems are Iodine Deficiency which causes Goiter and Hypothyroiism Autoimmunity may cause Hypothyroidism like in Graves Disease causing Hyperthyroidism and Hashimoto Disease cauing Hypothyroidism Cancer of Thyroid ...Read more

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Did anyone developed thyroid problems after taking bladderwrack for slimming?

Yes, don't use it: Bladderwrack comes from seaweed, and contains a lot of iodine. Too much iodine can cause hyperthyroidism (or hypothyroidism). Also, bladderwrack does not help with weight loss. Also, since it is not regulated and comes from the sea, you don't know whether it contains mercury or other toxic metals. ...Read more

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Thyroid problems cause dizziness?

Thyroid problems cause dizziness?

Possibly: There are a large number of things that can cause dizziness, and if that is your only symptom, other problems are more likely. Dizziness means different things to different people, do you actually see the room spinning or is it just unsteadiness or feeling faint? Thyroid problems may cause shaking (tremors), palpitations, racing heart, flushing, diarrhea, weight loss, leg swelling, thinning hair. ...Read more

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Can amberen cause thyroid problems?

Amberen: Is a unique vitamin supplement. It is all natural and animal studies, toxicology and clinical trials with amberen did not reveal any significant adverse reaction or side effects. The vitamins in it would not be considered harmful in any way to the thyroid gland. ...Read more

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Can thyroid problems cause sleep issues?

Yes: If you're hypothyroid (underactive) you may well be tired all the time because you will feel like you're "out of gas". If you are hyperthyroid, you may suffer from insomnia which will also make you feel tired. Additionally, being on "overdrive" all the time with an over active thyroid will also leave you feeling tired. ...Read more

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Could thyroid problems be easily missed?

Thyroid disease: Sometimes symptoms can be vague and it can be missed. ...Read more

Dr. Janice Alexander
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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