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What should you eat when you have hyper thyroidism?

What should you eat when you have hyper thyroidism?

Hyperthyroidism: There are no food that reverse hyperthyroidism or make it worse.

Dr. Randy Baker
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Supplements (Definition)

A dietary supplement, also known as food supplement or nutritional supplement, is a preparation intended to supplement the diet and provide nutrients, such as vitamins, minerals, fiber, fatty acids, or amino acids, that may be missing or may not be consumed in sufficient quantities in a person's diet. Some countries define dietary supplements as foods, while ...Read more


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Should I take vitamin d or any other supplement or anything for thyroidism?

Should I take vitamin d or any other supplement or anything for thyroidism?

Vitamin D won't help: If you truly have hypothyroidism the treatment is to take thyroid hormone prescribed by a doctor who has reviewed your thyroid test results. Vitamin d is not the treatment for thyroid problems.

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I am taking thytprohin pmg, a food supplement. How long does it take the medication to leave my system? I don't want it to effect future thyroid panel

I am taking thytprohin pmg, a food supplement. How long does it take the medication to leave my system? I don't want it to effect future thyroid panel

Read package label: Typically these types of products come with label inserts inside the boxes or on the panels of the boxes with instructions and information such as what you ask. Another resource would be the internet at the website of the company or their toll-free phone number which they likely publish on their website. Some products may even have 24 hour hotlines set up to answer specific questions.

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Would it be okay to take thyroid booster supplement?

Would it be okay to take thyroid booster supplement?

No: There are no thyroid boosters, they just "boost" the money out of your pocket and into theirs. Your thyroid doesn't need a boost. If it doesn't function properly there is real and legitimate medication to fix it. Don't get your medical information from friends, tv or the internet.

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Which type of diet supplement is safe with thyroid meds?

Practically anything: Just remember, don't take anything for at least 30 minutes after your thyroid dosing - no vitamins, no milks, no prescriptions, etc. You can have clear liquids.

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What is the best supplement to cover adrenal and thyroid support?

What is the best supplement to cover adrenal and thyroid support?

No supplements: You do not need supplements to support normal glands. Eat a healthy diet, exercise, and let your glands respond normally to the stresses of life.

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What supplement/s to cover adrenal and thyroid support is the best?

What supplement/s to cover adrenal and thyroid support is the best?

Why supplements?: Your thyroid and adrenals are precisely regulated by the pituitary and other factors. If your thyroid and adrenal are functioning normally, then you don't need supplements, and they will not help you. If your thyroid or adrenals are underactive, then you need to take hormone replacement. Best done by a doctor who knows about this (eg. An endocrinologist). Not someone who sells his own supplement.

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Please tell me, could a thyroid supplement be used with garcinia cambrogia?

Please tell me, could a thyroid supplement be used with garcinia cambrogia?

Garcinia cambrogia: There should be no issue with this. It is helpful for some weight loss and also for diabetes. Nobody needs a thyroid supplement. Patients with low thyroid levels need replacement with thyroxine not a thyroid "supplement"!! Often these not well produced supplements are more expensive than prescribed meds and are certainly worse most often.

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Is it safe to take thyroid support supplement even if my thyroid is healthy?

No need: "thyroid support" supplement often contains a lot of iodine (often through kelp). Taking such a supplement may set a person up for hypothyroidism as too much iodine will turn off the thyroid gland. If the thyroid and its function are normal, there isn't anything thyroid to treat. "thyroid support" supplements won't prevent a thyroid problem from occuring, but may cause one.

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How can I loose weight if I don't have a thyroid. I'm currently taking supplements.

How can I loose weight if I don't have a thyroid. I'm currently taking supplements.

Calorie control: Thyroid medication completely replaces the function of your missing thyroid gland, verified by lab tests. Weight loss is accomplished by taking in less calories than what is burned. Emphasize fresh fruit, green vegetables, whole grain cereal, and lean meat. Avoid sugar, fats, sodium, and starch - like corn, beans, rice, potatoes, bread, and pasta. See your doctor for thyroid management and diet.

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Will having thyroid problem at 64 affect cost of medicare supplement insurance next year?

Will having thyroid problem at 64 affect cost of medicare supplement insurance next year?

Talk to your doctor: You'll have to discuss this with your doctor. He/she will have all of the particulars that will have to be taken into consideration when deciding this.

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Is there any way to keep thyroid glands healthy, such as supplements?

Is there any way to keep thyroid glands healthy, such as supplements?

Iodine rich foods: There is definitely an association with benign enlargement of the thyroid gland, called a goiter, and a low iodine diet. For this reason, iodine was added to table salt in many areas. Japanese are taking iodine supplements in an attempt to protect the gland from radiation exposure. Reports of the value of both practices are mixed: goiter improves, but overproduction of thyroid hormone can result.

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Can I mix my thyroid pill and calcium supplement?

Yes and no: Hi. Calcium can impair gastrointestinal absorption of thyroid hormone, so taking them together you might fractionally lower the amount of thyroid hormone your body is getting. However thyroid hormone is very cheap, and we can adjust the thy. Hormone dose under those circumstances so that you get the right amount absorbed; if that makes compliance with your thyroid and calcium easier/better, do it

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Are there any diet supplements for thyroid issues?

Are there any diet supplements for thyroid issues?

Iodine, Zinc: Along with b-100 (b-complex), vitamin c, magnesium, l-carnitine has been shown to help the body convert T4 to T3 (liothyronine) the active form of thyroid hormone.

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What are some OTC supplements are best to help low thyroid?

Mugwort (Artemisia): Many otc supplements are promoted for treating "low thyroid" (such as l-tyrosine, kelp, forskolin, raw thyroid glandular, mugwort, bitters, bayberry and goldenseal). For a true low thyroid condition, it is essential to measure blood levels of thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) and thyroid hormones to monitor treatment. Usually prescription thyroid hormone (or thyroid extract) is needed.

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What to do if I have iron supplement for thyroid protection?

What to do if I have iron supplement for thyroid protection?

See below: The thyroid and iron have no relation with each other. Taking iron will not prevent the onset of thyroid disorders.

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What will milk products do to people who take thyroid supplements?

Thyroid: Soy products including milk can bind to levithroxine and prevent absorption or cause erratic absorption. I am not aware that milk itself can affect thyroid replacement otherwise.

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Is there a vitamin or supplement than can keep my thyroid levels even?

Is there a vitamin or supplement than can keep my thyroid levels even?

No: They're all internet scams. Don't waste your money. Listen to your doctor instead. Don't get your medical information from tv, friends, or the internet.

Dr. Ira Katz
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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