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How To Supplement After Thyroidectomy
Supplements is also known as Vitamins and supplements. 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
I take 75 Synthroid after a thyroidectomy. Would an iodine supplement help? How would i know if i were iodine deficient?
Iodine not needed: The primary organ that uses iodine is the thyroid. If your thyroid is removed, then an iodine supplement will not be of use. In addition, there is a lot of iodine in a normal diet. It is very hard to become iodine deficient in all but a handful of remote regions of the world. ...Read more
Kelp: Kelp is not a good idea. Stay with thyroid meds! ...Read more
I had a complete thyroidectomy two months ago. What is the mean starting dose for thyroid supplements? I have problems with low body temperature.
Is it normal to have more anxiety after having thyroidectomy? Ever since i've had it removed 3 years ago I have bad anxiety like when i was younger
Depends on amount: Most will return to normal within 2w, some never do and a supplement may be necessary. If your pre surgery TSH was <2, and 4wafter surgery it is >4, i would recommend supplement. ...Read more
I had a total thyroidectomy 2 weeks ago and after the surgery, my calcium dropped to 7.4. I was in the hospital for 3 extra days. My calcium is now 7.1 and parathyroids have gone. Your thoughts?
Hypocalcemia: Hypocalcemia after total thyroidectomy is common. You might be on oral calcium supplements for a time, but the vast majority of parathyroids will start to work eventually. Long term hypocalcemia is rare after thyroidectomy. It usually just takes time. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Why am I shaky and dizzy after a partial thyroidectomy that was done because I had a 4cm nodule on the left lobe, causing me swallowing difficulty?
How long after a total thyroidectomy does it take to tell if your parathyroids have been taken out or injured.Its been 4 weeks now take 9 cal 3 vit?
Blood calcium levels: The most accurate determination of normally functioning parathyroid glands is normal blood calcium levels.These levels can only be accurate without taking supplements. Parathormone levels are another way of measuring parathyroid function. In patients with removal of glands because of hyperparathyroidism elevations can persist awhile postoperatively. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A long time!: Great question! after thyroidectomy levels may take 2-6 weeks to fall enough to notice. Since you listed Propranolol as a medication i'm guessing you had your thyroid removed because it was overactive. In that case your levels might be high for a while. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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