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Is Garlic Good For A Hyperthyroid
A goiterogen: Is a substance that suppress the function of the thyroid gland by interfering with iodine uptake, which can, as a result, cause an enlargement of the thyroid, i.e., a goiter. They are not of value in the treatment of hyperthyroidism. Radioiodine or anti-thyroid drugs are however. Check w/your doctor. ...Read more
Goitrogen: Raw cruciferous veggies are known as "goitrogens" as they can interfere with deiodination leading to enlargement of the thyroid or a goiter. In theory eating lots of broccoli may help with hyperthyroidsim as it will affect T4 (inactive) to T3 (liothyronine) (active hormone) conversion. I'd suggest higher doses of Alpha lipoic acid which will help naturally manage it - 600mg - 2-3 caps tid. Follow levels. ...Read more
Not hurt/won't help,: Broccoli is a very nutritious food, but it is highly unlikely to help hypothyroidism. Regardless of the cause, the best treatment for this is thyroid hormone replacement, or synthroid (thyroxine). See your doctor to find out more, and to figure out what is the best dose for you. ...Read more
Hperthyroidism is treated with
Beta blocker like proparanol to slow down the heart rate and tremors
Antithyroid Medications like Propylthiouracil and Mithimazole. Are used in patients with sustained form of Hyperthyroidism like Graves Disease or Toxic Nodular Goiter.These dugs can have side effects like rash, itching, fever &liver problems
Radiactive Iodine is most widely used and permanent therapy ...Read more
Not likely: If your thyroid is overactive, you need real medicine. Lemon balm may have a mild anti-anxiety effect, but it will not work as well as b-blockers or other meds for hyperthyroidism. On the other hand, lemon balm will not harm you, and you can take it if you want, unless taking it prevents you from getting needed treatment. ...Read more
Hyperthyroidism: Most common cause of hyperthyroidism is Grave's disease which eventually burns itself out. The idea behind pumpkin seed is that overactive thyroid can deplete the zinc in the body and foods such as pumpkin seeds that are high in Zinc can be source of supplementation. There are no reliable scientific studies to support this. It is best to work with your endocrinologist to manage the symptoms. ...Read more
A few things: Age is a factor here. A young person going thru a growth spurt would have increased caloric needs and if these were not met, weight could be lost. On the other hand, if a person increased their activity level this would also increase caloric needs. This again would lead to weight loss if the the new caloric needs were not met. In both cases a person's appetite may increase or stay normal. ...Read more
Can overactive thyroid cause high triglycerides? And why would my cholesterol lvls be good but triglycerides high?
With hyperthyroidism and muscle-weakness. Is it good to sport? (grouplessons sometimes with weigths)or is it better to wait till the medication works?
Are palps (mine feel like my heart stops) that are caused by either electric, or overactive thyroid serious? Good echo results but no palps during it.
No: Not serious. Determine thyroid disorder via bloodworm. Also, check serum potassium and magnesium levels. If all ok, then likely you are experiencing premature beats that feel like skipping beats or pauses. These are benign, and are aggravated by caffeine or emotional stress as wells by lack of sleep. ...Read more
My doctor wants to treat my hyperthyroidism with atenolol. I'm worried about the side effects. Is this a good treatment plan?
Hyperthyroid: Beta blockers are one of the treatment options for hyperthyroidism. It maintains the heart rate at acceptable levels and prevents tachycardia and the symptoms associated with it. (palpitations, light headedness, dizziness.). Inderal (propranolol) is often used for its additional effect of reducing the level of the active hormone. ...Read more
Had my thyroid radiated 17 years ago. Have hashimomtos disease, hyperthyroid, and graves. Is it safe/good for me to take iodine pills?
It is: Unnecessary and could cause potential problems. Don't do it. ...Read more
Ongoing pain in chest, have hyperthyroid, have had stress echo 36year old male can I still have heart failure with good stress test?
Why is my hair loss getting worse after an increase in levothyroxine? Had tests, haven't gone hyperthyroid & serum ferritin level is good.
Taking super b complex and iron pills is that good for me I'm 20 have hyperthyroidism and GERD been having pale tongue so my grandma put me on them?
B6; B12 good: The b vitamins are great for tongue health. If you have gerd, you may also need Fluoride supplementation, custom Fluoride applicator trays, or even a saliva substitute to help offset the acid in your mouth. See your dentist frequently (probably every three months) while you have this condition. ...Read more
My doctor is monitoring if I do have hyperthyroidism, but meanwhile my hair is thinning, and I need to know if hair transplant would be a good idea?
On the internet?: Without an examination, blood testing, or knowing your genetics? That is not possible here. What does the physician who cares for you and knows you and has examined you advised? ...Read more
Common disorder: Which is easily diagnosed and can be treated with either radioiodine or anti-thyroid drugs. See the american thyroid assoc. Website or check lay info at aace. Com (american assoc. Of clinical endocrinologists) for more info. ...Read more
Yes: Hyperthyroid can cause fast heart rate.Get a more detailed answer ›
Yes: This is very possible, especially in the elderly patients. The definitive way to know is thru lab testings. ...Read more
Higher risk: In general, when there is autoimmune thyroid disease in the family, the risk to family members is higher than that of the general population. However, if you have grave's disease, that doesn't mean your child will get it even if thyroid disease develops. Hashimoto's thyroiditis is also seen within families who have someone affected with grave's disease. ...Read more
Yes, weight loss is very common in folks with over-active thyroid glands. That is usually treated with anti-thyroid medication or radioactive iodine. When you thyroid glands are under control you will stop losing weight.
Your anti-thyroid treatment may result in a period of under-active thyroid. Your doctor should be checking up on this early after initial treatment and at longer intervals. ...Read more