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L - tyrosine is helpful with hyperthyroidism?

L - tyrosine is helpful with hyperthyroidism?

NO: Tyrosine is aminoacid precursor for synthesis of thyroid hormones : T4 & T3 (liothyronine).
2 molecules of Iodo tyrosine (Iodide + Tyrosine) = Diiodotyrosine. (DIT)

DIT + DIT = Thyroxine - T4
DIT + Mono Iodotyrosine (MIT) = T3 (liothyronine). ...Read more

Dr. Susan Wingo
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Overactive Thyroid (Definition)

Hyperthyroidism, often called "overactive thyroid, " is a condition where the thyroid secretes too much of the thyroid hormones. Common symptoms include heat intolerance, increased appetite, ...Read more


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Hi docs, would the l-tyrosine and other ingredients heal my thyroid?

Hi docs, would the l-tyrosine and other ingredients heal my thyroid?

No: No. Sorry. L-tyrosine, the amino acid the thyroid clans uses to make thyroid hormone, is not in limiting supply. If your thyroid needs "healing", I'm guessing you mean you're hypothyroid. No treatment we have in medicine will heal hypothyroidism. We treat hypothyroidism with thyroid hormone replacement...cheap, easy, & perfect!
To your health! ...Read more

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Can l-tyrosine help with armour thyroid?

Can l-tyrosine help with armour thyroid?

No: There is no evidence that l-tyrosine is of any benefit or harm to people with thyroid disease or taking thyroid hormone. ...Read more

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How much l tyrosine should I take for thyroid safely a day?

How much l tyrosine should I take for thyroid safely a day?

No need for extra: The treatment for hypothyroidism is replacement of thyroid hormone; there is no reason to take other supplements such as tyrosine the hypothyroidism is treated appropriately. ...Read more

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With hypothyroidism, does l-tyrosine raise or lower thyroid levels if your at a stable level? (on synthroid) I want to use it for mood support. Thanks

With hypothyroidism, does l-tyrosine raise or lower thyroid levels if your at a stable level? (on synthroid) I want to use it for mood support. Thanks

L-tyrosine: It should not harm you but before you take it please contact your thyroid doctor.

Regarding mood - if the doctor says no do not take it.

In that case, if you still have mood issues a consult with a psychologist would be helpful. ...Read more

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If I have depression and I have no thyroid problems, I can take the amino acid L-tyrosine to burn fat and have a better mood?

If I have depression and I have no thyroid problems, I can take the amino acid L-tyrosine to burn fat and have a better mood?

Its in your food: L-tyrosine is already in much of the food you eat. Watch out for sensational promises by charming supplement salespeople and companies. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have an overactive thyroid?

How do I know if I have an overactive thyroid?

Blood Tests: While symptoms of feeling hot, easily tired, shaky, pounding/racing heart, sweating, irritability and eye changes may suggest this condition, blood tests for TSH and thyroid hormone levels are needed for this diagnosis. The TSH level is the most sensitive test for this condition. ...Read more

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Could you tell me about an overactive thyroid?

Could you tell me about an overactive thyroid?

Overactive thyroid: The most common causes are grave's disease and a multinodular goiter. The T4 and/or T3 (liothyronine) will be elevated, and the TSH decreased. You will typically have symptoms of palpitations, rapid pulse, sweating, tremor, and irritability. After all that, you can get very fatigued. This condition can be fixed with either medications, radioactive iodine or surgery. You should probably see an endocrinologist. ...Read more

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How do you tell if you have an overactive thyroid?

How do you tell if you have an overactive thyroid?

Thyroid: Your doctor can order thyroid function blood test to measure thyroid hormones & TSH levels. ...Read more

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Can you practice intermitten fasting if you have an overactive thyroid?

Can you practice intermitten fasting if you have an overactive thyroid?

Yes, but.. .: If fasting is something someone already did regularly, they could continue doing so with mild hyperthyroidism. However, fasting would be inadvisable if they were losing weight due to the hyperthyroidism. And it would not do anything to help to fix the thyroid disorder. That would require surgery, radioactive iodine treatment, or thyroid blocking medication. ...Read more

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Is an overactive thyroid a circulation problem?

Is an overactive thyroid a circulation problem?

No a thyroid problem: It can also cause heart problems like tachycardia and thchycardiac cadiomyopathy. ...Read more

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Can an Overactive Thyroid cause emotional spells?

HYPERTHRYOID=Anxiety: Overactive thryoid (hyperthryoidism) can cause all kinds of emotional feelings usually anxiety, insomnia,
and some depression.Some people feel very agitated when thryoid is overactive. You need to see your doctor and obtain meditations to control your thryoid. ...Read more

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Describe symptoms of an overactive thyroid gland?

Describe symptoms of an overactive thyroid gland?

A complex of symp.: Irritability, emotional lability, anxiety, easy fatigability, excessive sweating, excess heart rate, heat intolerance, excess appetitite, weight loss, hyperdefecation, prominent eyeballs insome people, prominent thyroid in front of neck in some people which may be uniform and non uniform, tremors of hands, menstual irregularities-scanty or absent periods, gynaecomastiaand ed in men, increased urination. ...Read more

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What can I do to build muscle when I have an overactive thyroid?

What can I do to build muscle when I have an overactive thyroid?

Treat thyroid!: As long as you have high thyroid levels, your body is breaking down tissue, including muscle, faster than you can build it. Depending upon how high the thyroid levels are, exercising may be dangerous. So fix the thyroid, get the thyroid levels normal, then work with weights or other forms of resistance training and make sure you're getting plenty of protein in your diet. ...Read more

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How can I know if I have an overactive thyroid or anxiety disorder?

How can I know if I have an overactive thyroid or anxiety disorder?

Medical eval: Hyperthyroidism can cause panic & anxiety symptoms. Medical evaluation with laboratory testing is needed to determine if cause of symptoms is a thyroid problem. ...Read more

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Can you take elevit with iodine when you have an overactive thyroid?

Do not take: How was your overactive thyroid diagnosed/treated?
Would suggest not taking anything with iodine until cleared by your endocrinologist. ...Read more

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How often should get tested for hyperthyroidism (overactive thyroid)?

How often should get tested for hyperthyroidism (overactive thyroid)?

Depends on condition: It depends on what is going on with your thyroid. If there is no reason to suspect hyperthyroidism, a tsh/ft4 is not usually checked. If you have graves disease and are on antithyroid meds (eg methimazole), then you need to be checked every 3-6 months, depending on symptoms. With thyroiditis (different kinds), even more frequent checks may be needed. See your endocrinologist. ...Read more

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Hi silly question maybe do I need to tell my cardiologist I have an overactive thyroid?

Hi silly question maybe do I need to tell my cardiologist I have an overactive thyroid?

Couldn’t hurt.: It couldn’t hurt to inform your cardiologist that you have an overactive thyroid. There are ways that an overactive thyroid gland can impact the heart, and your cardiologist may want to be aware of this part of your medical background. ...Read more

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My doc says test shows I have an overactive thyroid. Is this anything to be worried about?

My doc says test shows I have an overactive thyroid. Is this anything to be worried about?

Needs to be treated: If your thyroid is overactive, it needs to be treated. Common symptoms include nervousness, tremor, sweating, palpitations, rapid heart rate. You may have an enlarged thyroid. Untreated, these symptoms can be either annoying, or truly dangerous, especially to the heart. Treatment includes medications, possibly surgery or radioactive iodine. You may need to see an endocrinologist. ...Read more

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Can vitamine B12 deficienty cause an overactive thyroid?

Can vitamine B12 deficienty cause an overactive thyroid?

Not Exactly: The most common cause of both an overactive thyroid and B12 deficiency is autoimmunity, in which the immune system mistakenly attacks one's own tissues and proteins. Having 1 auto-immune condition makes it more likely for a person to develop a 2nd autoimmune condition, but it wouldn't be true to say that one condition caused the other. The underlying autoimmunity caused both. ...Read more

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How can people get an overactive thyroid?

How can people get an overactive thyroid?

Autoimmune basis: Most get it by genetics of thyroid disease in family, and autoimmune response.
Don't smoke to lessen eye bulging. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of an overactive thyroid?

What are symptoms of an overactive thyroid?

Many possible: Some people with an overactive thyroid may have no symptoms at all. For those that do, hair thinning, trouble sleeping or concentrating, irritability, wt changes, heart pounding, shakiness, frequent bms, feeling hot when others don't, and inability to exercise may be present. Eye bulging or double vision may occur w/ graves' disease, and neck swelling and tenderness may occur w/ thyroiditis. ...Read more

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How do people develop an overactive thyroid?

A few reasons: The most common cause is an autoimmune condition where the body starts attacking the thyroid gland, a condition called graves disease where the thyroid starts overproducing thyroid hormones. Viral diseases can also cause inflammation of the thyroid, hence causing hyperthyroidism (thyroiditis) as well as some medications, commonly medications used to treat bipolar disease. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of an overactive thyroid?

Hyperthyroidism: Weight loss, feeling hot all the time, shakes/tremors, high pulse rate, high blood pressure, diarrhea, and sometimes bulging eyes. ...Read more

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Can intermitten fasting help an overactive thyroid?

Can intermitten fasting help an overactive thyroid?

No: Effective treatments for an overactive thyroid include radioactive iodine ablation, thyroid-blocking medicines, and surgery. Trying unproven therapies just delays the inevitable, and exposes the body to harmful effects of excess thyroid hormone including over-stimulation of the heart, loss of calcium from the bone, loss of muscle mass, and irritability/poor judgment affecting jobs & marriages. ...Read more

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Can an overactive thyroid be cured with medication?

Treated not cured: Medication will control the overactivity of the thyroid and radioactive iodine will usually control the overactivity. Surgery will cure it but will leave you with need to take thyroid hormone by mouth for the rest of your life. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms associated with an overactive thyroid?

What are the symptoms associated with an overactive thyroid?

Overactive thyroid: Some symptoms of hyperthyroidism are: feeling nervous, fast heartbeat, weight loss, feeling hot, trouble sleeping, feeling anxious, sweating heavily, muscle weakness, increased appetite, frequent bowel movement...Some hyperthyroid patients will have 1-2 symptoms, some have all of them and some have none of them at all. The only way to know for sure is to get a blood test. ...Read more

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Think I might have an overactive thyroid, how can this be treated?

Think I might have an overactive thyroid, how can this be treated?

Be Sure 1st: The first thing to do is see a doctor to get lab tests to be sure hyperthyroidism is present. If it is present, then start thinking about treatment options. These may include medications to treat symptoms, medications to slow down the thyroid, surgery to remove the thyroid, or a radioactive iodine pill to kill the thyroid. ...Read more

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Please suggest what foods or drinks to avoid with an overactive thyroid?

Please suggest what foods or drinks to avoid with an overactive thyroid?

Watch OTC meds: Agree w/ dr kern's answer. I would also suggest caution with otc (over-the-counter) products, especially those containing a decongestant used for relief of cold and allergy symptoms. Many otc products include a warning not to use them if you have thyroid disease. If your overactive thyroid is mild or has been successfully treated, they may be fine, but check w/ your doctor. ...Read more

Dr. Lobelia Samavati
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Tyrosine (Definition)

Tyrosine is an amino acids. Thyrosine and other Amino Acids are joined together to make proteins. Most proteins have ...Read more


Dr. Krishna Kumar
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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