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Doctor insights on: Rhodiola Cause Thyroid

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Dr. Ronald Krauser
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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


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Could the herb rhodiola cause your thyroid to overproduce?

Could the herb rhodiola cause your thyroid to overproduce?

No known associaton: Rhodiola is a stimulant and may bring out the symptoms of hyperthyroidism and there is no know case where it would cause thyroid over production. ...Read more

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Could one day of taking rhodiola cause a big drop in thyroid levels?

Could one day of taking rhodiola cause a big drop in thyroid levels?

No: There is no evidence that rhodiola would reduce thyroid levels whether taken for a day or a year. Rhodiola is thought to generally stimulate thyroid function rather than impair it. ...Read more

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Can rhodiola cause stomache a he's and jittery feelings if I am also on Prozac (fluoxetine) and thyroid meds?

Can rhodiola cause stomache a he's and jittery feelings if I am also on Prozac (fluoxetine) and thyroid meds?

Who knows: What's in it or what harm it could do. Why are you taking it without knowing? In addition you're taking Cytomel (liothyronine) which shouldn't be taken by humans and can easily cause the symptoms you're mentioning. That's why (among many other reasons) you shouldn't be taking it. Do you really have a thyroid deficiency? If so, take brand name T4 in appropriate doses. Talk w/your doctor. ...Read more

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Can hyper thyroidism or thyroid meds cause a high bac reading in a blood test?

Can hyper thyroidism or thyroid meds cause a high bac reading in a blood test?

Unclear question: What is a "bac reading"? It may help if you spell out your concern. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have thyroidism?

How do I know if I have thyroidism?

TFT's: Thyroid disorders are usually diagnosed via blood test and clinical symptoms. Thyroid function tests include measuring blood levels of TSH (thyroid stimulating hormone) and thyroid hormone levels (t3 (liothyronine) and t4). ...Read more

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Can you have both hyper and hypo thyroidism?

Can you have both hyper and hypo thyroidism?

Not simultaneously: Hi. Yes, you can, but not simultaneously. For example, treatment of Graves' disease often renders the patients hypothyroid. Hypothyroidism can sequentially follow hyperthyroidism. Same for a self limited process called a subacute thyroiditis - hyperthyroidism followed by hypothyroidism. Hypothyroidism can be over treated causing hyperthyroidism. Hyper and hypo cannot be present at the same time. ...Read more

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Which is easier to correct- hyper or hypo thyroidism?

Which is easier to correct- hyper or hypo thyroidism?

Hypothyroidism...: Hypothyroidism is easier to correct. In hypothyroidism, supplemental thyroid hormone can be taken to reach an adequate normal level. Hyperthyroid states are usually more difficult to control. Depending on the hyperthyroid illness, radioactive iodine, surgery, or anti-thyroid medications may be used. Often hypothyroidism results after treating hyperthyroid patients, but is easy to deal with. ...Read more

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How to treat hypo thyroidism permanently?

How to treat hypo thyroidism permanently?

Synthroid (thyroxine): The only way to handle hypothyroidism is to take synthroid (thyroxine) for life, which is a synthetic version the hormone that you are deficient in. ...Read more

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