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My husband is 28 yrs, has hypothyroidism. He started medication, thyroxin, selenium+ brazil nuts. How long shud we weight before trying to conceive. ?
No need to wait:
You may start trying when both of you feel ready. You should consult your doctor and start taking pre-natal vitamins and establish a relationship with an obstetrician for your care during pregnancy.
Wish you both good health! - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. ...Read more
I'm on two anti-convulsants medications causing my hair to fall out drastically. I read that selenium, iron & b-vitamins can be depleted on these meds?
Here are just:
a few ways that selenium benefits your body:
Acts as an Antioxidant & Defends Against Oxidative Stress. ...
Helps Defend Against Cancer. ...
Boosts Immunity. ...
Improves Blood Flow & Lowers Chance of Heart Disease. ...
Regulates Thyroid Function. ...
Increases Longevity. ...
Helps Reduce Asthma Symptoms. ...
Can Help Boost Fertility. ...Read more
Trace element: You need a certain amount of selenium in your diet, and most people probably do not need to supplement. At various times, the "natural healing" community has taught that "selenium is very good for you" and "selenium is very bad for you." The NIH is pretty good: https://ods.od.nih.gov/factsheets/Selenium-healthProfessional/#h6 An evidence-based holist can guide you through questions like this. ...Read more
I'm 66, in good health, bought vit. For women 50+. Many ingred. Go way over the dv%; i.E. Selenium is 225mcg, 321% of dv. Is this harmful?
Follow label: As long as you bought the vitamins through a reputable place and you follow the directions, don't take more than recommended amount, you should be ok. ...Read more
Not necessarily : Data for selenium pills is not favorable at all. The meds we know heal gastritis are Proton Pump Inhibitors like nexium, (esomeprazole) Prilosec, Prevacid, etc.. But the key is to avoid foods and irritants that keep leading to higher acid levels-tomato based products, vinegar, citrus, alcohol, cigarettes, chocolate, spearmint/peppermint, spicy foods, hot temp foods. ...Read more
I'm consuming a suplement tablet which contains selenium 100mcg + vit.E 200i.U + vit.C500mg + vit.A 5000i.U every morning. Is it good or too much? Tx
Vitamins can be toxi: The doses you are consuming are probably safe, and helpful. Your only concern is with vitamin a dose. The vitamin dose must be added to your food content. Some people eat a lot of vit-a, and take extra zinc, which causes vitamin a to be formed. Check a level of a after supplementing for two months, compare it to your baseline level. If the elevation of the vit-a is rapid, then reduce daily dose, . ...Read more
Keshan disease: Under Mao's tyranny, a bureaucrat's failure to add selenium to fertilizer caused widespread deficiency. Most deaths were due to increased susceptibility to viral myocarditis. Thousands of people perished. There is an obviously false claim from an 'independent thinker' that selenium deficiency cuases cystic fibrosis; this has bitterly disappointed many sufferers. ...Read more
Sure: Selenium is a mineral that is considered a trace element that is used by the thyroid gland in active thyroid hormone production. No more than 200mcg 2-3 times a day should be taken. That is less than one milligram a day. However, more than just Selenium alone is needed to ensure healthy thyroid gland function. It always helps to have a full thyroid function lab panel checked on a regular basis. ...Read more
Selenium: Too many to detail here . I would to wikipedia. ...Read more