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Doctor insights on: Side Effects Of Taking Iodine Supplement

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Dr. Randy Baker
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Supplements (Definition)

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


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Is there a iodine supplement that I can take over the counter?

Is there a iodine supplement that I can take over the counter?

Many: Available at most any nutrition store.

Even:
http://www. Amazon. Com/iodine-supplement-sea-kelp-tablets/dp/b0044z4jm2

believe it or not. :). ...Read more

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Isn't the amount of iodine in iodoral excessive? Why is this a recommended iodine supplement? The rda for iodine is only 150 mcg but iodoral has 12 mg!

Isn't the amount of iodine in iodoral excessive? Why is this a recommended iodine supplement? The rda for iodine is only 150 mcg but iodoral has 12 mg!

Controversial but...: Dr. Guy abraham, a professor at ucla, formulated iodoral & believes 12.5 mg is the average daily intake in japan, has a variety of health benefits & is safe & effective. Others feel he has overestimated average intake in japan. For a detailed summary of this debate see http://www. Westonaprice. Org/metabolic-disorders/the-great-iodine-debate
also see http://www. Mbschachter. Com/iodine. Htm. ...Read more

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Dear sir. I have hypothyroidism and I take 100mcg of levothyroxine everyday. Please tell me can I take iodine supplement, if I can how?

Dear sir. I have hypothyroidism and I take 100mcg of levothyroxine everyday. Please tell me can I take iodine supplement, if I can how?

YouCanButCheckWithMD: I don't know if the salt in Afganistan is Iodised. If it is iodised than you do not need Iodine Supplement as 1 teaspoon of iodised salt ontains 400 micrograms of Iodine and you only need 200 micrograms per day.
You can get your Idine level checked
If you need supplement don't exceed 400 microgram a day
But don't forget to ask your Doctor if it is ok to take ...Read more

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Took Nascent iodine supplement today, serving size is 1, 950 mcg, could this enlarge, my thyroid gland? If so would it be permanent?

Took Nascent iodine supplement today, serving size is 1, 950 mcg, could this enlarge, my thyroid gland? If so would it be permanent?

Very High Dose: Is this one time dose or you are going to be taking it daily and why are you taking Iodine
In USA our salt is Iodised I wiuld imagine it is also iodised in UK
If you take more than 500 microrgam of iodine daily it may cause Hypothyroidism and increased risk of thyroid cancer and thyrotoxicosis and enlargement of thyroid
Ask your doctor if you should take iodine supplment and how much ...Read more

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I take 75 Synthroid (thyroxine) after a thyroidectomy. Would an iodine supplement help? How would I know if I were iodine deficient?

I take 75 Synthroid (thyroxine) 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

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Could my hypothyroidism be caused by the start and stop of an iodine supplement or be caused by the zyprexa seroque and invega sustenna (paliperidone palmitate) I have been on?

Could my hypothyroidism be caused by the start and stop of an iodine supplement or be caused by the zyprexa seroque and invega sustenna (paliperidone palmitate) I have been on?

Hypothyroid: Most likely you would have become hypothyroid anyway. Heavy doses of iodine can sometimes affect your thyroid function, but a simple dietary supplement usually will not. ...Read more

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Can taking iodine or DIM supplement cause a missed period? How long after stopping supplement would period resume?

Can taking iodine or DIM supplement cause a missed period? How long after stopping supplement would period resume?

Not due to: supplements. It is not likely that the supplements caused the missed period. The supplements are also not necessary. Menstrual irregularities are not uncommon and anovulatory cycle is a common cause. If you miss more than two periods it would be time to see your doctor. If you do not wish to be pregnant, use contraception all the time. You may consider implanted contraceptive or an IUD.
Consult this site for more information on this topic.
http://www. Nichd. Nih. Gov/health/topics/menstruation/conditioninfo/Pages/causes. Aspx
Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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I'm taking synthroid (thyroxine) for hypothyroidism and also taking a liquid iodine supplement. Is this ok? What is more effective? Will my thyroid get better?

I'm taking synthroid (thyroxine) for hypothyroidism and also taking a liquid iodine supplement. Is this ok? What is more effective? Will my thyroid get better?

Get Iodine Level: There are still areas in Brazil with iodine deficiency. If you are iodine deficient and have an enlarging thyroid (goiter) and an underactive thyroid the iodine will likely be helpful and your Synthroid (thyroxine) dose may go down (do not take them at the same time). If you are not iodine deficient depending on the thyroid problem, iodine may actually worsen thyroid function. Get your iodine level checked. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of an unruptured brain aneurysm and how can I tell if my CT with iodine scan failed to show any signs of an aneurysm?

What are the side effects of an unruptured brain aneurysm and how can I tell if my CT with iodine scan failed to show any signs of an aneurysm?

A small: Aneurysm generally won't cause any symptoms. A larger aneurysm could cause symptoms based on its location and what structures it is pressing on. Presumably the radiologist would have diagnosed an aneurysm if it was visible on CT, but unless the CT was specifically tailored to look for an aneurysm (CTA), a small aneurysm might not be visible on a routine CT. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of taking iron supplements?

What are the side effects of taking iron supplements?

Mostly GI Distress: Side effects from taking iron supplements are most often diarrhea or constipation and epigastric abdominal discomfort. Taken after a meal, side effects decrease, but there is an increased risk of interaction with other substances. Black stools are not uncommon, but harmless. Liquid form can discolor the teeth and intramuscular injections can be painful and leave a brown discoloration. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of taking a probiotic supplement?

What are the side effects of taking a probiotic supplement?

Gas, bloating: Probiotics' side effects, if they occur, tend to be mild and digestive (such as gas or bloating) ...Read more

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What are the common side effects of taking a high-dose calcium supplement?

What are the common side effects of taking a high-dose calcium supplement?

None are common.: Side effects with the proper dose of calcium supplements are not common. Occasionally constipation is a problem. ...Read more

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I am currently on Eltroxin and also taking Duromine for weight lose and also taking Zinc supplements daily what are the side effects of taking all?

I am currently on Eltroxin and also taking Duromine for weight lose and also taking Zinc supplements daily what are the side effects of taking all?

Side effects: The side effects of meds can affect anybody or nobody.
Please go online and look separately for the three items you listed. You will see a list of possible side effects but most are uncommon.

Regarding weight loss the most important thing is exercise. Don't overdo it but start with 30 minutes exercise twice a week.

Do you really need Duromine? ...Read more

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Taking a weight loss supplement it has anthraquinone 0.196 g of it what is anthraquinone and is this safe and what are the Side effects of taking it?

Taking a weight loss supplement it has anthraquinone 0.196 g of it what is anthraquinone and is this safe and what are the Side effects of taking it?

Dietary supplements: Why do we take "stuff" then ask about safety & interactions afterwards. Why don't we ask those questions 1st? Manufacturers of dietary supplements are not require to prove effectiveness or safety before marketing. Check out http://en. Wikipedia. Org/wiki/Anthraquinone for info on Anthraquinone, which is a stimulant laxative & not recommended for weight loss. ...Read more

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Are there any side effects to taking a calcium supplement?

Are there any side effects to taking a calcium supplement?

Depends: No serious side effects if taken as directed. If too much, can cause high calcium level in the blood and subsequently urine, kidney stone, low magnesium in blood, constipation, nausea...The last two symptoms can occur even at normal replacement dose. ...Read more

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Can taking CLA Supplement affect the colour of our urine? And are there any bad side effects?

Can taking CLA Supplement affect the colour of our urine? And are there any bad side effects?

Yes: Don't know about the urine but you need to know these are not FDA approved because these companies do not do the rigorous testing that is required. There are some actions of these supplements that reduce caloric intake but no product beats your ability to make a choice at each meal about choosing the right food and eating only the amount you need for the day. Visit your meal on half. Simple. ...Read more

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Is taking protien supplements after weight training unhealthy? What are the side effects if any?

Is taking protien supplements after weight training unhealthy? What are the side effects if any?

Supplements un-neede: For a normal healthy 22 yo, taking supplements to build bulk is just not needed. A better investment is a healthy diet and a single multivitamin. The weight lifting alone will serve its function. Of course adding injections of anything is unwise. Enjoy the workouts. ...Read more

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I'm taking butterbur for migraines does this supplement have any side effects I should know about?

I'm taking butterbur for migraines does this supplement have any side effects I should know about?

NOT REALLY: I have extensively used purified butterbur in form of petadolex, and have never had much comment about any side effect except one patient said it left a flavour of grass in his mouth, and one lady said when she belched it smelled like hay. Otherwise, about 80% improve without any major issues. ...Read more

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Does taking protien supplement have any side effects?

Does taking protien supplement have any side effects?

Not unless...: You have kidney disease. If young and healthy and on a weight training program, take no more than 2 grams of protein per 2.2 lbs (kg) of body weight per day. Any more than that provides no added benefit! ...Read more

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Are there any side effects to taking zinc supplements?

Are there any side effects to taking zinc supplements?

Take in moderation: Too much zinc can prevent absorption of other elements such as iron and magnesium. ...Read more

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Hi is taking whey supplement detrimental to health? Or are there any serious side effects?

Hi is taking whey supplement detrimental to health? Or are there any serious side effects?

Whey protein is: Fine if it is made from organic or free-range cow milk. If not, it can contain hormones, antibiotics, etc. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of too much B-12, should I be taking a supplement if I'm not deficient?

What are the side effects of too much B-12, should I be taking a supplement if I'm not deficient?

No: In rare cases, excess B12 supplementation may cause some numbness or tingling in the arm, hands and face. You shouldn't take the vitamin if you don't have a specific dietary deficiency. ...Read more

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Are there any side effects to taking pancreatic enzyme supplements?

Are there any side effects to taking pancreatic enzyme supplements?

Yes for some...: Virtually all supplements have possible side effects. Most people tolerate pancreatic enzymes well but people with gastritis/ sensitive stomachs often will experience stomach pain/irritation from taking protease enzymes that are included in most enzyme supplements. Some people may get loose stools from enzymes. It is also possible to react to fillers/binders/additives in any med or supplement. ...Read more

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Are there any side effects to taking creatine as a muscle building supplement?

Are there any side effects to taking creatine as a muscle building supplement?

Yes: Need plenty of fluids to avoid renal damage and headaches are common. Good luck in your work outs and use creatine wisely as a suppliment. ...Read more