Doctor insights on:
Soy Milk And Thyroid Problems
Is soy milk good or bad to consume if a person has an under active thyroid and is on levothyroxine 125 mcg. Patient a 53 year old and had hysterectom?
Can have soy: I am not aware of any particular problem so can use soy ...Read more
You can have problems with they thyroid making too much or too little thyroid hormone. You can also have problems with it being too large (goiter) of having nodules or cysts in it. There are also occasional thyroid cancers. Most thyroid problems can be easily diagnosed and treated ...Read more
How much soy is too much? What problem can it cause? I usually have 1 glass of soy milk, 1 bag (1 pound) of edamame, & 1 box of tofu. Is it too much?
Ask Grandmom: What does your grandmom eat? You will most likely do well with the foods that your ancestors eat [asians may not handle dairy and wheat so well. Anglos may not handle soy so well]. Most problems: powders & pills, not food. Your goal: keep your isoflavones less than 100 millgrams a day. [see comment for more info]. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Im 26 years old female I have under weight proplem can I have a 2 cups of soy milk everyday to gain weight without dangeres?
Yes: Drinking soy milk is ok, but this alone will not be enough to make you gain weight. ...Read more
Male, 32, asian, vegetarian, n florida, take 1 walgreen D3 morning, evening for 1 year, sun 15 min daily, soy milk cereal daily, vit d 17ng/ml, how to fix?
All in moderation: The old saying "all things in moderation" is true. Too much of anything could, in theory, be bad for you. What do you consider a large quantity of soy milk? Is this balanced with a good diet? What age person is drinking "large quantities?" the most important thing to look for when buying soy milk is that it is organic and made from non-genetically engineered soy beans. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Why drink soy?: Unless you are on certain medications (e.g. Doxycycline, thyroid supplements, etc) you probably don't need to time the soy milk intake. I would argue that you shouldn't be drinking soy milk everyday especially if you have history of thyroid disease. Soy(like other goitrogens) competes with thyroid hormone receptors in the body and may lead to low thyroid function. Why not try almond milk? ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Acne: Acne is a skin condition that occurs when your hair follicles become plugged with oil and dead skin cells.These factors can trigger or aggravate an existing case of acne, hormones, medications, and a diet with a lot of dairy and carbohydrate-rich foods.You can also prevent new acne breakouts with self-care measures by washing your skin with a gentle cleanser and avoiding touching or picking acne. ...Read more
Calorie economics: Soy milk does not cause weight gain anymore than other food (including regular milk). Weight gain occurs when the total calorie intake exceeds the calories consumed by the body in activities, leading to storing away of the calories. In general, calories from all food sources not used are turned to fat and stored for later use. Portion control is important. Avoid drinking too much soy milk. ...Read more
Individual issue: A soy product is potentially helpful unless you have an individual sensitivity or allergy to soy. Those who are milk allergic have similar issues with soy about 30% of the time.Soy milk products usually use a non-lactose sugar source,so it is tolerated well by those who are lactose intolerant. ...Read more
Not likely: Soy has phytoestrogens that can b converted to estrogen. Too muh estrogen in a male can cause breast tenderness and growth. Unlikely to cause cancer. Still, in order to get enough soy in your diet to cause such symptomatic changes you would have to drink solely soy milk in large amounts. Women who want to get estrogen replacement by taking soy must add powder form concentrate to get enough. ...Read more
- Talk to a doctor live online for free
- Soy milk flatulence problems
- Almond milk thyroid problems
- Can soy milk cause stomach problems?
- Ask a doctor a question free online
- Does soy lecithin cause thyroid problems?
- Can drinking too much soy milk mess with my thyroid?
- Does soy milk constipate?
- Soy milk estrogen babies
- Talk to an otolaryngologist online