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Doctor insights on: Statins Effect On Hypothyroidism

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What diet should someone with hypothyroid follow ? Avoid what foods?

What diet should someone with hypothyroid follow ? Avoid what foods?

Iodine good.: foods from the sea have iodine good. ones that bind up iodine bad (these are all the healthy broccoli family foods like broccoli, kale, cabbage). Just have more good than bad and don't do silly amounts of either ...Read more

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Dr. Su Fairchild
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Hypothyroidism (Definition)

Hypothyroidism is also known as Underactive thyroid. Level, which can cause fatigue increased sensitivity to cold constipation dry skin unexplained weight gain puffy face hoarseness muscle weakness elevated blood cholesterol level muscle aches, tenderness and stiffness pain, stiffness or swelling in your joints heavier than normal or irregular menstrual periods thinning hair slowed heart ...Read more


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Would 125 mg of forskolin effect me because of my hypothyroid?

Would 125 mg of forskolin effect me because of my hypothyroid?

Not yet known: Forskolin is said to increase production of thyroid hormone, but as Dr. Rhoads says, research is limited at best. One study showed it increases thyroid production when given to thyroid from dogs in the lab but a human study found no change in thyroid levels in those who took it. If it does stimulate thyroid the effect is probably mild. To be safe have your thyroid levels monitored (esp. Free T3). ...Read more

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How long can side effect last from westhroid hypothyroid medication?

How long can side effect last from westhroid hypothyroid medication?

Days to 1-2 weeks: Westhroid contains both T3 and t4. T4 lasts longer, so if your side effects come from T4 it may takes 1-2 weeks. If you have taken an excessive dose of westhroid it may take longer for your body to clear it. ...Read more

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How long does it take for medications for hypothyroidism to take effect?

How long does it take for medications for hypothyroidism to take effect?

Half life 7d: 6 weeks. The half life of thyroid replacement is 7d, there fore it takes 6 1/2 lives to reach steady state or 6w. No medication change or labs reassessment for 2-3 months to see if right dose. ...Read more

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I have hypothyroidism and i take levathyroxin would it be safe to do the advicare 24 day challenge and cleanse? Would they cleanse effect the med?

I have hypothyroidism and i take levathyroxin would it be safe to do the advicare 24 day challenge and cleanse?  Would they cleanse effect the med?

Worthless: Make sure you're taking brand name T4 and your levels are normal. Forget the "challenge and cleanse" -- it's internet garbage and won't help you in any way. Don't get your medical information from friends, tv and the internet. You don't actually believe any of that crap do you? ...Read more

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Can hypothyroidism effect your cholesterol levels?

Yes: This is the main controlling gland for metabolism in your body. Cholesterol is one of the main chemicals being metabolized. ...Read more

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Does hypothyroidism effect the nervous system?

Yeah man..it DOES: It can make people appear to be depressed, demented, lethargic, apathetic, lackadaisical- sounds like we're just throwing out insult after insult but hey, that's HYPOTHYROIDISM. It's also capable of doing something to CSF fluid that no other endocrinopathy does- causes a WBC shift UP. So, just remember residents...high WBC in CSF...what's the diff? Meningitis/Infection, GBS, Hypothyroidism. Fix! ...Read more

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Does morphine effect hypothyroidism?

Not directly: There is no direct effect on the thyroid, but morphine is not good for any of your body's functions. Is there any way to decrease or eliminate you use? ...Read more

Statins (Definition)

Several drugs exist which lower cholesterol by inhibiting an enzyme in liver cells (hmg-coa reductase) that is involved in cholesterol synthesis. These all have generic names that end in -statin, e.g. Atorvastatin (lipitor) and Simvastatin (zocor). Since nearly all of the meds in this class have been shown to have similar cardiovascular benefits, we often discuss them ...Read more


Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Underactive Thyroid (Definition)

The thyroid makes thyroid hormone, the main one is t4, which is converted in other tissues to t3. An underactive thyroid makes too little thyroid hormone. You feel sluggish, bloated, constipated, cold. It is treated by taking replacement hormone levothyroxine. The thyroid also makes calcitonin, which is involved in calcium metabolism, but it is a weak hormone in ...Read more