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My prenatal vits don't have iodine as supplement. I have hashimoto's thyroiditis. I take levothyroxine. Should I also take iodine supplements? How much?

My prenatal vits don't have iodine as supplement. I have hashimoto's thyroiditis. I take levothyroxine. Should I also take iodine supplements? How much?

Don't bother: Hi. No one in America is iodine deficient. Then, on top of that, you're hypothyroid! You need a healthy, functioning thyroid gland to use iodine to make thyroid hormone...which you ain't got! You are TAKING, not making, your thyroid hormone. Take your l-thyroxine and don't worry. ...Read more

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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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I have hashimoto's disease, what can I do to treat this without taking a bunch of supplements?

I have hashimoto's disease, what can I do to treat this without taking a bunch of supplements?

T4 not supplements: If your thyroid hormone level is low, use brand name T4 thyroid "replacement", which replaces what your thyroid can't make properly. It is not a supplements. Supplements don't work and should be avoided. Check w/your doctor and make sure he tests you to get the proper dose. ...Read more

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What supplement can I take to help with my weight with hashimoto thyr? I exercise, eat healthy, levels go up I gain weight and cant lose it

What supplement can I take to help with my weight with hashimoto thyr? I exercise, eat healthy, levels go up I gain weight and cant lose it

Check thyroid functi: Supplement may not be the answer. You need to have your thyroid function evaluated, to be certain it is OK. I notice you do not take thyroid medication and this may mean your function is OK. It we need to know that in order to help guide you. You need to ask your physician about your laboratory studies including thyroid testing. ...Read more

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(Graves symp) food/lifestyle/supplement recommendations that would be beneficial for graves and/or Hashimotos? TPO elevated, but TSI and TRA-B not ran

(Graves symp) food/lifestyle/supplement recommendations that would be beneficial for graves and/or Hashimotos? TPO elevated, but TSI and TRA-B not ran

Supplement 4 Graves: 31 F KY asks what supplement can she take for Graves. ANS: I am not aware of any supplement that has been shown to help Graves. Graves is serious illness and you should be being managed by an Endocrinologist in KY> ...Read more

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Is drinking green tea or taking green tea supplements risky for autoimmune disease? I have Hashimoto's Thyroiditis.

Is drinking green tea or taking green tea supplements risky for autoimmune disease? I have Hashimoto's Thyroiditis.

No: Green tea is high in some antioxidants and likely beneficial if consumed in moderate amount. It will not lead to autoimmune disorder. ...Read more

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I have Hashimoto's. What are some good supplements To take to help with some of the symptoms like fatigue, slow digestion/constipation & weight gain?

I have Hashimoto's. What are some good supplements To take to help with some of the symptoms like fatigue, slow digestion/constipation & weight gain?

Some options.: 1. Have your thyroiditis managed. 2. Eat more food fibers. 3. Hydrate well. 4. Stay active physically (that will help your anxiety too). 5. Consider acupuncture as an adjunct treatment to standard Western approaches. ...Read more

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What weight supplement or fat burner can I take that's safe with hashimoto thyroiditis, eat healthy but still struggle losing the weight?

What weight supplement or fat burner can I take that's safe with hashimoto thyroiditis, eat healthy but still struggle losing the weight?

Exercise: Exercise regularly (both aerobic and strength) will help you burn off fat. Of course one must control the diet intake especially re to carb. If your thyroid replacement dose is appropriate, your weight gain has nothing to do with the thyroid. It is also not just how "healthy" but how much you ear compared to the energy expended. ...Read more

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I am hypothyroidism/hasimoto. I am drinking Armour, prenatal suplements, vitamind. Can I try parasite clense from dr hilda clark? Trying for baby

I am hypothyroidism/hasimoto. I am drinking Armour, prenatal suplements, vitamind. Can I try parasite clense from dr hilda clark? Trying for baby

Trying for baby: When trying to have a baby it is important to consider what you are putting into your body. Limit stress, eat healthy fruits and vegetables. Take only medication approved by your doctor. Over the counter medication is not evaluated by the FDA. So vitamins should be prescription only. Make sure to exercise as well. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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How can I handle my hashimoto's thyroiditis w/o taking meds that will make me gain weight?

How can I handle my hashimoto's thyroiditis w/o taking meds that will make me gain weight?

Depends: Not all individuals with hashimoto's thyroiditis require thyroid replacement but the majority of them will need it later in their disease course. The only way to tell if your weight gain is in part due to hypothyroidism is to have your levels checked and interpreted by a specialist. ...Read more

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Waiting on results from celiac blood test. How do you get celiac? Are you born with it or can you develop it later in life? 26y/o f with hashimotos.

Waiting on results from celiac blood test. How do you get celiac? Are you born with it or can you develop it later in life? 26y/o f with hashimotos.

Celiac disease: The exact cause of celiac disease is not known many theories exist, including the fact that it may be genetic. Another theory holds that our exposure to gluten is much greater than it used to be. ...Read more

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No meds work for hashimotos. Why?

No meds work for hashimotos. Why?

Just need thyroid: You just need to treat to treat the thyroid whether it is overactive or underactive. You will not need other medications unless something else is happening ...Read more

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How do you lose the wight that hashimotos causes?

How do you lose the wight that hashimotos causes?

Levothyroxine: If you've gained weight because of an underactive thyroid gland, then taking levothyroxine to bring your thyroid hormone levels back to normal should help. Once your thyroid hormone levels are back to normal with medication your body won't be hypothyroid. ...Read more

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How serious is hashimoto's?

How serious is hashimoto's?

Not serious: Hi. Hashimoto's is very easily treated, and as long as you take your thyroid hormone and the dose is right, your Hashimoto's will not cause you any problems. ...Read more

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What is hashimoto's disease?

What is hashimoto's disease?

Autoimmune thyroid: Autoimmune thyroid disease can cause hypothyroidism. The body produces antibodies to thyroid hormones. Some theorize that gluten sensitivity or heavy metal toxicity can trigger it. ...Read more

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Who has hashimotos thyroiditis?

Who has hashimotos thyroiditis?

Thyroid antibodies: This is an autoimmune disease where the body makes thyroid antibodies which may ultimately (painlessly) destroy gland function, rendering the person hypothyroid. Levothyroxine is the standard treatment for hypothyroidism. We see hashimoto's disease in most age groups. It's far less common in toddlers and younger. ...Read more

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How can hashimoto's be treated?

How can hashimoto's be treated?

Hormone replacement: If hashimoto's disease has resulted in underactivity of the thyroid, it is treated with replacement of thyroid hormone. If the thyroid function is normal, no specific treatment is required. ...Read more

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What is hashimoto's disease like?

What is hashimoto's disease like?

Thyroid antibodies: Hashimoto's disease is a condition in which antibodies are directed toward the thyroid. This often results in underactivity of the thyroid. Untreated, this can cause fatigue, modest weight gain, dry skin, constipation, and other symptoms associated with a slowing of the metabolism. These symptoms all resolve with replacement of thyroid hormone. ...Read more

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Can hashimoto's be cured or only treated?

Can hashimoto's be cured or only treated?

Treated: Hashimoto's thyroiditis is an autoimmune disorder in which the immune system is attacking the thyroid, causing inflammation, and ultimate destruction of thyroid tissue. There is no cure, as we do not treat the autoimmune problem, but rather treat the resulting low thyroid with thyroid hormone. Your immune system is too important in other ways to be affecting it with medications. ...Read more

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How would I know if I have hashimoto thyroditus?

How would I know if I have hashimoto thyroditus?

No home testing kit: You will need to consult your doctor on that. In the early phase, you may just have an enlarged gland at the neck and no other symptoms. Eventually you will likely end up with low thyroid function which may manifest as cold intolerance, fatigue, constipation etc. The diagnosis however must be made by a doctor ...Read more

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What are all of the effects of hashimoto's disease?

What are all of the effects of hashimoto's disease?

Varies: Having the antibody in a nonpregnant woman means an increased risk of hypothyroidism in the future. If you are hypothyroid due to hashimotos (the cause of hypothyroidism in 85% of women in the us) the effects are no different from hypothyroidism from whatever cause. ...Read more

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Hashimotos disease. Is there a virus that triggers / causes it?

Hashimotos disease. Is there a virus that triggers / causes it?

We do not know: People inherit the ability to make antibodies against their thyroid. Whether virus or bacteria or stress brings out this epigenetic possibility is speculation. ...Read more

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Iodine for hashimoto's, is this okay?

Iodine for hashimoto's, is this okay?

Not good idea: There is a lot of iodine in a normal diet. Extra iodine will not help your hashimotos thyroid. Hashimotos is an autoimmune disorder, and iodine will not affect the anti thyroid antibodies. In fact, iodine can make you either hyper- or hypothyroid, paradoxically. ...Read more

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I have hashimoto's thyroiditis?

I have hashimoto's thyroiditis?

Okay: This is usually easy to manage by thyroid replacement as required. A heads-up -- maybe 1% of hashimoto's folks get a vasculitis that can involve the brain and mimic multiple sclerosis; it's treatable but it needs to be suspected before the call can be made. Complications of hashimoto's are rare; you can read about them on your own, get seen fast if the goiter grows fast. ...Read more

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What is hashimoto's thyroiditis?

What is hashimoto's thyroiditis?

Auto ImmuneCondition: Hashimoto Thyroiditis is an auto immune condition of Thyroid Gland. Your immine sustem attacks your thyroid gland with antibody mediated immune response. It was first described by HakaruHashimoto.
It is seven time more common in women
It is diagnosed by detecting elevated levels of anti thyroidPeroxidaseAntibodies, It causes Hypothyroidism and is treated with Thyroid Hormones like levothyroxine&other ...Read more

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Can hashimoto's thyroiditis be cures?

Can hashimoto's thyroiditis be cures?

No.: Treated not cured. Very easy to treat. This is an autoimmune disease of unknown cause. Body makes antibodies against the thyroid and kills it. Must generally take replacement hormone for life. ...Read more