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What is a great multi vitamin for a 38yr old woman with hypothyroidism and no other health problems?

What is a great multi vitamin for a 38yr old woman with hypothyroidism and no other health problems?

Many good choices: There are many great multivitamins. Being hypothyroid should not affect your choice. For an independent review of 101 brands of multivitamins see http://www.Multivitaminguide.Org/ any of the top 30 are great, though some good choices like ultranutrient by pure encapsulations and only one by new chapter are not included. I also advise taking 5000 iu of vit d in fall & winter months. ...Read more

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Dr. Su Fairchild
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Hypothyroidism (Definition)

The thyroid gland is an endocrine organ located in the front part of the neck. Its role is to make thyroid hormones, which control the way cells use energy. Hyperthyroidism results when the thyroid gland is overactive and too much thyroid hormone is produced, which speeds up metabolism. This results in weight loss, a quick heartbeat, sweating, nervousness, ...Read more


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Does hypothyroid affect s vitamin d and calcium levels?

Does hypothyroid affect s vitamin d and calcium levels?

Not Hypothyriod : Not hypothyroid per se, but it's more caused by parathyroid glands or hormones. Occassionlly after thyoid surgery part of your parathyroid glands are compromised which affect calcium and vitamim d metabolism. Discuss with an endocrinologist. ...Read more

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Will be baby be okay if I just found out i'm hypothyroid and low on vitamin d at 10 weeks?

Will be baby be okay if I just found out i'm hypothyroid and low on vitamin d at 10 weeks?

Pregnant/delivered ?: Thyroid hormine effects brain development & OB screening may pick up low levels. A fetus at 10wks is very early in brain cell formation which accelerates & peaks about 18 wks. Your OB can help you get into balance by then and things should go fine.Discuss this & other lab results with the OB &/or the staff. If you've delivered;baby makes his/her own and low levels would be picked up on nbn screen. ...Read more

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What vitamin can I take if I have hypothyroid, cholesterol, depression & anxiety?

None: The four conditions you are describing are serious medical conditions that need to be evaluated and treated by your physician. A general multivitamin may help, and in some cases of hypothyroidism and depression vitamin D or one of the B vitamins may help. However, these should not be a substitute for proper medical care, and should only be taken with guidance from a physician. ...Read more

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Being vitamin deficient ( never taking any vitamins) til now. Could that have weakened my thyroid and caused me to have hypothyroidism?

Being vitamin deficient ( never taking any vitamins)  til now. Could that have weakened my thyroid and caused me to have hypothyroidism?

Vitamins are in food: A person in the U.S. Who eats a balanced diet, has normal digestion, and exercises outdoors regularly, does not become vitamin-deficient even if she never buys any vitamin-supplements from the store. Some disorders can make a person deficient in certain vitamins over time, so doctors do check for certain conditions as needed. Not getting iodine from salt or foods, may lead to thyroid problems. ...Read more

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Why am i always cold? Blood tests less than a month ago were all normal-no vitamin deficiencies or hypothyroidism.

Why am i always cold? Blood tests less than a month ago were all normal-no vitamin deficiencies or hypothyroidism.

Inadequate tests : Most people who feel cold all the time are hypothyroid. Many who are hypothyroid have "normal" T4 and TSH levels. Unless you had your free t3 (liothyronine), (liothyronine) reverse t3 (liothyronine) ; thyroid antibodies checked thyroid problems have not been ruled out. A holistic md is likely to do adequate tests. See http://bit.Ly/1bogdxh ; http://bit.Ly/1cjnybx. ...Read more