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Thyroid Disease Can I Take Serrapeptase Enzyme
Rule out...: Your elevated liver enzymes may be from some other cause (hepatitis, fatty liver, alcohol, hemochromatosis, Wilson's, others) or the 'holistic' remedies you're taking may not be what they're suppposed to be -- it's common for unregulated meds to contain things that are deadly. If you really believe that that frankincense stuff is raising your liver 'zymes, then stop taking it & watch them drop. ...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
Why can someone with a dysfunctional liver (due to autoimmune disease) not take cholesterol-lowering drugs?
Filter: The filtering units of the liver are compromised, cholesterol meds are metabolized by liver. Risk increases of having muscle damage as side effect. ...Read more
Can I take Mucinex Fast-Max if I take 97.5 MG of Nature Throid for Hypothyroidism and have Hashimoto's disease?
Yes: There should not be any interaction with these medications. ...Read more
Nobody knows: Cla is a supplement sold to consumers. Some studies show possible good effects, while others show possible bad effects. Cla is not an fda-approved medication, so it is untested and unproven what brand of cla, what type of cla, or what amount of cla will do in a particular person's body, regardless of his thyroid status. Finding good human research studies on such supplements is usually impossible. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Been taking cod liver oil for 25 years had ischemic. Online it said cod liver oil can cause this. Family history heart disease thought it would help.
Ischemic What?: Ischemia: insufficient blood flow, a clinical judgement. Atherosclerosis typically begins at ~age 7yrs & is human dominant behavior. Primary driver is LDL particle concentration (not cholesterol, a fat made in every one of our cells). Get an NMR particle test and go for abnormally healthy; normal = bad news. Second driver, sugar, get hba1c, optimal is ?5.0%. Next keep systolic BP <120mmhg, etc. ...Read more
I have Graves' disease and I'm taking tapazol pills, if I get a vitamin 12 shots or take vitamin supplements, can that interfere with my medicine?
B12 is fine, but...: Getting B12 will it cause a problem. It's best to avoid dietary or herbal supplements for reasons to complex to explain in 400 characters. Also avoid iodine in any form which can worsen hyperthyroidism. Since you have an endocrine problem, I suggest you discuss all dietary supplements and vitamins with your doc and endocrinologist before buying or taking them. Take only what is recommended. ...Read more
Is it safe to take a supplement containing 300 mg of l-tyrosine when i'm already treating my graves' disease with levothyroxine and methimazole?
Wasting your money: Who told you this is a good idea? Tyrosine is not an essential amino acid. Your body can make all the tyrosine it needs from phenylalanine, which IS an essential amino acid. All taking exogenous tyrosine does is reduce your requirement for phenylalanine. Any excess of either amino acid is burned as fuel or excreted. Don’t enrich the hucksters who make and sell the tyrosine. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: It depends on why you are taking it. ...Read more
Recent labs showed Liver enzymes elevated should I stop any medications? What can I take to help lower the enzymes?
Is it safe to take fertility drugs when you have graves disease ( I take 10 mg of methimazole once daily)?
Is it ok to take l-arginine vitamins and folate (folic acid) to improve erections if I have hbp, controlled by meds and with stage 3 kidney disease?
Was recently diagnosed with Sarcoidosis. Liver/spleen enlarged,alk levels 253. Any suggestions? Milk thistle/black seed oil been taking what can I do
Sarcoidosis: 42 F of unknown ethnicity and past medical Hx: Was recently diagnosed with Sarcoidosis. Liver/spleen enlarged,alk levels 253. Any suggestions? Milk thistle/black seed oil been taking what can I do. ANS: Yes you need to see someone who is an expert in Sarcoid to get the best and most current treatment for this. ...Read more
It's your business: You're seriously sick -- if you have real Addison's and are also hypothyroid, you probably have Schmidt's. You've got a duty to yourself and those who love you to learn how you body really works -- and educate yourself enough to be able to see through health frauds like "Serrapeptase". It won't touch your endocrine illness and if you stop your evidence-based regimen, that mistake could kill you. ...Read more
How can I prevent malnutrition with Crohn's disease??? Should I take vitamin supplements or something else?
Will taking phentermine affect your hormones and/or thyroid function tests? I currently take phen and I'm hypothyroid so I take that medication also.
Not a problem: Phentermine should not cause hormonal issues and will not interfere with the medication you take for hypothyroidism. Please understand that phentermine only works while you are taking it and you must learn to change your diet and exercise patterns or the weight will come back when you stop the drug. Good luck. ...Read more
It depends ...: On whether your inability to absorb nutrients is from low levels of digestive enzymes or from an imbalance of bacteria in your gut. Please see the ny times articles on bacteria - they might help. http://www.nytimes.com/2012/06/14/health/human-microbiome-project-decodes-our-100-trillion-good-bacteria.html?_r=1 (for starters). Also consider adding "bitters" before meals. ...Read more
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