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Doctor insights on: Thyroid Helper Side Effects

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Dr. Andrew Berry
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Thyroid (Definition)

The thyroid is an endocrine gland that sits in the lower part of the neck. It produces thyroid hormone - which ...Read more


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Are there any side effects to thyroid medication?

Are there any side effects to thyroid medication?

Yes, but: Remember that thyroid medication is synthetically produced thyroid hormone just like a healthy thyroid gland would make - nothing artificial! side effects are usually related to dose. Taking too much will mimic an overactive thyroid. ...Read more

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Symptoms and side effects of nonfunctioning thyroid?

Symptoms and side effects of nonfunctioning thyroid?

Multiple effects: A truly non-functioning thyroid with almost no thyroid hormone synthesis will show many symptoms: most commonly dry hair/nails/skin, mental slowing, loss of eyebrows, weight gain, heart slowing, constipation, menstrual/sexual dysfunction, swelling, et al. This definitely requires thyroid replacement. However, the most commonly seen mild hypothyroidism (tsh 4-10) usually has very few effects seen. ...Read more

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Are thyroid extracts safe? What are the side effects?

Are thyroid extracts safe? What are the side effects?

Avoid thyroid: extracts. If your thyroid level is deficient, the only appropriate therapy is BRAND NAME T4 replacement until your levels have been returned to normal. Thyroid extract (prescription) is ground up animal material and should be avoided. ...Read more

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Might increasing dosage of thyroid medication cause side effects?

Yes : Increase of any medication, past the optimum dosing, can cause side effects. This includes blood pressure medications, cholesterol meds, antidepressants, antipsychotics, you name it. Too much of thyroid rx can basically cause you sxs of hyperthyroidism - jittery, anxious, heart palpitations, increase blood pressure, heat intolerancek elevated heart rate, loss of appetite, loss of weight, etc. ...Read more

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Which thyroid medication has the best absorbancy with the least side effects?

Which thyroid medication has the best absorbancy with the least side effects?

More complicated: Don't know how one can tell which thyroxine tablets are best absorbed in a one individual, because of the complicating factors. If having trouble, one can save up some money and buy the name brand every time. Then, eat similar amounts and similar types of food near the time when thyroxine is taken, plus take it at the same time every day. Calcium, iron, antacids, etc., changes the absorption. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of thyroid replacement ?

What are the side effects of thyroid replacement ?

None if dose right: If your dose is appropriate, there should be no side effects, unless you have an allergy to one of the inactive ingredients ( like the dyes). If your dose is too high, you can get palpitations, tremors, weight loss and other signs of thyroid hormone excess. ...Read more

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My bf is born without a thyroid side effects n does it course sexual problem s?

My bf is born without a thyroid side effects n does it course sexual problem s?

No: Thyroid controls metabolism but not sexual development or maturation. Pituitary controls both thyroid & testes but if he's only missing thyroid, then testes should be ok. However, if testosterone is low, need to figure out why. Low t might be due to testicular issue (coincident w/thyroid) or be due to pituitary problem (see above) or perhaps liver (via excess iron - hemochromatosis), etc. Go c doc. ...Read more