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Doctor insights on: Thyroid Medication Glucomannan

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Dr. Sheila Smith
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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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What does it mean when your hyper thyroidism symptoms start to go away while on medication?

What does it mean when your hyper thyroidism symptoms start to go away while on medication?

Hyperthyroid: Hopefully, it means that the medication is controlling the overactive thyroid. Follow closely with your physician for blood tests to make sure that it doesn't go too far the other direction and you end up with an underactive thyroid. ...Read more

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I want to take glucomannan but will that interfere with my thyroxine and vitamin D tablets? I've had thyroid cancer in the past

I want to take glucomannan but will that interfere with my thyroxine and vitamin D tablets? I've had thyroid cancer in the past

Glucomannan: Glucomannan is a sugar made from the root of the konjac plant. Glucommanan powder, capsules, and tablets are used as medicine to treat constipation. It may also slow the absorption of sugar and cholesterol from the gut, helping to control sugar levels in diabetes, and reducing cholesterol levels. Do not know if it will result in interference with medications. Why do you want to take it? ...Read more

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If hydroxycut and lipozene dont work .... i have pcos and a thyroid problem (i take meds) plain diet and exercise is not showing a difference!

If hydroxycut and lipozene dont work .... i have pcos and a thyroid problem (i take meds) plain diet and exercise is not showing a difference!

Need: To consult a Bariatrician for counseling on diet modifications, psychological counseling, exercise, sleep,use of medications or surgical intervention as deemed necessary. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of thyroidism?

What are the symptoms of thyroidism?

2 different ways: Hypothyroid includes weight gain, slower mental processes, fatigue, constipation, reduced menstruation... Hyperthyroid includes weight loss, shakiness, elevated blood pressure, rapid heart rate, feeling hot.... See your doctor or endocrinologist. ...Read more

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I might have both hypo and hyper - thyroidism, is it possible?

I might have both hypo and hyper - thyroidism, is it possible?

Not at same time: A person might be both hyper- and hypothyroid at different times in his/her life, but you can't be 'actively' both at the same time, nosiree. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have thyroidism?

How do I know if I have thyroidism?

TFT's: Thyroid disorders are usually diagnosed via blood test and clinical symptoms. Thyroid function tests include measuring blood levels of TSH (thyroid stimulating hormone) and thyroid hormone levels (t3 and t4). ...Read more

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What do you suggest if i suspect I have both hypo and hyper - thyroidism?

I suggest: You rethink and meet with a live doctor to help you sort this out, you are 99.99% mistaken. ...Read more