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Doctor insights on: Vitamin D Dosage For Hypothyroidism

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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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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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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 happens if u go a wk w/o your weekly 50,000 IU vitamin d tab or 3 days w/o yr synthroid? I'm severely vit d deficient&have hypothyroidism.

What happens if u go a wk w/o your weekly 50,000 IU vitamin d tab or 3 days w/o yr synthroid? I'm severely vit d deficient&have hypothyroidism.

Take it later: Hi. Both of those drugs are nice in that they have a long half-life. Therefore, if you forget a dose, take it when you think of it. Try not to miss your medications. If you miss the once weekly vitamin D, take it when you think of it and resume normal schedule. If you miss a day of Synthroid, take 2 the next day; miss 2 days, take 3 the following day. Good luck! ...Read more

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I am 38 year old female with hypothyroidism, vitamin d and b deficiencies and highly suspected aldh 2 enzyme deficiency. How does this all tie in?

I am 38 year old female with hypothyroidism, vitamin d and b deficiencies and highly suspected aldh 2 enzyme deficiency. How does this all tie in?

ALDH is seperate: Limit alcohol as your risk for cancer is increased. Hypothyroidism can affect digestion and absorption which can promote deficiencies. B12 def can also affect your thyroid function. Consider gluten sensitivity also as this can tie in. ...Read more

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Vitamin D levels 10.8 ng/ml what are causes ? have mild hypothyroid D Supplements cause diarrhea what to do to increase d levels?

Vitamin D levels 10.8 ng/ml what are causes ? have mild hypothyroid  D Supplements cause diarrhea what to do to increase d levels?

Vitamin D: If I read this correctly you are not being given enough Vitamin D. If your vitamin D levels are indeed so low you MUST bring this to your doctor's attention and have her/him increase your vitamin D. Hope all goes well. ...Read more

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Pth blood level was high. Diagnosed with hypothyroidism a year ago. Vitamin d deficient. Also have high blood press. How does all this correlate?

Pth blood level was high. Diagnosed with hypothyroidism a year ago. Vitamin d deficient. Also have high blood press. How does all this correlate?

High PTH: Once you had a high PTH level, did your doctor give order any diagnostic work up for it? If so, you should know which of your parathyroid glands is the cause. You need to see a surgeon for a possible parathyroidectomy if your PTH is high and your have symptoms. Your hypothyroidism is not connected to your high PTH level. Your vit d level may be low due to the high calcium seen with your high pth. ...Read more

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28 yr down syndrome female wbc 2.8 vitamin d 9 b12 208 hypothyroid under control on vitamin d and b12 rest of cbe and platlets normal ?

28 yr down syndrome female wbc 2.8   vitamin d  9    b12  208   hypothyroid under control  on vitamin d and b12  rest of cbe and platlets normal   ?

Leukopenia: Low white cell count with normal red cell series and platelets has several causes like autoimmune disease,aleukemic leukemia,medication induced,viral illness, but may also have no identifiable cause. 2800 is quite low and the differential white cell count becomes important to know. A hematologist is best qualified to evaluate the situation. ...Read more

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What can someone with a vitamin d deficiency & subclinical hypothyroidism do to lose weight?

What can someone with a vitamin d deficiency & subclinical hypothyroidism do to lose weight?

Correct deficiency: Weight loss occurs when your body burns more calories than you consume by eating. Hypothyroidism may slow the body's metabolic rate, thereby decreasing caloric expenditure. Taking thyroid hormone will correct the deficiency and help you lose weight. Hypothyroidism is detected by measuring tsh, thyroid stimulating hormone; not thyroid hormone itself. Vitamin d is a separate unrelated issue. ...Read more

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Can patient of liver chirrosis and hypothyroidism plus diabetic with vitamin d deffecency take more than 800iu of vitamin d3?

Can patient of liver chirrosis and  hypothyroidism plus diabetic with vitamin d deffecency take more than 800iu of vitamin d3?

Yes: There is controversy about what is the optimal dose of vitamin d. While the us government office of dietary supplements recommends only 600 iu/day, many doctors who do research in vitamin d recommend much higher levels, 2000-5000 iu/day. Go to the vitamin d council website and see studies to show that higher doses of vitamin d may help prevent cancer, infections, dementia and many other diseases. ...Read more

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Is a deficiency in vitamin d, hight cortisol and prolactin, too much LDL cholesterol a sign of hypothyroid ? Symptoms dry skin, astheny and low libido

Is a deficiency in vitamin d, hight cortisol and prolactin, too much LDL cholesterol a sign of hypothyroid ? Symptoms dry skin, astheny and low libido

Forgive my frankness: Your lack of vitamin d is probably the result of your getting too little in your diet and not getting enough sunlight. A spot cortisol is of little value except as a screen for addison's which i will assume is ruled out. Your high prolactin and low libido in a man with some serious acne like you're being treated for makes me suspect strongly that you have a prolactinoma. ...Read more

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110/60 BP with hypothyroidism ....Still dizzy still muscle cramping, still memory fog , vitamin d supliments with 75 mg levothyroxin. What should ido?

110/60 BP with hypothyroidism ....Still dizzy still muscle cramping, still memory fog , vitamin d supliments with  75 mg levothyroxin. What should ido?

See a good doctor: Your BP is normal. Most with hypothyroidism need liothyronine as well as levothyroxin to feel good- free T3 should be in upper half of normal range. Many other possible problems- magnesium deficiency, food allergies, lyme disease/chronic infections, mold toxicity, adrenal fatigue, mercury toxicity etc. I advise seeing a good holistic md to sort this out- see http://www.Abihm.Org/search-doctors. ...Read more

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Will vitamin d deficiency cause hypothyroidism? My tsh is 18.8 ,T3 and T4 are normal. If tsh become normal can i stop thyronorm tablet?

Will vitamin d deficiency cause hypothyroidism? My tsh is 18.8 ,T3 and T4 are normal. If tsh become normal can i stop thyronorm tablet?

Not related to vitaD: and the tsh shows the pituitary gland is trying very hard to keep homone levels up to normal (why the TSH is so high). Most likely thyroid medicaiton is working to maintain the thyroid hormones. Lowering the thyroid hormone and the TSH would go sky high. ...Read more

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I'm taking 2000iu of vitamin d3 every other day could I be taking to much? I also have hypothyroidism is it good for that?

I'm taking 2000iu of vitamin d3 every other day could I be taking to much? I also have hypothyroidism is it good for that?

Need blood test.: Vitamin D supplementation and hypothyroidism treatment should be monitored with some regularity by testing blood levels of vitamin D3, TSH and free T4 at least. This is how we will know that treatment/supplementation is effective/sufficient. ...Read more

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Can leviothyrozine and vitamin D3 pills interfere with iron absorption? What foods interfere with hypothyroidism and iron intake and should b avoided?

Can leviothyrozine and vitamin D3 pills interfere with iron absorption? What foods interfere with hypothyroidism and iron intake and should b avoided?

NO: Neither interfere with Iron absorption. You might consider taking some Vitamin C with the Iron it is better absorbed in an acid environment. (Vit C=Ascorbic acid) Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more

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Could vitamin d have helped your underactive thyroid?

Could vitamin d have helped your underactive thyroid?

Vitamin4 low thyroid: I am not aware of any specific effect on vitamin supplements to low thyroid. If your thyroid is low, which can be confirmed by lab tests, then simple thyroid supplement is the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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Does vitamin d help an underactive thyroid?

Does vitamin d help an underactive thyroid?

Not clear: There are studies that show a correlation between vitamin d levels and thyroid disease but correlation does not imply causation. In other words, it isn't clear there is a cause and effect relationship. It's good to keep your vitamin d level above 20, but low levels are may be indicative of a problem, not a cause of it. ...Read more

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What type of vitamin D do you recommend for a person with hypothirodism?

What type of vitamin D do you recommend for a person with hypothirodism?

D3 because this is: the active form of D3 & a large majority of people do not convert D or D2 (the prescription form of D) into D3 reliability. However, the only way to know is to measure serum D3 concentration, not just D or D2. Beware that many OTC brands do not work well; I have seen great success with an OTC brand containing 50,000 IU derived from sheep lanolin; usually taken about once weekly. ...Read more

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Does vitamin D3 1000mcg help balance an underactive thyroid? And why is too much vitamin D3 toxic? How much is too much?

Does vitamin D3 1000mcg help balance an underactive thyroid? And why is too much vitamin D3 toxic? How much is too much?

No.Low Thyroid: Is treated with the appropriate dose of l- thyroxine or similar thyroid rx.Vitamin d level can be measured, and if low, should be raised by vit d replacement.If truly low, replacement doses of up to 50, 000u/wk are initially given.It is very important to have normal levels. ...Read more

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