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What Are Some Otc Supplements Are Best To Help Low Thyroid
Mugwort (Artemisia): Many otc supplements are promoted for treating "low thyroid" (such as l-tyrosine, kelp, forskolin, raw thyroid glandular, mugwort, bitters, bayberry and goldenseal). For a true low thyroid condition, it is essential to measure blood levels of thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) and thyroid hormones to monitor treatment. Usually prescription thyroid hormone (or thyroid extract) is needed. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
A dietary supplement, also known as food supplement or nutritional supplement, is a preparation intended to supplement the diet and provide nutrients, such as vitamins, minerals, fiber, fatty acids, or amino acids, that may be missing or may not be consumed in sufficient quantities in a person's diet. Some countries define dietary supplements as foods, while ...Read more
Monitor: Dose adjustments may be needed for you. It takes several weeks for levels to be we're you will feel a difference. No particular otc, please exercise, follow a good diet and make sure you are getting good nightime rest, which can be a problem in patients with thyroid conditions. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Lupus: Systemic Lupus Erythematosus is a very serious condition that needs to be managed with medicine to prevent serious consequences. Herbs and supplements oftentimes interact with medicine and one should always consult with not only your physician but a pharmacist. Not all interactions are even known. Please see this link from lupus.org: http://tinyurl.com/hr44p88 See comments please. ...Read more
Options.: Red yeast rice is a naturally occurring statin which has a similar mechanism to actual prescription medications but which occurs naturally. As well, look into Niacin supplementation and, of course, fish oils. A high fiber diet will help lower cholesterol as well. Don't underestimate the power of a healthful meal and exercise plan. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Heat.: Phlebitis is an inflammation of a vein. It can be either in a superficial or deep vein and both are treated differently. When phlebitis is associated with a clot then it is called thrombophlebitis. To treat strictly phlebitis heat and antiinflammatories help. Deep thrombophlebitis requires blood thinners. For vein health horse chestnut, escins and flavinoids may help as well as diosmin. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yohimbe: First, be aware that all dietary supplements & herbs are manufactured w/o proof of safety or efficacy. This doesn't mean they're dangerous & don't work, just that the manufacturers don't have to prove anything, unlike prescription medications. Batch-to-batch variation is also problematic, so you may have more or less from bottle to bottle. With all that said, you might consider yohimbe. ...Read more
Can you tell me if there are alternative treatments, besides diet and exercize, to treat thyroid and other hormone conditions?
Food: For a list of iron rich foods, consult this site: http://www.webmd.com/diet/iron-rich-foods#1 For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more
What is the best vitamin and/or mineral one can take to help with anxiety? I take magnesium, but what are some other good ones to try?
There's a better way: Sure, a lot of health food and supplement places will tout the effect of various herbal preparations, but the best way to treat anxiety without a prescription is with a counselor who knows how to do cognitive behavioral therapy. Also look at things like how much caffeine you drink, how many hours you sleep and so on. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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I have Hashimoto's. What are some good supplements To take to help with some of the symptoms like fatigue , slow digestion/constipation & weight gain?
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