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What are some OTC supplements are best to help low thyroid?

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 more

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Dr. Randy Baker
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Supplements (Definition)

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


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What are some vitamin supplements to help with tremors?

What are some vitamin supplements to help with tremors?

None: tremors can be aggravated by caffeine, anxiety, stress and might be a sign of a familial condition. If you're worried about this, discuss it with your doctor ...Read more

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Please tell me what are some OTC products that help with low testosterone?

Please tell me what are some OTC products that help with low testosterone?

There are none: If you truly have low testosterone (at your age a level below 200) you should see a specialist about prescribing t for you but no otc products will raise t levels. ...Read more

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What are some OTC to help low thyroid? I'm on synthroid 

What are some OTC to help low thyroid? I'm on synthroid 

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 more

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What are some herbs and supplements that are helpful for lupus?

What are some herbs and supplements that are helpful for lupus?

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

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What are some natural supplements one can take for high cholesterol?

What are some natural supplements one can take for high cholesterol?

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 more

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What are some good foods that help with thyroid disorders?

What are some good foods that help with thyroid disorders?

Balanced diet: Overall, the thyroid needs iodine to make thyroid hormone. However, excessive amount of iodine can affect thyroid function. Eating a balanced diet with iodized salt and considering a multivitamin with 150 mcg potassium iodide is a sensible approach. ...Read more

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What are some natural remedies or vitamins you can take to help with phlebitis?

What are some natural remedies or vitamins you can take to help with phlebitis?

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 more

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What are the best herbal supplements to help with impotence?

What are the best herbal supplements to help with impotence?

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

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What are some other ways to get more iron besides taking those iron supplements?

What are some other ways to get more iron besides taking those iron supplements?

See below: The total daily requirement of iron in a normal person is about 1 mg. Rest of the iron is wasted by the body in the stools. However, if one continues to take mega doses of iron it can start depositing in the tissues, a dangerous event. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if there are alternative treatments, besides diet and exercize, to treat thyroid and other hormone conditions?

Can you tell me if there are alternative treatments, besides diet and exercize, to treat thyroid and other hormone conditions?

Many: Many medical and surgical therapies are available, depending upon the specific problem. However, there aren't "alternative" therapies (such as supplements or herbs) that do any good, just waste your money. If you have problems, consult your doctor. ...Read more

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What are some ways to get more iron besides taking those iron supplements?

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

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What are some OTC herbs that help nourish skin?

What are some OTC herbs that help nourish skin?

Propolis: Propolis is potent antioxidant helps to norish skin. To nourish skin gall bladder function should be normal - so take orally lecithin, b complex esp b6, betaine hcl and protease. ...Read more

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What are some good supplements to take for increasing your memory?

What are some good supplements to take for increasing your memory?

Depends. : If you are having memory problems you should be evaluated first by your internist. An evaluation should be done to first find out what is causing the problem. That will dictate the treatment. ...Read more

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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?

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 more

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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?

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?

Some options.: 1. Have your thyroiditis managed. 2. Eat more food fibers. 3. Hydrate well. 4. Stay active physically (that will help your anxiety too). 5. Consider acupuncture as an adjunct treatment to standard Western approaches. ...Read more

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What are some supplements to boost EPO which are legal in sport? Thank you.

What are some supplements to boost EPO which are legal in sport? Thank you.

None: The importance of erythropoietin has been demonstrated in patients with chronic renal failure. Anemia is common in this setting and is due primarily to reduced renal epo production, a presumed reflection of the reduction in functioning renal mass. ...Read more

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Are there any Natural herbs/vitamins/supplements etc that can fix low Cortisol levels? Thanks.

Are there any Natural herbs/vitamins/supplements etc that can fix low Cortisol levels? Thanks.

Low cortisol: Yes, there are supplement formulas that can help but you need to be supervised by a licensed professional. See neurorelief.com for info about lab testing and supplements. See your doc who MAY order the tests you need and the supplements. Peace and good health. ...Read more

Dr. Su Fairchild
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Hypothyroidism (Definition)

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


Dr. Krishna Kumar
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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