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What supplements, vitamins, or foods can help a child with thyroid problems?

What supplements, vitamins, or foods can help a child with thyroid problems?

Thyroid: Unless the child lives in a third world country there are really no "supplements" they would be lacking. Iodine deficiency does not exist in the us. Synthetic thyroid hormone replacement is really the only supplement they need. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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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 OTC supplements can help with my testosterone levels?

What OTC supplements can help with my testosterone levels?

The Facts: 1) an otc supplement is a food product. They are not supposed to nor do they treat any medical conditions....Including low testosterone syndroms {read the otc disclaimer} otc supplement makers are allowed to make unsubstantiated claims...They are not drugs 2) only prescription drugs have proven benefits. 3) if otc supplements had proven benefits, they would immediately be classified as a drug. ...Read more

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Can I treat depression with OTC iron supplements?

Can I treat depression with OTC iron supplements?

Not necessarily...: Only if you think your depression is specifically caused by iron deficiency anemia, because that's all you'll be treating. That being said, there are people who need only that, so by all means give it a try. If after 6 weeks of a good dose (at least 2 tabs daily) you still feel blah, see your doc. Dont forget to increase fiber or add colace (docusate sodium). CONSTIPATION! And if u want to hurt yrself get help now. ...Read more

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Does guggul help with thyroid problems?

Does guggul help with thyroid problems?

Possibly hypothyroid: One of the effects of guggul (commiphora mukul) is that it may stimulate the thyroid. Therefore if the problem is that the thyroid is not working well (hypothyroid) it could possibly help. More studies are needed for this usage. ...Read more

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What vitamins and herbs help with adrenal exhaustion?

What vitamins and herbs help with adrenal exhaustion?

No such thing: Hi. That is a ridiculous, anti-scientific self diagnosis with absolutely NO validity. Take any herbs you want as long as they do no harm...you're treating nothing with nothing, and the snake oil salesperson who sold that BS to you is laughing all the way to the bank! That nonsense is for the worried well who obsess about nonexistent health concerns. Good luck! ...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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Can OTC supplements help with my testosterone levels?

Can OTC supplements help with my testosterone levels?

Exercise and sleep: The best way to boost your t levels is to work out 50 minutes daily and sleep at least 8 hours a night. Multiple studies show these 2 lifestyle changes will significantly improve a man's t level. ...Read more

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What Vitamins or Herbal Supplements would you advise taking to help with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome?

What Vitamins or Herbal Supplements would you advise taking to help with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome?

Chronic fatigue: Vitamins and herbal supplements are fine but not very likely to control your chronic fatigue syndrome. If you haven't seen your doctor about this please do so. If you have seen the doctor and nothing happened, please ask for a referral to a Sleep doctor. ...Read more

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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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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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Which vitamins or herbs help with adrenal exhaustion?

Which vitamins or herbs help with adrenal exhaustion?

Many can help: The medical profession recognizes addison's disease, an extreme form of low adrenal function. However, only 1 in 10-25, 000 people have severe enough adrenal problems to qualify for addison's, but many millions have lesser yet very significant degrees of poor adrenal function. See http://www.Adrenalfatigue.Org/ and the book adrenal fatigue by dr. James wilson. See my comments for more information. ...Read more

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What herbal supplements are used for reducing thyroid problems?

What herbal supplements are used for reducing thyroid problems?

Many available: Consult certified herbalist bugleweed[overactive] fucus[underactive].

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Can taking vitamin or mineral supplements help my rls?

Can taking vitamin or mineral supplements help my rls?

Yes: B12, folate (folic acid) and if iron deficient, iron. Have levels checked. Making levels suprahigh are not helpful. Magnesium for leg cramps which is not rls. ...Read more

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Please answer! what vitamins or herbs help with adrenal exhaustion?

Please answer! what vitamins or herbs help with adrenal exhaustion?

Be careful: If a fringe practitioner has told you that you have "adrenal exhaustion" (this is now a fad diagnosis based on saliva testing which is actually just a screen), get with an evidence-based practitioner before accepting the diagnosis. Your fatigue may have a physical or emotional cause instead. ...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 natural supplements help with PCOS?

What natural supplements help with PCOS?

Chromium Picolinate: Slow metabolism and insulin resistance is seen with PCOS. Chromium Picolinate may be helpful in these individuals. The best natural supplement is exercise and a balanced low carbohydrate, low fat diet. and low calorie diet. ...Read more