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Whey Protein And Thyroid Disease
Lately, i was found with minor high level of thyroid.I workout and i drink whey protein shakes..So is it safe to take whey in thyroid disorder?
You can have problems with they thyroid making too much or too little thyroid hormone. You can also have problems with it being too large (goiter) of having nodules or cysts in it. There are also occasional thyroid cancers. Most thyroid problems can be easily diagnosed and treated ...Read more
I was diagnosed hyperthyroid and am taking carbimzole. I workout regularly and take whey protein. Would that in anyways affect the thyroid function?
I'm taking 25mg of synthroid. I take it at night around 10pm every night. I would like to start taking whey protein to build muscle. Would it interfere with my thyroid medicine if I take it at night and take the whey protein in the morning around 7am?
My husband used to take whey protein, energy drinks and protein for muscle weight gain can it cause any disease?
Unlikely: It is unlikely that these substances will cause any peoblems. ...Read more
Neutral: It is neither a treatment nor is it detrimental. ...Read more
Are there carrier testing available for thyroid diseases? Curious as to whether i'll get thyroid disease sometime.
If your thyroid tests come out normal except T4 was a tad high..Can you still have thyroid disease?
Possible, not likely: Total T4 tests can be affected by many things that change binding protein levels. Free T4 is usually a better reflection of thyroid status than total t4, but may be inaccurate in certain individuals. Tsh level is typically the best indicator of whether the T4 level you have is right for you. But some TSH ranges may be too wide, and TSH tests can miss pituitary problems. See your doc for more info. ...Read more
When did testing for thyroid diseases begin? Mom had symptoms but the doctors couldn't figure what was wrong.
Almost a century: The old "protein bound iodine" assay dates to the early 1900's. I've seen both hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism missed for years even when they were obvious. Patients typically got sent to the psychologist or social worker who mistakenly thought they'd been properly screened. Hopefully today's physicians are getting smarter. I trust your mom was finally diagnosed appropriately. ...Read more
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