12 doctors weighed in:
Should someone who is hypothyroid supplement with calcium?
12 doctors weighed in

Dr. Melissa Young
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
5 doctors agree
In brief: Not more than others
The recommended daily allowance is the same as people without thyroid disease.

In brief: Not more than others
The recommended daily allowance is the same as people without thyroid disease.
Dr. Melissa Young
Dr. Melissa Young
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Dr. Swati Avashia
Internal Medicine & Pediatrics
4 doctors agree
In brief: Not specifically
Supplementing with calcium and vitamin d is recommended for all women to prevent osteoporosis.
In patients with hyperthyroidism, supplementation becomes even more important because there may be increased bone turnover. For hypothyroidism the recommendations are no different than for the average woman.

In brief: Not specifically
Supplementing with calcium and vitamin d is recommended for all women to prevent osteoporosis.
In patients with hyperthyroidism, supplementation becomes even more important because there may be increased bone turnover. For hypothyroidism the recommendations are no different than for the average woman.
Dr. Swati Avashia
Dr. Swati Avashia
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Dr. Cynthia Point
Internal Medicine
3 doctors agree
In brief: Depends
If you are menopausal, you should add extra calcium, but be sure you don't take the two pills around the same time.
Best to take the calcium after lunch or dinner. If you are male, a small amount of calcium may be in order. Also, take some vitamin d. Please discuss this with your doctor to get specific advise.

In brief: Depends
If you are menopausal, you should add extra calcium, but be sure you don't take the two pills around the same time.
Best to take the calcium after lunch or dinner. If you are male, a small amount of calcium may be in order. Also, take some vitamin d. Please discuss this with your doctor to get specific advise.
Dr. Cynthia Point
Dr. Cynthia Point
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Dr. Pedro Hernandez
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics
3 doctors agree
In brief: No
No need unless I am missing some information.

In brief: No
No need unless I am missing some information.
Dr. Pedro Hernandez
Dr. Pedro Hernandez
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