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Do diet pills cause thyroid problems overtime?

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Tim Markman
General Practice
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Possibly

This really depends on what is in the "diet pills" that one is taking.
Some diet pills can contain thyroid hormones that can cause weight loss in addition to unwanted and dangerous short term and long term side effects. It is essential that you find out what is in a diet pill, or any pill, before you decide to take it. It is best to consult a physician.

In brief: Possibly

This really depends on what is in the "diet pills" that one is taking.
Some diet pills can contain thyroid hormones that can cause weight loss in addition to unwanted and dangerous short term and long term side effects. It is essential that you find out what is in a diet pill, or any pill, before you decide to take it. It is best to consult a physician.
Tim Markman
Tim Markman
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Dr. Terri Washington
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology

In brief: NO

Diet pills should not cause thyroid disease but some of the side effects of those meds can be confused with symptoms of thyroid disease.
Discuss risk and benefits of your doctor.

In brief: NO

Diet pills should not cause thyroid disease but some of the side effects of those meds can be confused with symptoms of thyroid disease.
Discuss risk and benefits of your doctor.
Dr. Terri Washington
Dr. Terri Washington
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