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Is soy protein of harbalife good for hypothyroidism patient

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Posted on Fri, 18 Jan 2019
Question: Is soy protein of harbalife good for hypothyroidism patient
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Answered by Dr. Parth Goswami (6 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Soy protein herba product can worsen hypothyroidism.

Detailed Answer:
Hi,
Welcome to the 'Ask A Doctor service.
I have reviewed your query and here is my advise.

Soy protein is considered as goitrogen as per studies. So it can decrease thyroid level and can worsen hypothyroidism.

So soy protein containing herba product is not safe to use if patient having hypothyroidism.

I suggest you to take levothyroxine medication for your hypothyroidism.

Hope I have answered your question.

Let me know if I can assist you further.

Best regards.
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Is soy protein of harbalife good for hypothyroidism patient

Brief Answer: Soy protein herba product can worsen hypothyroidism. Detailed Answer: Hi, Welcome to the 'Ask A Doctor service. I have reviewed your query and here is my advise. Soy protein is considered as goitrogen as per studies. So it can decrease thyroid level and can worsen hypothyroidism. So soy protein containing herba product is not safe to use if patient having hypothyroidism. I suggest you to take levothyroxine medication for your hypothyroidism. Hope I have answered your question. Let me know if I can assist you further. Best regards.