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Question:

I have been diagnosed with autoimmune thyroiditis and multinodular goitre.
Is L-Tyrosine adequate for my problem?

Sharon

Answer:

Dear Sharon,

Autoimmune thyroiditis or Hashimoto's thyroiditis is a condition caused by inflammation of the thyroid gland.

It is an autoimmune disease, which means that the body inappropriately attacks the thyroid gland--as if it was foreign tissue.

Toxic multinodular goitre (also known as toxic nodular goitre, toxic nodular struma) is a form of hyperthyroidism - where there is excess production of thyroid hormones.
It is the second most common cause of hyperthyroidism after Graves disease.

L-Tyrosine is required in order for the body to product thyroid hormone.

L-Tyrosine is an amino acid which is a precursor of T4 (thyroxine) and T3 (Triiodothyronine).

L-tyrosine is usually easily obtained from diet, there are no published studies on the effects of supplementing in hypothyroidism .

L-Tyrosine is a thyroid-hormone precursor, and supplementation may increase thyroid hormone levels and boost your metabolism. Unfortunately, there's no definitive evidence that this is so.


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