Peter Hibberd, M.D., is a doctor whose advice is based on more than 28 years of hospital outpatient and inpatient experience. He is an experienced emergency medicine physician, surgeon, and consultant. Dr. Hibberd is certified by the American Board of Emergency Medicine. He is also a fellow and active member of the American Academy of Family Physicians, an active member of the American College of Emergency Physicians, and a member and fellow of the American Academy of Emergency Medicine. Dr. Hibberd has earned numerous national and international professional certifications, memberships, and awards.

Are Supplements Good for My Thyroid?

Wednesday, 01 May 2013 10:08 AM

By Peter Hibberd, M.D.

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Question: Are there any treatments or supplements to reduce calcification of the thyroid?

Dr. Hibberd’s answer:
 
No. There are no treatments or supplements that reduce calcifications in the thyroid. Many times goiters are treated by suppressive thyroid supplementation, but this usually has no effect on calcifications of the thyroid.
 
Are these calcifications evidence of cystic disease, or are they ominous precursors of a thyroid cancer? Be sure you see your doctor for clarification on this. If there are any questions, fine needle aspiration or biopsy may be advised.

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Dr. Hibberd's advice is based on more than 28 years of hospital work in emergency medicine and surgery.
 
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