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Is fenugreek good for hyperthyroidism?

Abstract. Fenugreek is known since ancient times as a traditional herbal medicine of its multiple beneficial effects. Fenugreek's most studied and employed effect is its hypoglycemic property, but it can also be useful for the treatment of certain thyroid disorders or for the treatment of anorexia.

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Also asked, does fenugreek affect thyroid?

Fenugreek may lower the thyroid hormone T3 (also based on animal studies only), so fenugreek is not recommended for women with hypothyroid.

Furthermore, does fenugreek increase estrogen? In vitro estrogenic activities of fenugreek Trigonella foenum graecum seeds. Earlier reports show that fenugreek seeds provide a mastogenic effect resulting in enhanced breast size. However, very little is known about its estrogenic effect.

Also Know, why is fenugreek bad for thyroid?

While there isn't much published research on the efficacy and safety of taking fenugreek in women with thyroid conditions, animal studies have shown that fenugreek decreased blood T3 levels when given to mice and rats and also created hypoglycemic effects (low blood sugar).

Can hyperthyroidism affect milk?

Breastfeeding with hyperthyroidism can be challenging. In addition to typical symptoms, an overactive thyroid may cause a slow or difficult let-down reflex and an overabundant supply of breast milk.

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