Facebook Pixel
EmpowHER Guest

Nurse practictioner mentioned to me that vitamin E should probably be avoided since I have a thyroid problem. I was talking to her about other things, and forgot to ask her why I shouldnt take vitamin. My gynecologist had suggested for hormonal reasons.

By Anonymous January 23, 2012 - 7:23pm
Rate This

Could you tell me why vitamin E may cause problems?

Add a Comment1 Comments

EmpowHER Guest

Hi Anon,

Welcome to EmpowHER.  I guess this is what she meant.  Vitamin E facilitates selenium metabolism and is therefore critical for normal thyroid function. Excessive supplementation of vitamin E without selenium may deplete selenium and therefore contribute to thyroid disease.  You might want to ask your doctor or nurse.






January 24, 2012 - 4:30am
Enter the characters shown in the image.
By submitting this form, you agree to EmpowHER's terms of service and privacy policy
Add a Comment

All user-generated information on this site is the opinion of its author only and is not a substitute for medical advice or treatment for any medical conditions. Members and guests are responsible for their own posts and the potential consequences of those posts detailed in our Terms of Service.

Thyroid Conditions

Get Email Updates

Health Newsletter

Receive the latest and greatest in women's health and wellness from EmpowHER - for free!