Ginger to help relieve symptoms in hypothyroid patients
Ginger is a coomon spice used in the Asian continents, primary hypothyroidism is a common disease with a prevalence of 1-2%, with five to eight times greater prevalence among women. Some patients have persistent symptoms despite normal serum thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) levels. Preliminary results of a recent study suggest that ginger supplementation can help relieve persistent hypothyroid symptoms.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recognizes ginger as a safe dietary supplement. Recent studies have shown the protective effect of ginger against thyroid damage in animals and humans. To further examine, Dr Ali Tavakoli and his team conducted a study and evaluated the efficacy of ginger supplementation in relieving persistent symptoms among patients with hypothyroidism. published in the journal Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine on January 20, 2022.
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Dr. Nandita Mohan
BDS, MDS( Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry)