Alcohol and thyroid











Alcohol is the world’s third largest risk factor for disease and disability. The effect of alcohol on the hypothalamo-pituitary-thyroid axis is substantial. Alcohol consumption affects almost all aspects of the functioning of the thyroid gland. Alcohol causes direct cellular toxicity on thyroid cells which leads to thyroid suppression: blocking both fT4 and fT3, and increases reverse T3 and reduction of the thyroid volume.

What is your experience? Are there alcoholic drinks that you can have from time to time? Are there others that your body reacts negatively on?

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