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A 48-year-old member asked:

i have been diagnosed with hypothyroidism and i love to drink coffee. is this bad for me?

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Dr. Sewa Legha
Medical Oncology 50 years experience
No, not at all: Coffee has no effect on your thyroid. So by all means, continue to enjoy your coffee along with taking your thyroid medication to correct your hypothyroid condition.

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A 52-year-old member asked:

Can hypothyroidism be cured?

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Dr. Susan Wingo
Endocrinology 33 years experience
Not usually: Occasionally, hypothyroidism is caused by a temporary condition such as thyroiditis, or inflammation of the thyroid gland. Such cases usually do resolve, and the thyroid goes back to making normal amounts of thyroid hormone. Most of the time, however, the thyroid gland makes less and less thyroid hormone over time, and lifelong treatment with thyroid hormone is needed.
A 52-year-old member asked:

Can you have a stroke from hypothyroidism?

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Dr. Mike Bowman
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 19 years experience
Generally not: Hypothyroidism, if treated properly, shouldn't cause any problems. If you suspect hypothyroidism, see your pcp. If you have it, take your medicines as prescribed and keep routine follow up appointments for follow up lab work. Stroke is basically not problem with this disease, and would only be possible in severe and untreated hypothyroidism. Best wishes.
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A 32-year-old member asked:

How is hypothyroidism diagnosed?

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Dr. Quang Nguyen
Specializes in Endocrinology
Lab work: You can diagnose hypothyroid by the combination of symptoms, physical signs, and most importantly, lab works.
A 38-year-old member asked:

Is hypothyroidism hereditary?

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Dr. Cayce Jehaimi
Pediatric Endocrinology 21 years experience
Sometimes: Depends on the cause of your hypothyroidism. Congenital hypothyroidism (since birth) is less hereditable than acquired (latter in life) hypothyridism.
A 27-year-old member asked:

Is hypothyroidism incurable?

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Dr. Quang Nguyen
Specializes in Endocrinology
No: Hypothyroid is very curable. As long as you take the right amount of thyroid hormone replacement, you should not be hypothyroid anymore.

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