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is iodine good for thyroids?

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Dr. Nayla Mumneh
Allergy and Immunology 29 years experience
Iodine: Iodine is good for an underactive thyroid. It is usually added to salt in american diets.

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Why is iodine important in my diet during pregnancy?

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Thyroid problems: The thyroid is a gland that controls every aspect of our bodies including that of the developing fetus. The thyroid needs iodine to function properly.
Dr. Stevan Cordas
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Pregnancy increases your iodine needs since there are two of you and your baby needs it also.
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A 21-year-old member asked:

How are thyroid tumors classified?

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Dr. Mike Bowman
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 19 years experience
Different ways: 1. Benign vs. Malignant there are many different types of both benign and malignant (cancerous) thyroid tumors. Cancers have their own staging systems which can be useful in prognosis, and depends on the size of the tumor, any lymph nodes involved, and cancer spread to distant sites.
A 21-year-old member asked:

How is the thyroid scan performed?

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Dr. Mike Bowman
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 19 years experience
2 types of "scans": Thyroid ultrasounds are quick and painless. They are done with some jelly on the neck and sound waves are used to visualize the thyroid and surrounding tissues. Nuclear medicine scans are done by swallowing a small amount of radioactive iodine. After some time, the iodine finds its way to thyroid tissue and "lights up" on the scan. This is painless, safe, but does take a while. Best wishes.
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What are the symptoms of thyroid dysfunction?

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Dr. Samuel Freedman
Pediatrics 9 years experience
Thyroid: The thyroid can dysfunction either by overproduction or underproduction of hormones. Hypothyroid symptoms are dry skin, coarse hair, constipation, fatigue, cold-intolerance, weight gain, forgetfulness depression and mood swings. In women they can have irregular menses. Hyperthyroidism causes tachycardia, palpitations, weight loss, tremor, dizziness, shakiness, mood swings.
A 43-year-old member asked:

What could cause fluid retention and thyroid fluctuation?

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Dr. Samuel Freedman
Pediatrics 9 years experience
Thyroid: Hypothyroidism can cause fluid retention. Sometimes thyroid problems are associated with other autoimmune disorders affecting kidneys. This would cause fluid retention as well. Certain GI problems like celiac disease could also lead to malabsorption which could cause fluctuation in fluid status.

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