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Dr. Judy Saslow
110 doctors shared insights

Hypothyroidism (Infant And Child) (Definition)

Congenital hypothyroidism is a medical condition in which babies have low levels of thyroid hormone. Thyroid hormone is crucial for development, especially development of the brain, and lack of thyroid hormone can lead to mental retardation. Causes of congenital hypothyroidism include the failure of the thyroid gland to form (agenesis) or immature brain to gland signaling. Treatment via thyroid hormone replacement is very effective. ...Read more


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Food to be taken for hypothyroid?

Food to be taken for hypothyroid?

Diet's not the key: Being hypothyroid is difficult enough without subscientific / pop diet recommendations. You can basically eat what you please (healthy choices, of course, and limit your calories as you may tend to overeat / get fat.) but you must take your thyroid replacement medicine or your life will be ruined. ...Read more

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Dr. Marsha Davis Dr. Davis
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Managing hypothyroidism (Tip)

It's best to take it on an empty stomach. But that can be before bed. Don't vary time of day. ...See more

Dr. Robert Kent Dr. Kent
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Managing Bursitis (Checklist)

Discuss NSAIDs with your physician
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Ice affected areas
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Consider physical therapy to correct your posture or to modify the behavior to end the root cause
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If treatment does not work, consider steroid injections or Platelet-Rich Plasma treatment
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What are the symptoms of being hypothyroid?

What are the symptoms of being hypothyroid?

Numerous: Abnormal thyroid functioning may adversely affect a person's mood. It can also cause weight gain, hair loss, dry skin, fatigue, as well as other problems. Hypothyroidism can be caused by the thyroid gland itself and can also be caused by certain medications, like lithium. If a person's pituitary gland is not functioning properly, that may cause hypothyroidism. There are thyroid replacement drugs. ...Read more

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Im hypothyroid sometimes my hearbeat vll be 108 y?

Im hypothyroid sometimes my hearbeat vll be 108 y?

Adrenals: Hypothyroidism can cause adrenal fatigue and adrenal compensation can sometimes cause tachycardia. Or you may have an autoimmune thyroid problem that swings you between hyper and hypo. http://drfairchild.blogspot.com/2012/12/proper-thyroid-testing.html. ...Read more

Dr. Marsha Davis Dr. Davis
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Managing hypothyroidism (Tip)

If you feel tired, constipated, have changes in hairs, skin or nails, get your levels checked! ...See more

Dr. Lori Wagner Dr. Wagner
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Managing Atherosclerosis (Checklist)

Consider taking a statin
daily
Take a baby aspirin
daily
Engage in any activity daily
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I am a hypothyroid person. what are the foods to avoid hypothyroid person?

I am a hypothyroid person. what are the foods to avoid hypothyroid person?

None: Hypothyroidism is not caused or affected (for better or worse) by any specific food. It is treated with specific medicine. ...Read more

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Symptoms of hypothyroidism?

Symptoms of hypothyroidism?

Several: Fatigue, abnormal weight gain, dry skin, cold intolerance, constipation, hair loss, mental and physical lack of stamina, sluggishness, brittle nails. ...Read more

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Dr. Marsha Davis Dr. Davis
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Managing hypothyroidism (Tip)

Not all people convert levothyroxine to active free t3 (liothyronine). Check levels. ...See more

Dr. Jan Lei Iwata Dr. Iwata
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Managing Glaucoma (Checklist)

Reduce doctor visits if your glaucoma is stable
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Use eye drops
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Take a visual field test
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Can hypothyroidism be cured?

Can hypothyroidism be cured?

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. ...Read more

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How to cure hypothyroidism ?

How to cure hypothyroidism ?

See your doctor.: What to do with hyperthyroidism depends mostly on what the cost is. Regardless of the cause, however, you should be taking thyroid supplements until the cause and treatment are determined. You should see your doctor or an endocrinologist ASAP. Good luck. ...Read more

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Dr. Clarence Grim Dr. Grim
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Managing hypothyroidism (Tip)

Be certain diagnosis is based on more that one episode of testing. That is always repeat tests once. ...See more

Dr. Jeffrey Bassman Dr. Bassman
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Managing Migraines (Checklist)

Keep a diary of when you get migraines
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Keep track of the duration and severity of each migraine, noting other symptoms
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Do not clench or grind (known as bruxism) your teeth during the day
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Talk to your doctor about your migraines
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Is hypothyroidism hereditary?

Is hypothyroidism hereditary?

Sometimes: Depends on the cause of your hypothyroidism. Congenital hypothyroidism (since birth) is less hereditable than acquired (latter in life) hypothyridism. ...Read more

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How hypothyroid causes anxiety?

How hypothyroid causes anxiety?

Thyroid & Anxiety: As a psychiatrist, i always test for thyroid conditions, which can exacerbate anxiety, and cause many other symptoms. ...Read more

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Managing hypothyroidism (Tip)

Do i need a brand name tablet? Would a generic work as well? ...See more

Dr. Michael Fox Dr. Fox
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Managing Endometriosis (Checklist)

See an endometriosis surgeon who performs complete excision
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Ask your doctor about estrogen replacement, as it decreases in your mid thirties
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Tell your doctor if you have increased period pain
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If you experience severe period pain, consider presacral neurectomy surgery
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Dr. Quang Nguyen
886 doctors shared insights

Hypothyroidism (Adult) (Definition)

Hypothyroidism is a condition where the thyroid gland does not secrete enough of the thyroid hormones. Symptoms include cold intolerance, constipation, and fatigue. ...Read more


Dr. Su Fairchild
1,297 doctors shared insights

Hypothyroidism (Definition)

A condition in which the thyroid gland can't make enough thyroid hormone to keep ...Read more