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A deficiency in which mineral leads to thyroid deficiency?

A deficiency in which mineral leads to thyroid deficiency?

Iodine, but....: The thyroid needs iodine. However, it is almost impossible to become iodine deficient if you live in the us or other western countries because iodine is in salt, and normal foods. ...Read more

Dr. Su Fairchild
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Hypothyroidism (Definition)

When the thyroid gland is overactive and too much thyroid hormone is produced, which speeds up metabolism. This results in weight loss, a quick heartbeat, sweating, nervousness, ...Read more


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Can thyroid deficiency cause pain?

Can thyroid deficiency cause pain?

Yes: Definitely. Upper back and neck muscle tightness and spasm can be from hypothyroidism. Other factors can contribute. Magnesium and zinc are helpful. And best to properly diagnose and treat the thyroid. ...Read more

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How similar are symptoms of B12 deficiency and hypothyroidism? I have B12 deficiency still having problems now dr is testing my thyroid.

How similar are symptoms of B12 deficiency and hypothyroidism? I have B12 deficiency still having problems now dr is testing my thyroid.

B12/thyroid: They are different but may share some symptoms. Both have more than 1 cause for dysfunction, both can be due to autoimmune disease, hashimoto's thyroiditis and pernicious anemia. Antibodies cause problems for each condition. B12 def can give numbness in feet and legs, later causing dementia if untreated. Hypothyroidism has many symptoms: fatigue, depression, poor reflexes, skin changes, etc. ...Read more

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Being vitamin deficient (never taking any vitamins) til now. Could that have weakened my thyroid and caused me to have hypothyroidism?

Being vitamin deficient (never taking any vitamins) til now. Could that have weakened my thyroid and caused me to have hypothyroidism?

Vitamins are in food: A person in the U.S. Who eats a balanced diet, has normal digestion, and exercises outdoors regularly, does not become vitamin-deficient even if she never buys any vitamin-supplements from the store. Some disorders can make a person deficient in certain vitamins over time, so doctors do check for certain conditions as needed. Not getting iodine from salt or foods, may lead to thyroid problems. ...Read more

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I have hypocretin deficient narcolepsy which reduces TSH levels along with autoimmune hypothyroidism. Is the TSH test reliable to gauge my thyroid?

I have hypocretin deficient narcolepsy which reduces TSH levels along with autoimmune hypothyroidism. Is the TSH test reliable to gauge my thyroid?

Not always: TSH is not always a reliable test, because it relies on what the pituitary thinks, but different tissues may have different sensitivity to thyroid hormone. In addition, some people make too much reverse T3 (liothyronine), (liothyronine) which can block the action of T3 (liothyronine).
Google "stop the thyroid madness" ...Read more

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I have hashimito's thyroidism, hypothyroidism, what foods should I avoid? Am taking T4 50mg during the week, T4 75mg at weekends. Thank you.

I have hashimito's thyroidism, hypothyroidism, what foods should I avoid? Am taking T4 50mg during the week, T4 75mg at weekends. Thank you.

Coffee with pills: Coffee decreases the absorption of T4, so don't drink coffee when you are taking your medicine. Otherwise, no dietary restrictions ...Read more

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Can vit d supplementation for chronic deficiency that's caused 2ndry hyperparathyroidism end up shrinking one side of thyroid aprox 7mm in 10 months?

Can vit d supplementation for chronic deficiency that's caused 2ndry hyperparathyroidism end up shrinking one side of thyroid aprox 7mm in 10 months?

Vit D & thyroid: 35 F from US asks can Vit D meds for deficiency that's caused 2nd hyperparathyroidism end up shrinking one side of thyroid 7 mm in 1o months. ANS: I cannot figure out how this would happen due to Vit D. What does your health care team who knows you better think? ...Read more

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Does thyroid patient suffer from sexual deficiency?

Does thyroid patient suffer from sexual deficiency?

No: Unless the thyroid level is abnormal or if there is a condition (pituitary tumor) that can affect both conditions concurrently. ...Read more

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Iodine deficiency thyroid; will taking iodine correct it?

Iodine deficiency thyroid; will taking iodine correct it?

Yes: Iodine deficiency will cause hypothyroidism and enlargement (goiter) of the thyroid. Do not take more than about 1000 mcg of iodine because high doses can cause problems if you have hashimoto's thyroiditis. Also, 2 recents reports from china and japan have suggested that high doses of iodine may increase the risk of thyroid cancer. Too much of a good thing is then not good. ...Read more

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I have b12 deficiency. I get injections every 3 months. I'm due my ijection in 2 week the bottom of my neck feels uncomfortable is that a thyroid problem?

I have b12 deficiency. I get injections every 3 months. I'm due my ijection in 2 week the bottom of my neck feels uncomfortable is that a thyroid problem?

Hard to say: As it's possibly thyroid related but just as likely that it's non-thyroid related too. Without more information about the exact nature of the problem and likely at least an examination it may be difficult to better guide you. This may be an issue that is best addressed with your doctor in person. ...Read more

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Help! Need to know if there's any effect of vitamin d deficiency on the risk of developing thyroid eye disease?

Help! Need to know if there's any effect of vitamin d deficiency on the risk of developing thyroid eye disease?

Vitamin D: Vitamin d deficiency can affect the body's ability to convert inactive thyroid hormone to active hormone. When this occurs, then your thyroid could be sluggish. There are many other deficiencies that can affect the thyroid however. ...Read more

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Got pale skin and vit d deficiency, my blood test/liver function test/thyroid test result were normal. So what would be posible cause of pale?

Got pale skin and vit d deficiency, my blood test/liver function test/thyroid test result were normal. So what would be posible cause of pale?

Genetics and sun: Pale skin is not a disease. The color of skin is determined by genetics and sun exposure. If your genes give you pale skin and you don't get a lot of sun, you'll be pale. Vitamin d deficiency doesn't make you pale. Lack of sun, however, will make you pale and give you vitamin d deficiency. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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Why does iodine deficiency causes the thyroid to swell and goiter?

Why does iodine deficiency causes the thyroid to swell and goiter?

Gland needs iodine: Iodine deficiency can be seen in underdeveloped countries in the world, it is rare in developed countries such as the us. In us there is too much iodine and a higher incidence of autoimmune thyroid disease. Goiters in the us are familial or autoimmune related. Iodine deficiency causes goiter because the thyroid requires iodine to make thyroid hormone. Without it, thyroid enlarges due to high tsh. ...Read more

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What would be the deficiency of food causes weight loss due to thyroid disorder?

Iodine: Is the deficient nutrient that causes low thyroid state. However, low thyroid generally causes weight gain not weight loss. On the other hand high thyroid hormone level which is caused by immunological process mainly not due to shortage of food or nutrient causes weight loss. It your want to lose weight by taking thyroid hormone, it is a very bad idea, you may die of heart condition. ...Read more

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Hii sir does iodine deficiency or over intake of iodine a reason behind abnormalities of thyroid. Thanksf for ur answer?

Hii sir does iodine deficiency or over intake of iodine a reason behind abnormalities of thyroid. Thanksf for ur answer?

Yes to both: Iodine deficiency hypothyroidism is common to certain regions in the world. Likewise, an over intake of iodine can also cause hypothyroidism. ...Read more

Minerals (Definition)

Your body uses minerals to stay healthy and perform vital functions like bone development. Eating a healthy diet full of variety is the best way to the ...Read more


Dr. Lynne Weixel
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Thyroid (Definition)

The thyroid is an endocrine gland that sits in the lower part of the neck. It produces thyroid hormone - which ...Read more