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What diet should someone with hypothyroid follow ? Avoid what foods?

What diet should someone with hypothyroid follow ? Avoid what foods?

Iodine good.: foods from the sea have iodine good. ones that bind up iodine bad (these are all the healthy broccoli family foods like broccoli, kale, cabbage). Just have more good than bad and don't do silly amounts of either ...Read more

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Dr. Su Fairchild
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Hypothyroidism (Definition)

Hypothyroidism is also known as Underactive thyroid. Level, which can cause fatigue increased sensitivity to cold constipation dry skin unexplained weight gain puffy face hoarseness muscle weakness elevated blood cholesterol level muscle aches, tenderness and stiffness pain, stiffness or swelling in your joints heavier than normal or irregular menstrual periods thinning hair slowed heart ...Read more


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What is the percentage that you will acquire hypothyroidism using radioactive iodine therapy for patient with hyperthyroidism?

What is the percentage that you will acquire hypothyroidism using radioactive iodine therapy for patient with hyperthyroidism?

Common: Many of my patients who received rai therapy for hyperthyroidism developed hypothyroidism within months or years after their treatment and had to take thyroid replacement therapy. Up to 50% of treated patients develop hypothyroidism within 1 year. The good news is that most patients do well on replacement therapy. ...Read more

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Wat cud be the cause of hypothyroid for babies? Is this hereditary or acquired?Any preventive measure to take for the baby?

Wat cud be the cause of hypothyroid for babies? Is this hereditary or acquired?Any preventive measure to take for the baby?

Mostly congenital: Hypothyroidism in the newborn may be caused by:missing or poorly developed thyroid gland(sometimes absent or in wrong place or ectopic)pituitary gland not stimulating thyroid gland or thyroid hormones incorrectly formed and not working correctly.Usually detected at birth with blood testing. If infant receives thyroid hormone supplements, baby develops normally neurologically and physically. ...Read more

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What diet should someone with hypothyroid follow ? Avoid what foods?

Iodine good.: foods from the sea have iodine good. ones that bind up iodine bad (these are all the healthy broccoli family foods like broccoli, kale, cabbage). Just have more good than bad and don't do silly amounts of either ...Read more

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How severe can hypothyroid symptoms be?

How severe can hypothyroid symptoms be?

Big spectrum: Thyroid hormones are some of the most important hormones in the body. People with low thyroid cane experience symptoms of: fatigue, sensitive to cold, dry skin, constipation, hoarse voice, weight gain, high cholesterol, muscle ache/weakness, joint pain, heavy periods, brittle nails/hair, depression... In severe cases, especially in the older population, hypothyroidism can lead to a coma/death. ...Read more

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What is being hypothyroid?

What is being hypothyroid?

Inadequate hormones: The thyroid creates a hormone that regulates metabolism in the body. It works on a number of different organ systems, and is essential to proper body function. If the thyroid stops producing the hormone, you become hypothyroid. This can happen by antibody destruction, direct destruction of the thyroid gland, removal (tumor), or interruption of the stimulating signal from the brain. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have hypothyroid and after taking meds for it then it can be corrected and no meds needed after that? Or life long meds?

Is it possible to have hypothyroid and after taking meds for it then it can be corrected and no meds needed after that? Or life long meds?

Yes, it is possible: Transient hypothyroidism occurs. Some conditions cause thyroids to malfunction temporarily, and in those cases, the thyroid will recover on its own and you will not need lifelong medications. ...Read more

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Can i treat undiagnosed hypothyroid by myself?

Can i treat undiagnosed hypothyroid by myself?

No: Undiagnosed hypothyroidism means that hypothyroidism may not exist. For symptoms compatible with hypothyroidism, a thorough medical evaluation is necessary because other illnesses may present with the same symptoms. Taking thyroid medication without proven hypothyroidism isn't safe. Rapid heart rate, heart attack, stroke, etc. Are possible side effects when too much thyroid hormone is taken. ...Read more

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What to do if I have hypothyroid and i haven't taken my mede in like three weeks. Could that be why?

What to do if I have hypothyroid and i haven't taken my mede in like three weeks. Could that be why?

Hypothyroidism: Hypothyroidism When you are diagnosed with Hypothyroidism,it is due to the Thyroid gland not able to produce Thyroxin which is the hormone which controls the metaboilism .This condition is treated by giving the hormone to bring the blood level to normal level usually all over life If yopu stop taking your replacement hormone you will go back to being Hypothyroid, You should not stop the medicine ...Read more

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Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Underactive Thyroid (Definition)

The thyroid makes thyroid hormone, the main one is t4, which is converted in other tissues to t3. An underactive thyroid makes too little thyroid hormone. You feel sluggish, bloated, constipated, cold. It is treated by taking replacement hormone levothyroxine. The thyroid also makes calcitonin, which is involved in calcium metabolism, but it is a weak hormone in ...Read more