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Doctor insights on: Advanced Hypothyroidism In Adulthood

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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)

The thyroid gland is an endocrine organ located in the front part of the neck. Its role is to make thyroid hormones, which control the way cells use energy. Hyperthyroidism results 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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Is there any connection b/w an adult (in 30s) growing in height and hypothyroidism? Can the condition or any of the meds used for it cause growth?

Is there any connection b/w an adult (in 30s) growing in height and hypothyroidism? Can the condition or any of the meds used for it cause growth?

No connection: Humans don't grow after they reach maturity/adulthood. Some can increase their height a bit by improving posture and spine position/mechanics. Also, an abnormality of growth hormone might result in growth, but not just in height...lips, etc, resulting in acromegaly. Hypothyroidism or it's treatments should not be related. This should be evaluated by your endocrinologist/thyroid doctor. Good luck! ...Read more

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Could a young adult have dementia caused from untreated hypothyroidism?

Could a young adult have dementia caused from untreated hypothyroidism?

Yes: Hypothyroidism is one of the most important metabolic causes of reversible cognitive impairment. The term refers to thyroid under function within adults, which results in deficits of the thyroid hormones, thyroxine T4 and triodothyronine t3 (liothyronine). This underfunction may originate in the thyroid itself or in the pituitary or hypothalamus which controls the thyroid gland. ...Read more

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Would either Marfans or hypothyroidism & its meds keep an adult's growth plates from closing normally thus resulting in added growth well into 30s/40s?

Would either Marfans or hypothyroidism & its meds keep an adult's growth plates from closing normally thus resulting in added growth well into 30s/40s?

Probably not: With diagnoses like Marfans and hypothyroid, you need an excellent doctor. If you are truly gaining height at this age it is VERY unusual. One condition causing this is pituitary secretion of growth hormone, but rarely growth hormone may be produced elsewhere. See a specialist in Endocrine disorders, possibly at a University/ Med School ASAP. Be well! ...Read more

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Is any relation between hypothyroid and high prolactina?

Is any relation between hypothyroid and high prolactina?

Untreated: Hypothyroidism can lead to mild elevations in prolactin, which return to normal when thyroid levels do. Make sure to take brand name T4 replacement only. ...Read more