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Doctor insights on: Alternating Between Hyper And Hypothyroidism

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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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What's the difference between hyper and hypothyroidism? I can't gain weight without losing it quickly. I have dry hair and skin. Tired all the time.

What's the difference between hyper and hypothyroidism? I can't gain weight without losing it quickly. I have dry hair and skin. Tired all the time.

Try to asnwer brief: Simplified explanation-hyperthyoidism:overactive thyroid pumping out too much thyroid hormone. Hypothyroid: underactive, too little thyroid. That being said, your diagnosis cannot be done on that alone. You can have other issues like autoimmune or neoplastic that can be a mixed picture over time. Best to discuss with your physician +workup. ...Read more

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I have hypothyroidism and take medication for it but it keeps spiraling to hyper, and its always large. what should I do?

I have hypothyroidism and take medication for it but it keeps spiraling to hyper, and its always large. what should I do?

Sounds like you need: to be reassessed by endocrinology. Hypothyroidism is oft diagnosed in people when sick, and the diagnosis of sick euthyroid is mislabled as hypothyroidism. If you have a goiter and you're thyroid is hyper now, you may have Grave's disease or another thyroiditis (autoimmune attack of the thyroid). Also if you have recently had CT scans with contrast that can cause problems too. Get seen ASAP! ...Read more

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I have always been hypothyroid can you suddenly become hyper?

I have always been hypothyroid can you suddenly become hyper?

Hyper: I presume you have been taking your thyroid meds regularly. Please have your doctor measure TSH, Free T4, and Free T3 (liothyronine) and then some decisions could be made about your thyroid. ...Read more

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Hypothyroid is common or hyper thyroid is common ???

Both: both are relatively common. If you have symptoms of either discuss with your doctor ...Read more

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I have recently gone from hypothyroid to hyper....about the same time i have been experiencing episodes of facial throbbing,i have reduced Levo....

I have recently gone from hypothyroid to hyper....about the same time i have been experiencing episodes of facial throbbing,i have reduced Levo....

Question cut off: Your question got cut off, but Thyroid conditions can be tough to manage. With time and patience, and proper management and follow up with appropriate testing of the TSH, with medication adjustments, will eventually bring your thyroid into a normal range. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I was hypothyroid but now am hyperthyroid - should I discontinue my meds so I don't get more hyper?

I was hypothyroid but now am hyperthyroid - should I discontinue my meds so I don't get more hyper?

No: This may be due to taking too much thyroid hormone, but stopping the thyroid pill would likely lead to too little thyroid hormone. Most often, in this situation, a dose adjustment is needed. This means working closely with the doctor who prescribed the thyroid hormone for you to find the "just right" dose for you.. ...Read more

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What is the likelihood that my hashimoto hypothyroidism will turn into hyper? Or will i stay hypo permanently even while on synthtoid?

Likelihood: Is that once you have become hypothyroid, you stay that way and will need supplement. During the thyroiditis stage, you can have hyperthyroidism, then it burns out to hypothyroid state. ...Read more