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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)

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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How can one get hypothyroid and are there any natural cures?

How can  one get hypothyroid and are there any natural cures?

Several causes: Immune disorders or low iodine intake are common. Seek medical evaluation. ...Read more

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What are natural ways to cure hypothyroidism?

Hypothyroidism: There are no known natural ways to cure hypothyroidism. If you have this condition you should be under the care of a physician and treated appropriately. ...Read more

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I think I have hypothyroid after having my first child 16 months ago? Is that possible?

I think I have hypothyroid after having my first child 16 months ago? Is that possible?

Unfortunately yes: Thyroid problems can start or get worse during pregnancy or after childbirth. May I ask what makes you think you have hypothyroidism now? Was your thyroid ok before the pregnancy? ...Read more

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Can missing a week of levothyroxine cause a child to go into a hypothyroid coma?

Can missing a week of levothyroxine cause a child to go into a hypothyroid coma?

Coma: The amount of time that levothyroxine (synthroid) takes to be eliminated from the body is relatively long in comparison to other medications, occurring over many days. It is unlikely that a patient would go into coma from low thyroid hormone levels within 7 days of stopping the medication. Still, before stopping thyroid medication, you should discuss with the child's treating physician. ...Read more

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What are the tests for hypothyroidism child?

What are the tests for hypothyroidism child?

Fxn & antibodies: It isn't enough in pediatrics to check TSH and free T4 when concerned with autoimmune hypothyroidism. Mild elevations in TSH are seen commonly in obese kids who don't have anti thyroid antibodies, for example, and are not hypothyroid. Antithyroperoxidase and anti thyroglobulin antibodies are essential to help establish a diagnosis of primary autoimmune hypothyroidism in kids. ...Read more

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Is there an option for child if he has hypothyroidism to help him lose weight?

Is there an option for child if he has hypothyroidism to help him lose weight?

Yes: In children, treated hypothyroidism does not cause weight problems. Burning off more calories than taken in is the only way to lose excessive weight. ...Read more

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What exactly is hypothyroid? And is it hereditary, if I give birth can my child have it?

What exactly is hypothyroid? And is it hereditary, if I give birth can my child have it?

Low risk for child: Hypothyroidism is fairly common and can run in families, especially those that have a tendency to have autoimmune diseases, one of which is hashimoto's thyroiditis. Children very rarely get this. We are beginning to find some gene changes for many autoimmune diseases, but the influences are small and the genetic tests are under development. All newborns are screened immediately for hypothyroidism. ...Read more

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Does hypothyroidism affect any part of a child's brain?

Does hypothyroidism affect any part of a child's brain?

Age dependent: If babies are born with hypothyroidism or it happens to children below age 3-4 yrs, it can be devastating to brain development if untreated or poorly treated. Older kids, like adults, can experience worsening mental performance. ...Read more

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Is pregnancy is safe in hypothyroidism women? What r t complications in child?

Treat before pregnan: Hypothyroidism should be corrected by an appropriate dose of brand name T4 before you get pregnant. If you're already pregnant, make sure your abnormal thyroid is treated properly immediately, as low thyroid level can endanger the pregnancy. ...Read more

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My FSH is 7.3 and my LH is 19.7 what and I have hypothyroidism what does this mean if I want another child?

My FSH is 7.3 and my LH is 19.7 what and I have hypothyroidism what does this mean if I want another child?

Hypothyroid: Your FSH and LH fluctuate depending on when in your cycle it is, they also will change based on your thyroid. The first thing you need to do is get your thyroid in good control. Once your thyroid is in control many women who were previously infertile become fertile. Check with your doctor or ob concerning this ...Read more

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I am 34 yr hypothyroid patient.my wife 30 yr type 2 DM.is there any issue while planning our 2nd child?our first child 5 yr old.

I am 34 yr hypothyroid patient.my wife 30 yr type 2 DM.is there any issue while planning our 2nd child?our first child 5 yr old.

Consult doctor: Your wife diabetes should be well controlled during pregnancy , so that you can have healthy normal baby ,,Baby born to a diabetic mother may be big in size ,may have low sugar or breathing problem but these are temporary and treatable .Your hypothyroid should not affect the baby .You can plan to have another baby .Good luck .Talk to your doctor . ...Read more

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Can hypothyroid problems cause a child to do badly in school?

Can hypothyroid problems cause a child to do badly in school?

Absolutely: Thyroid hormone is very important for the development of the child, both physically and mentally. If you suspect hypothyroidism in your child, bring him/her to the pediatrician to have a blood draw. Treat it if hypothyroidism is confirmed. ...Read more

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I am 31 yrs suffering from hypothyroidism & pcod since 10 yrs now.Am married since 7 yrs but still no child my reports says that i can conceive.

I am 31 yrs suffering from hypothyroidism & pcod since 10 yrs now.Am married since 7 yrs but still no child my reports says that i can conceive.

PCO and infertility: The usual problem in pcos is anovulation. I have had success using a combination of Clomid (clomiphene) and Dexamethasone for ovulation induction. If this fails you should see a reproductive endocrinologist for more extensive medication regimens or procedures. ...Read more

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I am having hypo thyroid. Most of them are saying I can't be able get pregnant and if i do then my child will also get hypothyroid. Is that true.

I am having hypo thyroid. Most of them are saying I can't be able get pregnant and if i do then my child will also get hypothyroid. Is that true.

Partly: .It can DEFINITELY make it harder to get pregnant and increases risk of miscarriage and risks to baby/pregnancy (preterm labor, baby's growth, etc) if it's not fixed - so SUPER important to take the thyroid medication while trying to get pregnant and DURING the pregnancy. It's NOT definite that your baby will have thyroid issues (that's pretty rare in babies) - but there are definite genetic fact ...Read more