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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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I have just been diagnosed borderline hypothyroid , and my sugar levels drop below 70mg during the day. Are these linked? Why is my sugar levels low?

I have just been diagnosed borderline hypothyroid , and my sugar levels drop below 70mg during the day. Are these linked? Why is my sugar levels low?

Unlikely: If no symptoms, it's actually within normal limits if it's 5-6 hours after eating, and get shaky, nervous jittery, then can be earliest sign of pre-diabetes years from now. ...Read more

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Diagnosed hypothyroid in us as a teen, haven't had meds for years. In uk, docs say im borderline & wont prescribe. I thought this doesn't go away. Help?

Diagnosed hypothyroid in us as a teen, haven't had meds for years. In uk, docs say im borderline & wont prescribe. I thought this doesn't go away. Help?

Hypothyroid: There are a number of possibilities. You may have been "borderline" as a teen, but your doc then decided to treat (and uk doc is more conservative). You may have had a bout of thyroiditis as a teen, and you recovered. You may have hashimoto's thyroiditis, which slowly degrades your thyroid. Since you have not taken meds for years, your thyroid is still working, at least partially. ...Read more

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Low T3 (liothyronine) over a year & free T3 (liothyronine) borderline low though in range, have all symptoms of hypothyroidism. Is it unheard of to treat w/meds to see if it helps?

Low T3 (liothyronine) over a year & free T3 (liothyronine) borderline low though in range, have all symptoms of hypothyroidism. Is it unheard of to treat w/meds to see if it helps?

Many docs would Rx: The "normal range" is where 95% of folks lie, but I believe at least 20% of people are clinically hypothyroid & about 3/4 of those have "normal tests." I find most patients who are hypothyroid remain symptomatic until their Free T3 (liothyronine) is in the upper half of the range. If you have the symptoms of hypothyroidism & borderline low labs try Rx. See http://tinyurl.com/koyamo5 & http://tinyurl.com/pxz8mkd ...Read more

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After taking Armour Thyroid for 6 months at 120mg/day for borderline subclinical hypothyroidism, would it likely be safe to stop cold turkey?

Check with md: It should not be a problem, but at that dose i would go a bit slow instead of stopping altogether at once to make sure your own thyroid "wakes up" and starts to produce thyroid hormone. If you had hypothyroidism (not subclinical) i would be cautious about this as you can become ill stopping thyroid hormone that your body needs (called myxedema). ...Read more

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I'm a 22 yr old female & a "borderline" case of hypothyroidism (therefore i can't receive prescription hormones). Anything else i can do to treat it?

I'm a 22 yr old female & a "borderline" case of hypothyroidism (therefore i can't receive prescription hormones). Anything else i can do to treat it?

No borderline: There is no borderline, you either have it or you don't. It's like pregnancy and death - there is no borderline. At your age your appropriate lab values are different than the "normal" values your doctor may be looking at. See an endocrinologist. ...Read more