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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. Arthur Heller
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Diet (Definition)

refers to all the physical matter humans (like all living creatures) must take in on a recurring basis; only partially for energy. Like all life on planet humans are open systems which keep tearing down their structure & require intake of atoms/molecules from which to rebuild their structure. Intestinal lining cells replaced ~every 3 days. CaPO4 in bones ~every 6 years, ...Read more


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How can I diet and exercise with hypothyroidism?

How can I diet and exercise with hypothyroidism?

Yes: Not dangerous, but obviously, you want to treat your low thyroid (which i assume you are doing). ...Read more

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I've been diagnosed with hypothyroidism. I follow a good diet and exercise and my metabolism has been checked and its fast. Hard to lose weight still?

I've been diagnosed with hypothyroidism.  I follow a good diet and exercise and my metabolism has been checked and its fast.  Hard to lose weight still?

Check bmr: With hypothyroidism and difficulty losing weight, have your T3 (liothyronine) checked since that can be a problem. Alsoyour resting metabolism rate can be measured in weight loss clinics that will explain what your true metabolism rate is and from that decrease your calories by 500cal/day to lose one pound per week. Drink water since that helps with weight loss. ...Read more

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Hello. Thank you for your time. See, even tho my blood tests showed hypothyroidism, my doctor has not prescribed me any medication, and I'm trying to lose weight (I'm on diet and exercise). Any help?

Hello. Thank you for your time.
See, even tho my blood tests showed hypothyroidism, my doctor has not prescribed me any medication, and I'm trying to lose weight (I'm on diet and exercise). Any help?

Need Thyroid Medicin: If your doctor diagnosed you as Hypothyroid why you were not placed on Thyroid med like Thyroxin. Ask your doctor why not and there may reason.We can not advice without knowing the full Thyroid Profile including TSH T3 T4 FREE T4 If not satisfied consult an Endocrinologist ...Read more

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I have an underactive thyroid. Aside from diet and exercise, what are some recommended thyroid medications to help with losing weight?

I have an underactive thyroid.  Aside from diet and exercise, what are some recommended thyroid medications to help with losing weight?

None : Although commonly believed to cause weight loss, properly dosed thyroid hormone does not produce more than a 5-10 pound loss of water weight. Diet and exercise, that is the key. ...Read more

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I need to loose weight fast, but due to hypothyroidism i can't seem to no matter how much i exercise or diet, what could you recommend?

I need to loose weight fast, but due to hypothyroidism i can't seem to no matter how much i exercise or diet, what could you recommend?

Healthy eating: Make half your meal vegetables and fruits. Go for variety. And keep in mind that potatoes and french fries dont count. choose whole grains & limit refined grains. pick the healthiest sources of protein. Drink lots of water. Stay active. check out http://www.Sparkpeople.Com or http://www.Myfitnesspal.Com. They offers nutrition, health, and fitness tools, support, and resources that are 100% free. ...Read more

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Fem:age:39, hypothyroid 60mcg from past 13 years. Now my LDL :168, HDL :48, tot choles:238, is high LDL related to my hypothyroid?Can I diet, exercise?

Yes: Aside from any other reasons that your LDL may be elevated (overweight? Family history? Other medicines you take? Diet?), being deficient in thyroid hormone will surely raise your ldl. ...Read more

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What should a good diet and eating schedule of person suffering fron hypothyroidism ? How much necessary is physical exercise for him

What should a good diet and eating schedule of person suffering fron hypothyroidism ? How much necessary is physical exercise for him

Similar to those: Without hypothyroidism. As hypothyroidism that is appropriately managed with medications should allow you to eat and exercise much as if you don't have hypothyroidism. There is no one diet or exercise plan that is best for all. You need to see how your body responds to different macro/micronutrients and exercise routines/schedules. This is difficult to answer appropriately in 400 characters. ...Read more

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Hypothyroidism and high cholesterol on medicine for both. I can't get cholesterol down or lose weight. I diet and exercise. Any ideas?

Hypothyroidism and high cholesterol on medicine for both. I can't get cholesterol down or lose weight. I diet and exercise. Any ideas?

Thyroid and chol: You make the great observation about the connection between the two disease states. For the vast majority TSH treated to the narrow range of normal (i use 0.5-2.0) gives normal hormone function with appropriate change in cholesterol. If the LDL remains high, you may be one of the many people who also has hyperlipidemia -- possibly due to pathology in the LDL receptor. An endocrinologist may help. ...Read more

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17 lb. wt. gain in 3 mos. No change in meds, diet (1500 cal/day), exercise (6 mile run/day). Tests: No hypothyroidism, no diabetes, no Cushings. What?

17 lb. wt. gain in 3 mos. No change in meds, diet (1500 cal/day), exercise (6 mile run/day). Tests: No hypothyroidism, no diabetes, no Cushings. What?

Probably insulin res: you may possibly have insulin resistance. You can learn more about it on internet. Cut down carbs like grains bread pasta rice potato sweet potato and eat meats and above ground veges and it is likely to help you lose weight. Or make a virtual consult with me at healthtap.com/TIPUSULTANMD ...Read more

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


Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Exercise Or Physical Activity (Definition)

Exercise is a physical activity that is completed to maintain or improve health. Benefits of exercise include weight maintenance, improving mood, increasing energy, preventing or controlling chronic diseases, promoting better sleeping, and improving sex life and libido. ...Read more