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I have hashimito's thyroidism, hypothyroidism, what foods should I avoid? Am taking T4 50mg during the week, T4 75mg at weekends. Thank you.

I have hashimito's thyroidism, hypothyroidism, what foods should I avoid? Am taking T4 50mg during the week, T4 75mg at weekends. Thank you.

Coffee with pills: Coffee decreases the absorption of T4, so don't drink coffee when you are taking your medicine. Otherwise, no dietary restrictions ...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 want to start dieting and being a healthier person, i'm hypothyroidism, due to no thyroid, what diet is a good one to start?

I want to start dieting and being a healthier person, i'm hypothyroidism, due to no thyroid, what diet is a good one to start?

Thyroid first: Make sure your thyroid levels are normal on brand name T4 replacement, as generics are cheaper, but unreliable. Then get diet and exercise education and begin 3 meals/d without snacks or supplements, and exercise more. You need to find a way to eat for the rest of your life. Eat less than you burn off. It's 3500 per pound- gain or lose. The exact name of the diet is not important. You are! ...Read more

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If I have hypothyroidism or hashimotos can I still get LASIK? I don't know which kind of thyroid problem I have but it's one of them.

If I have hypothyroidism or hashimotos can I still get LASIK? I don't know which kind of thyroid problem I have but it's one of them.

If stable: If stable, you should be fine. Exopthalmous can occur with some thyroid disorders (overactive), but should not preclude you from getting Lasik. Check with your Ophthalmologist who would be highly educated in this arena and would be able to answer all the risks and benefits of the surgery. Good luck. ...Read more

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Very stressed, have hypothyroid. Onlow dose of el troxin, hasn't been increased in years. Had one day spotting mid menstrual cycle.Could it be thyroid?

Very stressed, have hypothyroid. Onlow dose of el troxin, hasn't been increased in years. Had one day spotting mid menstrual cycle.Could it be thyroid?

Check Thyroid: Menstrual irregularities have many causes: stress/hormonal imbalance/structural abnormalities in pelvis; get thyroid checked ; if menstrual irregularities persist, get further evaluation. ...Read more

Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
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Thyroid (Definition)

The thyroid is an endocrine gland that sits in the lower part of the neck. It produces thyroid hormone - which ...Read more