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Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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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


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Are fig fruits useful for thyroid patients?

Are fig fruits useful for thyroid patients?

Not particularly: If you like fig fruits, enjoy them. They have no specific effects on your thyroid. ...Read more

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I had fig (dry fruit) in morning and after that started vomiting continuously till afternoon. After two days, I have noticed a red non inching rash?

I had fig (dry fruit) in morning and after that started vomiting continuously till afternoon. After two days, I have noticed a red non inching rash?

Vomiting and rash: Not sure if your vomiting is related to the dry figs, but your vomiting may be related to the rash you had and it may be viral in nature. It is best that you have a doctor look at it for a diagnosis and proper treatment. ...Read more

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If sugar intake from fruits and honey can be too much? I eat a lot of honey, fresh and dry fruits such as raisin date and fig daily. Sugar from yogurt.

If sugar intake from fruits and honey can be too much? I eat a lot of honey, fresh and dry fruits such as raisin date and fig daily. Sugar from yogurt.

It depends: Even natural sugars have calories and can lead to weight gain if consumed in excess. However, our bodies process natural sugars better than refined ones. You are better off getting your sugars from natural products like fruits and honey because of the other nutrients they contain. As long as you are not diabetic your body should handle the sugars without difficulty. ...Read more

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My kids play outside and when they come in, I noticed bite marks on back if neck. Bite marks itch. Bugs are tiny, smaller then fruit fly. What can I d?

My kids play outside and when they come in, I noticed bite marks on back if neck. Bite marks itch. Bugs are tiny, smaller then fruit fly. What can I d?

Bug bites: Regardless of the bug type, the treatment is pretty similar. Keep area clean and dry. Apply topical anti-itch cream such as Itch-X or an over-the-counter strength cortisone cream. If the itching or local reaction is severe, then use oral Benadryl- generic diphenhydramine- to reduce the inflammation and clam the itching. ...Read more

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Eating anything more substantial than water or fruit makes me break out into a neck rash?

Eating anything more substantial than water or fruit makes me break out into a neck rash?

Food allergy?: You could be allergic to some items of food; the common allergenic foods are egg, milk, nuts, fish, and shell fish. Try to correlate one introducing one item per week and the appearance of a rash. When the rash is limited to neck, think about contact with ornaments or allergic reaction to chemical sprays; the food may just be a co-incidence. ...Read more

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My sis hav hypo thyroid frm 4 yrs and we r pure vegetarian... So what foods and fruits shud b avoided to maintain thyroid level?

My sis hav hypo thyroid frm 4 yrs and we r pure vegetarian... So what foods and fruits shud b avoided to maintain thyroid level?

Avoid raw cruc./soy: You are correct that certain foods are known to reduce thyroid function, esp. Raw cruciferous vegetables (including broccoli, cabbage ; kale) ; soybeans- but cooking cruciferous veggies inactivates the chemicals that block thyroid ; soy is ok in moderation- see http://bit. Ly/1ddkbiq
icelandic kelp ; other iodine sources may help. This is not a substitute for thyroid hormone.See http://abt. Cm/18gpb3a. ...Read more

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I'm having a sticky skin after eating fruits or drinking juices. Usually areas of stickiness are on my fold of neck, fold of elbows and fold of knees. What is this?

I'm having a sticky skin after eating fruits or drinking juices. Usually areas of stickiness are on my fold of neck, fold of elbows and fold of knees. What is this?

Unclear: I don't understand what you meant by sticky skin. Is it itching? What color is it? Can you see any rash? The location of the rash is consistent with atopic eczema which is almost always associated with itching. If that's the case, the rash may be triggered by food (fruit) which you have become allergic to. If you want to know the exact allergen, see allergist. Else just avoid them. ...Read more

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6 month old with eczema with weeping neck and leg rash. Atm, bf and feeding rice cereal, fruits and veggies. Any advice what to do?

6 month old with eczema with weeping neck and leg rash. Atm, bf and feeding rice cereal, fruits and veggies. Any advice what to do?

Severe eczema: Weeping rash in this young age should be seen in an office and best to see ur pediatrician and ask for a referral to a dermatologist. Also they now have blood tests for allergen testing so you do not have to wait for the baby tog et older for skin testing to see what measures will help with the eczema. ...Read more

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How does mdma affect hashimoto thyroidism?

How does mdma affect hashimoto thyroidism?

?: No established direct effect, but such deleterious drug isn't expected to be of any benefit in any condition, including psychiatric illness claimed by some to be of value, do yourself, or the person you're asking on his/her behalf, a favor, and get treated right in a detox program, good luck ...Read more

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Done an sgpt test and it says on the result that mine is 66 (ref: 9.00-52 u/l (h). Do I need to worry? I am drinking ptu (propylthiouracil) for my thyroidism continuously

Done an sgpt test and it says on the result that mine is 66 (ref: 9.00-52 u/l (h). Do I need to worry? I am drinking ptu (propylthiouracil) for my thyroidism continuously

PTU (propylthiouracil) and liver: Drugs like ptu (propylthiouracil) and Methimazole can cause liver toxicity but hyperthyroidism can also cause elevation int the liver enzyme test you had done. If your still early in your treatment and your thyroid hormone levels (free t4) is still high it could be that. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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I might have both hypo and hyper - thyroidism, is it possible?

I might have both hypo and hyper - thyroidism, is it possible?

Not at same time: A person might be both hyper- and hypothyroid at different times in his/her life, but you can't be 'actively' both at the same time, nosiree. ...Read more

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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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What does it take for an endocrinologist to decide if armour is suitable for subclinical hypo- thyroidism? If test results are all in "normal" range.

Subclinical hypo..: Subclinical hypothyroidism occurs when peripheral thyroid hormone levels are within normal reference laboratory range but serum thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) levels are mildly elevated. If all test results are normal then it does not sound like subclinical hypothyroidism. ...Read more