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Doctor insights on: Connection With Myelodysplasia And Hypothyroidism

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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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Is there any connection b/w an adult (in 30s) growing in height and hypothyroidism? Can the condition or any of the meds used for it cause growth?

Is there any connection b/w an adult (in 30s) growing in height and hypothyroidism? Can the condition or any of the meds used for it cause growth?

No connection: Humans don't grow after they reach maturity/adulthood. Some can increase their height a bit by improving posture and spine position/mechanics. Also, an abnormality of growth hormone might result in growth, but not just in height...lips, etc, resulting in acromegaly. Hypothyroidism or it's treatments should not be related. This should be evaluated by your endocrinologist/thyroid doctor. Good luck! ...Read more

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What is the connection between hypothyroid and metabolism?

What is the connection between hypothyroid and metabolism?

Profound connection: Your thyroid hormones have a profound effect on all functions in your body. Mild hypothyroid symptoms include: fatigue, sensitivity to cold, constipation, weight gain, high cholesterol, hair loss, muscle pain, depression, other hormonal problems, brain fog, edema, high blood sugar & many other symptoms. In the long term hypothyroidism can lead to cardiovascular disease, diabetes and even death. ...Read more

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Is there a connection between hypothyroid and raynauds?

Is there a connection between hypothyroid and raynauds?

Yes.: Yes, raynaud's has been linked to thyroid gland dysfunction, particularly hypothyroidism. One can have raynaud's syndrome without having thyroid abnormalities as well. ...Read more

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What's the connection between hypothyroidism and chronic sinusitis ?

What's the connection between hypothyroidism and chronic sinusitis ?

Remote: There is no direct connection between the two . However one can guess that hypothyroidism may be associated with nasal congestion -> obstruction on the sinus openings-> sinusitis. Yet there is no reason why the hypothyroidism cannot be treated to allow this sequence to occur. ...Read more

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Could there be a connection between oral thrush and hypothyroidism?

Could there be a connection between oral thrush and hypothyroidism?

Not usually: There is a rare condition called autoimmune polyendocrine syndrome, type 1 in which both hypothyroidism and a mild immunodeficiency (susceptibility to yeast infections, including oral thrush) can occur together. One episode of thrush would not raise suspicion for this necessarily, but if you have had multiple episodes, you should discuss this with your doctor. ...Read more

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Does hypothyroidism and interstitial cystitis have any connection? Are they caused by an autoimmune disorder?

Does hypothyroidism and interstitial cystitis have any connection? Are they caused by an autoimmune disorder?

No connection: Hypothyroidism is often autoimmune but interstitial cystitis remains mysterious. Both are very common and I think if you have them both, it's best attributed to dumb luck. I hope you find a way of managing the interstitial cystitis. ...Read more