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Dangers Of Taking Diet Pills With Hashimotos Disease
Avoid excess iodine: A common misunderstanding about autoimmune thyroid disease such as Hashimoto's thyroiditis or Graves disease is that excess iodine tends to make it worse, not better. You should avoid foods that contain excess iodine, such as kelp or seaweed (sushi wrap). There are no dietary restrictions otherwise. ...Read more
Unrelated: Hi. People with Hashimoto's hypothyroidism, treated with the correct dose of thyroid hormone replacement to normalize TSH and free T4 can eat whatever they want! I ALWAYS recommend healthy diet and regular exercise, but that's because it's GOOD for them, not because of any influence on their thyroid hormone replacement! Live healthily because it's GOOD for you!!! Holy cow! ...Read more
Avoid toxic foods: Avoid sugars, fried foods, vegatable oils like canola & soy, meats that are cured wth nitrates & nitrites, aspartame, splenda, partially hydrogenated vegetable oils, maragarine, soy based products, sweetened beverages like juice & soda, microwaved foods, artificial colors & flavors. All of these products cause damage to the cells, tissues & organs in your body contributing to various diseases. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have Hashimoto’s disease and take a pill containing 100 micrograms of levothyroxine (Levothyroxin Natrium) daily. I now live in close proximity to ?
Nuclear power plant?: I'm making a big assumption here that the concern is for the effect of radiation on the thyroid:The amount of radiation coming from a nuclear power plant is too little to cause any problems with the thyroid gland, and should not affect your dosage of levothyroxine in any way.The level should be checked periodically at the usual interval.If that wasn't your question, we'll wait for you to re-post. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have high copper and liver enzymes. I'm on the pill, and have hashimoto's disease. What could cause my copper levels and liver enzymes to be high?
Gluten, if celiac dz: There's an association between celiac disease &autoimmune thyroid dz(eg:Hashimoto's).Celiac disease is an inherited intolerance to proteins in wheat,rye,&barley (glutens);get abnormal immune system activation.Symptoms can include smelly, floating stool, gas, weight loss, anemia, vitamin deficiencies, osteoporosis/easy fractures, more. Ask doc before trying gluten free diet-it's quite restrictive. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
T4 not supplements: If your thyroid hormone level is low, use brand name T4 thyroid "replacement", which replaces what your thyroid can't make properly. It is not a supplements. Supplements don't work and should be avoided. Check w/your doctor and make sure he tests you to get the proper dose. ...Read more
I have hashimoto disease, been taking syntroid 50 mg every morn. What happens if i forget to take it for few days?
Not a whole lot.: Synthroid has a long half-life so that short breaks in medication will not lower your levels a whole lot. However, if you keep missing doses your thyroid hormone levels will be too low and you will have symptoms of hypothyroidism such as fatigue and weight gain. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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