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Diet For Hyperthyroidism In Women
Possibly: Research is conflicting but there is evidence that large amounts of soy can contribute to infertility, so anyone having fertility problems should consider reducing soy intake- see http://www.aliveholistichealth.ca/soy/tabid/94/Default.aspx Excess soy can also suppress thyroid function & low thyroid can cause fertility problems. You might be hypothyroid despite normal TSH-see http://bit.ly/1cJnyBx ...Read more
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
Yes: It is quite common for young women to have anemia especially if you dont eat right and if you have heavy menses. Having said that, there are many other things that can cause anemia. Please see your doctor and have your doctor evaluate you further for the cause of your anemia and direct the treatment based on the cause. ...Read more
Common: Too much thyroid hormone can produce bone loss & heart irregularities. However, most patients who are low in thyroid are underrecognized. The TSH is a poor screening test for thyroid function. The full thyroid panel is needed to assess optimized thyroid function. More than 50% of patients in my practice are low in thyroid hormone levels past age 40. ...Read more
Other than age, thyroid, diet, and medication/vitamins, what medical conditions would cause suddenly shortened periods of a healthy female? (18 days)
Caffeine: This question is more relevant to individuals with the diagnosis of hyperthyroidism. As you may already know, many of theses so called "diet" supplements contain caffeine or caffeine like ingredients that tend to raise heart rate. Those who have hyperthyroidism, especially if not treated or under treated, can be at risk of cardiac arrhythmias/fainting spells if large amount of caffeine ingested. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Nutritionist - is there a food plan/diet for those with graves disease who need to lose weight because of meds?
Same as for others: First, make sure the hypothyroidism is controlled. Most people do best with a TSH between 0.5 and 3.0. Once this is done, the metabolism should be about the same as without hypothyroidism. So. . . Eat fewer calories than you burn off. One way to boost the metabolism is to increase muscle mass with strengthening exercises. This takes time, but can really pay off. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Would people with anemia and thalassemia experience more fatigue during diets that people without it? For example a ketogenic diet?
Address issues : If you have thalassemia minor and a very mild anemia as a result, it is a non-problem unless you marry someone else with it. If you have a second cause of significant anemia, it needs to be addressed. Unless the ketogenic diet is prescribed for epilepsy, please reconsider. These fad diets are likely to make you feel unwell and are less effective than developing a fitness habit. ...Read more
Recommended iron level for a woman in child-bearing age? Does it have to be higher for vegetarians or other groups of people?
When hypothyroidism is treated in a perimeopausal woman will her other hormones also become balanced?
I don't know: Which of your thousands of hormones you think need to be balanced. Correction of hypothyroidism with brand name T4 replacement normalizes your thyroid level and makes it like you didn't have a thyroid problem at all. After that, your other glands will respond as normally as they can. If you were entering into menopause, that process will continue naturally. ...Read more
More: Women need more iron in their diet when they menstruate becuase iron in the blood is lost thru menstruation. A diet supplement with 325 mg of iron sulfate is a good idea. Have your dr do a complete blood count and iron profile to determine your iron status. If low, he may suggest iron supplementation. Meat (red) is a good source of iron. ...Read more
What could be the cause of sudden weight gain (10-12lbs) without change in diet and have been lean throughout adult life. Women in family has history of thyroid disease.?
You answered: You give yourself an answer. Thyroid disease can be one thing. This sudden weight gain requires evaluation. It is probably sudden fluid retention and this can relate to possible medical conditions that can be treated. I would recommend seeing your primary care doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can hypothyroidism be a reason for lot of weight gain for men? TSH, FT3,FT4 are they good indicators & do they need fasting for testing?
Yes, decent, no: Yes. Many who are hypothyroid have "normal" TSH, FT3 and FT4 but that is a good place to start. See http://tinyurl.com/pxz8mkd and http://tinyurl.com/koyamo5 for more on testing and diagnosis. ...Read more
There is a weight loss diet marketed as eat-stop-eat. It involves fasting for 1or2 days/week. Does anyone have experience of the eat-stop-eat "diet.
Can be helpful: This plan is based on the way primitive humans ate. Before agriculture developed food was caught or foraged and the amount available was not consistent. This meant long stretches without any food. The theory is that now we consume all day every day but our physiology is still similar to our ancestors. If you have no medical problems and take no meds you can try on your own otherwise seek advice. ...Read more
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