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Diet For Thyroid Patients
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
Depends upon: What kind of thyroid problem you have. Since you're on thyroid replacement, i can assume you have an underactive thyroid. The replacement needs to be adjusted until your levels are normal. Then losing weight is like anyone else, eat less than you burn up. It's 3500 calories to the pound. Good luck. ...Read more
Itchy area: Ask your Dr. to check out the area as there may be a simple cream you can take to cure the itchiness. best wishes. ...Read more
What to do if I am male 21 i'm thyroid patient, my problem is that my i'm on thyrox 50mcg daily but on this dose increse from?
Normal TSH: Hi. Your doctor will adjust your levothyroxine dose to achieve normal thyroid function based on your TSH (assuming your hypothyroidism is due to thyroid disease and not pituitary disease). The dose can be adjusted based on labs about every 6 weeks until the desired TSH is achieved. Thake your thyroid pill everyday. If you forget one day, take 2 the next day - that's fine. Good luck! ...Read more
Review meds with MD: Some of the medications for BP (ACE inhibitors like lisinipril, quinapril, captopril, etc) are known to give dry cough in a small percentage of patients. Do NOT stop meds by yourself without discussing with your MD. Cough also can happen in patients who smoke or with bronchitis/ emphysema or heart failure ...Read more
Depends on dose: For graves disease, typical doses of rai are 5-25 mci. The dose depends on your uptake and size of gland. Some doctors give low doses to try to make your thyroid normal. But this usually does not work. Either the low dose leaves you still hyperthyroid, or it makes you hypo, just like a higher dose. For this reason, many just give a high-ish dose so you become hypo quickly and go on synthroid (thyroxine). ...Read more
No: Why are you taking thyroid? If it is for hypothyroidism ask your doctor the cause of the hypothyroidism. Most are permanent and you need to take thyroid replacement as levothyroxine forever. Occasionally hypothyroidism is transient, as following pregnancy or after an inflammation in the thyroid. See a thyroidologist if you are not sure what you have. ...Read more
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