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I have all symptoms of hypothyroidism, but blood tests are normal. plus a swollen thyroid left side. What can cause this? Hair is really falling out.

I have all symptoms of hypothyroidism, but blood tests are normal. plus a swollen thyroid left side. What can cause this? Hair is really falling out.

Other possibilities.: The Thyroid is not the only endocrine gland that affects metabolism, mood, menstrual cycles and hair follicle activity in women your age. It's quite possible that you are experiencing peri-menopause, or that you have Vitamin D deficiency. Has the enlargement of the thyroid gland been confirmed/examined with ultrasound? If not it should be. Your other hormones and a D level should be checked also. ...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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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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I m going for an IVF next month what precautions I should take before and after? Plus having hypothyroidism

I m going for an IVF next month what precautions I should take before and after?
Plus having hypothyroidism

Speak to your doc: i am sure that if you are having IVF your doctor has this information available for you. you should stick with one caregiver when you are having specialized care. as to your thyroid: as long as you take your thyroid meds and keep things pretty average, you will be fine. ...Read more

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I'm overflowing a super plus tampon every 30 minutes all day,painful cramps,have hypothyroidism. Is this normal?

I'm overflowing a super plus tampon every 30 minutes all day,painful cramps,have hypothyroidism. Is this normal?

Menstrual bleeding: This sounds like quite a bit of bleeding. It also sounds like this is new for you - that you are not used to having to change this much? I would have some blood work checked and then discuss treatments for excessive bleeding with your gynecologist if all blood work normal. ...Read more

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Any feedback regarding juice plus on hypothyroid patients? Not looking to cure but to feel better without leaving my medication.

Any feedback regarding juice plus on hypothyroid patients? Not looking to cure but to feel better without leaving my medication.

OK but can do better: I like that juice plus is a concentrate of healthy fruits ; veggies but several of its ingredients are on the ewg's dirty dozen list of most pesticide-laden produce ; there is no indication juice plus is organic. You'd be far better off choosing a product like orac energy greens which is entirely organic or wildcrafted; one serving has the antioxidant power of 24 servings of fruits ; vegetables. ...Read more

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What can cause a toxic goiter and is it dangerous I have recently been diagnosed with it plus hypothyroidism?

Probably not toxic: Toxic goiter produces extra thyroid hormone and leads to hyperthyroidism, not hypo. The most common scenario is hypothyroidism with thyroid nodules which should be monitored to make sure they are not growing. Follow up with your doctor accordingly. ...Read more

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I have all symptoms of hypothyroidism, but blood tests are normal. plus a swollen thyroid left side. What can cause this? Hair is really falling out.

Other possibilities.: The Thyroid is not the only endocrine gland that affects metabolism, mood, menstrual cycles and hair follicle activity in women your age. It's quite possible that you are experiencing peri-menopause, or that you have Vitamin D deficiency. Has the enlargement of the thyroid gland been confirmed/examined with ultrasound? If not it should be. Your other hormones and a D level should be checked also. ...Read more

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I'm now hypothyroid plus I had cataract surgery last year. Is generalized dystonia related or playing a role to all these medical conditions?

I'm now hypothyroid plus I had cataract surgery last year. Is generalized dystonia related or playing a role to all these medical conditions?

Recommendations: It is conceivable you possess a genetic disorder causing your problems, and best you find out what has prompted your multiple problems. ...Read more