Top
20
Doctor insights on: Does And Donts For Hypothyroidism

Share
Dr. Su Fairchild
1,247 doctors shared insights

Hypothyroidism (Definition)

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


2

2
Have struggled with my weight for so long. Does anyone know if the Atkins diet will work with an underactive thyroid?

Have struggled with my weight for so long. Does anyone know if the Atkins diet will work with an underactive thyroid?

Yes: First of all you need to take thyroid med to normalize thyroid function. Then you have no worries about an underactive thyroid. The atkins diet should work as long as thyroid function has been normalized first. ...Read more

3

3
What should I do for serious dandruff and hairfall problems? Even anti-dandruff shampoos doesn't come up with good results

What should I do for serious dandruff and hairfall problems? Even anti-dandruff shampoos doesn't come up with good results

See a dermatologist: Dandruff (seborrhea) is common. Shampoos with zinc, salicylic acid, selenium, or coal tar are sold in many stores. Nizoral shampoo (contains anti-fungal) is also available. Doctors may also recommend cortisone or kenalog (triamcinolone) sprays. Prevent dryness (don't wash hair too often). A primary doctor or dermatologist can look for psoriasis, eczema, or fungal infections if unusual or worrisome scalp symptoms. ...Read more

4

4
What does vitamin B12 do for my heart?

What does vitamin B12 do for my heart?

Nothing: Studies on vitamins (unfortunately conducted basically only in men) have shown no benefit - they don't reduce cardiovascular disease. ...Read more

6

6
Will hormone treatment affect methorexate. If my gp offers me any as I have low hormones also rhurmtiod arthritis.

Will hormone treatment affect methorexate. If my gp offers me any as I have low hormones also rhurmtiod arthritis.

No: Although Methotrexate is pregnancy category x and is contraindicated in pregnant and breast-feeding women, this shouldn't apply to you specifically. There are no reported drug interactions between Methotrexate and hormone replacement therapy (hrt) in perimenopausal women. You might want to confirm this with your rheumatologist, though. ...Read more

7

7
What recomended supplements for perimenopause..Feeling fuzzy and have hypothyroid?

What recomended supplements for perimenopause..Feeling fuzzy and have hypothyroid?

Perimenopause : Optimization of progesterone, testosterone and thyroid is the most important. Some other hormones may need to be tuned up as well. ...Read more

8

8
I have sle lupus and my energy level is very low is it safe for me to take B12 with all my other meds to help with energy?

I have sle lupus and my energy level is very low is it safe for me to take B12 with all my other meds to help with energy?

Safe, but...: a waste of time. B12 will not increase your energy level. Eat healthy, exercise even if it's a short walk, get plenty of sleep and keep your mind active. Your well-being will gradually improve. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
9

9
Does having hypothyroidism mean my thyroid is totally dead and does not work at all?

Does having hypothyroidism mean my thyroid is totally dead and does not work at all?

Probably Not.: Hypothyroidism is the condition where thyroid hormone levels are low, but there are a variety of causes. It is extremely rare to have a completely non-functional thyroid gland that doesn't produce any amount of thyroid hormone; more commonly, the gland simply isn't producing enough hormone to meet the body's demands. ...Read more

10

10
Just diagnosed with hypothyroidism and on day 2 of l-thyroxine. How long does it typically take to for medicine to improve symptoms?

Just diagnosed with hypothyroidism and on day 2 of l-thyroxine. How long does it typically take to for medicine to improve symptoms?

Weeks: Hi. Depending on how significantly hypothyroid you were at time of diagnosis, it can take 2-3 weeks for you to begin to feel the effect, and a few months for it to normalize symptoms (on the right dose). If your hypothyroidism was caught early, you may not notice any change. Symptoms are not specific for any disease. After 6-8 weeks, your doc will probably check your TSH and free T4 to assess dose ...Read more

12

12
How long does it take for a hashimoto's disease (anti-thyroid peroxidase) ab to come back?

How long does it take for a hashimoto's disease (anti-thyroid peroxidase) ab to come back?

How long for results: Was that your question? Anywhere from 1 to 4 days in my experience. I generally don't check, because they really rarely have any impact on the management of thyroid disease. ...Read more

13

13
I'm on homeopathy treatment (melifica, p.O.L 1000, oophorin) as per my doc for having pcos. Will it work? And how does it work? Or any other advice?

I'm on homeopathy treatment (melifica, p.O.L 1000, oophorin) as per my doc for having pcos. Will it work? And how does it work? Or any other advice?

Maybe, unknown, yes: Homeopathy is proven to be effective for many conditions and can definitely help pcos, but is very individualized so it will work if those are appropriate remedies for you and won't if they're not! if those don't work there are other remedies that probably will. Though homeopathy has been used since the late 1700's no one know exactly how it works! diet, exercise and herbs also help- see comment:. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
14

14
any recommendations for my condition psoriatic arthritis not to eat or drink and what can I do when I start the medicine methotrexate

any recommendations for  my condition psoriatic arthritis not to eat or drink and what can I do when I start the medicine methotrexate

Psoriasis and gut: Psoriasis is an autoimmune state. Autoimmune means your body is fighting itself. Why? Usually it is triggered by stress of some kind. Address this with managing stress cleaning the gut (probiotics and clean eating). Methotrexate is harsh on the liver so eat liver friendly diet like greens, cruciferous and lemon. Do breathing exercises when stressed. Address sleep issues. ...Read more

15

15
My testosterone levels(free and total) were low. After treatment levels are normal. How long will it take for symptoms to go away like bad memory

My testosterone levels(free and total) were low. After treatment levels are normal.  How long will it take for symptoms to go away like bad memory

I don't know what...: ...other symptoms you had before starting the testosterone, but low testosterone levels shouldn't affect your memory. As such I wouldn't expect your bad memory to improve once your testosterone levels have returned to normal. You should talk to your doctor about the memory problem. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
16

16
Abnormal hair loss for almost 1 month. Have PCOS and take medication daily. It doesn't stop or get better. What to do?

Abnormal hair loss for almost 1 month. Have PCOS and take medication daily. It doesn't stop or get better. What to do?

Rogaine (minoxidil): Testosterone metabolized to DHT or dihydrotestosterone causes male pattern hair loss in women with PCOS along with acne, thickened body hair, and problems with weight and fertility. Glucophage (metformin) aids in weight loss and fertility and has only rarely if ever caused hair loss. I would try Rogaine 2%(minoxidil) over-the-counter. There is also 5% available by prescription. ...Read more

17

17
I have hyperthyroidism. I was prescribed with medicine for heart and to reduce the thyroxin production. What should I do to maintain my health?

I have hyperthyroidism. I was prescribed with medicine for heart and to reduce the thyroxin production. What should I do to maintain my health?

Take the medicine: Hi. Hyperthyroidism is not good for your health, and should be treated. The beta-blocker for your heart will be able to be stopped once your hyperthyroidism is controlled by the anti-thyroid drug (probably methimazole or carbimazole). Your doctor will follow your thyroid function and adjust the anti-thyroid medicine dose to keep it normal. Good luck! ...Read more

20

20
What can I take to boost my metabolism although I have hypothyroidism and always tired, cold besides iron?

Healthy diet : Your doctor should ensure that your hypothyroidism is well controlled. Some same symptoms could be due to hypothyroidism. Your dose of levothyroidism may need to be increased. ...Read more