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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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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 to do if I have hypothyroid and i haven't taken my mede in like three weeks. Could that be why?

What to do if I have hypothyroid and i haven't taken my mede in like three weeks. Could that be why?

Hypothyroidism: Hypothyroidism When you are diagnosed with Hypothyroidism,it is due to the Thyroid gland not able to produce Thyroxin which is the hormone which controls the metaboilism .This condition is treated by giving the hormone to bring the blood level to normal level usually all over life If yopu stop taking your replacement hormone you will go back to being Hypothyroid, You should not stop the medicine ...Read more

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Why shouldn't codeine be given to someone who is hypothyroid ?

Why shouldn't codeine be given to someone who is hypothyroid ?

Use with caution: Use of narcotics (opioid class of medication) such as codeine can increase risk of respiratory and CNS depression, and may worsen effects of hypothyroidism such as lethargy, impaired mentation, depression and constipation. Dosing of opioids should be reduced and used with caution to patients with hypothyroidism ...Read more

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I've been told I have hypothyroidism, how come I don't have many symptoms?

It is variable: The way hypothyroid persons feels is quite variable. Some feel very tired with small degrees of hypothyroidism, but I have seen people who were deeply hypothyroid by blood tests, feeling nothing at all. When hypothyroidism is significant in a young person, (tsh>10) treatment is recommended even if the patient feels well, because it can cause high cholesterol and possibly heart disease. ...Read more

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Please help! what happens if i don't take my hypothyroidism meds on a regular basis?

Incompletely treated: Hi. Your doc adjusts your thyroid dose assuming you're taking it everyday. She/he will adjust it higher until your thyroid function is at goal. If you then start taking it everyday all of a sudden, it could make you hyperthyroid. Try to remember to take it - you might feel better! Good luck! ...Read more

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I'm hypothyroid. What can happen if i don't take medication? And can I still lose weight?

I'm hypothyroid. What can happen if i don't take medication? And can I still lose weight?

Inactive Thyroid: I have no idea why you would put your body through this experiment. But no thyroid would lead to unwanted fatigue, unwanted depression, unwanted weight gain. It could lead to dry skin, brittle and breakable hair. You may feel cold even when it is warm. Your heart and other muscles will be sluggish. Shall i go on? ...Read more

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I've been told that I have hypothyroidism; how come I don't hardly any symptoms indicating that I do?

I've been told that I have hypothyroidism; how come I don't hardly any symptoms indicating that I do?

It depends on levels: Many people with mild hypothyroidism don't feel any different. Occasionally, even people with severe hypo feel normal. Severe hypo can lead to heart disease so it should be corrected even if the person feels well. In mild cases, this is questionable. ...Read more

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I haven't had children yet, and just been diagnosed with Hypothyroidism... Can I still have healthy children???

I haven't had children yet, and just been diagnosed with Hypothyroidism... Can I still have healthy children???

Absolutely!: Hi. Yes, as long as you treat it and get your thyroid function to normal on therapy, it will have no impairment on your fertility. To your long, healthy life! ...Read more

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Should i be worried if I have hypothyroidism and haven't taken meds in over a year and symptoms are getting worse?

Should i be worried if I have hypothyroidism and haven't taken meds in over a year and symptoms are getting worse?

Yes!: 1st make sure all levels were looked at:tsh, t4, &t3 (liothyronine)! too many docs are omitting t3 (liothyronine).This is the active hormone!i if you had hypothy it is not going to resolve. You need to be on treatment the rest of your life. Get back to your doc have levels looked at and get back on the med that made you feel the best, and normalized your t3 (liothyronine), T4 and tsh. ...Read more