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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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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


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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

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I was currently on weight watchers but didn't lose much weight. Recently found out that I have hypothyroid disease?

Treat hypothyroidism: If you were properly diagnosed with hypothyroidism, this will make it more difficult to lose weight unless your thyroid levels are made normal. You would need to be on thyroid hormone to correct low thyroid. However, you will still likely need to be careful with your diet and do aerobic exercise to lose weight and keep it off. ...Read more

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What is the food can I eat for my hypothyroidism ?And what is the food i can't eat for hypothyroidism? Please help me!

What is the food can I eat for my hypothyroidism ?And what is the food i can't eat for hypothyroidism?  Please help me!

There are no special: Foods to eat or to avoid for your hypothyroidism. The treatment is simple, see your doctor and have him/her prescribe brand name T4 replacement and have your levels rechecked every 6 weeks until they are normal. After that, it's just a once/year blood test to make sure the levels are normal. Don't take "natural" or "armour" thyroid. Don't get your medical information from friends, tv or internet. ...Read more

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I have nearly all hypothyroid symptom listed, but my labs came back normal.I'm very upset i can't figure out what's wrong.Seek 2nd opinion?

Hypothyroid symptoms: The symptoms of hypothyroidism are not specific to thyroid. If the TSH and ft4 are normal, then the symptoms are not from thyroid problems. You may want to seek a physician who can help you figure out what this is, but don't "doctor shop" for someone who will give you thyroid meds that you don't need and which will only obscure the real problem. ...Read more

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I didn't have hypothyroidism until i developed an unhealthy lifestyle, if i work on my diet and workout more will this fix it? (i'm barely hypo)

I didn't have hypothyroidism until i developed an unhealthy lifestyle, if i work on my diet and workout more will this fix it? (i'm barely hypo)

Quite possibly: This is possible but depends on the cause. There is a hereditary predisposition to hypothyroidism but it's often triggered by environmental toxins and/or magnesium deficiency. Get tested for thyroiditis as that requires a different approach. As dr iwata advises, work with a holistic md for guidance. See http://bit.Ly/1ddkbiq ; http://bit.Ly/17nx2ax ; http://bit.Ly/1hd2mwp. ...Read more

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What do they mean "long term hypothyroidism can lead to death"? Just diagnosised on pills guess it's under control now. Didn't even realized i had it!

Rarely: Long term, severe hypothyroidism can lead to a rare complication called mixedema coma. Extremely rare. Taking thyroid hormone and keepipng levels normal allow for normal life. ...Read more

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I had a physical at work and it said i had hypothyroidism. I don't think I have any symptoms other than getting cold easily. How worried should I be?

See your physician: I wouldn't worry, but i would make an appointment with your family physician and get thoroughly checked out. Sometimes, low thyroid has very few symptoms. A simple blood test, along with a basic physical, should help clarify the diagnosis. Get checked. ...Read more

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What is being hypothyroid?

Inadequate hormones: The thyroid creates a hormone that regulates metabolism in the body. It works on a number of different organ systems, and is essential to proper body function. If the thyroid stops producing the hormone, you become hypothyroid. This can happen by antibody destruction, direct destruction of the thyroid gland, removal (tumor), or interruption of the stimulating signal from the brain. ...Read more

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