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Does Beetroot Affect Hypothyroid
No: There is no direct relationship between celiac disease and thyroid disease. However, if you have autoimmune hypothyroidism, some literature suggests you may be at higher risk for things like celiac disease, and thus problems with gluten digestion. In kids we often see type 1 diabetes, thyroid problems and celiac disease co-occur. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Cretinism: Until about 14 weeks gestation the fetus depends on the mother's thyroid hormone before it can make its own. Severe low levels of maternal thyroid hormone can cause cretinism which is a syndrome of severe physical stunting and mental developmental delay. If already diagnosed with hypothyroidism be diligent about taking daily thyroid hormone medication and get levels checked every 3 months at least. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It doesn't: Despite warnings that hydrochlorothiazide can interfere with results of a thyroid test, the best info i can find suggests it does not! see http://www.Healthboards.Com/boards/thyroid-disorders/535689-hydrochlorothiazide-effects-thyroid-tests.Html ; http://www.Medhelp.Org/posts/thyroid-disorders/how-does-hydrochlorothiazide-affect-thyroid-tests/show/1014196. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Correct hypothyroid: When women have hypothyroidism, a common problem is increase of another hormone called prolactin. Causes less release of lh, and a loss of Progesterone receptor site sensitivity, and a loss in sensitivity to fsh in the follicle. All of these losses lead to problems with ovulation, and they also mess with the communication to the pituitary gland. If hypothyroidism under control conception occurrs. ...Read more
It should not: Melatonin is actually quite safe with very little drug interaction, if any. In combination with sleeping pills etc..It can make you more sleepy/groggy, but it has not been shown to affect your thyroid function. If you are having trouble with your thyroid, consult your doc for an eval. Good luck. ...Read more
Yes, it can: Avoid fenugreek if you have either an underactive thyroid or overactive thyroid gland. Phyllis a. Balch, author of 'prescription for herbal healing, ' says that fenugreek can alter the levels of your thyroid hormones. Consult your doctor before taking fenugreek if you have thyroid problems. ...Read more
Jury is still out: Recall that soy (protein) has been recommended as an alternative to estrogen to treat menopause in women. In men, estrogen (estradiol) decreases testosterone production. Therefore, if a guy ingests a lot of something that increases estrogen in his body, this could potentially decrease testosterone level. So while this is conjecture, read your ingredient labels carefully! ...Read more
Thyroid and sodium: There are many causes of abnormal na levels. Hypothyroidism can cause low na (hyponatremia). If you are on the correct dose of synthroid (thyroxine) (i.e. Normal tsh) then your na should be normal. If it is not, then another cause should be sought with the help of your doctor. ...Read more
I am hypothyroid and i've had severe body sores that won't go away for four years. What can I do?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
I've been told that I have hypothyroidism; how come I don't hardly any symptoms indicating that I do?
I haven't had children yet, and just been diagnosed with Hypothyroidism... Can I still have healthy children???
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
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
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
Is it normal to feel so bad you can barely function with hypothyroidism? Was just diagnosed 6/26/14. Don't want to even get outta bed...
Not normal: But possible if you are severely hypothyroid . It happened to me once! ...Read more
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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!
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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