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What to do if I have hypothyroidism and reactions like going to sleep after eating and losing my energy. how can I stop this?

What to do if I have hypothyroidism and reactions like going to sleep after eating and losing my energy. how can I stop this?

Take thyroid hormone: Hi. Take thyroid hormone replacement, have your dose adjusted to the proper dose, and be compliant with taking it! Works every time! Good luck! ...Read more

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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I take thyroid mediation for hypothyroidism. Is it ok to take medication after eating?

I take thyroid mediation for hypothyroidism. Is it ok to take medication after eating?

No: It is recommended that you take your thyroid replacement medication on empty stomach and 1 hour prior to other medications. ...Read more

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I was told that my blood sugar was low yrs ago but wasn't formerly diagnosed.. Now is hypothyroid why do I feel so sick after eating sugary foods?

I was told that my blood sugar was low yrs ago but wasn't formerly diagnosed.. Now is hypothyroid why do I feel so sick after eating sugary foods?

High glycemic index: Very sugary foods tend to have a high glycemic index. This increases your blood sugar rapidly. Your body then reacts by releasing Insulin and you get a rapid drop in your blood sugar as glucose is moved out of the blood stream. Those fluctuations feel bad. Read about the glycemic index and try to eat foods that have a lower glycemic index and often this will help with hypoglycemia. ...Read more

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Just diagnosed hypothyroid but my glucose drops to 70-50mg. Have symptoms of hypoglycemia 2-3 hours after eating but my doc said my bloodsugar was ok?

Just diagnosed hypothyroid but my glucose drops to 70-50mg. Have symptoms of hypoglycemia 2-3 hours after eating but my doc said my bloodsugar was ok?

4 reactive hypoglyce: Eat only meat or fish or cheese or eggs or poultry and low starch veggies, drink only water. In other words avoid all carbs, carbs will only briefly raise your sugar levels and then your Insulin levels. The fats in the meat or fish or cheese or eggs or poultry will act like a "log on your metabolic fire" to keep your blood sugar stable for hours without raising insulin. ...Read more

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Is there a cure for adrenal fatigue and hypothyroidism?

Is there a cure for adrenal fatigue and hypothyroidism?

Can be treated: There is no scientific evidence which will support the concept of Adrenal Fatigue.It is not a recognized diagnosis by the medical community and has been perpetuated by the Alternative Medical Practitioners Hypothyroidism has to be treated with life long replacement with thyroid hormones.You can say it is controlled and not cured in real sense. In adrenal underlying medical problem can be treated ...Read more

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What are the early symptoms of hypothyroidism? I've missed my period last january and felt easy fatiguability but i'm on my period now.

What are the early symptoms of hypothyroidism? I've missed my period last january and felt easy fatiguability but i'm on my period now.

Check TSH: Hypothyroidism typically results in heavier periods, not lighter. Symptoms of low thyroid include weight gain, fatigue, feeling cold, hair loss, constipation, swelling, dry skin. However, all of these are very common symptoms in the population, so having them does not necessarily mean that you are hypothyroid. You can get a blood test for tsh, free T4 to be sure. ...Read more

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How do you distinguish the difference between adrenal fatigue, hypothyroidism, and perimenopause by symptoms alone? They all have the same symptoms.

How do you distinguish the difference between adrenal fatigue, 
hypothyroidism, and perimenopause by symptoms alone?  They all have the same
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Medical evaluation: While symptoms may overlap, untreated hypithyroid and adrenal insufficiency (not aware of the term adrenal fatigue) are potentially life threatening with adrenal complaints including weight loss, abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, weakness and thyroid complaints including weight gain, fatigue, constipation, cold intolerance. Your physician can evaluate for the cause of your symptoms. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Rothman
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Lethargy (Definition)

Lack of energy, ...Read more