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Doctor insights on: Foods Thyroid Patients Should Not Eat

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Dr. Warren Foster
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Thyroid (Definition)

The thyroid is an endocrine gland that sits in the lower part of the neck. It produces thyroid hormone - which ...Read more


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Can a patient eat if there tube inserted in the neck for breathing. Patient has been on a ventilator for past week and is unable to breath on his own?

Can a patient eat if there tube inserted in the neck  for breathing. Patient has been on a ventilator for past week and is unable to breath on his own?

Yes, sometimes...: Sometimes a person with a trach tube can eat. To determine whether or not the person can eat without aspirating, they will need to have a test called a modified barium swallow. It consists of eating different foods mixed w/ barium and watching where the food goes via x-ray. The test is done by a radiologist and speech therapist and the person can then eat what is deemed safe by the speech therapis. ...Read more

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What are some thyroid symptoms that patients often have?

What are some thyroid symptoms that patients often have?

Hypo and hyper: Activity. Hypothyroidism presents as cold intolerance, constipation, dry skin, weakness and weight gain. Hyperthyroidism presents with anxiety, heat intolerance, rapid pulse rate, diarrhea, weight loss despite good appetite, warm flushed moist skin. ...Read more

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Are fig fruits useful for thyroid patients?

Are fig fruits useful for thyroid patients?

Not particularly : If you like fig fruits, enjoy them. They have no specific effects on your thyroid. ...Read more

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How to loose weight as I am a thyroid patient?

How to loose weight as I am a thyroid patient?

Depends upon: What kind of thyroid problem you have. Since you're on thyroid replacement, i can assume you have an underactive thyroid. The replacement needs to be adjusted until your levels are normal. Then losing weight is like anyone else, eat less than you burn up. It's 3500 calories to the pound. Good luck. ...Read more

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What to do if I am male 21 i'm thyroid patient, my problem is that my i'm on thyrox 50mcg daily but on this dose increse from?

What to do if I am male 21 i'm thyroid patient, my problem is that my i'm on thyrox 50mcg daily but on this dose increse from?

Normal TSH: Hi. Your doctor will adjust your levothyroxine dose to achieve normal thyroid function based on your TSH (assuming your hypothyroidism is due to thyroid disease and not pituitary disease). The dose can be adjusted based on labs about every 6 weeks until the desired TSH is achieved. Thake your thyroid pill everyday. If you forget one day, take 2 the next day - that's fine. Good luck! ...Read more

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Help! I've been having chronic dry cough (bp+thyroid patient)?

Help! I've been having chronic dry cough (bp+thyroid patient)?

Review meds with MD: Some of the medications for BP (ACE inhibitors like lisinipril, quinapril, captopril, etc) are known to give dry cough in a small percentage of patients. Do NOT stop meds by yourself without discussing with your MD. Cough also can happen in patients who smoke or with bronchitis/ emphysema or heart failure ...Read more

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What percentage of radio active thyroid iodine patients lose all thyroid function?

What percentage of radio active thyroid iodine patients lose all thyroid function?

Depends on dose: For graves disease, typical doses of rai are 5-25 mci. The dose depends on your uptake and size of gland. Some doctors give low doses to try to make your thyroid normal. But this usually does not work. Either the low dose leaves you still hyperthyroid, or it makes you hypo, just like a higher dose. For this reason, many just give a high-ish dose so you become hypo quickly and go on synthroid (thyroxine). ...Read more

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Hy i m a patient of thyroid.Give me suggetion about permanant treatment. Is it possible or not?

Hy i m a patient of thyroid.Give me suggetion about permanant treatment. Is it possible or  not?

No: Why are you taking thyroid? If it is for hypothyroidism ask your doctor the cause of the hypothyroidism. Most are permanent and you need to take thyroid replacement as levothyroxine forever. Occasionally hypothyroidism is transient, as following pregnancy or after an inflammation in the thyroid. See a thyroidologist if you are not sure what you have. ...Read more

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I am a thyroid patient I am on medication my body is gaining weight i want to loose weight can you hekp me ?

Weight and thyroid: First, make sure your levels are adequate. Although the changes are subtle metabolically, a low level of thyroid homone can contribute to difficulty losing weight. At the end of the day, despite the source of the weight gain, weight loss comes from eating fewer calories then you burn. ...Read more

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Endo has got my thyroid level to just within the correct range, what else can be done for a hashimotos patient that still has all the symptoms?

Desiccated thyroid: Check out http://jcem.Endojournals.Org/content/98/5/1982.Abstract in which a recent study suggested that some patients feel better on dessicated thyroid extract. This may be heresy so point out study to your doc. It doesn't mean you have to stay on it forever but it might be worth a try. One other issue: which end of normal did you just reach? Many feel better when TSH 1-2 (not 4.49). ...Read more

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Endo has got my thyroid level to just within the correct range, what else can be done for a hashimotos patient that still has all the symptoms?

Maybe increase T4: If the TSH level is in the normal range but closer to the upper limit (2.5 - 5), it may be reasonable to increase the dose of T4 to bring down TSH level to the lower half of the normal range (0.4 - 2.5). This is based on the observation that most young volunteers with normal thyroid function have TSH level < 2.5. However, it is not certain that increasing the dose will improve symptoms. Good luck! ...Read more

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Does thyroid patient suffer from sexual deficiency?

Does thyroid patient suffer from sexual deficiency?

No: Unless the thyroid level is abnormal or if there is a condition (pituitary tumor) that can affect both conditions concurrently. ...Read more

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I am thyroid patient..how to avoid itchy area on face..

I am thyroid patient..how to avoid itchy area on face..

Itchy area: Ask your Dr. to check out the area as there may be a simple cream you can take to cure the itchiness. best wishes. ...Read more

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Patient is 5'2", Asian female, wth an alarming body weight of 92lbs, thyroid panel was normal, no eating disorders, other tests we should do?

Depends!: Low weight has many causes and it should be investigated thoroughly. Important question is if weight loss is recent or chronic as many illnesses like tuberculosis and HIV or cancer can cause it too. Remember low weight can be genetic. There is no simple answer except it needs to be further investigated by your physician. ...Read more

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What supplements are beneficial for hyper thyroid and sinuses patients?

What supplements are beneficial for hyper thyroid and sinuses patients?

Absolutely none: No supplements are beneficial for hyperthyroidism, and some (as well as many medications) may contain ingredients that can interact with an elevated level of thyroid hormone and have dangerous consequences. Do not begin any supplements, otc or rx medication without consulting your physician. ...Read more

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Thyroid cancer patient, my thy numbers 2 years after total thyroidectomy: tsh= 0.32, tg ab= 23, tg=0.2, pth= 68, vitamin d= 12. Number meanings?

Thyroid cancer patient, my thy numbers 2 years after total thyroidectomy: tsh= 0.32, tg ab= 23, tg=0.2, pth= 68, vitamin d= 12. Number meanings?

See a Specialist: Tg ab and tg are a marker for remaining thyroid tissue (and presumably thyroid cancer), TSH is the hormone that stimulates thyroid tissue to grow and produce thyroid hormone, PTH is the hormone that controls your calcium metabolism. You should discuss your lab interpretations with a specialist, especially given your history of thyroid cancer. ...Read more

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