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Doctor insights on: Gag Reflux Hypothyroidism

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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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Do people with hypothyroidism have bad gag refluxes?

Do people with hypothyroidism have bad gag refluxes?

No: That is not a symptom of hypothyroidism. If, however, you already have been diagnosed with hypothyroidism, make sure your levels have been normalized with the proper dose of brand name T4 replacement. ...Read more

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Is it ok if i don't have gag refluxes and is a sign of hypothyroidism?

Is it ok if i don't have gag refluxes and is a sign of hypothyroidism?

No: That is not a sign of hypothyroidism. However, if you already do have hypothyroidism, make sure your levels have been normalized with brand name T4 replacement. ...Read more

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Is there a connection between the acid reflux and the adrenal fatigue and hypothyroidism?

Is there a connection between the acid reflux and the adrenal fatigue and hypothyroidism?

Yes there can be: Acid reflux could be due to inadequate digestion, especially low stomach acid. Stomach cells require energy to make enough stomach acid, and if one is hypothyroid and has adrenal fatigue, the stomach cells may not quite be able to make enough acid. Consider betaine hcl in the middle of the meal as a short term solution. ...Read more

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Palpitations can be caused by chronic tonsillitis, hypothyroidism or gastroesophageal reflux?

Palpitations can be caused by chronic tonsillitis, hypothyroidism or gastroesophageal reflux?

None: None of the above. Any association with them is coincidental. However, you list panic attacks under "conditions" and there IS an association between that entity and palpitations. Trial of low dose beta blockade (like propranolol) help many with this condition - if they bother you enough to warrant use of a daily medication . ...Read more

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Is it possible that an increased gag reflex is a symptom of hypothyroidism?

Is it possible that an increased gag reflex is a symptom of hypothyroidism?

Depends: There is a saying in medicine.. 'never say never'. However I do not think that increased gag reflex is a usual or typical symptom of hypothyroidism. ...Read more

Dr. Lynne Weixel
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Reflux (Definition)

Acid reflux is defined as the presence of acidic gastric contents in the esophagus causing irritation. It's cause is blamed on the a lax gastroesophageal shpincter that permits usch regurgitation. Vesicoureteral reflux is regurgitation (backing up) of urine in the bladder into the ureter ...Read more