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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)

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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Is a cup of plain yogurt everyday good for you? I heard plain yogurt is rich in iodine which is good to treat hypothyroidism naturally.

Is a cup of plain yogurt everyday good for you? I heard plain yogurt is rich in iodine which is good to treat hypothyroidism naturally.

Yes, ideally organic: Yogurt is one of the best dietary sources of iodine- see http://www.whfoods.com/genpage.php?tname=nutrient&dbid=69. Plain yogurt is a good choice as sweetened yogurt tends to be high in sugar (though you can add fruit). I advise choosing organic yogurt if possible. Iodine is not only essential for thyroid function but has other important health benefits- see http://www.mbschachter.com/Iodine.htm ...Read more

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Is any relation between hypothyroid and high prolactina?

Is any relation between hypothyroid and high prolactina?

Untreated: Hypothyroidism can lead to mild elevations in prolactin, which return to normal when thyroid levels do. Make sure to take brand name T4 replacement only. ...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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What is hypothyroidism?

Underactive thyroid: Hypothyroidism is a thyroid gland (in the front of the neck) that is under active and producing less hormones than normal. Hypothyroidism is diagnosed primarily on blood tests. Symptoms can be misleading. ...Read more

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What is hypothyroidism?

What is hypothyroidism?

Low Function Thyroid: Hypothyroidism means your thyroid is either not produing enough or somethimes any of the hormones needed for basic functioning. It controls metabolism, heart rate, body temperature, and most normaly functions of homeostasis and even controls some of your other glands production of hormones. It can be life-threatening if not treated. Medication will correct the problems. ...Read more

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Symptoms of hypothyroidism?

Symptoms of hypothyroidism?

Several: Fatigue, abnormal weight gain, dry skin, cold intolerance, constipation, hair loss, mental and physical lack of stamina, sluggishness, brittle nails. ...Read more

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What causes hypothyroidism?

What causes hypothyroidism?

Depends: Causes can be varied, as well as the treatment. Sometimes imbalanced thyroid hormone conversion can cause functional hypothyroidism. Sometimes iodine or other deficiency can cause it. http://drfairchild.blogspot.com/2012/12/proper-thyroid-testing.html. ...Read more

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Can hypothyroidism be cure?

Thyroid failure: Nope. Not yet. The only option is to be on simple thyroid replacement medication daily. ...Read more

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Can hypothyroidism be cured?

Can hypothyroidism be cured?

Not usually: Occasionally, hypothyroidism is caused by a temporary condition such as thyroiditis, or inflammation of the thyroid gland. Such cases usually do resolve, and the thyroid goes back to making normal amounts of thyroid hormone. Most of the time, however, the thyroid gland makes less and less thyroid hormone over time, and lifelong treatment with thyroid hormone is needed. ...Read more

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How to cure hypothyroidism ?

How to cure hypothyroidism ?

See your doctor.: What to do with hyperthyroidism depends mostly on what the cost is. Regardless of the cause, however, you should be taking thyroid supplements until the cause and treatment are determined. You should see your doctor or an endocrinologist ASAP. Good luck. ...Read more

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Does hypothyroidism go away?

Does hypothyroidism go away?

Not usually: It depends on the cause. Autoimmune hypothyroidism (aka hashimoto's) does not typically go away. Some other causes might. Regardless, the medication (levothyroxine) used to treat the condition is safe and does not have any real side effects. ...Read more

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Banana good for hypothyroid?

Banana good for hypothyroid?

It is OK.: Foods rich in tyrosine, a thyroid hormones precursor, are favorable for hypothyroidism. Tyrosine-rich foods include animal proteins, dairy products, almonds and bananas. ...Read more

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Is hypothyroidism hereditary?

Sometimes: Depends on the cause of your hypothyroidism. Congenital hypothyroidism (since birth) is less hereditable than acquired (latter in life) hypothyridism. ...Read more

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How common is hypothyroidism?

How common is hypothyroidism?

Fairly common: About 3% of the general population has hypothyroidism. It is more common in women than in men, and can run in families. ...Read more

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What can cause hypothyroidism?

Autoimmune, surgery: The most common cause is autoimmune thyroid disease, that is, the body makes antibodies against the thyroid. Thyroid surgery can cause it too. So can radiation therapy to the neck. Meds like amiodarone and some chemo can, too. ...Read more