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Dr. Eric Kaplan
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I have Hashimoto's. What are some good supplements To take to help with some of the symptoms like fatigue , slow digestion/constipation & weight gain?

I have Hashimoto's. What are some good supplements To take to help with some of the symptoms like fatigue , slow digestion/constipation & weight gain?

Some options.: 1. Have your thyroiditis managed. 2. Eat more food fibers. 3. Hydrate well. 4. Stay active physically (that will help your anxiety too). 5. Consider acupuncture as an adjunct treatment to standard Western approaches. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have hashimotos and normal T4 T3 (liothyronine) and TSH levels? Fatigued, freezing always, hair falling out, constipation 20 lb weight gain.

Is it possible to have hashimotos and normal T4 T3 (liothyronine) and TSH levels?  Fatigued, freezing always, hair falling out, constipation  20 lb weight gain.

Probably not: Discuss your thoughts w/ the doctor who ordered the tests and got the results. It id not likely that these would be normal if you have that condition. T4 would be likely to be low and TSH high to compensate - but get a good explanation from the Dr along w/ alternative possibilities. Drink water, eat fruit/veggie based diet, exercise properly and rest/sleep well while you search for cause. Best! ...Read more

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Constipated for 2 days (can still do n. 2) lower part of tummy hurts a lot and makes noises, movements & I'm gassy and nauseous. I've Hashimotos.

Constipated for 2 days (can still do n. 2) lower part of tummy hurts a lot and makes noises, movements & I'm gassy and nauseous. I've Hashimotos.

First of all: Hashimot0 Thyroiditis is Not usually a factor in "constipation" (Can be associated with COELIAC bowel problems =diarrhea) Secondly two days is a very SHORT time and common interval for NORMAL bowel movements! Speak with your PCP (Primary Care Provider for some discussion of bowel HYGIENE!
Hope this helps!
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My mother has hashimoto's disease.She takes levothyroxine daily.What are the health problems that she encounters', and how can we solve them?

My mother has hashimoto's disease.She takes levothyroxine daily.What are the health problems that she encounters', and how can we solve them?

Thyroid Hormone: Hashimoto's disease is autoimmune destruction of the thyroid gland. The thyroid produces thyroid hormone which controls metabolism. Too much or too little can cause problems like constipation, diarrhea, heat or cold intolerance, weight loss or gain, skin ; hair changes as well as cardiac arrhythmias and mental status changes. Be sure she takes her medicine and follows up with her dr. To solve them. ...Read more

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I have had hashimotos disease for almost 20 years. I have been treated since diagnosis and I have feeling great on my current dose of 137mcg of synthroid. Problem is.... I started to see infertility specialist who wants to alter my current rx. My tsh

I have had hashimotos disease for almost 20 years.  I have been treated since diagnosis and I have feeling great on my current dose of 137mcg of synthroid.
Problem is.... I started to see infertility specialist who wants to alter my current rx.  
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Levels?: You don't give levels, but it looks like your question got cut off. All i can say is the correct dosing should put you in a normal range based on blood testing; ironically, many folk feel better when overdosed because they feel they have more energy. Being over corrected (based on blood) is ultimately harmful though, so keep that in mind. ...Read more

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Total thyroidectomy more than a year ago due to hashimotos disease. How long could I live without taking my thyroxine 150mcg?

Total thyroidectomy more than a year ago due to hashimotos disease. How long could I live without taking my thyroxine 150mcg?

Does not add up: Hashimoto is not a reason for thyroidectomy. Why would you not not take replacement medication? You may live for a variable length of time but would not be healthy. Stay on the medication and do not change the dose without consulting your doctor. ...Read more

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What is hashimoto's disease?

What is hashimoto's disease?

Autoimmune thyroid : Autoimmune thyroid disease can cause hypothyroidism. The body produces antibodies to thyroid hormones. Some theorize that gluten sensitivity or heavy metal toxicity can trigger it. ...Read more

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What is hashimoto's disease like?

What is hashimoto's disease like?

Thyroid antibodies: Hashimoto's disease is a condition in which antibodies are directed toward the thyroid. This often results in underactivity of the thyroid. Untreated, this can cause fatigue, modest weight gain, dry skin, constipation, and other symptoms associated with a slowing of the metabolism. These symptoms all resolve with replacement of thyroid hormone. ...Read more

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Who gets hashimoto's disease in us?

Who gets hashimoto's disease in us?

Anyone: It runs in families along with other autoimmune problems. It is more frequent as you age.
20% of women on medicare have decreased thyroid reserve or frank hypothyroidism and 85% of the time it is due to hashimoto's. ...Read more

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Just diagnosed with hashimoto's disease?

Just diagnosed with hashimoto's disease?

Hashimoto's: Hashimoto's disease is an autoimmune disease of the thyroid, the most common cause for low thyroid. Antibodies that diagnose it (thyroglobulin and thyroid peroxidase), are surrogate markers and are not resonsible for the damage that occurs in the thyroid. It is a lymphocyctic infiltrate that causes thyroid damage.You can have markers for this and not be hypothyroid now, or indefinite years. ...Read more

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What are the tests for hashimoto's disease?

What are the tests for hashimoto's disease?

Tpo antibodies: Ask your doctor to order you a thyroid peroxidase antibodies. The other one is thyroglobulin antibody. ...Read more

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Hashimoto's disease: what do I do to treat?

Hashimoto's disease: what do I do to treat?

Depends: Hashimoto's thyroiditis is the most common cause for developing a low thyroid in the us. It is an autoimmune disorder directed against your thyroid. There is no treatment for the autoimmune part, but if you have hypothyroidism, this would be treated with thyroid hormone. One can also have an enlarged thyroid related to hashimoto's. You should have an ultrasound to look at your thyroid. ...Read more

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How is hashimoto's disease treated usually?

How is hashimoto's disease treated usually?

Hormone replacement: If hashimoto's disease has resulted in underactivity of the thyroid, it is treated with replacement of thyroid hormone. If the thyroid function is normal, no specific treatment is required. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of hashimoto's disease?

Asymptomatic to: Thyroid failure: hashimoto disease is an autoimmune disorder of the thyroid and in its early phases may be asymptotic. It can cause transient symptoms of thyroid hyper-function, e.g., rapid pulse, weight loss, heat intolerance; followed by thyroid deficiency, e.g., cold intolerance, weakness, constipation, coarse skin etc. There may also be a goiter. ...Read more

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What's the upshot of getting hashimoto's disease?

None?: There is no advantage to having hashimotos, but it is easily managed with one pill once a day. ...Read more

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What are all of the effects of hashimoto's disease?

What are all of the effects of hashimoto's disease?

Varies: Having the antibody in a nonpregnant woman means an increased risk of hypothyroidism in the future. If you are hypothyroid due to hashimotos (the cause of hypothyroidism in 85% of women in the us) the effects are no different from hypothyroidism from whatever cause. ...Read more

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How does one cope with hashimoto's disease symptoms?

How does one cope with hashimoto's disease symptoms?

Treat the thyroid: The symptoms from the thyroid are treated to help control the symptoms. ...Read more

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How do I find out if I could have hashimoto's disease?

How do I find out if I could have hashimoto's disease?

Thyroid testing: If there is a family history of it, or you have signs of hypothyroidism, then talk with your doctor. They can do antibody testing to see if you have it. However you're thyroid hormone levels will usually be off. If those are normal, you're probably ok. ...Read more

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What would happen if hashimoto's disease is untreated?

What would happen if hashimoto's disease is untreated?

Not a good idea: Symptoms and problems would go uncorrected. Symptoms may include feeling tired, feeling cold, wt gain, constipation, slow thinking, and irritability. Other issues may include high blood pressure or high cholesterol that can increase the risk for heart disease. ...Read more

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Is their a way to slow down or reverse hashimoto's disease?

Is their a way to slow down or reverse hashimoto's disease?

Yes you can treat: Hashimoto's disease is an autoimmune disease with auto antibodies resulting in hypothyroidism. Treatment is with thyroid supplements. It may be associated with other autoimmune disorders. ...Read more

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What diet is appropriate for someone with Hashimoto's disease?

What diet is appropriate for someone with Hashimoto's disease?

Avoid excess iodine: A common misunderstanding about autoimmune thyroid disease such as Hashimoto's thyroiditis or Graves disease is that excess iodine tends to make it worse, not better. You should avoid foods that contain excess iodine, such as kelp or seaweed (sushi wrap). There are no dietary restrictions otherwise. ...Read more

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Hashimotos disease. Is there a virus that triggers / causes it?

We do not know: People inherit the ability to make antibodies against their thyroid. Whether virus or bacteria or stress brings out this epigenetic possibility is speculation. ...Read more

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Can i take antistax tablets having hashimoto's disease? thank you.

Can i take antistax tablets having hashimoto's disease? thank you.

Probably: Hi. The effect of Antistax on thyroid hormone availability, metabolism, etc has not been studied. Try it if you want to. If your legs feel better, repeat your TSH and free T4 about 7-8 weeks after starting Antistax and make sure they're stable. Good luck! ...Read more

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I have hashimoto's disease how is it treated? How long does it last?

I have hashimoto's disease how is it treated? How long does it last?

Thyroid hormone/life: Hypothyroidism caused by hashimoto's thyroiditis is treated with thyroid hormone replacement agents like levothyroxine or desiccated thyroid extract. In most cases, the treatment needs to be taken for the rest of the patient's life. This is an autuoimmune disease, so as long as the patient's thyroid is active, the body will continue to attack it, sot treatment is ongoing. ...Read more

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If you have hashimotos disease, can it cause your lymph nodes to swell?

If you have hashimotos disease, can it cause your lymph nodes to swell?

Lymph nodes: Lymph nodes can be related to your thyroid or it could be caused by something else.
Please see your doctor about this. ...Read more

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How will hashimoto's disease affect my life and my weight? Will I be fat?

How will hashimoto's disease affect my life and my weight?  Will I be fat?

If caught in time: Hypothyroidism only affects weight when it is poorly treated because of not complying with instructions or has been ongoing for a long time before diagnosis(inital symptoms are very vague). Weight issues are over- attributed to thyroid dysfunction that it has become an urban legend. ...Read more

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Constipation (Child) (Definition)

The difficulty passing stool or infrequent stools. ...Read more