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Dr. Matt Wachsman
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What diet should someone with hypothyroid follow ? Avoid what foods?

Dr. Matt Wachsman
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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)

Hypothyroidism is also known as Underactive thyroid. Hypothyroidism in a child is a medical condition in which the child has low levels of thyroid hormone. Thyroid hormone is crucial for development, especially development of the brain. Lack of thyroid hormone can lead to mental retardation as well as failure to grow. Treatment via thyroid hormone ...Read more


Dr. Robert Grieco
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How hyponatremia is associated with hypothyroidism?

Dr. Robert Grieco
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How hyponatremia is associated with hypothyroidism?

Pituitary gland: There is an unusual type of hypothyroidism (primary) that is caused from a pituitary deficiency and also a type of hyponatriema (low sodium) that is caused from a pituitary deficiency, secondary adrenal insufficiency, caused by deficiency of acth (produced by the pituitary gland) so that is where the connection may be- rare. Recent research suggests very little association. Good health. ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Kwok
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How does hypothyroidism cause siadh?

Dr. Robert Kwok
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How does hypothyroidism cause siadh?

Likely complex...: Thyroid hormones have complex interactions with many parts of the whole body. Hypothyroidism can lead to hyponatremia or to both SIADH + hyponatremia. Being low in thyroid hormone can somehow lead to the release of anti-diuretic hormone from the pituitary gland, so one gets SIADH and the accompanying excess water in the body. ...Read more

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Dr. Alok Agrawal
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I have hashimoto's disease and am being treated with 50mcg thyroxine. Despite this medication, i still have severe hyponatremia. Can this be treated?

Dr. Alok Agrawal
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I have hashimoto's disease and am being treated with 50mcg thyroxine. Despite this medication, i still have severe hyponatremia. Can this be treated?

See below: Hyponatremia has lots of reasons- severe hypothyroidism is one of the causes. Your doctor will be able to tell if your hyponatremia is related to your hypothyroidism. If it is related, then may be you need more thyroxine to treat your hypothyroidism and hyponatremia. Otherwise look for other causes of hyponatremia. ...Read more

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Dr. Jack Rubin, M.d.
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I have hyponatremia, low chloride and high TSH 12.8. Sodium went to 116. Many hospitalizations. Take 10 1gr sodium tabs. Fluid res?

Dr. Jack Rubin, M.d.
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I have hyponatremia, low chloride and high TSH 12.8.  Sodium went to 116.  Many hospitalizations. Take 10 1gr sodium tabs. Fluid res?

Low sodium: You need to see an endocrinologist (ea) as soon as possible. You are hypothyroid (h) with your high tsh. That could be one cause of your low sodium (ls). Ls is a life-threatening situation. See an e, get your h treated with medicine and you may stop the need for your sodium pills and avoid future hospitalizations. You will also begin to feel better. ...Read more

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Dr. Matt Wachsman
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What diet should someone with hypothyroid follow ? Avoid what foods?

Dr. Matt Wachsman
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
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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. Quang Nguyen
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How severe can hypothyroid symptoms be?

Dr. Quang Nguyen
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How severe can hypothyroid symptoms be?

Big spectrum: Thyroid hormones are some of the most important hormones in the body. People with low thyroid cane experience symptoms of: fatigue, sensitive to cold, dry skin, constipation, hoarse voice, weight gain, high cholesterol, muscle ache/weakness, joint pain, heavy periods, brittle nails/hair, depression... In severe cases, especially in the older population, hypothyroidism can lead to a coma/death. ...Read more

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Dr. Kevin Griffiths
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Does anyone know the long term implications of hyponatremia?

Dr. Kevin Griffiths
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Does anyone know the long term implications of hyponatremia?

Seizures and Death: Without adequate treatment, hyponatremia has serious complications. This condition can lead to mental fatigue, seizures and eventually death. Therefore it must be treated aggressively once diagnosed by a healthcare professional. ...Read more

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What is hyponatremia?

Dr. Addagada Rao
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What is hyponatremia?

Low sodium in blood: Having low sodium ( na) levels in blood is called hyponatremia , usually seen in hospital patients caused by prolonged IV fluid administration , certain tumors use of diuretics etc. ...Read more

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Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Underactive Thyroid (Definition)

Hypothyroidism is a condition where the thyroid gland does not secrete enough of the thyroid hormones. Symptoms include cold ...Read more


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