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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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What's the difference between hypothyroidism and hypoparathyroidism and can you have seizures with hypoparathyroidism?

What's the difference between hypothyroidism and hypoparathyroidism and can you have seizures with hypoparathyroidism?

Very diff: The tissues are next to each other, that is about all in common. Read more on each. Extremes in calcium levels could provoke sz. ...Read more

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Is cla (conjugated linoleic acid ) ok to take if you have hypothyroidism and hypoparathyroidism?

Is cla (conjugated linoleic acid ) ok to take if you have hypothyroidism and hypoparathyroidism?

Nobody knows: Cla is a supplement sold to consumers. Some studies show possible good effects, while others show possible bad effects. Cla is not an fda-approved medication, so it is untested and unproven what brand of cla, what type of cla, or what amount of cla will do in a particular person's body, regardless of his thyroid status. Finding good human research studies on such supplements is usually impossible. ...Read more

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Can hypothyroidism be wrongly diagnosed as hypoparathyroidism, or vice versa?

Can hypothyroidism be wrongly diagnosed as hypoparathyroidism, or vice versa?

Unlikely: Anyone can be misdiagnosed but these two conditions are different and have different symptoms. It's easy to distinguish between the two disorders on blood tests. ...Read more

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I have hypothyroidism, but still don't seem to feel normal on thyroid meds also I have all the symptoms for hypoparathyroidism twitch lips and eye ect?

Symptoms and disease: Hi. There is no symptom specific for a disease, and no disease specific to a symptom. Are tour thyroid tests normal on your thyroid hormone replacement dose? If so (and if they've been stable for a few months), your symptoms are due to something else, even though the same symptoms may be seen in untreated hypothyroidism. Make sure your labs are normal and take your thyroid hormone as directed. ...Read more

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12 weeks pregnant. Diagnosed with hypothyroidis yrs. Ago. Now have impetigo herpetiformis during pregnancy. Could really have hypoparathyroidism?

12 weeks pregnant. Diagnosed with hypothyroidis yrs. Ago. Now have impetigo herpetiformis during pregnancy. Could really have hypoparathyroidism?

Psoriasis/pregnancy: Impetigo herpetiformis is the name for pustular psoriasis that occurs during pregnancy. It's not known why this rash occurs. There is one report of association with hyperparathyroidism. Most of the time this association is not there, however it should be tested for. Impetigo herpetiformis does need treatment to keep mom and baby safe. Please see your dermatologist. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of hypoparathyroidism?

What are symptoms of hypoparathyroidism?

Hypoparathyroidism: Symptoms of hypoparathyroidism include: abdominal pain, brittle nails, dry skin and hair, muscle pain, cramps and spasm, seizures, tingling lips, fingers/toes, pain in the face legs and feet...See your doctor if you have these symptoms, you will need a blood check. ...Read more

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What causes you to get hypoparathyroidism?

What causes you to get hypoparathyroidism?

Causes hypopara: Most common cause is injury to the parathyroid glands from head/neck/thyroid surgery. Other causes include a familial disease called polyglandular autoimmune syndrome (pga 1). Digeorge syndrome is another genetic disease where you were born with no parathyroid glands. ...Read more

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What?Happens when you have ?Hypoparathyroidism?

What?Happens when you have ?Hypoparathyroidism?

Hypoparathyroidism: Hypoparathyroidism is due to parathyroid hormone deficiency.The symptoms of this disease are due to low calcium resulting in tetany muscle twitching. ...Read more

Dr. James Suliburk
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Hypoparathyroidism (Definition)

Hypoparathyroidism is the condition of having an underactive parathyroid gland, resulting of low levels of calcium in the blood. This may produce a wide range of symptoms throughout the body, including muscle cramps, tingling sensations throughout the body, dry ...Read more