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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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How come women with hypothyroidism are infertile?

How come women with hypothyroidism are infertile?

THYROID HORMONE: Is a key hormone that regulates just about how everything else works in your body. For a healthy pregnancy to occur and go to term without complications, it is extremely important for your thyroid to be working normally. ...Read more

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Why's it the fact that women with hypothyroidism can be infertile?

Why's it the fact that women with hypothyroidism can be infertile?

Skipped ovulations: Hypothyroid women have high TSH levels, this interferes with signals for egg development and ovulation. ...Read more

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Is sujok accupuncture where needles are used only on hands & feet & not on any other body part, effective in treating hypothyroidism & infertility.

Is sujok accupuncture where needles are used only on hands & feet & not on any other body part, effective in treating hypothyroidism & infertility.

Not effective: Acupuncture is not in any way effective for treating hypothyroidism. If you do not have enough thyroid hormone, then a supplemental thyroid hormone replacement is the only effective treatment. Acupuncture has been used to treat infertility, but the reports are not convincing - many women get pregnant during infertility evaluations even without any treatment. See a reproductive endocrinologist! ...Read more

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What to do about hypothyroidism, polycystic ovarian syndrome infertility, all in all hormone issues?

What to do about hypothyroidism, polycystic ovarian syndrome infertility, all in all hormone issues?

Pcos help: PCOS treatment revolves around the goals of the patient. If the goal is pregnancy, the treatment will revolve around promoting ovulation and the carrying of a healthy fetus to term. Before you see your provider, starting a fitness, weight loss strategy if you are overweight, a diet geared towards reducing carbohydrates, taking a prenatal supplement with Folic Acid are all steps you can take. ...Read more

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Can hypothyroidism cause you to become infertile?

Can hypothyroidism cause you to become infertile?

Yes and no: On full replacement - which you must do before you are ready for pregnancy - you can become pregnant. Women with hashimoto's who are hypothyroid may have an increased risk of miscarriage or preterm delivery. Rarely, this autoimmune thyroid disease may be associated with premature ovarian failure. ...Read more

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Could hypothyroidism cause you to become permanently infertile?

Could hypothyroidism cause you to become permanently infertile?

Hypothyroidism: Hypothyroidism cannot cause complete infertility but may contribute to the underlying condition. It may cause you to miscarry a normal pregnancy as well. It is easily diagnosed and corrected so you can contact your physician to get this taken care of quickly. ...Read more

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Normal range fsh/lh levels but LH was higher w.O period present. Hypothyroid & anouvlation! can thisbe the reason for infertility and absent menstral?

Normal range fsh/lh levels but LH was higher w.O period present. Hypothyroid & anouvlation! can thisbe the reason for infertility and absent menstral?

Infertility: Fsh/lh ratio is not useful in fertility evaluation. If you're hypothyroid and uncorrected this can be a problem, if corrected 'no.' if you don't ovulate (anovulation) that's important. ...Read more

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Lab results led to subclinical hypothyroidism diagnosis. Treated for mdd, anxiety, ptsd. Should it be further examined? Chances of infertility?

Lab results led to subclinical hypothyroidism diagnosis. Treated for mdd, anxiety, ptsd. Should it be further examined?  Chances of infertility?

Labs alone =Dx???: History which includes symptoms over time family history and physical exam almost always trump lab results alone. Once a good history and physical are done then testing. Other endocrine disorders should be considered. However all alcohol/substances? Need to be stopped first and current meds reassessed after a new baseline mental status achieved. If appropriate, adrenal gland function may need test. ...Read more

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Dr. Khurram Rehman
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Infertility (Definition)

Infertility is defined medically as the inability to conceive a baby after 12 months of ...Read more