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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. Ira Katz
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Heat Sensitivity (Definition)

Also called Heat Intolerance, it usually signifies a need for a person to wear unusually light clothing for a given air temperature. Typically used to describe symptoms in people with an overactive thyroid gland who experience an elevation in their basal body temperature. An extreme example: The need to wear short sleeves or no socks, ...Read more


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Hypothyroidism and I'm hanging in there! Can I also get heat Intolerance if my levels are off? Usually cold. Can it be both? I get hot and shaky.

Hypothyroidism and I'm hanging in there! Can  I also get heat Intolerance if my levels are off? Usually cold. Can it be both? I get hot and shaky.

Thyroid: Feeling hot and cold can be a symptoms of inflammation of the thyroid. This may be non-specific thyroiditis or Autoimmune like Hashimoto's. Traditional medical care focuses only on TSH and the inactive thyroid hormone called T4. A detailed thyroid panel is not done as the management does not change. However in functional medicine we focus on thyroid and adrenals. You may need this. ...Read more

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Can lamictal cause heat intolerance?

Can lamictal cause heat intolerance?

Would be a rarity: Never seen it in my patients BUT after doing a little research I discovered that according to eHealthme.com there are over 37,000 people reporting side effects to Lamictal and of those 3 reported heat intolerance. That is a percentage risk of 0.01. Perhaps you are the 4th person? Check out this link: http://www.ehealthme.com/ds/lamictal/sensitivity+to+heat
I cannot vouch for the website myself ...Read more

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It is possible for head trauma to cause heat intolerance?

Heat intolerance: Yes, if the brain injured involves the area of temperature control. However, most mild to moderate brain injury patient will develop post brain injury late effects, such as anxiety, personality disorder, depress. Most of these cases will report intolerance of heat during summer. ...Read more

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Is there a connection between heat intolerance and asthma?

Is there a connection between heat intolerance and asthma?

Yes: Heat intolerance (i presume more than usual) relates to abnormal adaptation and isperceived in the lower part of the brain. An unbalanced signal through the autonomic system to the bronchial tubes causes asthma. Both are related to inefficient metabolism in brain. Commest cause is "junk"diet. See my blog "oxygen the spark of life" that you can google. ...Read more

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I have dysautonomia including pots & severe heat intolerance. Hot shower is very bad 4 me. Would appreciate advice on normalizing my ans.

Lifestyle and meds: Pots can vary ion severity from one patient to the other. Treatment at times require more than medication to control symptoms. Keeping well hydrated and applying pressure stockings along with avoiding triggers (hot weather, hot showers) are paramount. Please read the following article for more info good luck http://podcasts.Mayoclinic.Org/2008/04/23/postural-orthostatic-tachycardia-syndrome-pots. ...Read more

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What types of things would cause extreme heat intolerance in my 4 yr old?She gets hot very easy & fast.Stumbles & blacks out.Wat tests should be done?

What types of things would cause extreme heat intolerance in my 4 yr old?She gets hot very easy & fast.Stumbles & blacks out.Wat tests should be done?

Hypoglycemia: Paradoxically this sudden lowering of blood sugar is caused by inordinate consumption of sugar. The best test would be a glucose tolerance. I would expect this to be "flat" or distorted. Remedy is to stop all forms of sugar and give her a b vitamin and magnesium supplment + a good multivitamin. ...Read more

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Heat intolerance, help needed?

What's the cause: It's important to find the cause so you can be treated correctly. I would see your doctor to get this evaluated. If it's due to thyroid problem, treating this will help. If it's perimenopausal symptoms, discussion about hormone replacement therapy might be needed. Could also be side effects of medications... ...Read more

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How do you treat heat intolerance?

How do you treat heat intolerance?

Heat exposure: By drinking a lot of water and avoiding exposure to full sun , then gradually increase exposure while using your common sense. ...Read more

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How do you go about treating heat intolerance in june?

Avoid heat: Avoid heat, stay indoors, use a.C., drink fluids, stay cool as much as possible. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Heat intolerance?

Heat intolerance =: is a form of temperature sensitivity. The sense of feeling excessively overheated as the surrounding temperature rises. There is an accompanying physiological response. ...Read more

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What is the cause of blackouts from heat intolerance?

What is the cause of  blackouts from heat intolerance?

Dehydration or Vagal: Depends on what you mean. If stepping into a hot environment suddenly causes you to faint, you may be having a vagal reaction or sudden vasodilation causing pooling of your blood away from your brain. If you are in the heat for a while, you may faint from dehydration and "hypovolemia" ...Read more

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I hav very bad heat intolerance to the point where I will completely pass out.What could this be a sign of?Had it all my life.Wat causes such sensitiv

I hav very bad heat intolerance to the point where I will completely pass out.What could this be a sign of?Had it all my life.Wat causes such sensitiv

Possible dysautonomi: You have syncope and in the setting of heat intolerance could be a sign of dysautonomia or pots. Other common symptoms include postural intolerance, palpitations, fatigue, headaches, shortness of breath. Therapy options are available and could be discussed with a specialist. ...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


Dr. Howard Schneider
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Heat Intolerance (Definition)

is a form of temperature sensitivity. The sense of feeling excessively overheated as the surrounding temperature rises. There is ...Read more