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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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Are shingles and hypothyroid related?

Are shingles and hypothyroid related?

Not related: Shingles is due to reactivation of the herpes zoster virus (chicken pox), & can be spread to people who have not had chickenpox. Reactivation usually occurs when one is under stress or is ill or immunocompromised. Hypothyroidism is related to a functional decrease in thyroid levels which can result from a number of causes, including autoimmune disease. ...Read more

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Is shingles and hypothyroidism connected?

Is shingles and hypothyroidism connected?

No: Shingles is from reactivation of the chicken pox virus already in your body. Thyroid problem is usually not from any infection but an autoimmune process. ...Read more

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Hypothyroidism I have been on meds for a long time and have noticed that my thyroid is still swollen I have my thyroid #s regul. Am i ok? Dr not cons

Hypothyroidism I have been on meds for a long time and have noticed that my thyroid is still swollen  I have my thyroid #s regul. Am i ok? Dr not cons

NEED DETAIL: How long is long time? What is the dose of levothyro? Did you have ultrasound before & after levothyro? Need exact values of lab test before & after levo? Was hypothyroidism primary or secondary? Are your other symptoms still persisting after levothyro -e.g., cold intolerance, weight gain, hair loss, dry skin, lethargy, decreased heart rate etc.? ...Read more

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I have been treated for hypothyroidism since in my mid 20's. Now 52. I have recently been dianoised with addison's disease. Do i still have low thy?

I have been treated for hypothyroidism since in my mid 20's.  Now 52.  I have recently been dianoised with addison's disease.  Do i still have low thy?

Schmidt's syndrome: Autoimmune endocrine conditions often occur together. One relatively common combination is schmidt's syndrome (autoimmne polyendocrine syndrome type 2) which includes hashimotos thyroiditis, addison's disease, and type 1 diabetes. They don't always occur together, though, and not at the same time. ...Read more

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Food to be taken for hypothyroid?

Food to be taken for hypothyroid?

Diet's not the key: Being hypothyroid is difficult enough without subscientific / pop diet recommendations. You can basically eat what you please (healthy choices, of course, and limit your calories as you may tend to overeat / get fat.) but you must take your thyroid replacement medicine or your life will be ruined. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of being hypothyroid?

What are the symptoms of being hypothyroid?

Numerous: Abnormal thyroid functioning may adversely affect a person's mood. It can also cause weight gain, hair loss, dry skin, fatigue, as well as other problems. Hypothyroidism can be caused by the thyroid gland itself and can also be caused by certain medications, like lithium. If a person's pituitary gland is not functioning properly, that may cause hypothyroidism. There are thyroid replacement drugs. ...Read more

Shingles (Herpes Zoster) (Definition)

Shingles is a painful blistering skin rash caused by the chickenpox virus (varicella zoster). Early treatment with antiviral medication (within 72 hours) lowers the risk of post herpetic neuralgia, which is lingering skin pain after the rash disappears. ...Read more


Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Herpes Zoster (Definition)

Shingles (herpes zoster) is a painful, blistering skin rash due to the varicella-zoster virus, the ...Read more