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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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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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Cretinism or myxoedema/severe hypothyroidism? What is (are) the difference(s)?

Cretinism or myxoedema/severe hypothyroidism?   What is (are) the difference(s)?

Age: Cretinism is the developmental problem in bones and tissues in children with hypothyroidism. Severe or prolonged hypothyroidism in older people causes edema or swelling in all places including the tissues retaining fluid and even the heart and can lead to cardiomyopathy or coma. ...Read more

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How likely is lithium to affect the thyroid, causing hypothyroidism? Especially when there were s/s of hypothyroidism prior to lithium therapy?

How likely is lithium to affect the thyroid, causing hypothyroidism? Especially when there were s/s of hypothyroidism prior to lithium therapy?

Not unlikely: Thyroid problems of various sorts may occur with lithium. Speak with your psychiatrist and primary physician (or endocrinologist) - be sure they are collaborating. ...Read more

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Is any relation between hypothyroid and high prolactina?

Is any relation between hypothyroid and high prolactina?

Untreated: Hypothyroidism can lead to mild elevations in prolactin, which return to normal when thyroid levels do. Make sure to take brand name T4 replacement only. ...Read more

Acidosis (Definition)

Normally our body chemistry is kept in a narrow range, and in particular the amount of acid in the body is kept within a narrow range. The amount of acid is measured by a value called the ph. It is normally a value between 7.35 and 7.45, values below 7.35 are considered to be "acidotic" a patient with this value of the blood chemistry ...Read more