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Doctor insights on: Hypothyroidism And Contraceptives

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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)

Hypothyroidism is also known as Underactive thyroid. Level, which can cause fatigue increased sensitivity to cold constipation dry skin unexplained weight gain puffy face hoarseness muscle weakness elevated blood cholesterol level muscle aches, tenderness and stiffness pain, stiffness or swelling in your joints heavier than normal or irregular menstrual periods thinning hair slowed heart ...Read more


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Is safe to have oral contraceptives by a women who is a hypothyroid?

Is safe to have oral contraceptives by a women who is a hypothyroid?

Yes, : But you should have already been on the correct dose of brand name T4 replacement to normalize your thyroid levels. If not, see your doctor to get it done. ...Read more

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I have hypothyroidism and i was wondering if the tablets im taking for this, will effect my birth control pills?

I have hypothyroidism and i was wondering if the tablets im taking for this, will effect my birth control pills?

No problem: Taking levothyroxine should not affect your birth control pill or its efficacy. However, people on oral contraceptives typically need a higher dose of thyroid hormone to keep the thyroid level normal, compared to when off the medication. ...Read more

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Could birth control cause you levels to suggest you have hypothyroidism when actually you do not?

No: The estrogen in birth control pills increase the levels of thyroid hormone binding proteins in the blood. This requires your thyroid to make more hormone to fill up the binding sites. If the thyroid is not working well, it will result in lower blood levels of thyroid hormone and a rise in tsh, the test used to determine hypothyroidism. A rise in TSH with birth control pills means hypothyroidism. ...Read more

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Can a side effect to birth control be hypothyroidism?

Can a side effect to birth control be hypothyroidism?

Not usually. : Birth control medications can cause false findings when thyroid is blood tested. But they don't impact thyroid function, just the test results. ...Read more

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Can birth control pills cause hypothyroidism?

Can birth control pills cause hypothyroidism?

NO: Birth control pills do cause some changes in the results of thyroid tests for women taking birth control pills, but they do not cause hypothyroidism. ...Read more

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Will birth control pills damage my thyroid even more than it is? I already have hypothyroidism and taking levothyroxine.

Will birth control pills damage my thyroid even more than it is? I already have hypothyroidism and taking levothyroxine.

Birth Control: Doesn't damage your thyroid. The estrogen in the birth control pill will stimulate an increase in the amount of thyroid binding globulin (TBG) your body makes, so you may require a slightly higher dose of levothyroxine to compensate for the increased tbg. A similar phenomenon occurs during pregnancy. ...Read more

Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Underactive Thyroid (Definition)

The thyroid makes thyroid hormone, the main one is t4, which is converted in other tissues to t3. An underactive thyroid makes too little thyroid hormone. You feel sluggish, bloated, constipated, cold. It is treated by taking replacement hormone levothyroxine. The thyroid also makes calcitonin, which is involved in calcium metabolism, but it is a weak hormone in ...Read more