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Doctor insights on: Hypothyroidism And Coughing

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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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Reason for a female patient aged 49 with hypothyroidism presenting with dry cough since 1 month and with a single episode of shortness of breath?

Reason for a female patient aged 49 with hypothyroidism presenting with dry cough since 1 month and with a single episode of shortness of breath?

Many possibilities: There are countless possibilities for a dry cough. If the thyroid level has been normal on replacement, they thyroid is almost certainly not the cause. Have the doctor investigate the other possibilities. ...Read more

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I have hypothyroid & anxiety. My neck often feels tight, like i need to stretch it out or cough. Ultrasound 2x and no nodules. Could be stress?

I have hypothyroid & anxiety. My neck often feels tight, like i need to stretch it out or cough. Ultrasound 2x and no nodules. Could be stress?

Different people : Take out their anxiety on different parts of the body. Common figures of speech reflect this tendency, i.e., "it's a pains in the neck, " "i need this like a hole in the head." you may take things out on your neck. In therapy it is a good idea to learn to relax and pay special attention to the part of the body that you tend to focus anxiety on. ...Read more

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What causes swelling in the neck(not right in the middle) cough(no cold symtoms) difficulty swallowing & night sweats? I have hypothyroidism.

What causes swelling in the neck(not right in the middle) cough(no cold symtoms) difficulty swallowing & night sweats? I have hypothyroidism.

See Doc: Could be a cyst or infection or a thyroid nodule. You need to be evaluated for a possible tumor also. In any event, with those symptoms, it is time to see the doc and get it checked out! ...Read more

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My dr prescribed prednisone 5mg twice daily for bronchitis. I take sinthroid 25mg for my hypothyroidism. Is it safe? I'm coughing and wheezing a lot.

My dr prescribed prednisone 5mg twice daily for bronchitis. I take sinthroid 25mg for my hypothyroidism. Is it safe? I'm coughing and wheezing a lot.

Wheezing treatment: It is safe to take both medications together. There are no interactions between them. 10 mg total daily Prednisone is a low dose. You might need a higher dose if you are still wheezing. I assume you are taking antibiotic for bronchitis too. Talk to your doctor if wheezing persists and you don't get better. He or she might need to reevaluate your symptoms. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if I have been diagnosed with hypothyroidsim and ever since I am having frequent cold cough?

What do you suggest if I have been diagnosed with hypothyroidsim and ever since I am having frequent cold cough?

Cough: If you have not discussed this with the doctor who diagnosed hypothyroidism please see him/her as soon as possible. My experience is that there is no link between hypothyroidism frequent coughs and colds. ...Read more

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What cough medicine is good for hypothyrodism?

Any.: Same cough medicine as for everyone else. Hypothyroid will not affect those meds in any way. ...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


Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Cough (Definition)

Coughing is an important way to keep your throat and airways clear. However, excessive coughing may mean you have an underlying disease or disorder. Some coughs are dry, while others are considered productive. A productive cough is one ...Read more