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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. Sue Ferranti
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Cough (Definition)

The cough reflex is a protective mechanism that uses muscles in your throat and chest to expel mucous and saliva that may contain pathogens that would otherwise possibly be inhaled via aerosol or to expel pathogens infecting the throat and respiratory system. Cough benefits the host by reducing load and benefits the pathogen which may then spread via aerosol. ...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 severe cough and flu. And whenever I move my right kidney hurts really bad that I want to lay down. Have hypothyroidism. If this is related to ?

I have severe cough and flu. And whenever I move my right kidney hurts really bad that I want to lay down. Have hypothyroidism. If this is related to ?

Hypothyroidism: I hope your doctor is prescribing thyroid medicine for you! The other medical concerns (cough, flu, kidney) requires careful care from your doctor! Hope all goes well - please keep me posted. ...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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I have severe cough and flu. No fever. But my right kidney hurts when I walk or move while sleeping. I have hypothyroidism if that's related to this?

I have severe cough and flu. No fever. But my right kidney hurts when I walk or move while sleeping. I have hypothyroidism if that's related to this?

Pain kidney: It could possibly be related to coughing but you should check your kidney and obtain a urine to rule out primary disease there. It is possible you may have infection there. All the best. ...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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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