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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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Fatty liver and hypothyroid ok to take metformin even with gallstones?No attack of gallstones so far

Fatty liver and hypothyroid ok to take metformin even with gallstones?No attack of gallstones so far

Prob ok to proceed: There is no particular bad interaction between these conditions or drugs. Fatty liver, gallstones, hypothyroid, taking metformin...... This probably describes many millions of people worldwide. ...Read more

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November - diagnosed hypothyroid put on Armour Thyroid + metformin for pcos. Increased exercise 3 days to everyday.Now clothes dont fit? please help!

November - diagnosed hypothyroid put on Armour Thyroid + metformin for pcos. Increased exercise 3 days to everyday.Now clothes dont fit? please help!

Are clothes: too small? Mean you gained weight? If weight gain consider inadequate thyroid replacement, add healthy frequent small meals with reduced carbs and calories.Consider increasing resistance excercise. If weight gain persist see a Bariatrician ...Read more

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How to avoid risk of miscarriage during 1st trimester. I I have hypothyroidism (100mcg) pre diabetic ( on metformin lab show A1c back to 5.2 )?

How to avoid risk of miscarriage during 1st trimester. I I have hypothyroidism (100mcg) pre diabetic ( on metformin lab show A1c back to 5.2 )?

Doing good: You are already doing the things you can. Your thyroid is under control and you have controlled your prediabetes. Most first trimester miscarriages are genetic meaning there is not much you or your doctor can do. Keep being healthy. Good luck. ...Read more

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Does metformin 500 cause missed periods?Was put on it for pcos but had regular cycles before tht.Was also diagnosed with hypothyroid but under control

Does metformin 500 cause missed periods?Was put on it for pcos but had regular cycles before tht.Was also diagnosed with hypothyroid but under control

No!: I have never seen metformin interrupt menses. However, the underlying metabolic syndrome, causing pcos may have gotten worse. Also, a low thyroid which you had causes excessive periods and bleeding. Correcting this may have given the impression that your menses were normal. Finally, if you are over treated with thyroid-you will be amennorheac. ...Read more

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I have hypothyroidism, metabolic syndrome and am pre-diabetic., with gallstones. Will metformin and Synthroid (thyroxine) help?

I have hypothyroidism, metabolic syndrome and am pre-diabetic., with gallstones. Will metformin and Synthroid (thyroxine) help?

See below: Synthroid (thyroxine) can help hypothyroidism, dosing should be started by your dr.Metformin can help with blood sugar control, though there is no specific recommendations when it cones to pre-diabetes. Exercise and proper diet should be part of the treatment as well. Be well. ...Read more

Dr. David Sneid
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Metformin (Definition)

That reduces liver production of glucose- other benefits: can't cause low blood sugar when used alone, likely cariovascular benefit, may reduce complications of diabetes, may reduce cancer risk ...Read more


Dr. Walter Futterweit
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Glucophage (Definition)

Glucophage is a diabetes-related agent which is a kind of ...Read more