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Doctor insights on: Hypothyroidism And Pvcs

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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

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


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So my Cardiologist says my ef is actually 65 and my holter came back clean. But no one can say why I'm having pvcs randomly! I'm hypothyroid but on 75?

So my Cardiologist says my ef is actually 65 and my holter came back clean. But no one can say why I'm having pvcs randomly! I'm hypothyroid but on 75?

PVCs: Perhaps the commonest cause for PVCs is "we don't know". If you have a cardiologist and that Dr. isn't particularly concerned after evaluating you, likely you shouldn't be either. ...Read more

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I have chronic fatigue, heart pvc's, and anxiety, like my dad who also has hypothyroidism. Could my level in normal range actually be low for me?

I have chronic fatigue, heart pvc's, and anxiety, like my dad who also has hypothyroidism.  Could my level in normal range actually be low for me?

Not likely: Anxiety and pvcs would be worsened by taking extra thyroid hormone. Also, a clinical trial some years ago showed that giving thyroxine to people with thyroid tests in the normal range increased the risk of osteoporosis and death. The combination of Cymbalta (duloxetine) and Lexapro may cause symptoms of fatigue and anxiety, and may lead to something called the serotonin syndrome which can be very dangerous. ...Read more

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67 yr-old with years of monthly blackouts, with a history of PVC's, adrenal insufficiency and hypothyroidism, looking for a definitive diagnosis.....?

67 yr-old with years of monthly blackouts, with a history of PVC's, adrenal insufficiency and hypothyroidism, looking for a definitive diagnosis.....?

Multifactorial: There a several potential causes for the syncope in this lady. Of concern is that the episode on August 4th occurred without warning. This could be arrhythmic in origin. Although a Holter has been done the patient may need an Event Monitor and if this is negative an implantable monitor may be needed.

We need to make sure she has normal LV function by Echo etc as she does have a history of PVC's.

Vasodepressor syndrome needs to be also considered as she does have some features compatible with this. TTT would be reasonable.

Finally hypotension secondary to the endocrine problem needs to be considered. Perhaps she might need a vasoactive medication as she does have hypotension. ...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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Food to be taken for hypothyroid?

Diet's not the key: Being hypothyroid is difficult enough without subscientific / pop diet recommendations. You can basically eat what you please (healthy choices, of course, and limit your calories as you may tend to overeat / get fat.) but you must take your thyroid replacement medicine or your life will be ruined. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of being hypothyroid?

What are the symptoms of being hypothyroid?

Numerous: Abnormal thyroid functioning may adversely affect a person's mood. It can also cause weight gain, hair loss, dry skin, fatigue, as well as other problems. Hypothyroidism can be caused by the thyroid gland itself and can also be caused by certain medications, like lithium. If a person's pituitary gland is not functioning properly, that may cause hypothyroidism. There are thyroid replacement drugs. ...Read more

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Im hypothyroid sometimes my hearbeat vll be 108 y?

Im hypothyroid sometimes my hearbeat vll be 108 y?

Adrenals: Hypothyroidism can cause adrenal fatigue and adrenal compensation can sometimes cause tachycardia. Or you may have an autoimmune thyroid problem that swings you between hyper and hypo.
http://drfairchild.blogspot.com/2012/12/proper-thyroid-testing.html. ...Read more

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I am a hypothyroid person. what are the foods to avoid hypothyroid person?

None: Hypothyroidism is not caused or affected (for better or worse) by any specific food. It is treated with specific medicine. ...Read more

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Symptoms of hypothyroidism?

Symptoms of hypothyroidism?

Several: Fatigue, abnormal weight gain, dry skin, cold intolerance, constipation, hair loss, mental and physical lack of stamina, sluggishness, brittle nails. ...Read more

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Can hypothyroidism be cured?

Can hypothyroidism be cured?

Not usually: Occasionally, hypothyroidism is caused by a temporary condition such as thyroiditis, or inflammation of the thyroid gland. Such cases usually do resolve, and the thyroid goes back to making normal amounts of thyroid hormone. Most of the time, however, the thyroid gland makes less and less thyroid hormone over time, and lifelong treatment with thyroid hormone is needed. ...Read more

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How to cure hypothyroidism ?

How to cure hypothyroidism ?

See your doctor.: What to do with hyperthyroidism depends mostly on what the cost is. Regardless of the cause, however, you should be taking thyroid supplements until the cause and treatment are determined. You should see your doctor or an endocrinologist ASAP. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is hypothyroidism hereditary?

Is hypothyroidism hereditary?

Sometimes: Depends on the cause of your hypothyroidism. Congenital hypothyroidism (since birth) is less hereditable than acquired (latter in life) hypothyridism. ...Read more

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How hypothyroid causes anxiety?

How hypothyroid causes anxiety?

Thyroid & Anxiety: As a psychiatrist, i always test for thyroid conditions, which can exacerbate anxiety, and cause many other symptoms. ...Read more

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How is hypothyroidism diagnosed?

How is hypothyroidism diagnosed?

Blood test: By measuring your thyroid levels along with TSH your physician can have enough data to rule in or rule out hypothyroidism. If your family history is positive for thyroid disease, you may ask for thyroid antibodies to be checked as well. ...Read more

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What is secondary hypothyroidism?

What is secondary hypothyroidism?

Unstimulated thyroid: Hypothyroidism describes a situation in which the thyroid gland doesn't produce normal amounts of thyroid hormone (t4). In primary hypothyroidism, the thyroid can't make enough thyroid hormone. T4 levels are low, and TSH (thyroid stimulating hormone) is high. In secondary hypothyroidism, the thyroid can work normally, but due to low levels of tsh, doesn't (t4 & TSH levels both low or low-normal). ...Read more

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Why is hypothyroidism so serious?

NOT TRUE: If diagnosed early and treated early, hypothyroidism is not serious. ...Read more

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Are chia seeds good for hypothyroid?

Are chia seeds good for hypothyroid?

No: No they are not. Thyroid replacement therapy is the only effective treatment. ...Read more

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How to tell if I have hypothyroidism?

Depends: There are various forms of hypothyroidism, and each is screened for slightly differently. Just doing a TSH is not very accurate. If you have lots of symptoms of hypothyroidism, consider a full panel including tpo, reverse t3 (liothyronine), (liothyronine) and free t3 (liothyronine). More info on:
http://drfairchild.Blogspot.Com/2012/12/proper-thyroid-testing.Html. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of hypothyroidism?

What are the symptoms of hypothyroidism?

Many, many possible: Symptoms may include:
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 rate
depression
impaired memory. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of hypothyroidism ?

What are the symptoms of hypothyroidism ?

Hypothyroidism: The most common symptoms of hypothyroidism: fatigue, sluggishness, increased sensitivity to cold, constipation, pale, dry skin, a puffy face, hoarse voice, an elevated blood cholesterol level, unexplained weight gain, muscle aches, tenderness and stiffness, pain, stiffness or swelling in your joints, muscle weakness, heavier than normal menstrual periods, brittle fingernails and hair, depression. ...Read more

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What meds are prescribed for hypothyroidism?

What meds are prescribed for hypothyroidism?

Thyroid hormone: Hi. The most commonly prescribed and most widely recommended by endocrinologists is l-thyroxine. Some people prefer desiccated pig thyroid extract, and some people prefer l-thyroxine with a little T3 (liothyronine) thrown in. We can manage anyone with whatever regimen the prefer, but l-thyroxine monotherapy is cheapest and easiest for the patient. Good luck! ...Read more

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What meds are prescribed for hypothyroidism?

Hypothyroidism: Hypothyroidism is treated by taking thyroxine to get your thyroid levels up to speed. Most likely your doctor will start you on a fairly low dose and monitor your health and lab studies until the right dose is satisfactory.
Good luck with your thyroid and plan another 47 years. ...Read more

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Is there an ultimate diet for hypothyroidism?

Is there an ultimate diet for hypothyroidism?

Healthy: A healthy diet with adequate levels of micronutrients such as iron and B12 is important.
Several micronutrients are especially important in the making of thyroid hormones and in thyroid function, including
selenium, iron, b12, iodine.
http://drfairchild.blogspot.com/2012/12/proper-thyroid-testing.html. ...Read more