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Doctor insights on: Hypothyroidism And Slow Cognitive Tempo

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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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Can the use of Lexapro (escitalopram) (15mg) affect cognitive functioning and cause mental slowness?

Can the use of Lexapro (escitalopram) (15mg) affect cognitive functioning and cause mental slowness?

Yes it can: These are definitely possible side effects of Lexapro (escitalopram). A more complete list can be found at the following website: http://www.rxlist.com/lexapro-side-effects-drug-center.htm Now, riddle me this....I'm curious as to why you chose tag words of "below average IQ." ...Read more

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Does hypothyroidism slow down your immune system?

Does hypothyroidism slow down your immune system?

Very unlikely: Thyroid hormone affects every part of your body, but it does not usually affect your immune system to any significant degree. Loss of consciousness is also very uncommon with hypothyroidism. If your thyroid levels have been normalized with thyroid hormone, you need another explanation for your symptoms. ...Read more

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Just begin a cleaning service job but find myself running out of time while cleaning suffering from hypothyroidism why am i so slow at everything ?

Just begin a cleaning service job but find myself running out of time while cleaning suffering from hypothyroidism why am i so slow at everything ?

Thyroid: The first thing i would ask you is if your hypothyroidism has been corrected. It is best if within normal limits. The second thing i might say is that if the job is a new one, it might take a while to get a routine that is efficient & effective established. Good luck. ...Read more

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I eat 1200 cals watch my sugar and carb intake exercise 5 days a wk.I have hypothyroid and take synthoid. I lost some weight but its now slow down.

I eat 1200 cals watch my sugar and carb intake exercise 5 days a wk.I have hypothyroid and take synthoid.  I lost some weight but its now slow  down.

May need more cals: 1200 calories is quite low and your body already has trouble maintaining normal metabolism due to hypothyroid. Speak with your doc regarding whether your synthroid (thyroxine) dose needs adjusting, but also consider eating more. When you restrict your calories like that your body thinks it is starving and slows down metabolism further to preserve itself. ...Read more

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Serequel (Quetiapine): does it cause hypothyroidism? does it slow metabolism or does the excess hunger causes the weight and thus metabolic syndrome?

Serequel (Quetiapine): does it cause hypothyroidism? does it slow metabolism or does the excess hunger causes the weight and thus metabolic syndrome?

Seroquel (quetiapine) ?: AmroP293~ weight gain is a well known side effect of Seroquel but hypothyroidism is not listed as a side effect. If you are gaining weight its not a bad idea to check a TSH to r/o hypothyroidism. You should see a doctor about this and have him manage this thanks http://www.everydayhealth.com/drugs/quetiapine ...Read more

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Hypothyroidism with goiter and hear gurgling noise from my thyroid. Should I be concerned. Last ultrasound show slow nodule growth?

Hypothyroidism with goiter and hear gurgling noise from my thyroid. Should I be concerned.  Last ultrasound show slow nodule growth?

Yes if enlarging: if goitor gets bigger and this does not resolve within 2 weeks get another u/s and see endocrinologist for labs and possible fine needle aspiration biopsy , if it is cancer , if caught early it is bets chance, could be pressing on blood vessel causing the sounds, but very unusual this sound so get tested ...Read more

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I'm hypothyroid with a TSH of 0.01 and T4 in mid range , I have a slow heart rate , i suffer constipation , I do have anxiety am i over medicated?

I'm hypothyroid with a TSH of 0.01 and T4 in mid range , I have a slow heart rate , i  suffer constipation  , I do have anxiety am i over medicated?

Your : Tsh it's to low. Normal levels are between 0.4 -4.0, may vary between labs. Low TSH mean overactive thyroid. If you have anxiety you may be using to much thyroid medication. Consult your physician. ...Read more

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