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Doctor insights on: Hypothyroidism And Trichotillomania

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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)

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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Is trichotillomania something serious?

Is trichotillomania something serious?

It can be: Trichotillomania can be serious in the sense that if someone continues to pull hair out, it may cause social avoidance, which can then lead to other problems like poor self esteem, anxiety and depression. If you have trichotillomania, please seek help from a qualified mental health professional. There is hope and help out there. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of trichotillomania?

Hair pulling: Trichotillomania involves hair pulling that results in hair loss, and the pulling doesn't stop after hair starts thinning out. ...Read more

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Is it possible that I have trichotillomania?

Is it possible that I have trichotillomania?

If you meet the Criteria: See the article below. See a psychologist or psychiatrist or both for treatment if necessary. En.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/trichotillomania trichotillomania is the compulsive urge to pull out ;#40;and in some cases, eat;#41; one's own hair leading to noticeable hair loss, distress, and social or functional ... Y. ...Read more

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Can there be any ways of treating trichotillomania?

Yes.: Trichotillomania is a nervous habit of pulling ones hair off most in the scalp but sometimes in the arms as well. It is a symptom of a condition called obsessive-compulsive disorder. There are many antidepressants that are approved for this condition. A psychiatrist can help you with this plus cognitive behavioral therapy. ...Read more

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I have trichotillomania, are there any new treatmemts?

Where Things Stand:: Treatment of choice = habit reversal training which involves a) awareness training; b) training in substituting behavior that competes w/hair-pulling; & c) social support. But hrt has not proven sufficient by itself. Treatment tends to be more successful/enduring when combined cognitive behavioral therapy, acceptance & commitment therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy &/or psychopharmacology. ...Read more

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Is the microdot process recommended for someone that has trichotillomania?

Is the microdot process recommended for someone that has trichotillomania?

Treat the cause: The microdot process is purported to replace hair loss from many causes. But if the basic problem -- compulsive hair pulling, or trichotillomania -- is not treated, it will simply recur. You may be better served by working with a psychiatrist and psychotherapist. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0002485/. ...Read more

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Food to be taken for hypothyroid?

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

Dr. Steven Pence
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Trichotillomania (Definition)

A condition in which one experiences the compulsive urge to pull out one's own hair, leading to distress & impairment in daily functioning. It is chronic ...Read more