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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 you help conception of twins naturally? I'm 37, healthy, eat well, slight underactive thyroid. Hope to get pregnant in the next 3 yrs. Advice?

Can you help conception of twins naturally? I'm 37, healthy, eat well, slight underactive thyroid. Hope to get pregnant in the next 3 yrs. Advice?

Haven't heard: I haven't heard of any naturally occurring substances that increase the risk for twins. Being over 35 increases chances for twins, though, and i see you're 37. Good luck! ...Read more

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Could the diagnosis of a.N.A positive be the reason for my hypothyroidism ?

Could the diagnosis of a.N.A positive be the reason for my hypothyroidism ?

ANA: Is not specific for any type of autoimmune disease like hashimoto's thyroiditis (the most common cause of hypothyroidism). 3-15% of normal healthy individuals have a positive ana. It is sensitive though, meaning that if you have an autoimmune disease (like ra) then most have a positive ana. Autoimmune diseases also tend to occur together. A positive anti-tpo antibody is specific for hashimoto's. ...Read more

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Are there any diet pills that work well with hypothyroidism? Bc i've tried everything n nothing works along w diet n excersize i want to loose 20 ty

Not unless euthyroid: If you mean your thyroid level is still not properly corrected, then, no, it is not likely that any diet med/option will help lose weight. If you are on meds and thyroid stimulating hormone is down, then any good program that you commit to will help, average maintainable loss is 1-2 pounds per week, so be patient with your efforts. ...Read more

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I gained 30lbs within 4mths last summer 123 to 153 found out n nov. That I have hypothyroidism could there be something else causing the weight gain?

Start with that: Hypothyroidism is definitely a cause of unwanted weight gain. Have yourself treated properly for that and try diet and exercise. No reason to look for alternative explanations when you already have a clear diagnosis. ...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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Conception (Definition)

Conception is the union of an egg and sperm to form a zygote. The zygote is what ...Read more