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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
I am 39 & looking to get pregnant for the first time. My mother has hashimoto's & i suspect i might be hypothyroid. Should i be tested for this & get treated before conception? Is treatment safe?
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
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
Dx hypothyroidism on 100 altroxin daily. Starting gym and want to use a supplient containing N-ACETYL-TYROSINE. Will this be okay on my med?
Yes: There should be no issues.Get a more detailed answer ›
Yes: Make sure your doctors are aware and treating you if necessary ...Read more
I m 56ys female n hypothyroid. But fine wd thyroxin 100 mg pr day.My weight is 57kg.Height 5ft 1".Should I reduce weight? If yes then how?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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