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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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I'm 43 years old, semi healthy I have hypothyroidism and ibs. This past year I have had tons of trouble remembering names of things. What could it be?

I'm 43 years old, semi healthy I have hypothyroidism and ibs. This past year I have had tons of trouble remembering names of things. What could it be?

Leaky Gut: There is a connection between autoimmune disease and leaky gut. Often patients are sensitive to gluten as well. For more information on this topic, read this http://doccarnahan. Blogspot. Com/2012/04/leaky-gut-syndrome-linked-to-many. Html. ...Read more

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I have IBS and am often constipated. But I also have hypothyroidism and know that fiber can interfere with my medication I take for it. What do I do?

I have IBS and am often constipated. But I also have hypothyroidism and know that fiber can interfere with my medication I take for it. What do I do?

Fiber conflict: Fiber, of both soluble & insoluble variety, provides health benefits--accelerates how quickly food transits through the gut; adds bulk to stool & improves bowel regularity; fills you up. Too much fiber can make you gassy, increase stool volume, interfere with drug metabolism. Ask your doc about appropriate timing of fiber and Rx intake. The good news--the pipeline for IBS-C drugs is exciting. ...Read more

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Hi I have bad ibs. I would take colpermin everyday but I'm trying to conceive is it safe to take. I also have hypothyroidism any tips for concieving.

Hi I have bad ibs. I would take colpermin everyday but I'm trying to conceive is it safe to take. I also have hypothyroidism any tips for concieving.

Technically, dunno: BUT colpermin is a simple extract of peppermint oil. Doesn't mean it doesn't work; I suspect it is quite helpful in a number of people as just a soothing agent. As a food, it's never going to be tested for safety in pregnancy since it is not going to have restrictions as if it were a drug and likely safe. The thyroid should be fine if the level is regulated. DOES NEED adjustment during pregnancy. ...Read more

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I meet all the symptoms for hypothyroidism: sparse eyebrows, fatigue, dry skin, I have ibs, cmp TSH w/reflex to ft4 is 4.44, yet dr said I don't. Do i?

I meet all the symptoms for hypothyroidism: sparse eyebrows, fatigue, dry skin, I have ibs, cmp TSH w/reflex to ft4 is 4.44, yet dr said I don't. Do i?

Hypothyroidism: Hi, you may have subclinical hypothyroidism, and/ or hashimoto's thyroiditis. You may need to have further testing done, thyroid auto-antibodies, anti-per -oxidase antibodies lab tests and perhaps a thyroid sonar. It may be a good idea to see an endocrinologist, literature shows that thyroid hormone replacement may benefit you. Good luck! ...Read more

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Diagnosed with hypothyroidism & IBS. Sick for 8 years Constant tremors of hands jaw & legs Hard to breathe. Dry skin. Constantly dizzy and weak. Help?

Diagnosed with hypothyroidism & IBS. Sick for 8 years Constant tremors of hands jaw & legs Hard to breathe. Dry skin. Constantly dizzy and weak. Help?

See a doctor: Nicole, if you have been sick for 8 years it is unlikely someone on a free advice site is going to be able to help much! It certainly sounds as if you need to have your thyroid checked again, assuming you are on replacement, and possibly have your adrenals and other hormones and chemistries checked. Certainly you should stay well hydrated. But get an exam please. Good luck to you! ...Read more

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Could there be a connection between oral thrush and hypothyroidism?

Could there be a connection between oral thrush and hypothyroidism?

Not usually: There is a rare condition called autoimmune polyendocrine syndrome, type 1 in which both hypothyroidism and a mild immunodeficiency (susceptibility to yeast infections, including oral thrush) can occur together. One episode of thrush would not raise suspicion for this necessarily, but if you have had multiple episodes, you should discuss this with your doctor. ...Read more

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What is the connection between hypothyroid and metabolism?

What is the connection between hypothyroid and metabolism?

Profound connection: Your thyroid hormones have a profound effect on all functions in your body. Mild hypothyroid symptoms include: fatigue, sensitivity to cold, constipation, weight gain, high cholesterol, hair loss, muscle pain, depression, other hormonal problems, brain fog, edema, high blood sugar & many other symptoms. In the long term hypothyroidism can lead to cardiovascular disease, diabetes and even death. ...Read more

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Is there a connection between hypothyroid and raynauds?

Is there a connection between hypothyroid and raynauds?

Yes.: Yes, raynaud's has been linked to thyroid gland dysfunction, particularly hypothyroidism. One can have raynaud's syndrome without having thyroid abnormalities as well. ...Read more

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What's the connection between hypothyroidism and chronic sinusitis?

What's the connection between hypothyroidism and chronic sinusitis?

Remote: There is no direct connection between the two. However one can guess that hypothyroidism may be associated with nasal congestion -> obstruction on the sinus openings-> sinusitis. Yet there is no reason why the hypothyroidism cannot be treated to allow this sequence to occur. ...Read more

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Is there a connection between hypothyroidism and red blotches on the skin?

Is there a connection between hypothyroidism and red blotches on the skin?

Possible: The thyroid is a critical gland, and imbalance of thyroid hormones have many effects on the body. Skin rashes can be seen as well. ...Read more

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Does hypothyroidism and interstitial cystitis have any connection? Are they caused by an autoimmune disorder?

Does hypothyroidism and interstitial cystitis have any connection? Are they caused by an autoimmune disorder?

No connection: Hypothyroidism is often autoimmune but interstitial cystitis remains mysterious. Both are very common and I think if you have them both, it's best attributed to dumb luck. I hope you find a way of managing the interstitial cystitis. ...Read more

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Is there a connection between hypothyroidism, hypothalamic dysfunction, pituitary dysfunction & Marfan syndrome?

Is there a connection between hypothyroidism, hypothalamic dysfunction, pituitary dysfunction & Marfan syndrome?

No, there is none: I have reviewed a number of sources on marfan syndrome and have not been able to find any connection between marfan's and endocrine disorders that you listed above or any other type of endocrine disorder. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Isn't there a connection between your immune system & hypothyroidism? When my TSH was wild I stayed sick a lot w/colds, TSH good no colds

Isn't there a connection between your immune system & hypothyroidism? When my TSH was wild I stayed sick a lot w/colds, TSH good no colds

Coincidence: Hi. There is no scientific basis for that correlation. It is coincidence, not cause and effect. I'm glad: 1) you're euthyroid, and 2) you're not getting colds! Peace & good luck! ...Read more

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I have hypothyroidism, sono showed normal size, no nodules, but heterogeneous, hypervascular. Is there a connection to chronic lymph node infections?

I have hypothyroidism, sono showed normal size, no nodules, but heterogeneous, hypervascular. Is there a connection to chronic lymph node infections?

Hashimoto's: The most common cause for hyothyroidism in your age group is hashimoto's thyroiditis. This is an autoimmune disease causing chronic inflammation of the thyroid. The thyroid ultrasound typically shows heterogeneous texture and hypervascularity. Enlarged lymph nodes near the thyroid are also commonly enlarged. However, it does not cause a tendency to more infections. ...Read more

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My mom, dad and grandma (dad's side) all have hypothyroidism. They all got it when they were about 50 years old. I had hyperthyroidism. Any connection?

My mom, dad and grandma (dad's side) all have hypothyroidism. They all got it when they were about 50 years old. I had hyperthyroidism. Any connection?

Yes: A common cause for hypothyroidism is Hashimoto's thyroiditis. This is an autoimmune disorder that destroys the function of the thyroid causing hypothyroidism. Grave's disease is another common autoimmune disorder of the thyroid that causes hyperthyroidism. You can see both disorders in a family, and sometimes in the same individual. They are two ends of a spectrum of autoimmune thyroid disease ...Read more

Dr. Charles Cattano
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Irritable Bowel Syndrome (Definition)

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