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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

Dr. Scott Bolhack
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Oxygen (Definition)

Oxygen is a gas that the cells in your body need to work properly. The air we breathe normally has 21% oxygen. A maximum of 100% oxygen can be given. Babies with heart or lung problems may need ...Read more


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Hypothyroidism. Been irregular with thyroid meds. Was taking 100mcg. Now TSH is o.o2. What do I do? How long till levels normalise?

Hypothyroidism. Been irregular with thyroid meds. Was taking 100mcg. Now TSH is o.o2. What do I do? How long till levels normalise?

Consult doctor: Since treatment with thyroid medication is a life-long issue, you should work closely with your doctor to find the appropriate dose. You may need to reduce the dose, but you should not do that without consulting your doctor. ...Read more

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What role does ft3 play in the consumption/transportation of oxygen to the mitochondria?

What role does ft3 play in the consumption/transportation of oxygen to the mitochondria?

Thyroxine: Mitochondrial biogenesis and respiration, dna transcription are governed by free t3 (liothyronine). Prevents ischemic cardiac remodelling in studies on rats. ...Read more

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Can decreased peripheral vision be caused by hypothyroidism?

Can decreased peripheral vision be caused by hypothyroidism?

Not usually: I would look for other potential causes and see a good eye doctor first before attributing it to hypothyroidism. ...Read more

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Taking Thyronorm 25 mcg tablet for hypothyroid (TSH 5.5) after taking my urine output decreased why?

Taking Thyronorm 25 mcg tablet for hypothyroid (TSH 5.5) after taking my urine output decreased why?

There is: No "connection" I know of between your thyroid replacement treatment and your urine output!


Hope this is helpful and that I understand your question!

Dr Z ...Read more

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I am hypothyroid and my TSH is 0.01 my T4 is 17 (reference range 9 - 22) my resting pulse is 60, do I need my thyroxine increased or decreased?

I am hypothyroid and my TSH is 0.01 my T4 is 17 (reference range 9 - 22) my resting pulse is 60, do I need my thyroxine increased or decreased?

Decreased: The TSH is low, indicating that you are on too much thyroid hormone. While taking thyroid hormone, the T4 level is only useful if the TSH is abnormal, to help gauge how far off the level is. Since your T4 is in the normal range, you should not need a large change in dose, just decreased by around 12.5-25 mcg daily, then recheck levels after 6 weeks. ...Read more

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How severe can hypothyroid symptoms be?

How severe can hypothyroid symptoms be?

Big spectrum: Thyroid hormones are some of the most important hormones in the body. People with low thyroid cane experience symptoms of: fatigue, sensitive to cold, dry skin, constipation, hoarse voice, weight gain, high cholesterol, muscle ache/weakness, joint pain, heavy periods, brittle nails/hair, depression... In severe cases, especially in the older population, hypothyroidism can lead to a coma/death. ...Read more

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Best time to have hypothyroid medicine?

Best time to have hypothyroid medicine?

Thyroid: It is best to take it in the morning on an empty stomach and wait 1 hour before eating. ...Read more

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Can a person develop a hypothyroid after being strangled or chocked?

Can a person develop a hypothyroid after being strangled or chocked?

Unclear: There is medical literature that supports development of hypothyroid after significant trauma. The current thought is that this is due to injury to the head rather than the thyroid itself, however, that has not been proven conclusively. Thus, transient direct trauma to the thyroid is not yet conclusively associated with an increased in thyroid disease. ...Read more

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Does hypothyroidism go away?

Does hypothyroidism go away?

Not usually: It depends on the cause. Autoimmune hypothyroidism (aka hashimoto's) does not typically go away. Some other causes might. Regardless, the medication (levothyroxine) used to treat the condition is safe and does not have any real side effects. ...Read more

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Can hypothyroidism cause death?

Can hypothyroidism cause death?

Theoretically.: Would be very rare as the symptoms generally bring patients to attention before they are not reversible. Hypothyroidism can contribute to death from other causes such as heart failure. ...Read more

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Does garlic cure hypothyroidism?

Does garlic cure hypothyroidism?

No.: No. Garlic has been touted as a cure/treatment for everything imaginable. ...Read more

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Does hypothyroidism affect growth?

Thyroid and growth: Hypothyroidism in childhood does affect growth (slows it down) and so it should definitely be treated as soon as detected. ...Read more

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Can you get disability for hypothyroidism?

Hypothyroid: Nope. Absolutely not. I am mystified by the question. Once treatment starts there is absolutely nothing wrong. ...Read more

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What can you tell me about hypothyroidism?

Too little: Thyroid hormone

usually caused by damaged thyroid gland, occasionally by damaged pituitary gland

most common symptoms: tired, constipation, dry skin, hair loss

see endocrinologist ...Read more

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Does hypothyroid disease lead to diabeties?

Does hypothyroid disease lead to diabeties?

Related, not cause: Hypothyroidism does not "lead" to diabetes. However, the two disorders frequently occur together and there is an autoimmune link between them. That does not mean one causes the other to occur. ...Read more

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What causes diagnosed type 2 hypothyroidism?

What causes diagnosed type 2 hypothyroidism?

Type 2???: Not sure what you mean by type 2 hypothyroidism. Generally, hypothyroidism is diagnosed when TSH is high, indicating that the pituitary gland thinks the thyroid levels are too low. If you mean secondary hypothyroidism, then the pituitary gland can't make high levels of tsh. In severe cases, both TSH & T4 levels are low. Milder cases where TSH is normal/t4 is low or vice versa are more difficult. ...Read more

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Is my hypothyroidism causing me to gain a lot?

Maybe: Hypothyroidism can cause some weight gain, but there are other causes. The only way to know if it's the thyroid is to get a lab test. It's simple to do. ...Read more

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What diet should hypothyroidism people follow?

What diet should hypothyroidism people follow?

See below: Many factors in our diets affect thyroid health. Certain foods can inhibit thyroid function, esp. Cruciferous vegetables (like broccoli and cauliflower), soy, millet and flax, while foods rich in iodine and selenium support thyroid function. They don't give us enough room to elaborate so please see http://draxe. Com/hypothyroidism-diet-natural-treatment/
and http://tinyurl. Com/ogqvr2b for details. ...Read more

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Baby born when I had hypothyroidism. Is he ok?

It depends: It depends on when the hypothyroidism developed and on its severity. Mild hypothyroidism later in pregnancy is unlikely to cause problems. If the hypothyroidism was deep and early, then there might be some effects on the baby, they are unlikely to be major though. The data on this point is insufficient to giver a complete answer. ...Read more

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How to reduce weight? I am having hypothyroid

How to reduce weight? I am having hypothyroid

First: Get the thyroid levels normal and get in the correct treatment. Then start with a well balanced diet. Exercise program And drink plenty of water. This will help you lose the weight. But need the thyroid issue stable to see the progress ...Read more

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Can having hypothyroid contribute to diabetes?

Can having hypothyroid contribute to diabetes?

Not directly: Hypothyroidism is usually caused by autoimmunity (person makes antibodies attacking own proteins). People w/ 1 autoimmune condition are at higher risk for others, including type 1 diabetes. For the more common type 2 diabetes, if the hypothyroidism led to weight gain, the weight gain might make someone more likely to develop diabetes sooner than they ordinarily would. ...Read more

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How do I know how severe my hypothyroidism is?

How do I know how severe my hypothyroidism is?

Hypothyroid: The "severity" is related to the pituitary gland's signal that the thyroid has failed. This is called TSH or thyroid-stimulating-hormone. The higher this is the more indicative of thyroid failure. Tsh can wax and wane depending on the degree of thyroid inflammation. ...Read more

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Is my hypothyroidism causing me to gain weight?

Is my hypothyroidism causing me to gain weight?

Possibly: Hypothyroidism slows the metabolism so it may contribute to weight gain but not be the only cause. ...Read more

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Is there a link between orgasm and hypothyroid?

Not really: No there is no link between orgasm and hypothyroid. ...Read more

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What should you do with untreated hypothyroidism?

Treat it: It won't get better, and you won't get any better, unless it's treated appropriately with brand name thyroxine replacement that your doctor checks on a regular basis to make sure the dose is correct. ...Read more

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I have hypothyroidism. Can I still have children?

Most do: Properly treated hypothyroidism is compatible with having a normal pregnancy and outcome. Discuss this with your doc. ...Read more

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