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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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Hypothyroid. T3 (liothyronine) 1.8(1.6-3) T4 16(9-21) experiencing symptoms such as chronic fatigue, exhaustion, feeling faint, mental illness,etc really need help?

Hypothyroid. T3 (liothyronine) 1.8(1.6-3) T4 16(9-21) experiencing symptoms such as chronic fatigue, exhaustion, feeling faint, mental illness,etc  really need help?

Need more info: It is a little challenging to answer as our thyroid test units here in the States are different from yours. But if we had the TSH (thyroid stimulating hormone), also known as thyrotopin, value we might be of more help, Consider writing back and adding that. You have a combination of conditions that can cause fatigue and exhaustion. I hope you can find some help. All the best to you. ...Read more

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i have hypothyroidism. i got symptoms such as leaky breasts, chronic fatigue, exhaustion,feeling faint. T3 (liothyronine) is 1.8 T4 is 16 TSH is 0.02 can you help??

 i have hypothyroidism. i got symptoms such as leaky breasts, chronic fatigue, exhaustion,feeling faint. T3 (liothyronine) is 1.8 T4 is 16 TSH is 0.02 can you help??

Conflicting labs: Based on the lab values you posted, there's some inconsistencies. In hypothyroidism, the T3 (liothyronine) and T4 are low while the TSH is high. The TSH can decrease if you are on medication and on too high a dose. Please follow up with your doctor to review your test results and diagnosis. Good health. ...Read more

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Low BP 110/60 with hypothyroidism, on 75 mg of levothyroxin ... And still feel faint ...Usually hold onto something ... . What should I do!?

Low BP 110/60 with hypothyroidism, on 75 mg of levothyroxin ... And still feel faint ...Usually hold onto something ... . What should I do!?

Needs Check up: Your Blood Pressure is not that low.You feel faint and I will advice you go to he ER and get checked as there must be another cause of your feeling faint as your BP is not causing your symptoms ...Read more

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Why a patient with hypothyroidism undergoing root canal treatment, faints during the treatment?

Why a patient with hypothyroidism undergoing root canal treatment, faints during the treatment?

Pain: Regardless of thyroid function (hypo, hyper or euthyroidism), pain for any reason can cause someone to faint, most likely due to a vasovagal response whereby the heart beats too slowly while the blood pressure drops. ...Read more

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I have a lot of fatigue, muscle weakness, fainting spells. Diagnosis hypothyroidism but months on Synthroid (thyroxine) brings little help. My dr's are clueless.

I have a lot of fatigue, muscle weakness, fainting spells. Diagnosis hypothyroidism but months on Synthroid (thyroxine) brings little help. My dr's are clueless.

Not thyroid?: If you're taking brand name replacement and the levels have been normal for several mos., the symptoms you're experiencing are not due to your thyroid - and you must have your doctors look at other potential disorders, which we cannot do over the internet. ...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. Rajiva Goyal
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Syncope (Definition)

Loss of consciousness and postural tone caused by diminished cerebral blood flow. Syncope may indicate a particular medical condition, however often it may occur in an otherwise healthy individual. It is a common problem, accounting for 3% ...Read more


Fainting (Definition)

Faintness is a clinical finding similar to a loss of consciousness and collapse. This can include ...Read more