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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. Rajiva Goyal
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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

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I'm hypothyroid sometimes my hearbeat vll be 108 y?

I'm hypothyroid sometimes my hearbeat vll be 108 y?

Adrenals: Hypothyroidism can cause adrenal fatigue and adrenal compensation can sometimes cause tachycardia. Or you may have an autoimmune thyroid problem that swings you between hyper and hypo.
http://drfairchild. Blogspot. Com/2012/12/proper-thyroid-testing. Html. ...Read more

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I am a hypothyroid person. What are the foods to avoid hypothyroid person?

I am a hypothyroid person. What are the foods to avoid hypothyroid person?

None: Hypothyroidism is not caused or affected (for better or worse) by any specific food. It is treated with specific medicine. ...Read more

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What is hypothyroidism?

Underactive thyroid: Hypothyroidism is a thyroid gland (in the front of the neck) that is under active and producing less hormones than normal. Hypothyroidism is diagnosed primarily on blood tests. Symptoms can be misleading. ...Read more

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What is hypothyroidism?

What is hypothyroidism?

Low Function Thyroid: Hypothyroidism means your thyroid is either not produing enough or somethimes any of the hormones needed for basic functioning. It controls metabolism, heart rate, body temperature, and most normaly functions of homeostasis and even controls some of your other glands production of hormones. It can be life-threatening if not treated. Medication will correct the problems. ...Read more

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Symptoms of hypothyroidism?

Symptoms of hypothyroidism?

Several: Fatigue, abnormal weight gain, dry skin, cold intolerance, constipation, hair loss, mental and physical lack of stamina, sluggishness, brittle nails. ...Read more

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What causes hypothyroidism?

Depends: Causes can be varied, as well as the treatment. Sometimes imbalanced thyroid hormone conversion can cause functional hypothyroidism. Sometimes iodine or other deficiency can cause it.
http://drfairchild. Blogspot. Com/2012/12/proper-thyroid-testing. Html. ...Read more

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Can hypothyroidism be cure?

Can hypothyroidism be cure?

Thyroid failure: Nope. Not yet. The only option is to be on simple thyroid replacement medication daily. ...Read more

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Can hypothyroidism be cured?

Can hypothyroidism be cured?

Not usually: Occasionally, hypothyroidism is caused by a temporary condition such as thyroiditis, or inflammation of the thyroid gland. Such cases usually do resolve, and the thyroid goes back to making normal amounts of thyroid hormone. Most of the time, however, the thyroid gland makes less and less thyroid hormone over time, and lifelong treatment with thyroid hormone is needed. ...Read more

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How to cure hypothyroidism?

How to cure hypothyroidism?

See your doctor.: What to do with hyperthyroidism depends mostly on what the cost is. Regardless of the cause, however, you should be taking thyroid supplements until the cause and treatment are determined. You should see your doctor or an endocrinologist ASAP. Good luck. ...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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Banana good for hypothyroid?

It is OK.: Foods rich in tyrosine, a thyroid hormones precursor, are favorable for hypothyroidism.
Tyrosine-rich foods include animal proteins, dairy products, almonds and bananas. ...Read more

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Is hypothyroidism hereditary?

Sometimes: Depends on the cause of your hypothyroidism. Congenital hypothyroidism (since birth) is less hereditable than acquired (latter in life) hypothyridism. ...Read more

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How common is hypothyroidism?

How common is hypothyroidism?

Fairly common: About 3% of the general population has hypothyroidism. It is more common in women than in men, and can run in families. ...Read more

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What can cause hypothyroidism?

Autoimmune, surgery: The most common cause is autoimmune thyroid disease, that is, the body makes antibodies against the thyroid. Thyroid surgery can cause it too. So can radiation therapy to the neck. Meds like amiodarone and some chemo can, too. ...Read more

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How hypothyroid causes anxiety?

How hypothyroid causes anxiety?

Thyroid & Anxiety: As a psychiatrist, I always test for thyroid conditions, which can exacerbate anxiety, and cause many other symptoms. ...Read more

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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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How is hypothyroidism diagnosed?

How is hypothyroidism diagnosed?

Blood test: By measuring your thyroid levels along with TSH your physician can have enough data to rule in or rule out hypothyroidism. If your family history is positive for thyroid disease, you may ask for thyroid antibodies to be checked as well. ...Read more

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Does garlic cure hypothyroidism?

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

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What to do about hypothyroidism?

Hypothyroid: If you have been diagnosed with hypothyroidism surely your doctor has prescribed thyroid hormone replacement.
This is available as brand name or generic. Some doctors prescribe only T4 thyroid hormone, others prescribe that and T3 (liothyronine) thyroid.
My personal preference is T4 only.
Take it at least one hour after a meal and preferably at bedtime. ...Read more

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What is secondary hypothyroidism?

Unstimulated thyroid: Hypothyroidism describes a situation in which the thyroid gland doesn't produce normal amounts of thyroid hormone (t4). In primary hypothyroidism, the thyroid can't make enough thyroid hormone. T4 levels are low, and TSH (thyroid stimulating hormone) is high. In secondary hypothyroidism, the thyroid can work normally, but due to low levels of tsh, doesn't (t4 & TSH levels both low or low-normal). ...Read more

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Why is hypothyroidism so serious?

NOT TRUE: If diagnosed early and treated early, hypothyroidism is not serious. ...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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Who can be cured of hypothyroidism?

Hypothyroidism: Hypothyroidism is a permanent condition requiring lifelong treatment in most patients. Treatment involves thyroid hormone replacement, unless the hypothyroidism is transient, such as following painless thyroiditis or subacute thyroiditis; or reversible (due to a medication that can be discontinued). ...Read more

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How to treat hypothyroid naturally?

Take natural thyroid: The natural way to help your body is to not deprive it from the natural hormone that it requires, thyroid hormone. Anything else you do will be un-natural. There are no herbs, supplements, or potions that will help your thyroid do what it is incapable of doing. As you remain off thyroid hormone you will become more un-natural. ...Read more

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Are chia seeds good for hypothyroid?

Are chia seeds good for hypothyroid?

No: No they are not. Thyroid replacement therapy is the only effective treatment. ...Read more

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Is cranberries good for hypothyroid?

Is cranberries good for hypothyroid?

Wont make a differen: The key to treating hypothyroidism is to take your thyroid hormone pills regularly without missing any doses. Hypothyroidism means your body cant make enough hormone and you need to take thyroid hormone replacement. Missing thyroid pills often leads to under replacement. Bottom line is take your thyroid pills regularly and you should be ok. ...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


Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
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Fainting (Definition)

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