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Hypothyroidism Helped By Alkaline Water
Not really: It can be increased in severe hyperthyroid disease ...Read more
I heard somewhere that people with hypothyroid ...When they gain weight it's just mostly water weight. Is this true?
Can flouride or Cl in H2O cause hypothyroidism? shd I use a water filter,I have been diagnosed w hypothyroidism,can this help? I hve started medicine
Suffer from chronic constipation. I have hypothyroid. My gastro md says its that. Md recommends miiralax up to 4x a day. I drink a lot of water & exe?
A lot of Miralax (polyethylene glycol): After being on thyroid replacement recheck blood level of TSH (thyroid stimulating hormone)-takes about 3 weeks to change. Meanwhile, check diet-adquate fiber foods like beans, whole grains, fruits, vegs, fluids, activity. Check meds, otc, supplements, e.g. Calcium can be constipating. Get enough oil in diet. Age? May need colonoscopy to check things ok inside. Miralax is safe, but 4x/d is a lot. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Could high calcium in the blood and intake of levothyroxine for hypothyroid be cause of strong foul odor in urine? I drink ~3 6oz cups of water a day
Unlikely: Neither high calcium nor levo. Will cause foul odor. Most common cause of dark, strong urine is dehydration. You should be drinking minimum of 100 ounces of fluids/day or enough to keep urine color fairly clear, not only to help lower calcium but to prevent kidney stones . Other causes of foul urine are UTI and certain foods and meds. A urinalysis and culture can determine if UTI present. ...Read more
Hypothyroid/hashimoto's. Levels low. Constant bloating, distended belly, water retention. Tried more water, fiber helped little. What else can I do?!
See your doc: If your thyroid levels are low you may need to adjust the dose of your replacement. It sounds as though your symptoms are consistent with an inadequately treated underactive thyroid. Even if your levels were relatively normal, your meds may still need adjusting while you continue to have symptoms. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have cfs & am hypothyroid. Recently fingertips on left hand sporadically get tight&wrinkly but not in water. I had a + ANA 160 nucleolar. Harmless?
Yes.: First if hypothyroidsim was detected, then you are on meds and no longer hypothyoid. An ANA is found in 5% of the population, and is usually false positive. But you have an autimmine disease already: low thyroid, usually the result of hashimoto's thyroiditis. Cfs is so non-specific, there is frequently no cause found, except poor sleep. You ANA needs to be reflexed to see if it is important. ...Read more
My liver enzymes have fluctuated between normal and mildly elevated over the past 2 yrs. The alt, ggtp, alkaline phos, bili, includiing the mcv. I also have hypothyroid disease and take armour thyroid. Should i be concerned?
My childs potassium, alkaline phosphate, carbon dioxide are low on blood test. Test was done due to my lupus & hypothyroidism. What does this mean?
Hard to say: Random test results reported with no history or exam findings make it impossible to decide if they are important or not. The normal values vary sometimes by age and we don't know if the report used proper kid or adult standards.You should review these with whoever ordered them. ...Read more
How do I prevent my puffy eyes in morning.I think they have watering them.I thunk my underactive thyroid has caused it.Already on 100 mg of my. Meds.P?
Hypothyroid: Puffy or swollen eyes can be caused by fluid retention, stress, allergies, hormone changes, and hypothyroidism- see your doctor. Other times we get puffy eyes after sleeping. This can be caused by too much sodium in the diet, which causes water retention. Puffy eyes can also be caused by lack of sleep or excessive alcohol intake. http://www.eyehealthweb.com/puffy-eyes/ ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What's causing your: ...esophagitis? If acid-related, take acid blockers (alkaline water can be expected to be less effective than OTC antacids here). If bile reflux, alkaline consumption may theoretically exacerbate your problem. Save your money, and treat based on the medical advice of your health professional. ...Read more
None: Pure water is essential to life as we all know. ...Read more
Reflux: It can help to neutralize the acids in the stomach. It is much better to take reflux medicine and watch your diet closely to avoid acid foods. There is a good book by dr koufman entitled "dropping acid" which also has a cookbook of low acid foods. It explains the acid diet and is available on amazon. Good luck. ...Read more
Possibly: Certain doctors in alternative medical community have information & clinical reports about efficacy, for health, of alkaline water. Orthodox medical doctors are mostly unstudied & not interested in this concept. Positive statements about subject would likely arouse ire of an host of physicians, thereby rendering official answer of "not proven". For example is only 1topic tags to post below. ...Read more
Alkaline water: Ordinary water consists of 2 hydrogen molecules and 1 oxygen molecule that constantly interact with one another to form oh (alkaline) and h (acidic). So at any given moment in time, water can be alkaline and then acidic. Other substances naturally found in spring water can raise or lower the ph of water and "ionize" it. Ultimately all water becomes alkaline when it reaches the small intestine. ...Read more
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