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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)

Hypothyroidism is also known as Underactive thyroid. Level, which can cause fatigue increased sensitivity to cold constipation dry skin unexplained weight gain puffy face hoarseness muscle weakness elevated blood cholesterol level muscle aches, tenderness and stiffness pain, stiffness or swelling in your joints heavier than normal or irregular menstrual periods thinning hair slowed heart ...Read more


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I have hypothyroidism. I used to feel so sleepy but now I am not. Could it be from bad eating habits? It feels like i mimic hyperthyroidism.

I have hypothyroidism. I used to feel so sleepy but now I am not. Could it be from bad eating habits? It feels like i mimic hyperthyroidism.

See below: If your thyroid function is under control with medication that may explain why you are not tired any more. Your doctor can check your levels to confirm. ...Read more

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I am often very sleepy, my left chest hurts especially when taking a deep breath. I lose a bit of hair but not drastically. Is this hypothyroidism?

I am often very sleepy, my left chest hurts especially when taking a deep breath.  I lose a bit of hair but not drastically. Is this hypothyroidism?

Hard to say: Hypothyroidism can be a cause for fatigue and daytime sleepiness. However there are multiple other factors that could cause this too. Such as sleep apnea.. Chest pain with deep breath may be related to many causes ( pericarditis, chest wall muscle pain, pe, ..Etc..) good history and lab work may clarify the cause. ...Read more

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I have hypothyroidism. I don't have daytime sleepiness or fatigue and i went to two days without sleeping and still not tired. What should I do?

I have hypothyroidism.  I don't have daytime sleepiness or fatigue and i went to two days without sleeping and still not tired. What should I do?

Check hormone levels: If you have thyroiditis you may be dosed too high with thyroid hormone or may be experiencing acute thyroiditis with elevated levels of thyroid hormone. Have your doctor check the dose of medication and your thyroid hormone levels (tsh, free t4, free t3) read more about hypothyroid here http://doccarnahan.Blogspot.Com/2013/05/mthfr-gene-mutation-whats-big-deal.Html. ...Read more

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If hyperthyroid then hypothyroid then normal thyroid lasts, what tests needed to see why sleepiness cont. If no addiction or emotional problems?

If  hyperthyroid then hypothyroid then  normal  thyroid lasts, what tests needed to see why sleepiness cont.  If no addiction or emotional problems?

Waxing - waning: Thyroid disease can often take a waxing and waning course, with thyroid function fluctuating between hyper and hypo, becoming normal for brief periods between. Eventually the thyroid "burns out" and stops functioning, leading to persistent hypothyroidism. Go back to your doc and see if this might be happening in your case. If nothing else, the chat should start you in the right direction. ...Read more

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I have hypothyroidism. i take thyroxine sodium tablet early morning. I am having drowsiness and head ache all the day.what would be reason?

I have hypothyroidism. i take thyroxine sodium tablet early morning. I am having drowsiness and head ache all the day.what would be reason?

HYPOTHYROIDISM: HYPOTHYROIDISM can cause a myriad of symptoms. In women it can cause weight gain /fatigue/dysfunctional uterine bleeding resulting in a secondary anemia. I have better success with Armour thyroid and try to get TSH<1. Additionally Cytomel(T3) can be added. Also gluten free diet(WHOLEAPPROACH .COM) also Topamax at bedtime can be addedGet your levels checked regularly and follow up with your doctor. ...Read more

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If I have lupis, and hypothyroidism, how to deal w/inflammation? Everything i try makes me swell up?

If I have lupis, and hypothyroidism, how to deal w/inflammation? Everything i try makes me swell up?

Depends: Obviously if your thyroid therapy is not optimal you will have swelling and inflamation. So treating this to optimal levels with good labs is essential. Lupus tends to flair up. So pts are periodically on Prednisone wich can help with inflamation but cause swelling with salt and water retention. Dieuretics may be helpful with this. If it a frequent occurrence then immunosupression may be needed. ...Read more

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How to deal with sleepiness while on implanon?

How to deal with sleepiness while on implanon?

Unrelated : Sleepiness is not a known effect of implanon. There are many many causes of sleepiness but this is not one of them. ...Read more

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I take 25 mg Certralin every day for about 6 months. That makes me so sleepy in the morning. How others deal with this problem?

I take 25 mg Certralin every day for about 6 months. That makes me so sleepy in the morning. How others deal with this problem?

Take at night: If you mean Sertraline (zoloft) then it is is a once a day drug and may work better for you if taken at night. If not see your doctor for another drug that might not be so sedating. ...Read more

Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Underactive Thyroid (Definition)

The thyroid makes thyroid hormone, the main one is t4, which is converted in other tissues to t3. An underactive thyroid makes too little thyroid hormone. You feel sluggish, bloated, constipated, cold. It is treated by taking replacement hormone levothyroxine. The thyroid also makes calcitonin, which is involved in calcium metabolism, but it is a weak hormone in ...Read more


Dr. Marsha Davis
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Drowsiness (Definition)

Being tired is common during pregnancy, especially in the first few months and then towards the end. Exercise, rest, and proper diet all may reduce the degree of tiredness that you feel. It may help to take ...Read more