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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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Is it possible for hypothyroidism to show up suddenly in a teenage girl?

Is it possible for hypothyroidism to show up suddenly in a teenage girl?

Very common: Hashimoto's thyroiditis is very common. It is something that starts out often with patients unable to detect a problem. By the time symptoms appear in some kids, hypothyroidism can be evident. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of hypothyroidism in teen males?

What are symptoms of hypothyroidism in teen males?

The same as in other: People: 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 rate depression impaired memory check aace.Com for more into. ...Read more

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Diagnosed hypothyroid in us as a teen, haven't had meds for years. In uk, docs say im borderline & wont prescribe. I thought this doesn't go away. Help?

Diagnosed hypothyroid in us as a teen, haven't had meds for years. In uk, docs say im borderline & wont prescribe. I thought this doesn't go away. Help?

Hypothyroid: There are a number of possibilities. You may have been "borderline" as a teen, but your doc then decided to treat (and uk doc is more conservative). You may have had a bout of thyroiditis as a teen, and you recovered. You may have hashimoto's thyroiditis, which slowly degrades your thyroid. Since you have not taken meds for years, your thyroid is still working, at least partially. ...Read more

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If you have hypothyroidism as a teen (& you're short), and your doc gives you thyroid pills, can that make you grow taller?

If you have hypothyroidism as a teen (& you're short), and your doc gives you thyroid pills, can that make you grow taller?

Was growth stunted?: Prolonged hypothyroidism with very elevated TSH can cause growth slow down in actively growing children. It is unusual to present like this when a child is seen annually by a pediatrician who plots height on a growth chart. If hypothyroidism was indeed profound then growth would resume with treatment, but final height may still be compromised by accelerating bone age with rx from initial delay. ...Read more

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What is being hypothyroid?

What is being hypothyroid?

Inadequate hormones: The thyroid creates a hormone that regulates metabolism in the body. It works on a number of different organ systems, and is essential to proper body function. If the thyroid stops producing the hormone, you become hypothyroid. This can happen by antibody destruction, direct destruction of the thyroid gland, removal (tumor), or interruption of the stimulating signal from the brain. ...Read more

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What are the effects of having a hypothyroid?

What are the effects of having a hypothyroid?

See details: Fatigue, constipation, dry skin, muscle aching and weakness, menstrual abnormalities, heart disease, etc. ...Read more

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What is hypothyroidism?

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