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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)

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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Have hypothyroid caused by restrictive eating as a teen.on 50mcg synthroid,never miss.never had symptoms.feel well.is this type milder than hashimito?

Have hypothyroid caused by restrictive eating as a teen.on 50mcg synthroid,never miss.never had symptoms.feel well.is this type milder than hashimito?

Partial replacement: When hypothyroidism is diagnosed, there is often residual thyroid functioning so full replacement is not needed as is the case for congenital absence of the thryoid gland. The causes of hypothyroidism are varied and not always identified. Hashimotos is one type of autoimmune condition that can result in minimal to significant underfuntioning. Your dose is low, and I'm glad you feel well. ...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

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What causes hypothyroidism?

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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How is hypothyroidism treated in you?

How is hypothyroidism treated in you?

Replacement therapy: The only treatment known to be effective is thyroid hormone replacement therapy, which gives you back what you need. There are some herbal and food remedies that can be tried in conjunction with hormone replacement, but their effectiveness is sketchy. ...Read more

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What are the signs of hypothyroidism?

Many, many possible: Symptoms may include: 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. ...Read more

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What is an latrogenic hypothyroidism ?

Due to medical tx: Iatrogenic means due to medical treatment. For hypothyroidism that might include ablation (killing) with radioactive iodine to stop a thyroid from making too much thyroid hormone, or surgery to treat nodules, thyroid cancer, or an overactive thyroid gland. ...Read more

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What are the syntoms of hypothyroidism?

What are the syntoms of hypothyroidism?

Many possible : The most common symptoms are: fatigue, dry skin, brittle nails, dry brittle hair and/or hair loss, weight gain or inability to lose weight, need for more sleep, forgetfulness and body aches. Go to hormone.Org for more information. ...Read more

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Should i be concerned having hypothyroidism?

Should i be concerned having hypothyroidism?

Nope: Hi. No, don't be the least bit concerned. It's the most easily and perfectly treated of all endocrine hormone deficiency conditions. Take your medicine daily, and if you forget one day's thyroid hormone, take 2 the next day. Easy! Good luck! ...Read more

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Could my hypothyroidism be treated completely?

Absolutely!: Hi. It's easy as 1-2-3! I bet your doctor's well on the way to having it fine tuned already! Don't forget to take your thyroid hormone daily. We use labs to assess how your dose is working...doing so, we assume you're taking your thyroid hormone every day. Unlike many other meds, with thyroid, if you forget to take it one day, take two the next day. So easy! To your health! ...Read more

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What is hypothyroidiswhat is hypothyroidism? M?

Hypothyroidism...: Hypothyroidism means that there is an under active thyroid gland. The treatment is to replace the thyroid hormone. Blood tests will be done about every 4-6 weeks so the dose of thyroid hormone can be adjusted until the right dose is reached. Once that happens, the blood tests will be done less frequently. ...Read more