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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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No libido, testosterone levels are fine. Hypothyroid, but levels check out ok with medication. What is the next step our test or step?

No libido, testosterone levels are fine. Hypothyroid, but levels check out ok with medication. What is the next step our test or step?

Many things affect: libido.From mood/depression to medications ,to physiologic disorders of vasculature,and the complex list goes on.Many times there is more than one cause( multi factorial).If libido is the problem,consult first with Endocrinology.If medical work up is equivocal,don't forget Sex Therapist.Good luck?? ...Read more

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Is a deficiency in vitamin d, hight cortisol and prolactin, too much LDL cholesterol a sign of hypothyroid ? Symptoms dry skin, astheny and low libido

Is a deficiency in vitamin d, hight cortisol and prolactin, too much LDL cholesterol a sign of hypothyroid ? Symptoms dry skin, astheny and low libido

Forgive my frankness: Your lack of vitamin d is probably the result of your getting too little in your diet and not getting enough sunlight. A spot cortisol is of little value except as a screen for addison's which i will assume is ruled out. Your high prolactin and low libido in a man with some serious acne like you're being treated for makes me suspect strongly that you have a prolactinoma. ...Read more

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Hair loss from head and pubic region, male aged 19 is this hypothroid maybe, lost libido

Hair loss from head and  pubic region,  male aged 19 is this hypothroid maybe, lost libido

Check with your MD.: The symptoms you are describing could be systemic, meaning you need a good exam and workup to include blood levels of your thyroid hormone as well as testosterone. These issues you describe may be related, but they may not. See your doctor to have this work up right away. ...Read more

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How to decrease libido?

How to decrease libido?

Need evaluation: It sounds like you feel your libido to be "too high" -- but i wonder, in contrast to what? Is a depressed partner in your life telling you this? Could your level of sexual interest actually be normal, in comparison? Or is your libido genuinely driving you into compromising situations? Each possibility requires a different approach -- including ruling out any possible manic or hypomanic symptoms. ...Read more

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How to lower my libido?

How to lower my libido?

Why?: I'm not sure why you would want to lower your libido? It's best not to jump to meds before evaluating what's happening. In some cases, mood problems may show up as extremely increased libido -- and so can compulsive sexuality. Both of these situations can be helped via consulting with your family doctor to start with. S/he may also want you to see a psychiatrist or psychologist as well. ...Read more

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How to improve my libido?

How to improve my libido?

Assess yourself...: Low libido can be caused by stress such as worrying over job, money, family, friends, relationship etc. Are you in a good relationship? If you're not happy w/your partner, it's not easy to want to have sexual relations w/that person. Excess alcohol & other recreational substances can throw off sex drive, as can some medications. Depression can too. Be sure to chat w/your doc looking for illness ...Read more

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How can libido be treated?

See a speicalist : There are a number of ways to help with decreased libido. The first step is to see a professional to evaluate the cause then various treatments can be looked at. ...Read more

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Libido (Definition)

Libido is more commonly thought of as sexual desire. Still more specific definitions described libido as the free creative, or psychic energy an individual has to put toward ...Read more