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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

Overheating (Definition)

Allowing your body temperature to rise above 101 degrees F during pregnancy may increase the risk of a development abnormality in a developing baby. The risk is greatest during the first trimester. Adults who are not pregnant develop heat emergencies only when their body temperatures rise ...Read more


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What should a good diet and eating schedule of person suffering fron hypothyroidism? How much necessary is physical exercise for him

What should a good diet and eating schedule of person suffering fron hypothyroidism? How much necessary is physical exercise for him

Similar to those: Without hypothyroidism. As hypothyroidism that is appropriately managed with medications should allow you to eat and exercise much as if you don't have hypothyroidism. There is no one diet or exercise plan that is best for all. You need to see how your body responds to different macro/micronutrients and exercise routines/schedules. This is difficult to answer appropriately in 400 characters. ...Read more

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Is it advisable for a person to have a really cold beverage if they are overheated from exercise or other physical exertion?

Is it advisable for a person to have a really cold beverage if they are overheated from exercise or other physical exertion?

No: When you are already overheated and then drink really cold beverage you will shut your stomach down and it might cause stomach cramps. I know you're not a horse, but if someone did that to a horse after it was racing, it would die. In chinese medicine, its not advised to drink iced drinks ever, because it damages your kidney energy. ...Read more

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Type 2 diabetic, gain weight but, no appetite. Eat very little. Average activity. Work, play with kids, etc. Hypothyroidism?

Type 2 diabetic, gain weight but, no appetite. Eat very little. Average activity. Work, play with kids, etc. Hypothyroidism?

Weight gain: If your TSH is normal, you may be gaining weight due to edema formation, or water retention. In that state, you would be gaining 1-2 lbs/day and have to get up at night several times to urinate. Have your physician evaluate you for edema, which could be caused by proteinuria and check your tsh. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have a resting heart rate between 30-40's. I have hypothyroidism, some chest pains, and a family history of heart problems. 35, low activity

I have a resting heart rate between 30-40's. I have hypothyroidism, some chest pains, and a family history of heart problems. 35, low activity

See a MD: Your symptoms of bradycardia and fatigue (low activity) may all be explicable by hypothyroidism. Pls see an endocrinologist to make sure u are chemically euthyroid, I.e. Your hypothyroidism is adequately treated. If bradycardia and low energy persist despite that, see a cardiologist ...Read more

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How does the body prevent itself from overheating in exercise?

How does the body prevent itself from overheating in exercise?

Sweating: At least two mechanisms. The body first reacts by dilating (enlarging the diameter) of the vessels near the skin surface, thus allowing for more surface area heat exchange to occur. Sweating is additive to this process, cooling the skin by evaporation. Together, these processes help to prevent overheating. Normally, we sweat as much as a liter throughout the entire day. ...Read more

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I have hypothyroidism and can not lose weight. Infact I just seem to gain. I exercise 7 days a week. Very aggravatin. I shy away from invites.

I have hypothyroidism and can not lose weight. Infact I just seem to gain. I exercise 7 days a week. Very aggravatin. I shy away from invites.

When was your: Thyroid function test? It is important that this be under control to be able to better manage your weight. You also need to make sure that the calories burned remain greater than calories consumed. Take care. ...Read more

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What can help lose weight with hypothyroidism, tried exercise cardio and toning, im having regular bloodtest at the moment to find correct tablet dose?

What can help lose weight with hypothyroidism, tried exercise cardio and toning, im having regular bloodtest at the moment to find correct tablet dose?

Reduce caloric intak: Correct hypothyroidism shown by corrected TSH. Continue excercise both resistance and aerobic. Reduce calorie. Good luck. If all that fails see a weight loss doctor. ...Read more

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Ever since I've been diagnosed and treated. For hypothyroidism I have been losing my breath (gasping for air) and I can't do 30 seconds of exercise. Help?

Ever since I've been diagnosed and treated. For hypothyroidism I have been losing my breath (gasping for air) and I can't do 30 seconds of exercise. Help?

Not thyroid.: Doesn't sound like this is related to your thyroid unless of course it is very large and impinging on your airway. You didn't mention this so I don't suppose that is the issue either. You have another problem which may be anxiety or possibly a reversible obstructive lung dysfunction such sas asthma. ...Read more

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Exercise overheating pregnant?

Exercise overheating pregnant?

Is possible: To overheat with exercise when pregnant. Some ideas to help avoid getting overheated: drink plenty of fluids, don't exercise if you already feel hot, decrease the intensity of your exercise and rest if you feel hot or dizzy or lightheaded. ...Read more

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How can I diet and exercise with hypothyroidism?

Yes: Not dangerous, but obviously, you want to treat your low thyroid (which I assume you are doing). ...Read more

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I need to loose weight fast, but due to hypothyroidism I can't seem to no matter how much I exercise or diet, what could you recommend?

I need to loose weight fast, but due to hypothyroidism I can't seem to no matter how much I exercise or diet, what could you recommend?

Healthy eating: Make half your meal vegetables and fruits. Go for variety. And keep in mind that potatoes and french fries dont count. choose whole grains & limit refined grains. pick the healthiest sources of protein. Drink lots of water. Stay active. check out http://www. Sparkpeople. Com or http://www. Myfitnesspal. Com. They offers nutrition, health, and fitness tools, support, and resources that are 100% free. ...Read more

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I have hypothyroidism and find losing weight very difficult. Is there something I can do to help the weight come off besides eat well and exercise?

I have hypothyroidism and find losing weight very difficult. Is there something I can do to help the weight come off besides eat well and exercise?

Hard question...: First, be sure your thyroid level is normal on medications. If you are still hypothyroid with medications, you may need a med adjustment. Then, we're back to the basics of calories in and calories spent. Many people find that weight training (strength training) gives you more bang for the buck because you build muscle. And muscle burns more calories! Also, we naturally lose muscle beginning at 35! ...Read more

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Fem:age:39, hypothyroid 60mcg from past 13 years. Now my LDL :168, HDL :48, tot choles:238, is high LDL related to my hypothyroid? Can I diet, exercise?

Yes: Aside from any other reasons that your LDL may be elevated (overweight? Family history? Other medicines you take? Diet?), being deficient in thyroid hormone will surely raise your ldl. ...Read more

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I was told I have subclinical hypothyroidism; is there a way to treat it without medication, exercise, cutting out sugar, etc?

I was told I have subclinical hypothyroidism; is there a way to treat it without medication, exercise, cutting out sugar, etc?

Hypothyroidism: The proper way to treat hypothyroidism is to administer the correct amount of thyroid replacement to bring the tsh to normal range. General measures like exercise, diet or weight reduction wouldn't significantly affect tsh levels. Your physician or throidologist is best qualified to advise you, however. ...Read more

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Is occasional visual awareness of your pulse something to worry about? Has only happened on standing up too fast, overheated or after hard exercise

Is occasional visual awareness of your pulse something to worry about? Has only happened on standing up too fast, overheated or after hard exercise

Not likely: There are no problems associated with visualizing your pulse. It is common to see the pulsation of the carotid artery, the radial artery, ad even the aorta in the abdomen. ...Read more

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I've been diagnosed with hypothyroidism. I follow a good diet and exercise and my metabolism has been checked and its fast. Hard to lose weight still?

I've been diagnosed with hypothyroidism. I follow a good diet and exercise and my metabolism has been checked and its fast. Hard to lose weight still?

Check bmr: With hypothyroidism and difficulty losing weight, have your T3 (liothyronine) checked since that can be a problem. Alsoyour resting metabolism rate can be measured in weight loss clinics that will explain what your true metabolism rate is and from that decrease your calories by 500cal/day to lose one pound per week. Drink water since that helps with weight loss. ...Read more

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I had a physical at work and it said I had hypothyroidism. I don't think I have any symptoms other than getting cold easily. How worried should I be?

I had a physical at work and it said I had hypothyroidism. I don't think I have any symptoms other than getting cold easily. How worried should I be?

See your physician: I wouldn't worry, but I would make an appointment with your family physician and get thoroughly checked out. Sometimes, low thyroid has very few symptoms. A simple blood test, along with a basic physical, should help clarify the diagnosis. Get checked. ...Read more

Dr. Norman Cohen
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Hyperthermia (Definition)

Normal body temperature is 98.6 degrees. Temperatures below that would be called hypothermia, and temperatures greater than that hyperthermia. Low grade temperatures are not always a concern, but temperatures greater than 101.5 are usually ...Read more


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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