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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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Can decreased peripheral vision be caused by hypothyroidism?

Can decreased peripheral vision be caused by hypothyroidism?

Not usually: I would look for other potential causes and see a good eye doctor first before attributing it to hypothyroidism. ...Read more

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What is sensorimotor peripheral polyneuropathy?

What is sensorimotor peripheral polyneuropathy?

It Effect both: The sensory fiber of the nerve and motor fiber of the nerve. ...Read more

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What exactly is axonal sensorimotor peripheral polyneuropathy?

What exactly is axonal sensorimotor peripheral polyneuropathy?

Answer: Description of a peripheral neuropathy that predominantly affects the axon, wire within nerve, and secondarily affects the myelin, insulation. This characteristically occurs in diabetes, alcohol nutritional problems, porphyria, solvent exposure, amyloidosis, etc. ...Read more

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What is axonal sensorimotor peripheral polyneuropathy and how is it treated?

What is axonal sensorimotor peripheral polyneuropathy and how is it treated?

Generic: A variety of nerve pathology. Etiologies include alcohol/nutritional, diabetes, solvent or chemical exposure, porphyria, amyloid, causations. Since this is a unique category, should be relatively easy to pin down and design a specific therapy. Medical foods, metanx, could improve a small fibre component, and Lyrica (pregabalin) or Cymbalta could help symptoms. ...Read more

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S-1 bilat radiculopathy- superimposed peripheral sensory polyneuropathy. What does this mean? All i know is pain. Help please

S-1 bilat radiculopathy- superimposed peripheral sensory polyneuropathy.   What does this mean?  All i know is pain. Help please

Nerve test: Presumably you are referring to a report from a recent nerve test. It is important to see a neurologist or neurosurgeon who can order imaging and blood work to determine the cause of your pain and then begin a course of treatment to relieve the pain. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what is axonal sensorimotor peripheral polyneuropathy?

Can you tell me what is axonal sensorimotor peripheral polyneuropathy?

Peripheral Nerve: Damage to the peripheral nerve body and projection is an axonal peripheral sensorimotor neuropathy. ...Read more

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I have been diagnosed with perpheral polyneuropathy, as well as over active thyroid, with positive for lupus.I seem to get cramps in my feet, ect.Painful?

I have been diagnosed with perpheral polyneuropathy, as well as over active thyroid, with positive for lupus.I seem to get cramps in my feet, ect.Painful?

Confusing: Not sure of your question. From your description, your peripheral neuropathy is likely the culprit for your pain and cramps in your feet, and i cannot exclude superimposed tarsal tunnel syndrome. However, nerve pathology is likely the cause of your symptoms. Other than baclofen, you are not taking the usual nerve pain suppressant meds, and I am unclear re the cause of your nerve problem. ...Read more

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Does l-tyrosine help with hypothyroidism?

Does l-tyrosine help with hypothyroidism?

Yes, if deficient: Our bodies produce thyroid hormone by combining tyrosine with iodine. Thus, if one is deficient in tyrosine it might cause hypothyroidism. Our body synthesizes tyrosine from phenylalanine, so that deficiency (which is not unusual) can also cause hypothyroidism. If low in tyrosine then supplementing should help: http://ezinearticles.Com/?The-importance-of-l-tyrosine-in-thyroid-function;id=4717866. ...Read more

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How much l tyrosine should I take for hypothyroidism?

How much l tyrosine should I take for hypothyroidism?

No need for extra: The treatment for hypothyroidism is replacement of thyroid hormone; there is no reason to take other supplements such as tyrosine the hypothyroidism is treated appropriately. ...Read more