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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

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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Levothyroxine sodium for hypothyroidism. How long before the weight starts to come off?

Levothyroxine sodium for hypothyroidism. How long before the weight starts to come off?

Response will vary: Weight loss does not necessarily come when treated with thyroid replacement for hypothyroidism or for any other reason. The medication takes time to work and may require dose adjustment to get the correct dose. Weight loss may or may not accompany proper treatment. ...Read more

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I have hypothyroidism since last 10yrs, on 100mcg of thyroxism sodium daily 1 tab, is it easy to fall pregnant or need additional treatment?

I have hypothyroidism since last 10yrs, on 100mcg of thyroxism sodium daily 1 tab, is it easy to fall pregnant or need additional treatment?

Same as normal: If your thyroid level is normal on replacement, your chance of pregnancy is generally the same as if you didn't have a thyroid problem in the first place. Depends upon your other fertility factors. There are some women, however, who have thyroid disease secondary to antibodies against their thyroid and these can cause uncommon fertility problems. ...Read more

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I'm prone to hyponetremia and need around 10, 000+ mg of salt a day. I'm also prone to hypothyroidism that comes and goes. Should I skip iodized salt?

I'm prone to hyponetremia and need around 10, 000+ mg of salt a day. I'm also prone to hypothyroidism that comes and goes. Should I skip iodized salt?

Ask your doctor. ..: Glad, at least, you have come to light about your personal unique labile features of physiological automation, which is commanded by hypothalamus to pituitary gland to adrenal glands, thyroid gland, etc. Behind such still hides something unknown leading to unstable fluctuation. Now, you need a fine tuning on the dose and schedule of supplying what you need, and your existing doctors can do more... ...Read more

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My wife been diagonsed with hypothyroidism. She has been prescribed for sodium thyroxine. We are looking for that medicine from vegetarian source?

My wife been diagonsed with hypothyroidism. She has been prescribed for sodium thyroxine. We are looking for that medicine from vegetarian source?

It is vegetarian: All sodium levothyroxine is derived from vegetarian sources so no need to look any further. The only animal-derived thryoid medicines are thyroid glandular extracts like Armour Thyroid and nature-throid.
Most who are hypothyroid also benefit from liothyronine, which is also vegetarian- see http://thyroid. About. Com/od/t3treatment/tp/t4-t3-thyroid-treatment. Htm &
http://bit. Ly/15k26u8 for more info. ...Read more

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I am hypothyroid and taking medication from past 15 years. Thyroxine sodium 62mcg. Can I use ground flaxseed? If not can I use flaxseed oil? Spirulina?

I am hypothyroid and taking medication from past 15 years. Thyroxine sodium 62mcg. Can I use ground flaxseed? If not can I use flaxseed oil? Spirulina?

With thyroxine: I'm not sure if you're wanting to take the listed supplements instead of thyroxine (no) or with your thyroxine (yes). Essentially, if your thyroid levels are in the good range, you can take anything that someone with a normally working thyroid can take. Because different docs have different opinions, it's always best to check with your own doc, and make sure s/he knows exactly what you're taking. ...Read more

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I have hypothyroidism. I take thyroxine sodium tablet early morning. I am having drowsiness and head ache all the day. What would be reason?

I have hypothyroidism. I take thyroxine sodium tablet early morning. I am having drowsiness and head ache all the day. What would be reason?

HYPOTHYROIDISM: HYPOTHYROIDISM can cause a myriad of symptoms. In women it can cause weight gain /fatigue/dysfunctional uterine bleeding resulting in a secondary anemia. I have better success with Armour thyroid and try to get TSH<1. Additionally Cytomel (T3) can be added. Also gluten free diet (WHOLEAPPROACH. COM) also Topamax (topiramate) at bedtime can be addedGet your levels checked regularly and follow up with your doctor. ...Read more

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Hi. 34 y old female with hypothyroidism. Vegeterian. Iron serum 178. Chloride 97. Sodium 138. A/g ratio 1.9. Ast 17. Alt 8. Ggt 8. Eos 9 and absolute eos 0.5. Protei6.7.What could this mean? Thank you

Hi. 34 y old female with hypothyroidism. Vegeterian. Iron serum 178. Chloride 97. Sodium 138. A/g ratio 1.9. Ast 17. Alt 8. Ggt 8. Eos 9 and absolute eos 0.5. Protei6.7.What could this mean? Thank you

See your dr: Normal ranges of your blood test results can vary depending on the lab used; however, it seems that your serum iron level may be a little high. U may be taking too much extra iron b/c of being vegetarian. Hypothyroidism can also complicate the picture. It is best to inform your dr of all the meds you are taking and the doses. Make sure u eat a healthy diet. ...Read more

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I have primary hypothyroidism, my t3, (liothyronine) T4 is remains norm but TSH sometimes fluctuate, how to control-i am regularly takes thyroxine sodium 100mcg tab?

I have primary hypothyroidism, my t3, (liothyronine) T4 is remains norm but TSH sometimes fluctuate, how to control-i am regularly takes thyroxine sodium 100mcg tab?

Lab results: One should not try to treat lab results. If your TSH is within normal limits, even if it fluctuates and you do not have symptoms, stay on the medication prescribed by your doctor and not be concerned. ...Read more

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For 2 yrs have had high potassium and low sodium and have hypothyroid but TSH levels okay with meds, what could be wrong?

For 2 yrs have had high potassium and low sodium and have hypothyroid but TSH levels okay with meds, what could be wrong?

Low Cortisol: Someone with one autoimmune condition (including most people with hypothyroidism) are at somewhat higher risk to have another autoimmune condition. One possibility here is addison's disease (adrenal failure), in which the antibodies attack the adrenals, causing low levels of cortisol and other adrenal hormones, which can result in high potassium & low sodium. ...Read more

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My tubes have been tied for over 7 years. I have hypothyroidism and hashimotos disease...so my periods aren't regular. I have been sick for three days and been craving ice something fierce. I craved it the same way with my 4 previous pregnancies. Could I b

My tubes have been tied for over 7 years. I have hypothyroidism and hashimotos disease...so my periods aren't regular. I have been sick for three days and been craving ice something fierce. I craved it the same way with my 4 previous pregnancies. Could I b

Tubes tied PG?: 35 F had tubes tied 7 years ago. Sick and craving ice like prev pregnancies asks if I can be pregnant?
The answer is yes. Tying the tubes is very effective but not 100%. So would get pregnancy test if you have been exposed to vaginal sex with a man's penis in your vagina. ...Read more

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I used ground flaxseed for 4 days 1 tbps, did not get period. 5 days over. I am hypothyriod (62.5mg thyroxine sodium, fibriod (2x2. I am not pregnant.?

I used ground flaxseed for 4 days 1 tbps, did not get period. 5 days over. I am hypothyriod (62.5mg thyroxine sodium, fibriod (2x2. I am not pregnant.?

Late egg release: There are many possibilities. Among the most common is ovulating (releasing an egg) late if so, menses should follow fairly soon. If not, further testing will clarify the reason. ...Read more

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Slight underactive thyroid. On meds but doc sd to also increase iodine intake. I'm putting iodized salt on everything. Darker circles under eyes help.

Slight underactive thyroid. On meds but doc sd to also increase iodine intake. I'm putting iodized salt on everything. Darker circles under eyes help.

Iodine intake: Unless you live in a very remote part of the world, or unless you consume a very unusual diet, there is probably already plenty of iodine in your diet, and more will not help your hypothyroidism. If your thyroid is failing, you need to take levothyroxine in an appropriate dose, and that will take care of the thyroid problem. ...Read more

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How do I know if I'm hypothyroid or not?

How do I know if I'm hypothyroid or not?

Blood test: A simple blood test to check for thyroid hormones T3 (liothyronine) and T4 and tsh. ...Read more

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Is any relation between hypothyroid and high prolactina?

Is any relation between hypothyroid and high prolactina?

Untreated: Hypothyroidism can lead to mild elevations in prolactin, which return to normal when thyroid levels do. Make sure to take brand name T4 replacement only. ...Read more

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What to do if I have hypothyroid and I haven't taken my mede in like three weeks. Could that be why?

What to do if I have hypothyroid and I haven't taken my mede in like three weeks. Could that be why?

Hypothyroidism: Hypothyroidism
When you are diagnosed with Hypothyroidism, it is due to the Thyroid gland not able to produce Thyroxin which is the hormone which controls the metaboilism. This condition is treated by giving the hormone to bring the blood level to normal level usually all over life
If yopu stop taking your replacement hormone you will go back to being Hypothyroid,
You should not stop the medicine ...Read more

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Can hypothyroidism be cure?

Thyroid failure: Nope. Not yet. The only option is to be on simple thyroid replacement medication daily. ...Read more

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Banana good for hypothyroid?

It is OK.: Foods rich in tyrosine, a thyroid hormones precursor, are favorable for hypothyroidism.
Tyrosine-rich foods include animal proteins, dairy products, almonds and bananas. ...Read more

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How common is hypothyroidism?

Fairly common: About 3% of the general population has hypothyroidism. It is more common in women than in men, and can run in families. ...Read more

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What can cause hypothyroidism?

Autoimmune, surgery: The most common cause is autoimmune thyroid disease, that is, the body makes antibodies against the thyroid. Thyroid surgery can cause it too. So can radiation therapy to the neck. Meds like amiodarone and some chemo can, too. ...Read more

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What to do about hypothyroidism?

Hypothyroid: If you have been diagnosed with hypothyroidism surely your doctor has prescribed thyroid hormone replacement.
This is available as brand name or generic. Some doctors prescribe only T4 thyroid hormone, others prescribe that and T3 (liothyronine) thyroid.
My personal preference is T4 only.
Take it at least one hour after a meal and preferably at bedtime. ...Read more

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Who can be cured of hypothyroidism?

Hypothyroidism: Hypothyroidism is a permanent condition requiring lifelong treatment in most patients. Treatment involves thyroid hormone replacement, unless the hypothyroidism is transient, such as following painless thyroiditis or subacute thyroiditis; or reversible (due to a medication that can be discontinued). ...Read more

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How to treat hypothyroid naturally?

Take natural thyroid: The natural way to help your body is to not deprive it from the natural hormone that it requires, thyroid hormone. Anything else you do will be un-natural. There are no herbs, supplements, or potions that will help your thyroid do what it is incapable of doing. As you remain off thyroid hormone you will become more un-natural. ...Read more

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Is cranberries good for hypothyroid?

Wont make a differen: The key to treating hypothyroidism is to take your thyroid hormone pills regularly without missing any doses. Hypothyroidism means your body cant make enough hormone and you need to take thyroid hormone replacement. Missing thyroid pills often leads to under replacement. Bottom line is take your thyroid pills regularly and you should be ok. ...Read more

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Is herbalife safe for hypothyroidism?

Is herbalife safe for hypothyroidism?

Inadequate: Herbalife is not adequate treatment for hypothyroidism. Please see your doctor for a proper prescription for hypothyroidism treatment. Herbalife is a nutritional supplement of dubious value.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex.
Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

Dr. Rex Mahnensmith
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