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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 fat tongue be unrelated to hypothyroidism?

Can fat tongue be unrelated to hypothyroidism?

Yes it can: You have to investigate the matter further to determine the cause of the tongue swelling assuming that the thyroid level is controlled, are you under treatment for the hypothyroidism ? ...Read more

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Is it normal to have a protruding tongue for congenital hypothyroidism?

YES.: One of the clinical signs of hypothyroidism is the enlargement of the tongue due to accumulation of( glycosaminoglycans) tissue . This condition is accompanied by other signs also. Since the tongue grows big, it will be a "normal" condition for the same to protrude. ...Read more

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My mouth is sore since yesterday, worse today. Especially the tip of my tongue, my gums are very sensitive too, and i tasted saltiness. Not burned.

My mouth is sore since yesterday, worse today. Especially the tip of my tongue, my gums are very sensitive too, and i tasted saltiness. Not burned.

Sore mouth from?: This would have to be personally seen by a dentist or physician in order to try to diagnose the problem. With the limited information you posted, it would be impossible to determine what the problem is. Sorry. ...Read more

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I diagnosed with hipothyroid and hashimotos. Recently I noticed that the bottom of my tongue is swollen and I'm not sure if this is normal. ?

I diagnosed with hipothyroid and hashimotos. Recently I noticed that the bottom of my tongue is swollen and I'm not sure if this is normal. ?

May be related: Thyroid dysfunction may cause macro-glassia ( swollen tongue as you put ) Speak to your doctor for explanation if it is related or some other problem. If it is with hormone ( thyroxine ) replacement will revert . ...Read more

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Does underactive thyroid cause your tongue to swell on one side ?

Does underactive thyroid cause your tongue to swell on one side ?

thyroid: Altered thyroid function may cause macroglossia. This is generally effects the entire tongue. For one sided swelling - you should get it checked with a complete exam, and workup. ...Read more

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Could not taking a medication for hypothyroidism cause foods to taste/smell bad?

Could not taking a medication for hypothyroidism cause foods to taste/smell bad?

Anything is: Possible, although unlikely. If you have hypothyroidism and don't take your replacement, nothing in your body will function properly. It's so simple to take the medication and be healthy; why not do it properly? ...Read more