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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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I have hypothyroidism on low level is 0.098 and now I am pregnant my age is 25?

I have hypothyroidism on low level is 0.098 and now I am pregnant  my age is 25?

TSH?: You need to tell us what blood test was 0.098. If this was a TSH level, it implies that your thyroid level may be high. You should get a free t4, free t3, (liothyronine) and TSH level done. ...Read more

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Feel like I'm growing taller but I'm in mid 30s. Don't know exact prior height to compare. Could having hypothyroidism cause growth spurt at this age?

Feel like I'm growing taller but I'm in mid 30s. Don't know exact prior height to compare. Could having hypothyroidism cause growth spurt at this age?

Growth: Sorry, but you will not grow any taller in height at this age. Usually stops between 18 and 25 occasionally earlier and less often after age 25. Certainly not at age 30+ If anything hypothyroid would slow you down - in well being, not height. Have your thyroid levels measured soon please. ...Read more

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What percentage does the average fertility drop after the age of 35 years I am 39 I have hypothyroidism and a 22m fibroid and i want another baby?

What percentage does the average fertility drop after the age of 35 years I am 39 I have hypothyroidism and a 22m fibroid and i want another baby?

Percentages: Really aren't well defined, and in most ways don't really matter. Female fertility is too variable during these years: some 37 year olds can no longer conceive, some 41 year olds conceive easily. One estimate is that at age 40, 50% of females will no longer be able to get pregnant. ...Read more

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Age:40, early osteoarthiritis changes are seen on my knee x-rays. How to find out if it is primary or secondary? Any tests? Does hypothyroid cause it?

Age:40, early osteoarthiritis changes are seen on my knee x-rays. How to find out if it is primary or secondary? Any tests? Does hypothyroid cause it?

Possibly: There are several labs that can be done to distinguish other possible causes of arthritis, though there is no test that is specific for osteoarthritis and yes, thyroid problems can contribute to bone issues. ...Read more

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Female, age 34 taking thyroxin 2 and 1/2. Hypothyroid. Irregular period?

Female, age 34 taking thyroxin 2 and 1/2. Hypothyroid. Irregular period?

Talk to doc : I don't have enough information of your health to tell you what is causing the irregular bleeding. See your doc. Could be thyroid, prolactin, other meds, drugs, hormone imbalance, polyps, fibroids; a lot of stuff. Need exam and ultrasound, maybe blood work. Def recheck thyroid and do a preg test. ...Read more

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Age 24 suffering from hypothyroidism and suddenly has no sex drive. Why not and is there a way to enhance it?

Age 24 suffering from hypothyroidism and suddenly has no sex drive. Why not and is there a way to enhance it?

Underlying Condition: Ninahg, the first step is to make sure your hypothyroidism is treated accordingly with hormone replacement therapy. If the low sex drive persists, speak with your physician about evaluating for a possible pituitary condition. ...Read more