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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)

Hypothyroidism is also known as Underactive thyroid. Level, which can cause fatigue increased sensitivity to cold constipation dry skin unexplained weight gain puffy face hoarseness muscle weakness elevated blood cholesterol level muscle aches, tenderness and stiffness pain, stiffness or swelling in your joints heavier than normal or irregular menstrual periods thinning hair slowed heart ...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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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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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

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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, and TSH level done. ...Read more

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I am hypothyroid patient and on thyroxin 100 . Currently my TSH reading 4.98. What should I do ? My age is 32 weight 85 ht 5'7" sex female

I am hypothyroid patient and on thyroxin 100 . Currently my TSH reading 4.98. What should I do ? My age is 32 weight 85 ht 5'7" sex female

Check levels,,: Your TSH level is around the upper limit for normal in many accepted reference ranges and so it would be best to see your doctor for a thyroid panel before doing anything with your meds and then discussing it with your doctor. Apparently you've some symptoms but too much of the thyroid replacement med could have serious side effects. If your weight is 85kg, some exercise might also help. ...Read more

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I've had hypothyroidism since the age of 13 & took the eltroxin for 3 - 4 years. Once i stopped it, will it make it more difficult to lose weight?

Yes, if hypothyroid: If you still have hypothyroidism then you'll definitely have more difficulty losing weight if you stop eltroxin. It is unusual for hypothyroidism to go away. Many who are treated for hypothyroidism are inadequately treated; a good percentage also need liothyronine. A normal TSH does not mean you are getting enough. Have your free T3 checked- it should be in upper half of normal range. See comment:. ...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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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

Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Underactive Thyroid (Definition)

The thyroid makes thyroid hormone, the main one is t4, which is converted in other tissues to t3. An underactive thyroid makes too little thyroid hormone. You feel sluggish, bloated, constipated, cold. It is treated by taking replacement hormone levothyroxine. The thyroid also makes calcitonin, which is involved in calcium metabolism, but it is a weak hormone in ...Read more