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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. Arnold Beresh
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Toenails (Definition)

Toenails are the hard coverings at the end of the toes. Nails are made out of a protein called keratin. They function to protect the end of the toe and to increase sensitivity of touch. Good nail care is important to prevent ...Read more


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Had foot surgery done and one of my incisions did not close all the way. Doc did I&D and same outcome experience. Could my hypothyroidism be a culprit?

Had foot surgery done and one of my incisions did not close all the way. Doc did I&D and same outcome experience. Could my hypothyroidism be a culprit?

Not thyroid: I wouldn't chalk it up to the thyroid disorder. Some wounds get infected and it just takes a long time to get them healed up. Be patient and follow all the wound care instructions. Good luck ...Read more

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Bones feel week, stiff foot, achy muscles, sometimes hurts to walk, hip hurts when sleep, forget simple things and new things, on 75 mg for hypothyroid what else could this be?

Bones feel week, stiff foot, achy muscles, sometimes hurts to walk, hip hurts when sleep, forget simple things and new things, on 75 mg for hypothyroid what else could this be?

See your doctor: Symptoms like these are best deterimed by a thorough evaluation by your physician. Based on his/her findings, a treatment plan can be developed to help you. ...Read more

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I have uncontrolled hypertension hypothyroidism, discoloration both legs & now edema in right leg knee to foot. What kind of doc should I see first?

I have uncontrolled hypertension hypothyroidism, discoloration both legs & now edema in right leg knee to foot. What kind of doc should I see first?

Physician: Family practice physician will help you sort through these problems, do appropriate workups, and refer you to the proper specialists if necessary. ...Read more

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Swelling and discolored hands and foot, veins that swell and shrink, redish/purple dots, yellow foamy urine, swollen lymphnoid, I do have hypothyroids?

Swelling and discolored hands and foot, veins that swell and shrink, redish/purple dots, yellow foamy urine, swollen lymphnoid, I do have hypothyroids?

Get an exam: With these multiple symptoms, you need a comprehensive exam and good blood work up. Don't delay. Good luck and feel better. ...Read more

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Can hypothyroidism cause thick stained skin? If so can this be taken care of?

Can hypothyroidism cause thick stained skin? If so can this be taken care of?

Myxedema: Check out http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pmc/articles/pmc3219173/ re effects of thyroid on skin. Also check out http://en. Wikipedia. Org/wiki/myxedema for info re myxedema which is described as thickening of skin associated w/hypothyroidism. This should improve once hypothyroidism is treated. Go see your family doctor for testing & treatment. ...Read more

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I'm having symptoms including low body temp (~95), fatigue, tendonitis, thick mucus, insomnia... Negative for hypothyroid. What else could it be?

I'm having symptoms including low body temp (~95), fatigue, tendonitis, thick mucus, insomnia... Negative for hypothyroid. What else could it be?

Check cortisol, ACTH: Although some of your symptoms are nonspecific the low body temperature might suggest cortisol deficiency. I would check a morning cortisol and ACTH level. ...Read more

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Periods 1 week late thick white discharge beta hCG test negative I am 30 yrs have pcod and hypothyroid?

Periods 1 week late thick white discharge beta hCG test negative I am 30 yrs have pcod and hypothyroid?

It's not unusual: It's common for women with pcos and thyroid disease to have irregular periods. It's imperative, though, to be properly treated for both disorders. Try to see a board certified reproductive endocrinologist as soon as possible for this. You are certainly welcome to come here for treatment if you can't find a certified expert near you. Www. Reproendo. Com. ...Read more

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My once thick shiny hair has become very thin and rough (I have Celiac, hypothyroidism, and alopecia), how can I get my thick shiny hair back?

My once thick shiny hair has become very thin and rough (I have Celiac, hypothyroidism, and alopecia), how can I get my thick shiny hair back?

Dermatologist: For evaluation, the other conditions you have or their treatments can be a cause, a good Dermatologist evaluation would guide through, wish you wellness ...Read more

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Mysterious height growth in adulthood.....?

Mysterious height growth in adulthood.....?

Hormonal?: You may have overdone the thyroxine, but unlikely at your age without hour growth plates still. Eing open!! Suggest you check this out with your endocrinologist ...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?

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?

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?

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

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Does hypothyroidism heal on its own?

Does hypothyroidism heal on its own?

Hypothyroidism: Most hypothyroidism is caused by Hashimoto's thyroiditis, which causes progressive loss of thyroid function. Once you are fully hypothyroid, the gland will not usually come back. There is a condition called subacute thyroiditis, where the thyroid is painful, inflammed, maybe temporarily hypothyroid, but then heals. Postpartum thyroiditis can also behave like this. ...Read more

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Please list symptoms of hypothyroidism?

Slow metabolism: All of the symptoms of hypothyroidism are related to the slowing of the metabolism in this condition: fatigue, weight gain, constipation, feeling cold, dry skin, slow heart rate, and hair loss. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have hypothyroidism?

How do I know if I have hypothyroidism?

Symptoms/Testing: By symptoms of the under active thyroid, physical examination and blood and imaging tests
symptoms of weight gain, intolerance to cold, dry skin, fatigue, puffy face, hoarseness, muscle weakness, irregular periods in women, slow heart rate, thinning hair, depression and impaired memory
symptoms are variable and depend on the severity. Cinfermed by blood test for thyroid hormones and tsh, after thorough exam. ...Read more

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What's the best diet for hypothyroidism?

No particular: There is no particular diet you need to adhere to because you are hypothyroid. ...Read more

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How would I get help for hypothyroidism?

Med tx: Start with your family doctor. He or she may treat you or may refer you to an endocrinologist. ...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