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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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If your skin is very thin from prednisolone and hypothyroidism recently diagnosed ~ is there anything that can help thicken it?

If your skin is very thin from prednisolone and hypothyroidism recently diagnosed ~ is there anything that can help thicken it?

Thin skin: As far as i know being hypothyroid does not cause thin skin. It causes your skin to become very dry . Replacing thyroid horomone will help but some symptoms will continue despite taking medication . Predesione may cause some skin thinning although i would defer that to a specialist . You can avoid taking hot showers and use a very good moisturizer has natural and does not have alot of perfumes ec. ...Read more

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When you have hypothyroidism, where does dry skin usually occur ?

When you have hypothyroidism, where does dry skin usually occur ?

Generalized: Dry skin associated with low thyroid is usually generalized, not localized to 1 particular area. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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I'm 5'6 105 pounds 27 years old female with hypothyroid.. bmi is 16.. i know im thin but i dont feel unhealthy.. should i be more concerned?

I'm 5'6 105 pounds 27 years old female with hypothyroid.. bmi is 16.. i know im thin but i dont feel unhealthy.. should i be more concerned?

Need to be very: Aware you could be at health risks like a decreased immune system and hormone dysregulation. But like many things in life, you may actually be fine, just as a subpopulation of overweight patients actually do fine too. Everyone's body tolerates weight levels different and there are people who do fine at the extremes. ...Read more

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Skin rash on shins and hypothyroid?

Skin rash on shins and hypothyroid?

Hypothyroid Rash: Pretibial myxoedema affects 5% of patients with grave's disease. It may appear before, during or after the thyrotoxic state and is sometimes associated with an underactive thyroid. Pretibial myxoedema presents with a swollen and lumpy appearance over the shins and sometimes also affects the feet. The skin may be discoloured pink or purple, with prominent hair follicles. ...Read more

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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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What skin problems can hypothyroidism cause?

What skin problems can hypothyroidism cause?

Skin: If you do not take your thyroid medicine daily you are very likely to have dry skin. You surely don't want that to happen. ...Read more

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I have been diagnosed with hypothyroidism and I have been a thin woman for all my life. The medication prescribed by doctors make me loose weight?

I have been diagnosed with hypothyroidism and I have been a thin woman for all my life.  The medication prescribed by doctors make me loose weight?

Thyroid weight: Yes thyroid medication can boost metabolism and cause weight loss. But thyroid function can affect every organ, including, hair, skin, and nails, digestion, menstrual cycle etc. Balancing the thyroid function can help ine ery organ system. ...Read more

Thin Skin (Definition)

Thin skin is fragile, thin skin, which can be seen in certain ...Read more