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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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Someone posted " is hypothyroidism curable" a dr stated that it is if you continue taking meds . So if a cure meant taking meds for life that can't me curable just regulated. Doesn't cure mean heal?

Someone posted " is hypothyroidism curable" a dr stated that it is if you  continue taking meds . So if  a cure meant taking meds for life that can't me curable just regulated. Doesn't cure mean heal?

Maybe: It really depends on the reason why one is hypothyroid. If it is due to environmental toxicicity, such as heavy metals or endocrine disrupters, avoiding exposure and decreasing toxic load may help and your thyroid may recover in time. But it is not easy, and you need a skilled doctor to help you. ...Read more

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Is Hypothyroidism curable? I hear that iodine can help me but i am little afraid because i have high aTG (445 when max limit is 4.89). What it means?

Is Hypothyroidism curable? I hear that iodine can help me but i am little afraid because i have high aTG (445 when max limit is 4.89). What it means?

Fluctuates: Hypothyroidism can fluctuate, meaning that you may need levothyroxine in varying doses. Some people end up not needing treatment over time. That may be what you consider a "cure". ...Read more

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Is subclinical hypothyroidism curable? I'm 21, male and was diagnosed with it. I have no symptoms, antibodies negative but doc prescribed medication.

Is subclinical hypothyroidism curable?

I'm 21, male and was diagnosed with it. I have no symptoms, antibodies negative but doc prescribed medication.

Thyroid function: This condition exists and often can be related to autoimmune thyroiditis or simple lab error. Please have your throid functions rechecked. Additionallym get a thyroid ultrasound and scan. ...Read more

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My mother has hypothyroidism for 10 years, age 50yr. Takes reg drug , she developing hoarseness of voice. On and off. Is it curable ?

My mother has hypothyroidism for 10 years, age 50yr. Takes reg drug , she developing  hoarseness of voice. On and off. Is it curable ?

Depends: There many different causes of hoarseness. The most important thing is for her to bee seen by an ENT to ensure there is no growth on her vocal chords. Once a proper eval had been done, a diagnose can be made and only then can we discuss cure. Can't treat it unless you know what it is :). ...Read more

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I m having TSH 36.5...is hypothryoidism completely curable and is this true that hyptyroidism needs lifelong medication..i m 30 f?

I m having TSH 36.5...is hypothryoidism completely curable and is this true that hyptyroidism needs lifelong medication..i m 30 f?

Hypothyroidism: Hi. Yes, hypothyroidism is completely & perfectly treatable, but you will need treatment for life. Distinguish treatable from curable: you CURE a bladder infection with a week of antibiotics - stop the antibiotics and the infection stays gone - you're CURED; hypothyroidism is not curable - it's treatable - stop taking the thyroid hormone - you're still hypothyroid. Take your thyroid med for life. ...Read more

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Food to be taken for hypothyroid?

Diet's not the key: Being hypothyroid is difficult enough without subscientific / pop diet recommendations. You can basically eat what you please (healthy choices, of course, and limit your calories as you may tend to overeat / get fat.) but you must take your thyroid replacement medicine or your life will be ruined. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of being hypothyroid?

What are the symptoms of being hypothyroid?

Numerous: Abnormal thyroid functioning may adversely affect a person's mood. It can also cause weight gain, hair loss, dry skin, fatigue, as well as other problems. Hypothyroidism can be caused by the thyroid gland itself and can also be caused by certain medications, like lithium. If a person's pituitary gland is not functioning properly, that may cause hypothyroidism. There are thyroid replacement drugs. ...Read more

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Im hypothyroid sometimes my hearbeat vll be 108 y?

Im hypothyroid sometimes my hearbeat vll be 108 y?

Hormone levels?: Make sure you're on brand name T4 replacement only and have your doctor check to see that your level is normal. If fast heart rate continues at rest, check w/your doctor. ...Read more