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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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Is hypothyroidism deadly?

Is hypothyroidism deadly?

Low Thyroid: No. Simply put. But, that does not mean that the dysfunction and possible depression that comes with severe low thyroid levels is not dangerous. Thyroid medicine is cheap. It is easy and safe to take. ...Read more

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Is hypothyroidism a dangerous (even life threatening) condition? What can happen if left untreated?

Is hypothyroidism a dangerous (even life threatening) condition? What can happen if left untreated?

Yes: Often mild hypothyroidism, which is more common as you get older, can go unchecked for a long time--months to years. Severe hypothyroidism is another story--medically known as myxedema coma --it is a rare but life-threatening condition. Hypothyroidism is easy tested and treated, thus check with your doctor... ...Read more

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Can you get hypothyroidism from having a 2nd child? If i end up having it, is it dangerous/life threatening once you start taking a treatment pill?

Can you get hypothyroidism from having a 2nd child? If i end up having it, is it dangerous/life threatening once you start taking a treatment pill?

Autoimmune thyroid: Autoimmune thyroid disease spans graves hyperthyroidism to hashimotos hypothyroidism. Sometime pregnancy can set this off in susceptible people. Don't blame the pregnancy.. You were probably destined. Treatment with thyroid replacement hormone is easy. ...Read more

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I have PCO and Hypothyroidism. I take Thyronorm 50mg and registron for with draw bleeding. Thyroid levels under control now. Is this life threatening?

I have PCO and Hypothyroidism. I take Thyronorm 50mg and registron for with draw bleeding. Thyroid levels under control now. Is this life threatening?

Some risk: Hello Jyala, Progesterone can increase risk for blood clot formation in the legs . If this clots migrates to the lung vessels it will cause life threatening situation . The risk is greater in overweight women and smoking women . It will bet safer to treat PCO with Metformin. ...Read more

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What is being hypothyroid?

What is being hypothyroid?

Inadequate hormones: The thyroid creates a hormone that regulates metabolism in the body. It works on a number of different organ systems, and is essential to proper body function. If the thyroid stops producing the hormone, you become hypothyroid. This can happen by antibody destruction, direct destruction of the thyroid gland, removal (tumor), or interruption of the stimulating signal from the brain. ...Read more

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What are the effects of having a hypothyroid?

What are the effects of having a hypothyroid?

See details: Fatigue, constipation, dry skin, muscle aching and weakness, menstrual abnormalities, heart disease, etc. ...Read more

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What is hypothyroidism?

What is hypothyroidism?

Underactive thyroid: Hypothyroidism is a thyroid gland (in the front of the neck) that is under active and producing less hormones than normal. Hypothyroidism is diagnosed primarily on blood tests. Symptoms can be misleading. ...Read more

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What is hypothyroidism?

Low Function Thyroid: Hypothyroidism means your thyroid is either not produing enough or somethimes any of the hormones needed for basic functioning. It controls metabolism, heart rate, body temperature, and most normaly functions of homeostasis and even controls some of your other glands production of hormones. It can be life-threatening if not treated. Medication will correct the problems. ...Read more

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What causes hypothyroidism?

Hypothyriodism: The thyroid either quits functioning or decreases functioning many times for unknown reasons. If someone receives treatment for hyperthyroidism they often become hypothyroid. ...Read more