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I have hashimito's thyroidism, hypothyroidism, what foods should I avoid? Am taking T4 50mg during the week, T4 75mg at weekends. Thank you.

I have hashimito's thyroidism, hypothyroidism, what foods should I avoid? Am taking T4 50mg during the week, T4 75mg at weekends. Thank you.

Coffee with pills: Coffee decreases the absorption of T4, so don't drink coffee when you are taking your medicine. Otherwise, no dietary restrictions ...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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What could cause low thyroid counts?

What could cause low thyroid counts?

Hypothyroid: Usually due to an autoimmune disorder called hashimotos disease. Runs in families -- women 7 times more likely than men. Inflammation of the thyroid gland can cause decreased function. One can test for both function and inflammation with lab tests. See a board-certified endocrinologist for expert advice. ...Read more

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What is low thyroid, or what does that mean?

What is low thyroid, or what does that mean?

Low thyroid: Low thyroid, or hypothyroidism refers to a low level of thyroid hormone in the body. Thyroid hormone functions as a metabolic hormone, regulating metabolic functions. Thus, if the thyroid hormone level is low you would have less energy, dry skin, constipation, slower heart rate, swelling, metabolic rate depressed, tendency to gain weight. ...Read more

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What is the best way to address a low thyroid?

What is the best way to address a low thyroid?

Hypothyroidism: Low thyroid hormone is best treated with synthetic replacement medication orally. Levothyroxine has been around for years and is both safe and effective. An endocrinologist is best to initiate and follow treatment. ...Read more

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Can these spots be from low thyroid?

Can these spots be from low thyroid?

Spots from thyroid: 18 F asks: "Can these spots be from low thyroid." ANS: i see not spots and you did not send pictures. But if we do 2nd opinion I can see them, talk to you and help figure out what is going on. ...Read more

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Can someone with a low thyroid be anemic?

Can someone with a low thyroid be anemic?

YES: You may feel anemic because of the low thyroid. If youre sure of the diagnosis ask your dr for a complete blood count. If yourenot sure you want tests: tsh, t3, (liothyronine) t4. Dr will interpret. If low treat with thyroid hormone medication. If anemic there can be many reasons and this should be addressed. Good luck. ...Read more

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Do homeopathic remedies help for low thyroid?

Do homeopathic remedies help for low thyroid?

Yes, BUT: You would need an experienced classical homeopath to take your case, to find a suitable remedy for your whole being in this situation. Hypothyroidism is a serious and chronic condition that can lead to many metabolic, neurologic, emotional, and other changes. You may still need a low dose of natural thyroid hormone, and need to have your labs followed. Thyroid function can normalize, though! ...Read more

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Dr. Janice Alexander
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Thyroid (Definition)

The thyroid is an endocrine gland that sits in the lower part of the neck. It produces thyroid hormone - which ...Read more