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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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Are high dhea hormone levels associated with hypothyroidism?

Are high dhea hormone levels associated with hypothyroidism?

No.: Dhea is a by-product of adrenal gland metabolism, unrelated to thyroid gland status. ...Read more

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One of your docs said people only grow taller in 40s if they have a hormonal problem. Can you please explain that condition? Acromegaly? Hypothyroid?

One of your docs said people only grow taller in 40s if they have a hormonal problem. Can you please explain that condition? Acromegaly? Hypothyroid?

You do not grow: taller after the puberty. Acromegaly thickens the bones and features, does not make you taller. Hypotyroidism also does not make you taller. I hope this helps. If you still have any concern about this contact me on my Virtual Practice at www.healthtap.com/dryetimyan ...Read more

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Can a hypothyroid(not autoimmune) woman's symptoms like puffy face disappear only for a month following childbirth? Due to changes in hormone levels?

Can a hypothyroid(not autoimmune) woman's symptoms like puffy face disappear only for a month following childbirth? Due to changes in hormone levels?

Not your thyroid: Some women get a puffy face while they are pregnant for unclear reasons which disappears within a few weeks after giving birth. If you had a thyroid problem severe enough to cause a puffy face it would have been detected by thyroid testing during your pregnancy. This is not a thyroid issue. ...Read more

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When hypothyroidism is treated in a perimeopausal woman will her other hormones also become balanced?

When hypothyroidism is treated in a perimeopausal woman will her other hormones also become balanced?

I don't know: Which of your thousands of hormones you think need to be balanced. Correction of hypothyroidism with brand name T4 replacement normalizes your thyroid level and makes it like you didn't have a thyroid problem at all. After that, your other glands will respond as normally as they can. If you were entering into menopause, that process will continue naturally. ...Read more

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What do you think, could growth hormones be effective to grow taller for somebody who has hypothyroidism?

IN A CHILD, POSSIBLE: If a child is very short in stature, has hypothyroidism, and has open growth plates in their bones, both growth hormone and adequate thyroid replacement therapy will help with growth. In an adult, it will not cause growth. ...Read more

Dr. Lonnie Smith
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Hormone (Definition)

A hormone (from greek ὁρμή, "impetus") is a chemical released by a cell or a gland in one part of the body that sends out messages that affect cells in other parts of the organism. Only a little amount of hormone is required to alter cell metabolism. In essence, it is a chemical messenger that transports a signal from ...Read more