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Doctor insights on: Organ Systems Affected In Hypothyroidism

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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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What foods can create insulin intake to an organ? And no I don't have diabetes nor cholesterol I just have hypothyroidism

What foods can create insulin intake to an organ? And no I don't have diabetes nor cholesterol I just have hypothyroidism

Hypothyroidism: Hopefully your doctor is helping you control your thyroid levels. If that is under control you should not be worried about insulin. For completeness, next time you see your doctor ask for a lab test for both diabetes and cholesterol. ...Read more

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Does hypothyroidism effect the nervous system?

Does hypothyroidism effect the nervous system?

Yeah man..it DOES: It can make people appear to be depressed, demented, lethargic, apathetic, lackadaisical- sounds like we're just throwing out insult after insult but hey, that's HYPOTHYROIDISM. It's also capable of doing something to CSF fluid that no other endocrinopathy does- causes a WBC shift UP. So, just remember residents...high WBC in CSF...what's the diff? Meningitis/Infection, GBS, Hypothyroidism. Fix! ...Read more

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Hypothyroidism in adolescent affected growth and left untreated till 21yo,is it possible to make growth back to normal ?

Hypothyroidism in adolescent affected growth and left untreated till 21yo,is it possible to make growth back to normal ?

Many factors: Many factors are involved--genetics, length of time without treatment for low thyroid. Has puberty completed and have bony growth centers closed? Please see your doctor and have a bone age x-ray done. Also check to make sure patient is on sufficient thyroid hormone. Good luck. ...Read more

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Does hypothyroidism slow down your immune system?

Very unlikely: Thyroid hormone affects every part of your body, but it does not usually affect your immune system to any significant degree. Loss of consciousness is also very uncommon with hypothyroidism. If your thyroid levels have been normalized with thyroid hormone, you need another explanation for your symptoms. ...Read more

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How is estrogen and progesterone affected by hypothyroidism in women?

Unpredictable: There may be decreased secretion and decreased metabolism, but in general the levels are somewhat abnormal. Luckily hypothyroidism is easily treated by brand name T4 replacement. See your doctor. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how hypothyroidism affect the endocrine and nervous system?

Can you tell me how hypothyroidism affect the endocrine and nervous system?

Hypothyroidism: This tends to slow you down and that may contribute to your nervous system. Your thyroid gland, when working properly should have no adverse effects. Under-dosing or over-dosing with thyroid medicines is not a good idea. If you haven't had your thyroid levels measured for the last 3-6 months please do so soon. ...Read more

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I have a bump under my thumbnail. No other fingernails are affected. I have hypothyroidism. What could be the cause?

I have a bump under my thumbnail. No other fingernails are affected. I have hypothyroidism. What could be the cause?

If your thyroid: Level has been normalized by the proper amount of brand name T4 replacement, the bump is not due to your thyroid. There are many possible causes. Have your doctor take a look at it and help figure it out. ...Read more

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