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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 to if I am taking levothroxine medicine.What are the best foods to cure hypothyroidism?

What to if I am taking levothroxine medicine.What are the best foods to cure hypothyroidism?

Stay on medication: Hypothyroidism is due to underproduction of thyroid hormone by the thryoid gland. The most common reason the thyroid gland does not produce enough thyroid hormone (in the us) is due to autoimmune destruction of the gland. In this case levothyroxine is the medication of choice. Thyroid hormone does have a significant impact upon metabolism so it is very important to stay on a well balanced diet. ...Read more

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I 'm 28 yrs old having 4m hypothyroidism using medicines 2 keep control, planning 4 kid soon, worried abt fertility rate.Help me please with instructions?

Stay calm :): Most patients with well controlled thyroid problems do well during pregnancy. Remember to take your medication and you will need to have your thyroid blood tests at least once per trimester . The medications are safe and necessary to take during pregnancy. ...Read more

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Best time to have hypothyroid medicine ?

Best time to have hypothyroid medicine ?

Thyroid: It is best to take it in the morning on an empty stomach and wait 1 hour before eating. ...Read more

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What are some alternative medicines for hypothyroid?

Various: Commonly prescribed meds include synthroid and levothyroxine, both synthetic t4. Alternatives to those include cytomel, (liothyronine) compounded sustained release t3, armour thyroid, etc. ...Read more

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What is the best brand name of medicine to take when you have hypothyroidism?

Synthroid (thyroxine): Synthroid (thyroxine) is the brand thyroid hormone which is probably the most prescribed. "best" in medications of any category is often debated. ...Read more