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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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I hav postpartum hypothyroid & TSH is 1.24 under medication.antibody microsomal is 118 (normal <5.6). Will it bounce back to normal.now 11 months pp.

I hav postpartum hypothyroid & TSH is 1.24 under medication.antibody microsomal is 118 (normal <5.6). Will it bounce back to normal.now 11 months pp.

It depends: people can get postpartum thyroiditis. That usually presents with a hyperthyroid phase followed by a hypothyroid phase and usually back to normal thyroid. It recovers on its own without treatment. Other time people get hashimotos hypothyroidism which does not recover. If you are unsure what you have you can ask your doctor to try a thyroid hormone withdrawal and see if your thyroid recovers. ...Read more

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Can diet changes improve my post partum hypothyroidism? Been on altroxin 100 for 15 months.

Can diet changes improve my post partum hypothyroidism? Been on altroxin 100 for 15 months.

Not really: No. Diet doesnt really affect the thyroid. Hypothyroidism is the deficiency of thyroid hormone because the thyroid is not functioning properly. Generally the treatment is with thyroid hormone replacement. Postpartum (thyroiditis) hypothyroidism sometimes recovers on its own. You should discuss whether that is a possibility with your general physician. ...Read more

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Food to be taken for hypothyroid?

Food to be taken for hypothyroid?

Diet's not the key: Being hypothyroid is difficult enough without subscientific / pop diet recommendations. You can basically eat what you please (healthy choices, of course, and limit your calories as you may tend to overeat / get fat.) but you must take your thyroid replacement medicine or your life will be ruined. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of being hypothyroid?

What are the symptoms of being hypothyroid?

Numerous: Abnormal thyroid functioning may adversely affect a person's mood. It can also cause weight gain, hair loss, dry skin, fatigue, as well as other problems. Hypothyroidism can be caused by the thyroid gland itself and can also be caused by certain medications, like lithium. If a person's pituitary gland is not functioning properly, that may cause hypothyroidism. There are thyroid replacement drugs. ...Read more

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Im hypothyroid sometimes my hearbeat vll be 108 y?

Im hypothyroid sometimes my hearbeat vll be 108 y?

Hormone levels?: Make sure you're on brand name T4 replacement only and have your doctor check to see that your level is normal. If fast heart rate continues at rest, check w/your doctor. ...Read more

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I am a hypothyroid person. what are the foods to avoid hypothyroid person?

I am a hypothyroid person. what are the foods to avoid hypothyroid person?

None: Hypothyroidism is not caused or affected (for better or worse) by any specific food. It is treated with specific medicine. ...Read more

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Symptoms of hypothyroidism?

Symptoms of hypothyroidism?

Several: Fatigue, abnormal weight gain, dry skin, cold intolerance, constipation, hair loss, mental and physical lack of stamina, sluggishness, brittle nails. ...Read more

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Can hypothyroidism be cured?

Can hypothyroidism be cured?

Not usually: Occasionally, hypothyroidism is caused by a temporary condition such as thyroiditis, or inflammation of the thyroid gland. Such cases usually do resolve, and the thyroid goes back to making normal amounts of thyroid hormone. Most of the time, however, the thyroid gland makes less and less thyroid hormone over time, and lifelong treatment with thyroid hormone is needed. ...Read more

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Dr. Linda Bernstein
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Recently Gave Birth (Definition)

Postpartum is a term that means after the "separation of the mother and the baby", or after ...Read more