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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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Can there be a way to reverse hypothyroidism and its effects?

Can there be a way to reverse hypothyroidism and its effects?

Thyroid hormone: The most common cause of hypothyroidism is autoimmune related destruction of the thyroid. Once your thyroid is destroyed, it can not come back to function. However, you do not need a thyroid to feel perfectly normal, as long as you take the correct dose of thyroid hormone to keep your TSH in the normal range. ...Read more

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Amenorrhea + hypothyroid. Reverse fsh/lh withdraw bleed from provera (medroxyprogesterone) but re says nxt step dye test? Can u not just manipulate a mature follicle + ovu

Amenorrhea + hypothyroid. Reverse fsh/lh withdraw bleed from provera (medroxyprogesterone) but re says nxt step dye test?  Can u not just manipulate a mature follicle + ovu

Need to ovulate 1st: Sounds like your condition is a little more involved than typical, but you need to be certain that your thyroid tests are normal. You also need to make sure that you are ovulating on Clomid (clomiphene) or another medicine before you have the dye test. You can try a few months of the clomidt before you do the dye test. ...Read more

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How long does it takes for thyroxine to reverse constipation caused by hypothyroidism?

How long does it takes for thyroxine to reverse constipation caused by hypothyroidism?

May take weeks: If hypothyroidism is the cause of your constipation, it may take weeks to improve based on the nature of treatment, though it also depends on how hypothyroid you are and some other things like your age and overall health and diet. While waiting for your thyroid function to improve, talk to your doctor about using a stool softener. ...Read more

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What is being hypothyroid?

What is being hypothyroid?

Inadequate hormones: The thyroid creates a hormone that regulates metabolism in the body. It works on a number of different organ systems, and is essential to proper body function. If the thyroid stops producing the hormone, you become hypothyroid. This can happen by antibody destruction, direct destruction of the thyroid gland, removal (tumor), or interruption of the stimulating signal from the brain. ...Read more

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What are the effects of having a hypothyroid?

What are the effects of having a hypothyroid?

See details: Fatigue, constipation, dry skin, muscle aching and weakness, menstrual abnormalities, heart disease, etc. ...Read more

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What is hypothyroidism?

Underactive thyroid: Hypothyroidism is a thyroid gland (in the front of the neck) that is under active and producing less hormones than normal. Hypothyroidism is diagnosed primarily on blood tests. Symptoms can be misleading. ...Read more

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What is hypothyroidism?

What is hypothyroidism?

Low Function Thyroid: Hypothyroidism means your thyroid is either not produing enough or somethimes any of the hormones needed for basic functioning. It controls metabolism, heart rate, body temperature, and most normaly functions of homeostasis and even controls some of your other glands production of hormones. It can be life-threatening if not treated. Medication will correct the problems. ...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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What causes hypothyroidism?

Hypothyriodism: The thyroid either quits functioning or decreases functioning many times for unknown reasons. If someone receives treatment for hyperthyroidism they often become hypothyroid. ...Read more