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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)

Hypothyroidism is also known as Underactive thyroid. Level, which can cause fatigue increased sensitivity to cold constipation dry skin unexplained weight gain puffy face hoarseness muscle weakness elevated blood cholesterol level muscle aches, tenderness and stiffness pain, stiffness or swelling in your joints heavier than normal or irregular menstrual periods thinning hair slowed heart ...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 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 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 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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Reverse T3 dominance. Should i be concerned? I am hypothyroid. According to my numbers , my reverse T3 is high.

Reverse T3 dominance. Should i be concerned?  I am hypothyroid. According to my numbers , my reverse T3 is high.

Elevated reverse: T3 is a reflection of or a response to an illness besides your thyroid condition. I won't be alarmed. Follow up with your endocrinologist.Take care! ...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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Does free t3 include rt3 in the result? Ft3 was 6 which was almost top of range(6.8)but still hypothyroid symptoms. Tsh 2.71 Reverse T3 dominance???

Does free t3 include rt3 in the result?

Ft3 was 6 which was almost top of range(6.8)but still hypothyroid symptoms. Tsh 2.71

Reverse T3 dominance???

Need more info: Testing thyroid blood levels is tricky. There must be a reason your physician is ordering these tests and the levels you describe must be taken into context with what your physician is looking for. Please discuss with him/her the values you describe. ...Read more

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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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How severe can hypothyroid symptoms be?

How severe can hypothyroid symptoms be?

Big spectrum: Thyroid hormones are some of the most important hormones in the body. People with low thyroid cane experience symptoms of: fatigue, sensitive to cold, dry skin, constipation, hoarse voice, weight gain, high cholesterol, muscle ache/weakness, joint pain, heavy periods, brittle nails/hair, depression... In severe cases, especially in the older population, hypothyroidism can lead to a coma/death. ...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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Is it possible to have hypothyroid and after taking meds for it then it can be corrected and no meds needed after that? Or life long meds?

Yes, it is possible: Transient hypothyroidism occurs. Some conditions cause thyroids to malfunction temporarily, and in those cases, the thyroid will recover on its own and you will not need lifelong medications. ...Read more

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Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Underactive Thyroid (Definition)

The thyroid makes thyroid hormone, the main one is t4, which is converted in other tissues to t3. An underactive thyroid makes too little thyroid hormone. You feel sluggish, bloated, constipated, cold. It is treated by taking replacement hormone levothyroxine. The thyroid also makes calcitonin, which is involved in calcium metabolism, but it is a weak hormone in ...Read more