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Reversing Hypothyroidism Naturally
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
Take natural thyroid: The natural way to help your body is to not deprive it from the natural hormone that it requires, thyroid hormone. Anything else you do will be un-natural. There are no herbs, supplements, or potions that will help your thyroid do what it is incapable of doing. As you remain off thyroid hormone you will become more un-natural. ...Read more
Is a cup of plain yogurt everyday good for you? I heard plain yogurt is rich in iodine which is good to treat hypothyroidism naturally.
Yes, ideally organic: Yogurt is one of the best dietary sources of iodine- see http://www.whfoods.com/genpage.php?tname=nutrient&dbid=69. Plain yogurt is a good choice as sweetened yogurt tends to be high in sugar (though you can add fruit). I advise choosing organic yogurt if possible. Iodine is not only essential for thyroid function but has other important health benefits- see http://www.mbschachter.com/Iodine.htm ...Read more
Iron deficienct when pregnant 15yr ago. Diag w/hypothyroid 2012. Could i still b iron deficienct after all those yrs? Can this b corrected naturally?
Why not get tested?: About 50% of pregnant women have iron deficiency due to the effects of pregnancy. That would not be relevant to you now 15 years later. If you are concerned about anemia there is a very simple office test that can determine this for you. Then you would be placed on an iron supplement. ...Read more
I am hypothyroid and want to get rid of fibroadenoma naturally .anemic too we are planning for family . I am worried of health ?
Some concerns...: if you are wanting to start a family you need to be in the best health you can be to support a pregnancy. You may find it difficult to get pregnant and support a pregnancy if your hypothyroidism and anemia are not corrected. Go see your doctor and get checked out. Correct your health so you can have the healthiest baby possible. Good luck! ...Read more
Was taking 20mg lisinopril when my BP was 145/95. Bp now 135/85 naturally. I have hypothyroid and hypoglycemia. Dad has diabetes. Do i need it still?
Better bp: If you can sustain your healthful ways, you may be able to remain off lisinopril, unless there was a special indication, like proteinuria. Achieve ideal wt, dont smoke, minimize salt, eliminate saturated fats, be modest with meats, eat fruit, veggies, and whole grains, minimize caffeine, exercise daily, select foods rich in magnesium and potassium, avoid sugars, breads, pasta. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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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