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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

Shingles (Herpes Zoster) (Definition)

A painful blistering skin rash caused by the chickenpox virus (varicella zoster). Early treatment with antiviral medication (within 72 hours) lowers the risk of post-herpetic neuralgia, which is lingering skin pain after the rash disappears. ...Read more


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Is shingles and hypothyroidism connected?

Is shingles and hypothyroidism connected?

No: Shingles is from reactivation of the chicken pox virus already in your body. Thyroid problem is usually not from any infection but an autoimmune process. ...Read more

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Are shingles and hypothyroid related?

Are shingles and hypothyroid related?

Not related: Shingles is due to reactivation of the herpes zoster virus (chicken pox), & can be spread to people who have not had chickenpox. Reactivation usually occurs when one is under stress or is ill or immunocompromised. Hypothyroidism is related to a functional decrease in thyroid levels which can result from a number of causes, including autoimmune disease. ...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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I'm hypothyroid sometimes my hearbeat vll be 108 y?

I'm hypothyroid sometimes my hearbeat vll be 108 y?

Adrenals: Hypothyroidism can cause adrenal fatigue and adrenal compensation can sometimes cause tachycardia. Or you may have an autoimmune thyroid problem that swings you between hyper and hypo.
http://drfairchild. Blogspot. Com/2012/12/proper-thyroid-testing. Html. ...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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How to cure hypothyroidism?

How to cure hypothyroidism?

See your doctor.: What to do with hyperthyroidism depends mostly on what the cost is. Regardless of the cause, however, you should be taking thyroid supplements until the cause and treatment are determined. You should see your doctor or an endocrinologist ASAP. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is hypothyroidism hereditary?

Sometimes: Depends on the cause of your hypothyroidism. Congenital hypothyroidism (since birth) is less hereditable than acquired (latter in life) hypothyridism. ...Read more

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How hypothyroid causes anxiety?

How hypothyroid causes anxiety?

Thyroid & Anxiety: As a psychiatrist, I always test for thyroid conditions, which can exacerbate anxiety, and cause many other symptoms. ...Read more

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How is hypothyroidism diagnosed?

Blood test: By measuring your thyroid levels along with TSH your physician can have enough data to rule in or rule out hypothyroidism. If your family history is positive for thyroid disease, you may ask for thyroid antibodies to be checked as well. ...Read more

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What is secondary hypothyroidism?

What is secondary hypothyroidism?

Unstimulated thyroid: Hypothyroidism describes a situation in which the thyroid gland doesn't produce normal amounts of thyroid hormone (t4). In primary hypothyroidism, the thyroid can't make enough thyroid hormone. T4 levels are low, and TSH (thyroid stimulating hormone) is high. In secondary hypothyroidism, the thyroid can work normally, but due to low levels of tsh, doesn't (t4 & TSH levels both low or low-normal). ...Read more

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Why is hypothyroidism so serious?

NOT TRUE: If diagnosed early and treated early, hypothyroidism is not serious. ...Read more

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Are chia seeds good for hypothyroid?

Are chia seeds good for hypothyroid?

No: No they are not. Thyroid replacement therapy is the only effective treatment. ...Read more

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How to tell if I have hypothyroidism?

Depends: There are various forms of hypothyroidism, and each is screened for slightly differently. Just doing a TSH is not very accurate. If you have lots of symptoms of hypothyroidism, consider a full panel including tpo, reverse t3 (liothyronine), (liothyronine) and free t3 (liothyronine). More info on:
http://drfairchild. Blogspot. Com/2012/12/proper-thyroid-testing. Html. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of hypothyroidism?

What are the symptoms of hypothyroidism?

Many, many possible: Symptoms may include:
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 rate
depression
impaired memory. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of hypothyroidism?

What are the symptoms of hypothyroidism?

Hypothyroidism: The most common symptoms of hypothyroidism: fatigue, sluggishness, increased sensitivity to cold, constipation, pale, dry skin, a puffy face, hoarse voice, an elevated blood cholesterol level, unexplained weight gain, muscle aches, tenderness and stiffness, pain, stiffness or swelling in your joints, muscle weakness, heavier than normal menstrual periods, brittle fingernails and hair, depression. ...Read more

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What meds are prescribed for hypothyroidism?

What meds are prescribed for hypothyroidism?

Thyroid hormone: Hi. The most commonly prescribed and most widely recommended by endocrinologists is l-thyroxine. Some people prefer desiccated pig thyroid extract, and some people prefer l-thyroxine with a little T3 (liothyronine) thrown in. We can manage anyone with whatever regimen the prefer, but l-thyroxine monotherapy is cheapest and easiest for the patient. Good luck! ...Read more

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What meds are prescribed for hypothyroidism?

Hypothyroidism: Hypothyroidism is treated by taking thyroxine to get your thyroid levels up to speed. Most likely your doctor will start you on a fairly low dose and monitor your health and lab studies until the right dose is satisfactory.
Good luck with your thyroid and plan another 47 years. ...Read more

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Is there an ultimate diet for hypothyroidism?

Is there an ultimate diet for hypothyroidism?

Healthy: A healthy diet with adequate levels of micronutrients such as iron and B12 is important.
Several micronutrients are especially important in the making of thyroid hormones and in thyroid function, including
selenium, iron, b12, iodine.
http://drfairchild. Blogspot. Com/2012/12/proper-thyroid-testing. Html. ...Read more

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What is hypothyroidism and how can it be treated?

What is hypothyroidism and how can it be treated?

Hypothyroidism: Your thyroid gland controls your metabolic rate. Hypothyroidism means low thyroid functioning & is very common & often underdiagnosed. Low thyroid symptoms include-high cholesterol, constipation, fatigue, weight gain, depression, leg swelling. High cortisol, insulin, estrogen all depress thyroid function. Autoimmune problems can affect thyroid. Rx is to give thryoid hormone & fix underlying probl. ...Read more

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What foods are good for you if you have hypothyroidism?

Healthy food: If you replacing your thyroid hormone and the hypothyroidism is unrelated to low iodine, goiterogenic foods like cabbage, then diet modification is not indicated. ...Read more

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Is it possible for cranyostosis to come from hypothyroidism?

Cranyostosis: I have looked hard but cannot find any link to hypothyroidism. Cranyostosis is often noted early in life not at age 47. ...Read more

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