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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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Why are my fingertips cold all the time. I'm not anemic nor don't I have hypothyroidism. My palms and knuckles are also purple?

Why are my fingertips cold all the time. I'm not anemic nor don't I have hypothyroidism. My palms and knuckles are also purple?

You could have: Burger's disease, especially if you smoke. Severe cases can result in permanent deformity, so get to a doctor to help figure this one out. ...Read more

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Is it true swollen and sore feet and ankles can be a symptom of hypothyroidism?

Is it true swollen and sore feet and ankles can be a symptom of hypothyroidism?

VERY POSSIBLY: As there are different types of ankle and foot swelling, you should be examined and evaluated by a doctor. Although heart disease must be first ruled out, your symptoms could well be caused by an underactive thyroid gland. If you have other symptoms of an underactive thyroid, even if blood tests are "normal", you should discuss a trial of thyroid medication with your doctor. ...Read more

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Open sore on vagina wont heal. I have herpes but not sexually transmitted kind. Im under tremendous stress. May have hypothyroid also. Have the antibodies.

Open sore on vagina wont heal. I have herpes but not sexually transmitted kind. Im under tremendous stress. May have hypothyroid also. Have the antibodies.

Maybe herpes...: Hmm... You have a misunderstanding about genital herpes. There is no such thing as "not sexually transmitted kind" of genital herpes. However, rarely causes prolonged open sores. Nevertheless, herpes is a possible cause if you have some sort of immune deficiency disease or are taking immune suppressing drugs. Work with your doctor on it; or maybe need infectious diseases consultation. Good luck! ...Read more

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I have a rash on my neck really sore, there are white marks around it and I have white blotches appearing on arms, I am diabetic & hypothyroid ?

I have a  rash on my neck really sore, there are white marks around it and I have white blotches  appearing on arms, I  am diabetic & hypothyroid ?

Many possibilities: There are many things that could cause a skin rash. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, sun exposure, insect bites, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause rashes on the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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Tsh 1.37 T4 6.9 T3 (liothyronine) 0.99. Do I jave hypothyroidism? Constantly tired, weight gain, falljng hair, aching muscles.

Tsh 1.37 T4 6.9 T3 (liothyronine) 0.99. Do I jave hypothyroidism?  Constantly tired, weight gain, falljng hair, aching muscles.

Hard to say: The TSH alone does not suggest that but do not know if the T4 and t3 (liothyronine) are total or free values. You can have all the thyroid values in the normal range and still have symptoms if you have elevated thyroid antibodies. Very often only part of the labs are done and the autoimmune component is missed. You may need additional labs done as your symptoms are consistent with thyroid disease. ...Read more

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