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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

Dr. Su Fairchild
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Hypothyroidism (Definition)

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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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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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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Men with hypothyroid can have baby?

Men with hypothyroid can have baby?

Thyroid: Absolutely. You need to take your medication to keep your thyroid function normal. There should be no problem. ...Read more

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Can hypothyroid go away after a while?

Can hypothyroid go away after a while?

No: It generally stays stable or worsens, it can, however, be treated vey efficiently by the proper amount of brand name T4 replacement with a daily safe and inexpensive pill. Check with your doctor. ...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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How do I know if I'm hypothyroid or not?

How do I know if I'm hypothyroid or not?

Blood test: A simple blood test to check for thyroid hormones T3 (liothyronine) and T4 and tsh. ...Read more

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Best time to have hypothyroid medicine?

Best time to have hypothyroid medicine?

Thyroid: It is best to take it in the morning on an empty stomach and wait 1 hour before eating. ...Read more

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How long will it take to cure hypothyroid?

Lifetime: Hypothyroidism can not be cured, but it can be effectively treated by life-long brand name T4 replacement. See your doctor. Don't get your medical information from friends, tv or the internet. ...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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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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Can I treat undiagnosed hypothyroid by myself?

Can I treat undiagnosed hypothyroid by myself?

No: Undiagnosed hypothyroidism means that hypothyroidism may not exist. For symptoms compatible with hypothyroidism, a thorough medical evaluation is necessary because other illnesses may present with the same symptoms. Taking thyroid medication without proven hypothyroidism isn't safe. Rapid heart rate, heart attack, stroke, etc. Are possible side effects when too much thyroid hormone is taken. ...Read more

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Is a hypothyroid at 24 years old pretty common?

Is a hypothyroid at 24 years old pretty common?

It's not common: Or uncommon, but it can certainly occur in women in that age group or the elderly, particularly in women with a positive family history of thyroid disease. ...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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Is any relation between hypothyroid and high prolactina?

Is any relation between hypothyroid and high prolactina?

Untreated: Hypothyroidism can lead to mild elevations in prolactin, which return to normal when thyroid levels do. Make sure to take brand name T4 replacement only. ...Read more

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I have always been hypothyroid can you suddenly become hyper?

Hyper: I presume you have been taking your thyroid meds regularly.
Please have your doctor measure TSH, Free T4, and Free T3 (liothyronine) and then some decisions could be made about your thyroid. ...Read more

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I am a hypothyroid male, how much longer until I feel better?

I am a hypothyroid male, how much longer until I feel better?

3-4 months: With adequate levothyroxine replacement, biochemical labs of thyroid function will normalize in about 2-3 months and most of the symptoms should be better by 3-4 months.
Persistent symptoms after 3-4 months of adequate levothyroxine replacement indicates that alternative diagnosis should be pursued for the symptoms. ...Read more

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How can I control hypothyroid as I suffering from since ten yrs?

How can I control hypothyroid as I suffering from since ten yrs?

Take your med: The only treatment for hypothyroidism is to take your thyroid med. Take it as directed and follow your doctor regularly to get your level tested. It takes time to find the right dose. See a specialist if needed. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can a person develop a hypothyroid after being strangled or chocked?

Unclear: There is medical literature that supports development of hypothyroid after significant trauma. The current thought is that this is due to injury to the head rather than the thyroid itself, however, that has not been proven conclusively. Thus, transient direct trauma to the thyroid is not yet conclusively associated with an increased in thyroid disease. ...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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How long does it take on average for hypothyroid medication to start working?

Thyroid Medication: Is usually "adjusted" ove a 30-60 day period of time util the proper replacement levels are achieved! Although the hormone acts immediately the symptoms of a under-active thyroid take a while to abate!


Hope this helps!

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I am hypothyroid and I've had severe body sores that won't go away for four years. What can I do?

See a dermatologist: To find out why you have the sores. They are probably not due to the thyroid if you are on treatment. ...Read more

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What to do if I have hypothyroid and I haven't taken my mede in like three weeks. Could that be why?

What to do if I have hypothyroid and I haven't taken my mede in like three weeks. Could that be why?

Hypothyroidism: Hypothyroidism
When you are diagnosed with Hypothyroidism, it is due to the Thyroid gland not able to produce Thyroxin which is the hormone which controls the metaboilism. This condition is treated by giving the hormone to bring the blood level to normal level usually all over life
If yopu stop taking your replacement hormone you will go back to being Hypothyroid,
You should not stop the medicine ...Read more