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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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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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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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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

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Can hypothyroidism be cure?

Thyroid failure: Nope. Not yet. The only option is to be on simple thyroid replacement medication daily. ...Read more

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Banana good for hypothyroid?

Banana good for hypothyroid?

It is OK.: Foods rich in tyrosine, a thyroid hormones precursor, are favorable for hypothyroidism.
Tyrosine-rich foods include animal proteins, dairy products, almonds and bananas. ...Read more

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How common is hypothyroidism?

How common is hypothyroidism?

Fairly common: About 3% of the general population has hypothyroidism. It is more common in women than in men, and can run in families. ...Read more

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What can cause hypothyroidism?

What can cause hypothyroidism?

Autoimmune, surgery: The most common cause is autoimmune thyroid disease, that is, the body makes antibodies against the thyroid. Thyroid surgery can cause it too. So can radiation therapy to the neck. Meds like amiodarone and some chemo can, too. ...Read more

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What to do about hypothyroidism?

What to do about hypothyroidism?

Hypothyroid: If you have been diagnosed with hypothyroidism surely your doctor has prescribed thyroid hormone replacement.
This is available as brand name or generic. Some doctors prescribe only T4 thyroid hormone, others prescribe that and T3 (liothyronine) thyroid.
My personal preference is T4 only.
Take it at least one hour after a meal and preferably at bedtime. ...Read more

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Who can be cured of hypothyroidism?

Hypothyroidism: Hypothyroidism is a permanent condition requiring lifelong treatment in most patients. Treatment involves thyroid hormone replacement, unless the hypothyroidism is transient, such as following painless thyroiditis or subacute thyroiditis; or reversible (due to a medication that can be discontinued). ...Read more

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How to treat hypothyroid naturally?

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

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Is cranberries good for hypothyroid?

Is cranberries good for hypothyroid?

Wont make a differen: The key to treating hypothyroidism is to take your thyroid hormone pills regularly without missing any doses. Hypothyroidism means your body cant make enough hormone and you need to take thyroid hormone replacement. Missing thyroid pills often leads to under replacement. Bottom line is take your thyroid pills regularly and you should be ok. ...Read more

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Is herbalife safe for hypothyroidism?

Is herbalife safe for hypothyroidism?

Inadequate: Herbalife is not adequate treatment for hypothyroidism. Please see your doctor for a proper prescription for hypothyroidism treatment. Herbalife is a nutritional supplement of dubious value.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex.
Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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Does hypothyroidism heal on its own?

Does hypothyroidism heal on its own?

Hypothyroidism: Most hypothyroidism is caused by Hashimoto's thyroiditis, which causes progressive loss of thyroid function. Once you are fully hypothyroid, the gland will not usually come back. There is a condition called subacute thyroiditis, where the thyroid is painful, inflammed, maybe temporarily hypothyroid, but then heals. Postpartum thyroiditis can also behave like this. ...Read more

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Please list symptoms of hypothyroidism?

Slow metabolism: All of the symptoms of hypothyroidism are related to the slowing of the metabolism in this condition: fatigue, weight gain, constipation, feeling cold, dry skin, slow heart rate, and hair loss. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have hypothyroidism?

How do I know if I have hypothyroidism?

Symptoms/Testing: By symptoms of the under active thyroid, physical examination and blood and imaging tests
symptoms of weight gain, intolerance to cold, dry skin, fatigue, puffy face, hoarseness, muscle weakness, irregular periods in women, slow heart rate, thinning hair, depression and impaired memory
symptoms are variable and depend on the severity. Cinfermed by blood test for thyroid hormones and tsh, after thorough exam. ...Read more

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What's the best diet for hypothyroidism?

No particular: There is no particular diet you need to adhere to because you are hypothyroid. ...Read more

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How would I get help for hypothyroidism?

Med tx: Start with your family doctor. He or she may treat you or may refer you to an endocrinologist. ...Read more

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What's the best diet for hypothyroidism?

What's the best diet for hypothyroidism?

There are: No special requirements...a healthy well balanced diet including foods which traditionally supply IODINE (pretty much the ONLY dietary influence on thyroid function) is the best answer to this question.

Hope this is helpful!
Dr Z ...Read more

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What foods can I eat for hypothyroidism?

What foods can I eat for hypothyroidism?

Eat right. ..: Avoid goiterogenic foods and eat food rich in B-complex and Selenium. I specialize in this and help people transition from synthetic to natural and use nutrition to help. Adaptogen herbs are helpful too.
A good book to read is "Stop the Thyroid Madness, II" of which I authored Chapter 3. There are chapters on proper diet.

Also check out www. GetMyThyroidFixed. Com

JP ...Read more

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What are usual symptoms of hypothyroidism?

Lots of things: Fatigue, weight gain, dry hair, dry skin, lethargy, depression, weakness and many other symptoms. Most of the symptoms go away when the hypothyroidism is treated. ...Read more

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Is it possible to stop from hypothyroidism?

Is it possible to stop from hypothyroidism?

Treatable: I am not sure of question. Hypothyroid is a very treatable condition but may require medication for the rest of your life. There may be a low possibility that it is transient and will resolve and not require long term medication. You need to see your doctor and find the cause and get appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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What's the primary cause of hypothyroidism?

Several: But the most common is thyroid inflammation which damages the thyroid's ability to make sufficient hormone. Luckily, it's easy to diagnose and treat with brand name T4 replacement and it's like you never had a problem in the first place. See your doctor. ...Read more

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What makes hypothyroidism a serious disease?

What makes hypothyroidism a serious disease?

Hypothyroidism: Impaired mental activity, including problems with concentration & memory. Depression. Chronic fatigue.
Difficulty concentrating.Sensitivity to cold
headache.Muscle&joint aches.
Weight gain, despite diminished appetite.Constipation. Early puberty. Menstrual irregularities. Hearing loss. Husky voice. Skin & hair changes (pale, rough, dry skin, less sweat, hair coarsens, brittle nails). Serious enough. ...Read more

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What is hypothyroidism? How can I control it?

What is hypothyroidism? How can I control it?

Gland disease: Hypothyroidism is a syndrome where the ultimate result is a deficiency on thyroid hormones. This could be caused for a problem in the thyroid gland or in other brain areas that control the production of these hormones. The test to detect it is widely available and the treatment consist of hormone replacement. The levels of hormones needs to be checked periodically to adjust the dose. ...Read more

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What is the best way to treat hypothyroidism?

Levothyroxine: Levothyroxine (t4) is turned into liothyronine (t3) in the nucleus of your cells. Dessicated thyroid has too much animal t3. ...Read more

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What are natural ways to cure hypothyroidism?

Hypothyroidism: There are no known natural ways to cure hypothyroidism. If you have this condition you should be under the care of a physician and treated appropriately. ...Read more

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What foods should I avoid with hypothyroidism?

Foods high in iodine: Iodine supplements or kelp or seaweed which are high in iodine can have an adverse effect on the thyroid in someone with hypothyroidism but a general diet is typically fine. ...Read more