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Doctor insights on: Unspecified Acquired Hypothyroidism

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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)

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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Wat cud be the cause of hypothyroid for babies? Is this hereditary or acquired? Any preventive measure to take for the baby?

Wat cud be the cause of hypothyroid for babies? Is this hereditary or acquired? Any preventive measure to take for the baby?

Mostly congenital: Hypothyroidism in the newborn may be caused by:missing or poorly developed thyroid gland (sometimes absent or in wrong place or ectopic)pituitary gland not stimulating thyroid gland or thyroid hormones incorrectly formed and not working correctly. Usually detected at birth with blood testing. If infant receives thyroid hormone supplements, baby develops normally neurologically and physically. ...Read more

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What is the percentage that you will acquire hypothyroidism using radioactive iodine therapy for patient with hyperthyroidism?

What is the percentage that you will acquire hypothyroidism using radioactive iodine therapy for patient with hyperthyroidism?

Common: Many of my patients who received rai therapy for hyperthyroidism developed hypothyroidism within months or years after their treatment and had to take thyroid replacement therapy. Up to 50% of treated patients develop hypothyroidism within 1 year. The good news is that most patients do well on replacement therapy. ...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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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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Can a person develop a hypothyroid after being strangled or chocked?

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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Does hypothyroidism go away?

Does hypothyroidism go away?

Not usually: It depends on the cause. Autoimmune hypothyroidism (aka hashimoto's) does not typically go away. Some other causes might. Regardless, the medication (levothyroxine) used to treat the condition is safe and does not have any real side effects. ...Read more

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Can hypothyroidism cause death?

Can hypothyroidism cause death?

Theoretically.: Would be very rare as the symptoms generally bring patients to attention before they are not reversible. Hypothyroidism can contribute to death from other causes such as heart failure. ...Read more

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Does garlic cure hypothyroidism?

Does garlic cure hypothyroidism?

No.: No. Garlic has been touted as a cure/treatment for everything imaginable. ...Read more

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Does hypothyroidism affect growth?

Thyroid and growth: Hypothyroidism in childhood does affect growth (slows it down) and so it should definitely be treated as soon as detected. ...Read more

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Can you get disability for hypothyroidism?

Hypothyroid: Nope. Absolutely not. I am mystified by the question. Once treatment starts there is absolutely nothing wrong. ...Read more

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What can you tell me about hypothyroidism?

Too little: Thyroid hormone

usually caused by damaged thyroid gland, occasionally by damaged pituitary gland

most common symptoms: tired, constipation, dry skin, hair loss

see endocrinologist ...Read more

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Does hypothyroid disease lead to diabeties?

Does hypothyroid disease lead to diabeties?

Related, not cause: Hypothyroidism does not "lead" to diabetes. However, the two disorders frequently occur together and there is an autoimmune link between them. That does not mean one causes the other to occur. ...Read more

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What causes diagnosed type 2 hypothyroidism?

What causes diagnosed type 2 hypothyroidism?

Type 2???: Not sure what you mean by type 2 hypothyroidism. Generally, hypothyroidism is diagnosed when TSH is high, indicating that the pituitary gland thinks the thyroid levels are too low. If you mean secondary hypothyroidism, then the pituitary gland can't make high levels of tsh. In severe cases, both TSH & T4 levels are low. Milder cases where TSH is normal/t4 is low or vice versa are more difficult. ...Read more

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Is my hypothyroidism causing me to gain a lot?

Maybe: Hypothyroidism can cause some weight gain, but there are other causes. The only way to know if it's the thyroid is to get a lab test. It's simple to do. ...Read more

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What diet should hypothyroidism people follow?

What diet should hypothyroidism people follow?

See below: Many factors in our diets affect thyroid health. Certain foods can inhibit thyroid function, esp. Cruciferous vegetables (like broccoli and cauliflower), soy, millet and flax, while foods rich in iodine and selenium support thyroid function. They don't give us enough room to elaborate so please see http://draxe. Com/hypothyroidism-diet-natural-treatment/
and http://tinyurl. Com/ogqvr2b for details. ...Read more