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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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Does hypothyroid affect s vitamin d and calcium levels?

Does hypothyroid affect s vitamin d and calcium levels?

Not Hypothyriod : Not hypothyroid per se, but it's more caused by parathyroid glands or hormones. Occassionlly after thyoid surgery part of your parathyroid glands are compromised which affect calcium and vitamim d metabolism. Discuss with an endocrinologist. ...Read more

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Will be baby be okay if I just found out i'm hypothyroid and low on vitamin d at 10 weeks?

Will be baby be okay if I just found out i'm hypothyroid and low on vitamin d at 10 weeks?

Pregnant/delivered ?: Thyroid hormine effects brain development & OB screening may pick up low levels. A fetus at 10wks is very early in brain cell formation which accelerates & peaks about 18 wks. Your OB can help you get into balance by then and things should go fine.Discuss this & other lab results with the OB &/or the staff. If you've delivered;baby makes his/her own and low levels would be picked up on nbn screen. ...Read more

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I'm taking 2000iu of vitamin d3 every other day could I be taking to much? I also have hypothyroidism is it good for that?

I'm taking 2000iu of vitamin d3 every other day could I be taking to much? I also have hypothyroidism is it good for that?

Need blood test.: Vitamin D supplementation and hypothyroidism treatment should be monitored with some regularity by testing blood levels of vitamin D3, TSH and free T4 at least. This is how we will know that treatment/supplementation is effective/sufficient. ...Read more

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Why am i always cold? Blood tests less than a month ago were all normal-no vitamin deficiencies or hypothyroidism.

Why am i always cold? Blood tests less than a month ago were all normal-no vitamin deficiencies or hypothyroidism.

Inadequate tests : Most people who feel cold all the time are hypothyroid. Many who are hypothyroid have "normal" T4 and TSH levels. Unless you had your free t3 (liothyronine), (liothyronine) reverse t3 (liothyronine) ; thyroid antibodies checked thyroid problems have not been ruled out. A holistic md is likely to do adequate tests. See http://bit.Ly/1bogdxh ; http://bit.Ly/1cjnybx. ...Read more

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I am diagnosed with hypothyroid.At present I am on eltroxin 100 mg and calcium vitamins.Can i also take prenatal vitamins but I am not planning 2yrs.?

I am diagnosed with hypothyroid.At present I am on eltroxin 100 mg and calcium vitamins.Can i also take prenatal vitamins but I am not planning 2yrs.?

Yes: Yes you can. I think it is wise for everyone to take a multivitamin. Prenatal vitamins can be a great multiple for women of childbearing age even if they are not currently pregnant. There are many good ones. My favorite brands include rainbow light and new chapter. As you may know, it is best to take thyroid on an empty stomach and to not take calcium supplements until at least 2 hours later. ...Read more

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What is a great multi vitamin for a 38yr old woman with hypothyroidism and no other health problems?

What is a great multi vitamin for a 38yr old woman with hypothyroidism and no other health problems?

Many good choices: There are many great multivitamins. Being hypothyroid should not affect your choice. For an independent review of 101 brands of multivitamins see http://www.Multivitaminguide.Org/ any of the top 30 are great, though some good choices like ultranutrient by pure encapsulations and only one by new chapter are not included. I also advise taking 5000 iu of vit d in fall & winter months. ...Read more

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Being vitamin deficient ( never taking any vitamins) til now. Could that have weakened my thyroid and caused me to have hypothyroidism?

Being vitamin deficient ( never taking any vitamins)  til now. Could that have weakened my thyroid and caused me to have hypothyroidism?

Vitamins are in food: A person in the U.S. Who eats a balanced diet, has normal digestion, and exercises outdoors regularly, does not become vitamin-deficient even if she never buys any vitamin-supplements from the store. Some disorders can make a person deficient in certain vitamins over time, so doctors do check for certain conditions as needed. Not getting iodine from salt or foods, may lead to thyroid problems. ...Read more

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What happens if u go a wk w/o your weekly 50,000 IU vitamin d tab or 3 days w/o yr synthroid? I'm severely vit d deficient&have hypothyroidism.

What happens if u go a wk w/o your weekly 50,000 IU vitamin d tab or 3 days w/o yr synthroid? I'm severely vit d deficient&have hypothyroidism.

Take it later: Hi. Both of those drugs are nice in that they have a long half-life. Therefore, if you forget a dose, take it when you think of it. Try not to miss your medications. If you miss the once weekly vitamin D, take it when you think of it and resume normal schedule. If you miss a day of Synthroid, take 2 the next day; miss 2 days, take 3 the following day. Good luck! ...Read more

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I am 38 year old female with hypothyroidism, vitamin d and b deficiencies and highly suspected aldh 2 enzyme deficiency. How does this all tie in?

ALDH is seperate: Limit alcohol as your risk for cancer is increased. Hypothyroidism can affect digestion and absorption which can promote deficiencies. B12 def can also affect your thyroid function. Consider gluten sensitivity also as this can tie in. ...Read more

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Having hypothyroidism is it safe to take prenatal vitamin and biotin even if i'm not pregnant?

Having hypothyroidism is it safe to take prenatal vitamin and biotin even if i'm not pregnant?

Yes: Having hypothryroidism does not affect your need for vitamins. The only concern is that taking calcium supplements can interfere with absorption of thyroid hormone, so if the penatal vitamin has calcium take it at least 2 hours after taking thyroid. Also, i advise having your doctor check your free T3 level- if not in the upper half of the normal range consider adding liothyronine (t3). ...Read more

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I'm on 100mgs of thyroxine for hypothyroidism. I'm trying for a baby can I take a preconception vitamin with iodine in it 150mg. Will it interact. ?

I'm on 100mgs of thyroxine for hypothyroidism. I'm trying for a baby can I take a preconception vitamin with iodine in it 150mg. Will it interact. ?

That's fine: Hi. It's fine to take that prenatal vitamin with that iodine; it won't interact with your l-thyroxine. And just to clarify, you're taking 100 micrograms (mcg), not 100 milligrams (mg). 100 mcg is the same as 0.1 mg, so if you want to use milligrams, it's 0.1 mg. Often your l-thyroxine dose will need to be increased early in your pregnancy. I'm sure your OB is on top of that. Good luck! ...Read more

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What is a recommended diet for someone with hypothyroidism, hypercortisolism, pernicious anemia, and a vitamin d2 deficiency?

What is a recommended diet for someone with hypothyroidism, hypercortisolism, pernicious anemia, and a vitamin d2 deficiency?

Nutrient dense foods: Eat foods that are nutrient dense (like meat, fish, poultry, eggs, cheese, low starch vegatables and water) avoid foods that are not nutrient dense (like starches and sugars, including fruit) nutrient dense foods will increase your basal metabolic rate. On the other hand, starches and sugars impair thyroid metabolism via affects on your liver (which helps activate thyroid hormone). ...Read more

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Vitamin D levels 10.8 ng/ml what are causes ? have mild hypothyroid D Supplements cause diarrhea what to do to increase d levels?

Vitamin D levels 10.8 ng/ml what are causes ? have mild hypothyroid  D Supplements cause diarrhea what to do to increase d levels?

Vitamin D: If I read this correctly you are not being given enough Vitamin D. If your vitamin D levels are indeed so low you MUST bring this to your doctor's attention and have her/him increase your vitamin D. Hope all goes well. ...Read more

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