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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. Steve Martinez
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Thyroid Enlargement (Definition)

Thyroid enlargement refers to a thyroid gland that is larger than normal. The thyroid gland is located in the front of the neck, below the Adam's apple, and may become enlarged due to hyper or hypo-thyroidism. An enlarged thyroid is also ...Read more


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I have a large goiter with many symptoms of hypothyroidism yet my labs are always normal, why is this?

I have a large goiter with many symptoms of hypothyroidism yet my labs are always normal, why is this?

Needs treatment: A simple goiter can occur without a known reason. It can occur when the thyroid gland is not able to make enough thyroid hormone to meet the body's needs. This can be due to, for example, a lack of iodine in a person's diet. To make up for the shortage of thyroid hormone, the thyroid gland grows larger. ...Read more

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25 yo female just diagnosed with hypothyroidism. They also found that I have a multimodal at goiter and cyst filled nodules. Would you be concerned?

25 yo female just diagnosed with hypothyroidism. They also found that I have a multimodal at goiter and cyst filled nodules. Would you be concerned?

Medical problem: Thyroid disorders such as you describe can be treated and basically a normal life can be lived, so I would not worry. It is a condition that you will need to be treated for and followed as stated, but concern and worry will just cause unnecessary stress that no one needs. Embrace your medical problem with an open mind and no stress. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Hypothyroid since 2005, non toxic multinodulor goiter 5mm nodule lft thyroid. Bothersome

These nodules can: Sometimes be reduced in size by taking a small amount of Thyroid medicine. This requires some expertise. See an Endocrinologist for the best care. ...Read more

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My doctor said I have a small goiter what does that mean? Also I have hypothyroidism.

My doctor said I have a small goiter what does that mean? Also I have hypothyroidism.

Maybe nothing: A goiter can either be functional or non- functional. A lot of goiters are non functional and do no harm at all unless they get so big and begin to compress your airway. The functional ones are the ones we are a but more concerned about and usually it is because they secrete too much hormone to your blood. If your doctor said it was small then most likely it's fine. ...Read more

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What can cause a toxic goiter and is it dangerous I have recently been diagnosed with it plus hypothyroidism?

What can cause a toxic goiter and is it dangerous I have recently been diagnosed with it plus hypothyroidism?

Rare: You can't have both at the same time, however, you can have long-standing hypothyroidism and later develop a toxic goiter either due to graves' disease or a hyperfunctioning nodule -- although it;s very uncommon. Check w/your doctor for clarification, . ...Read more

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I have hypothyroidism, goitered thyroid, and a nodule on my thyroid. Dr sending me for riut to see if nodule is hot or cold. Is this the right procedure?

I have hypothyroidism, goitered thyroid, and a nodule on my thyroid. Dr sending me for riut to see if nodule is hot or cold. Is this the right procedure?

No: You only go for uptake and scan if the TSH is low. If you have a "hot" nodule, your TSH will be low. If not, the raiu won't help. You need to get a TSH drawn first. For the nodules, depending on size, you will need close follow up or a thyroid biopsy. ...Read more

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Are there any good ways to prevent goiter or hypothyroidism if I have an iodine allergy?

Are there any good ways to prevent goiter or hypothyroidism if I have an iodine allergy?

Techincally no such: You may be allergic to iodinated chemical compounds, such as radiographic dies, but you cannot be allergic to "the elemental" iodine, or iodine as a charged particle. Iodine is your thyroid, exist throughout your body, and you certainly can take in iodinized salt.
This should not be a problem. Talk with your primary care doctor, an endocrinologist, or an allergy specialist, if you have doubts! ...Read more

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Normal Tpo Ab and Tg Ab; no Hashi's or Graves'. Have a multinodular goiter & Hypothyroidism. If not Hashi's, what causes my Hypothyroidism? Pituitary?

Normal Tpo Ab and Tg Ab; no Hashi's or Graves'. Have a multinodular goiter & Hypothyroidism. If not Hashi's, what causes my Hypothyroidism? Pituitary?

No autoimmune: So your multi nodular is is under production of Thyroxine no on immune basis, must see an endocrinologist to follow nodular goiter is it is cold or hot by Biopsy and follow as appropriate and tsp levels and t3, (liothyronine)t4 ...Read more

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I am hypothyroid. How can I check my own neck/throat for signs goiter is starting? Where to feel on neck for swelling?

Hypothyroid: I hope your Primary doctor controls your thyroid gland regularly. Please don't check your thyroid gland unless you thing there is something new - contact your doctor.

Hope all goes well! ...Read more

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Hypothyroidism with goiter and hear gurgling noise from my thyroid. Should I be concerned. Last ultrasound show slow nodule growth?

Hypothyroidism with goiter and hear gurgling noise from my thyroid. Should I be concerned. Last ultrasound show slow nodule growth?

Yes if enlarging: If goitor gets bigger and this does not resolve within 2 weeks get another u/s and see endocrinologist for labs and possible fine needle aspiration biopsy, if it is cancer, if caught early it is bets chance, could be pressing on blood vessel causing the sounds, but very unusual this sound so get tested ...Read more

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My 25 yr. O. daughter has many symptoms of hypothyroid & sm. Goiter but TSH & T4 are normal. Could she still have thyroid insufficiency? What's the next

My 25 yr. O. daughter has many symptoms of hypothyroid & sm. Goiter but TSH & T4 are normal. Could she still have thyroid insufficiency? What's the next

May need more tests: If your daughter has a normal TSH & T4 but still has symptoms, she should have thyroid antibody tests done. Sometimes, the thyroid antibodies are abnormal even with a normal TSH. If they are abnormal, this could be a sign of early Hashimoto's thyroiditis or Grave's disease which would warrant follow up with an endocrinologist. ...Read more

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THS of 1.17, goiter nodules, FNB in 2 months, no energy, on pills for depression, many other symptoms for hypothyroid. I think I need Synthroid (thyroxine)?

THS of 1.17, goiter nodules, FNB in 2 months, no energy, on pills for depression, many other symptoms for hypothyroid. I think I need Synthroid (thyroxine)?

TSH not high: But hypothyroid? Is that what you are asking? I would imagine your doctor also checked thyroid hormone level in addition to TSH, so if you have low thyroid hormone, your doctor would have diagnosed it? You are getting biopsy (FNB you said) in 2 months, so your doctor is doing what he/she thinks is best to figure out your condition. Trust your doctor if he/she says you don't have hypothyroidism. ...Read more

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25yo female recently diagnosed with hypothyroidism. Found multinodular goiter and cyst filled nodules during thyroid sonogram. What is the next step?

25yo female recently diagnosed with hypothyroidism. Found multinodular goiter and cyst filled nodules during thyroid sonogram. What is the next step?

See a specialist: See an endocrinologist who deals with thyroid nodules. You may need a needle biopsy/aspiration of the cyst/nodule, but it depends on what it looks like on ultrasound. ...Read more

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What's the TSH level to maintain for 57+ female with Hypothyroidism, whose one & half of thyroid glands were removed for goiter surgery 15+ yr back?

What's the TSH level to maintain for 57+ female with Hypothyroidism, whose one & half of thyroid glands were removed for goiter surgery 15+ yr back?

Don't base on TSH: I believe it is a mistake to base dosage on TSH alone; TSH is a surprisingly poor marker for tissue thyroid levels in many common conditions; one should assess Free T3 (liothyronine) and Free T4 and also take how the patient is feeling into account. Here are good articles about how 11 renowned specialists optimize thyroid hormone levels:
http://tinyurl. Com/6gvsxqu
Also see http://tinyurl. Com/nrww2qg ...Read more

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Why could I swing back & forth from hypothyroid and hyperthyroid (thyrotoxicosis)? Neg. Antibodies for Hashi's and Graves'. Have multinodular goiter.

Why could I swing back & forth from hypothyroid and hyperthyroid (thyrotoxicosis)? Neg. Antibodies for Hashi's and Graves'. Have multinodular goiter.

Thyroid: It often depends on when you take your medicine. I think it best to take thyroid medicine at bedtime. Give it a bit of time and your levels should be stable. Yes, they could be stable and high or stable and low.

Once you have settled on that please see your doctor. ...Read more

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Eye checkup Dr said eyes dry. Asked about Thyroid. My mother hypo. My GM was goiters. Is it Hypothyroidism or Hyperthyroidism that would give dry eyes?

Eye checkup Dr said eyes dry. Asked about Thyroid. My mother hypo. My GM was goiters. Is it Hypothyroidism or Hyperthyroidism that would give dry eyes?

Both: Both conditions can have dry eyes as a symptom, as can numerous other conditions such as aging, environmental exposures (wind, dust, excessive sunlight), medications like antihistamines, decongestants, sleep aides, antidepressants, diuretics, etc. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with a toxic goiter and hypothroidism and type 2 diabetes. My blood work had not been dine fir ten years what causes toxic goiters?

I was diagnosed with a toxic goiter and hypothroidism and type 2 diabetes. My blood work had not been dine fir ten years what causes toxic goiters?

Toxic is hyperthyroi: Toxic thyroid means too much thyroid or hyperthyroid. This could come from an autoimmune condition called graves. Some think that autoimmune diseases come after exposure to viruses, with your body making antibodies to the virus. And the antibodies react against your own body too. ...Read more

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Does lithium cause goiter?

It can: Lithium use is most commonly associated with a thyroid goiter with normal thyroid hormone levels. More rarely, hyperthyroidism may occur. ...Read more

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Can a goiter pinch a nerve?

Can a goiter pinch a nerve?

Which nerve?: Rarely, a goiter can affect the recurrent laryngeal nerve that goes to the voice box, and cause hoarseness. ...Read more

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What does goiter look like?

Nick mass: A goiter typically involves enlargement of the thyroid which can be manifest as an enlargement in the front part of the neck. ...Read more

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Food cannot eat f u had goiter?

Food cannot eat f u had goiter?

Mostly bromine: Some worry about raw cruciferous veggies like broccoli ; cauliflower -- but you can avoid the problem by cooking them. The main culprit is brominated compounds, found in some soft drinks like mountain dew, gatorade, sun drop, squirt, fresca and other citrus-flavored sodas; pesticides on strawberries, etc; bakery goods ; flours containing potassium bromate http://tinyurl. Com/y9lfc3w read labels! ...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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Does goiter recur? What does that mean?

Usually not: Hi. Usually once you have a goiter, it's there to stay. However, if the goiter is due to Graves' disease and you get treated with radioactive iodine, that'll using shrink the goiter. Hashimoto's goiters and non-toxic nodular goiters usually stay as-is. Nodular goiters need to be considered for possibility of thyroid cancer. ...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 do you know if you are getting a goiter?

Goiter: Please don't be foolish...See your primary care doctor to have an ultrasound of the thyroid or a ct scan specifically for the thyroid. Goiters are an outgrowth from the thyroid. They can be benign but they can also be malignant. Don't take a chance, get this evaluated. ...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