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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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Yeast (Definition)

Any of various unicellular fungi of the genus saccharomyces, especially s. Cerevisiae, reproducing by budding and from ascospores and capable ...Read more


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Why does hypothyroidism cause canida (yeast) overgrowth?

Why does hypothyroidism cause canida  (yeast) overgrowth?

It doesn't: Hi. Correlation does not establish cause-and-effect. Having hypothyroidism ( a fairly common condition) and a yeast infection (another fairly common condition) is nothing more than a coincidental correlation, not a cause-and-effect relationship. Treat BOTH! Good luck! ...Read more

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What is brewers yeast, is it good for people that has hypothyroidism?

What is brewers yeast, is it good for people that has hypothyroidism?

Brewer's Yeast: Brewer's yeast comes from a 1-celled fungus (saccharomyces cerevisiae) used in making beer -- not bread. It's been used for years as a nutritional supplement, because it's rich in b-complex vitamins, chromium, and selenium. However, it contains no vitamin b12. Studies have shown it helpful in diabetes, high cholesterol, etc -- but no direct effect on thyroid. http://tinyurl.com/kfvkmn5. ...Read more

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Is hypothyroidism related to yeast infections at all? like is Yeast infection a symptom

Is hypothyroidism related to yeast infections at all? like is Yeast infection a symptom

No: Interesting question but not usually connected. Thyroid affects heart, lung, blood, GI tract, reproductive, neurologic, skin, eyes, general metabolism though. Yeast infection is not usually associated with being related to hypothyroidism. ...Read more

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Is brewers yeast good for a person having thyroids the thyroid that causes a person to gain weight, I think it's hypothyroidism?

Is brewers yeast good for a person having thyroids the thyroid that causes a person to gain weight, I think it's hypothyroidism?

Brewer's Yeast: Brewer's yeast comes from a 1-celled fungus (saccharomyces cerevisiae) used in making beer, but not bread. It's been used for years as a nutritional supplement, because it's rich in b-complex vitamins, chromium, and selenium. However, it contains no vitamin b12. Studies have shown it helpful in diabetes, high cholesterol, etc -- but no direct effect on thyroid. http://tinyurl.com/kfvkmn5. ...Read more

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I have hypothyroidism, chronic yeast infections, dyshydrotic ezcema, fatigue, and thinning hair. I need a derm and endocrine referral. Help.?

I have hypothyroidism, chronic yeast infections, dyshydrotic ezcema, fatigue, and thinning hair. I need a derm and endocrine referral. Help.?

Help: Only a doctor seeing you can give you proper referrals, but you need proper testing and possibly diet changes. Consider looking for an integrative medicine or functional medicine physician or an nd who will treat you as a whole person. ...Read more

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Can hypothyroidism lead to candida overgrowth in the body?

Can hypothyroidism lead to candida overgrowth in the body?

See below: Cancica is almost universal and any over expression or under expression of antibodies may cause cancica to cause symptoms. ...Read more

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How to know if u have candida w/o going to dr. Have gas & constipated w/mucus in stool when have bm. Im hypothyroid & wonder about a probiotic w/synth?

How to know if u have candida w/o going to dr. Have gas & constipated w/mucus in stool when have bm. Im hypothyroid & wonder about a probiotic w/synth?

Where ?: Candida/yeast can infect several areas of the body including mouth, esophagus, skin, vagina etc... White coating on the tongue or inside cheeks may be candida but the best way is to get your symptoms checked out by an expert to make sure there is nothing concerning going on. Once you know nothing "bad" is going on then you can use supplements and be assured that you are not masking anything. ...Read more

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How can I go about treating so many issues at once: lyme, candida, interstitial cystitis, high blood uric acid and urine protein, hypothyroidism, etc.

How can I go about treating so many issues at once: lyme, candida, interstitial cystitis, high blood uric acid and urine protein, hypothyroidism, etc.

Holistic approach: Unraveling multiple issues is complex & a bit like a game of pick up sticks- you need to be careful about the order. Lyme & candida may be the cause of ic, but it may be necessary to detox heavy metals to treat those. Antibiotics for lyme can aggravate candida.It's best to start with basic support- balance hormones, detox, correct nutrient deficiencies.I advise working with a skilled holistic doc. ...Read more

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Can there be another condition that mimics a yeast infection?

Can there be another condition that mimics a yeast infection?

BV is similar: Yeast and bacterial vaginosis are the 2 common vaginal infections in women. Yeast usually has itching, thick cottage cheese like discharge. Bv has more irritation, fishy odor. However i've seen many women who think they have one infection and actually have the other infection. So if you take something to treat it but it doesn't get better get checked. You might be treating the wrong infection. ...Read more

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Since perimenopausal symptoms mimic hypothyroidism and testing for both are unpredictable, how do you ever know which one to treat?

Since perimenopausal symptoms mimic hypothyroidism and testing for both are unpredictable, how do you ever know which one to treat?

Not true: Testing for thyroid disorders is very predictable and precise. There is a lot of misinformation out there that would have you believe that you can have hypo or hyperthyroidism with normal thyroid levels. This is simply not true. Hormone levels related to menopause can fluctuate, as do symptoms, but testing done at the correct time is usually helpful. ...Read more

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I believe i have a vaginal cut but the symptoms mimic a yeast infection how can i be sure?

I believe i have a vaginal cut but the symptoms mimic a yeast infection how can i be sure?

Exam: This is the type of problem that requires visualization to diagnose. A pelvic exam and possible culture for yeast would help you. Vaginal cuts can usually be seen on examination. ...Read more

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My synthoms of my yeast infection mimic a UTI do I need to wait until my yeast infection clears up before i get an antibiotic?

My synthoms of my yeast infection mimic a UTI do I need to wait until my yeast infection clears up before i get an antibiotic?

Candidial vaginitis: Symptoms mimicking UTI may not be uti. Antibiotic should not be taken if it not proven UTI . When you have yeast infection you scratch in the area which abrades the mucosa and causes burning sensations when urine falls on it. So urine analysis should be done to confirm UTI before taking repeated dose of antibiotics. ...Read more

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I have hypothyroidism. I used to feel so sleepy but now I am not. Could it be from bad eating habits? It feels like i mimic hyperthyroidism.

See below: If your thyroid function is under control with medication that may explain why you are not tired any more. Your doctor can check your levels to confirm. ...Read more

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Would a yeast infection of the vocal cords mimic vocal cord cancer?

Would a yeast infection of the vocal cords mimic vocal cord cancer?

No such thing: I've been a doctor for 30 years. I've seen many cases of laryngeal cancer but none of yeast infection of vocal cords. I don't think there is such a thing. If you have persistent hoarseness see ENT specialist ASAP. Risk factors for head and neck cancer are smoking, and drinking alcohol. ...Read more

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I have a a discharge/symptoms that mimic a yeast infection but I have taken a diflucan (fluconazole) with no relief. Could it be chlamydia instead?

I have a a discharge/symptoms that mimic a yeast infection but I have taken a diflucan (fluconazole) with no relief. Could it be chlamydia instead?

When you're worried: that you could have an STD you should be checked. east infections are not commonly confused with STDs but failure to respond to therapy suggest the diagnosis could be wrong so this merits further evaluation. ...Read more

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What is candida yeast?

What is candida yeast?

Type of yeast: Candida is the scientific name for a group of yeasts. There are sub types like albicans, glabrata and more. Yeasts are a type of fungus. So in other words, candida is a type of fungus as opposed to bacteria/viruses.Hope that helps! ...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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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

Candida (Definition)

Is a type of fungus which normally lives in small amounts on mucus membranes. An overgrowth of candida in the mouth produces a condition called 'thrush'. This is often triggered ...Read more


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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