Thyroid Miss-Information: The Myths Continue.

Thyroid Miss-Information: The Myths Continue.

Thyroid Miss-Information: The Myths Continue.

Thyroid Miss-Information: The Myths Continue.

Dr.Guttler’s comments on thyroid myths.

  1.  Thyroid myths can harm your health.
  2. Most common myths about thyroid problems that need to be debunked.
  3. #1 You can self-diagnose thyroid disease. Wrong.
  4. Gaining weight or feeling tired all the time. The truth is, these symptoms could be signs of many other conditions.
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  6. You may need to see another doctor for a second opinion.
  7.  #2 You can’t lose weight with hypothyroidism. Wrong.
  8. After hypothyroidism is corrected with thyroid hormone replacement you can lose weight just like anyone else.
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  10. Excessive fat removed after T4 treatment. Obesity is not a thyroid disease.
  11. #3 You need more iodine with thyroid disease. Wrong.
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  13. Not everyone with thyroid disease needs to increase iodine intake.
  14. Only those with iodine deficiency can boost thyroid function by increasing iodine intake.
  15. Most hypothyroidism in the USA is not caused by lack of iodine.
  16. Excessive iodine can cause worsening of the condition with iodine induced hyperthyroidism, goiter, nodules and even stimulation of thyroid cancer growth.
  17. Do Not Take supplemental iodine support supplements.
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  19.  #4: Hyperthyroidism always makes you lose weight.
  20. This condition has been linked to weight loss.
  21. But you can still gain weight with an overactive thyroid if you have poor eating habits.
  22. #5: A thyroid nodule means you have thyroid cancer.
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  24. It’s estimated that 7% of the population will have thyroid nodules during the course of their lifetime.
  25. Most times, there’s no need to panic when you develop a thyroid nodule, since only less than one percent are cancerous.
  26. Symptoms with a nodule of voice changes, trouble swallowing and pain in the front of the neck are clues you need evaluation.
  27. #6: Your eyes will bulge if you have thyroid disease.
  28. Grave’s disease, which is the most common type of hyperthyroidism, causes eye bulging, especially in smokers.
  29. However, only  25% of patients experience eye-related symptoms.
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  31.  #7: Pregnant women have to give up thyroid medication.
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  33. Thyroid medication is usually not one to stop during pregnancy.
  34.  Pregnant women need to be tested during the pregnancy as the dose varies in each trimester.
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