A 20-year-old female asked:
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i eat a lot of seaweed, i eat sushi almost everyday, my friend told me that seaweed is not good for my graves' disease, is it true?

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Dr. Quang Nguyen
Specializes in Endocrinology
Yes: Too much iodine can cause the graves disease to be harder to treat. You run the risk of being more hyperthyroid with excessive iodine intake. The thyroid uses the iodine and makes more hormones causing worsening hyperthyroid.
Answered on Dec 15, 2013

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