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A 25-year-old male asked:

My aunt has been diagnosed with thyroid gland enlarged due to lack of iodine. doc said to wait for 6months before doing the surgery.wht food r good?

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Dr. David Sneid
Endocrinology 43 years experience
Salt and bread: Unless you like outside the us and in one of a very few countries, it is difficult to become iodine deficient. Leafy vegetables, iodized salt, multivitamins w/iodine, and bread (as long as it's mass produced in a factory) are all sources of iodine. Thyroid hormone can also shrink the thyroid. For many (or even most) people, proper treatment should eliminate the need for surgery which has risks.
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