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A 19-year-old male asked:

is eating salmon or any kind of sea food bad for hyperthyroidism ?

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Dr. Paul Kaplowitz
Pediatric Endocrinology 45 years experience
No: While most seafood does contain iodide which the body used to produce thyroid hormone there is not enough of it to alter the activity of your thyroid. One exception may be seaweed which is very high in iodide.

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A 52-year-old female asked:

Can hyperthyroid patient recover. What food can help ?

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Dr. Carol Cheney
Endocrinology 45 years experience
Depends on type: There is no evidence that any specific food will be helpful in treating hyperthyroidism. The first step in treatment is to determine the type of hyperthyroidism; once this is known the patient and physician can decide together whether the best approach is medications, radioactive iodine, surgery, or observation (if the process will resolve on its own).
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A 32-year-old female asked:

What food do you need to avoid if you have a hyperthyroidism?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Eat sensibly: You'd get the idea from reading "pop" articles online that diet is the way to manage most disease. It is not. Hyperthyroidism is serious -- and used to be a major killer -- but if you're complying with treatment, you may eat what you like, sensibly. Like most other folks, you'll do well to avoid greasy, salty, and sugary stuff as you're able. Best wishes.

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