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I've recently begun treatment for hypothyroidism. i was wondering if there were any foods or exercises or exercises, etc i could do as well? thank you

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Dr. Rami Almokayyad answered

Specializes in Endocrinology

Thyroid hormone: The cause of hypothyroidism is the lack of thyroid hormone in the blood, and to restore that, you will need to take a thyroid hormone replacement, and that is usually the treatment of hypothyroidism; to ensure consistent absorption of the thyroid hormone you are taking, you need to take it on an empty stomach in the morning, avoid food for 30-60 min, and space it from minerals & vitamins by 4 hrs.

Answered 3/16/2013

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Dr. Jennie Law answered

Specializes in Endocrinology

No specifics : There are no specific diet or exercise necessary for ppl with hypothyroidism, but if you were hypothyroid for a long time before your diagnosis and treatment, perhaps you have gained some weight and maybe cholesterol is higher than optimal? If so, eat balanced diet to maintain bmi 20-25, reduce bad fats, choose good oils, minimize alcohol, and if overweight, consider screening for diabetes.

Answered 1/28/2012

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