U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
CA
A 22-year-old male asked:

My dad's diagnosed with hyperthyroidism. what best practices can we adapt (diet, etc) to avoid further complications? he's prescribed with methymazole

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Alan Feldman
Endocrinology 41 years experience
Avoid iodine: The only recommended dietary restriction is avoid excess iodine, such as in kelp, seaweed, sushi. Depending on the cause for the hyperthyroidism, he may need additional treatment than methimazole. No smoking is important. He should avoid overexertion until thyroid levels are normal.

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Educational text
Free
Talk to a doctor
24/7 visits - just $39!
50% off with $15/month membership

Related questions

A 31-year-old female asked:
1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
A 47-year-old female asked:
2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
A 54-year-old female asked:
1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
A 16-year-old female asked:
2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
A 52-year-old male asked:
1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Educational text
Free
Talk to a doctor
24/7 visits - just $39!
50% off with $15/month membership
Last updated Nov 25, 2013

Disclaimer:

Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.