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Doctor insights on: Best Foods For Hyperthyroidism

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How is hyperthyroidism best treated?

How is hyperthyroidism best treated?

Thyroid overactive?: If you are hyperthyroid, and it is not a transient thyroiditis, the treatments come down to antithyroid drugs (eg. Methimazole, b-blockers), radioactive iodine, or surgery. Each has its advantages and disadvantages, and you should discuss with your endocrinologist. ...Read more

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Dr. Susan Wingo
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Hyperthyroidism (Definition)

Hypothyroidism is a medical condition that lowers the level of thyroid hormone to a point where the patient has a marked decrease in overall health. Often the patient does not notice the loss of thyroid hormone for several weeks or more. Once diagnosed with low thyroid hormone levels, the patient will be prescribed with thyroid hormone to a point where the thyroid levels are normal and ...Read more


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What is best way to treat hyperthyroidism?

What is  best way to treat hyperthyroidism?

It depends: There are several treatments available because no one treatment option is best for everyone. Options include killing the thyroid with radio-active iodine. Using medications to slow the thyroid down, and surgery to remove the thyroid. Your doctor can help you find the option that is best for you. ...Read more

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What is the best way to take care of hyperthyroidism?

What is the best way to take care of hyperthyroidism?

Several treatments: If past child bearing age iodine 131 is the best in most cases.In younger people drugs or surgery would be considered. ...Read more

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Can hyperthyroid patient recover. What food can help ?

Can hyperthyroid patient recover. What food can help ?

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). ...Read more

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Can you tell me for hyperthyroidism what medication is best?

Two antithyroid drug: are currently available in the United States: Propylthiouracil (PTU (propylthiouracil)) and Methimazole (MMI, Tapazole). Carbimazole is available in Europe and parts of Asia, but not in the United States. PTU (propylthiouracil) used to be the drug of choice during pregnancy because it has a lower risk of causing birth defects - now it is only recommended during 1st trimester ...Read more

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

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. ...Read more

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Are there foods to avoid consuming if someone has hyperthyroidism?

Mostly no: If you are hyperthyroid, you will need more calories to maintain your weight. Eat a balanced diet. You should avoid foods with very high iodine content, such as seaweed and kelp. Iodine at this point could stimulate the thyroid, and it is possible your doctor will want to give you radioactive iodine at some point, and the high iodine load from food will dilute the treatment. ...Read more

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What exercise best to do and to avoid if I have hyperthyroid?

What exercise best to do and to avoid if I have hyperthyroid?

No restrictions : As long as the hyperthyroidism is treated and under control, you can exercise just like anybody else. ...Read more

Dr. Susan Wingo
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Overactive Thyroid (Definition)

Hyperthyroidism, often called "overactive thyroid," is a condition where the thyroid secretes too much of the thyroid hormones. Common symptoms include heat intolerance, increased appetite, ...Read more