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Please suggest me the proper diet for hyperthyroidism.

Please suggest me the proper diet for hyperthyroidism.

Varies: A specialized diet for hyperthyroidism can vary from person to person. It may depend upon the dose of meds you may be taking, your present diet, supplements, exercises, etc. I would talk to a Dr. Who is well versed on this subject and has all your history. ...Read more

Dr. Arthur Heller
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Diet (Definition)

Refers to all the physical matter humans (like all living creatures) must take in on a recurring basis; only partially for energy. Like all life on planet humans are open systems which keep tearing down their structure & require intake of atoms/molecules from which to rebuild their structure. Intestinal lining cells replaced ~every 3 days. CaPO4 in bones ~every 6 years, ...Read more


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What sort of diet should I have with hyperthyroidism?

What sort of diet should I have with hyperthyroidism?

A good one: You need iodine that may have to be given as a supplement. The japanese get their iodine from eating seaweed. Otherwise eat only god-made food and leave out all the "junk" as we all should do. ...Read more

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Can I still do juicing on my diet since I have hyperthyroid?

Can I still do juicing on my diet since I have hyperthyroid?

Yes, but...: Juice is fine, but one should avoid excess amounts of juices that contain sugar (such as fruit juice). Too much sugar is not good for the body. ...Read more

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I am a vegitarian for 1 year, I now have hyperthyroidism. Can my diet cause this?

I am a vegitarian for 1 year, I now have hyperthyroidism. Can my diet cause this?

Unlikely: Very unlikely. If you had a goiter, and if you lived in an iodine deficient part of the world (the us is not one of these), and if you greatly increased your dietary iodine, it could precipitate hyperthyroidism. More likely it is coincidental graves disease. Do thyroid problems run in your family? ...Read more

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Would you recommend the virgin diet and thryoid soothe to a now normal hyperthyroid person?

Would you recommend the virgin diet and thryoid soothe to a now normal hyperthyroid person?

Virgin Diet: If followed correctly, the virgin diet may be helpful to anyone who wants to learn how their body reacts to particular foods. Thyroid soothe, however, is a mixture of multiple homeopathic remedies that is not individualized to your case. So, I cannot recommend it for you or anyone who has not had his/her case extensively taken by a well-trained homeopath attending to your unique symptoms. ...Read more

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

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

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. ...Read more

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Hello. My mom suffers fro hyperthyroidism and disbeted. What kind of diet works for both taking into account that she has lost weight from the former?

Hello. My mom suffers fro hyperthyroidism and disbeted. What kind of diet works for both taking into account that she has lost weight from the former?

Healthiest: The healthiest diet for both is an unprocessed whole foods nearly (19 of 21 meals a week) vegan diet of brown rice/quinoa, vegetables except potatoes, beans of any kind, small amount of fruit/nuts/seeds. This is high fiber, low fat, low cholesterol, low sodium, high potassium, high magnesium, against constipation, and is also ideal for cancer prevention. H Robert Silverstein MD, FACC ...Read more

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Besides hormone imbalance or hyperthyroidism or diet is there any orher condition that cancause rapid weight gain?

Besides hormone imbalance or hyperthyroidism or diet is there any orher condition that cancause rapid weight gain?

Weight Gain: You lose weight in hyperthyroidism even with voracious appetite. On the other hand, you gain weight if your thyroid is under active. Do you have any swelling of leg or abdomen? Do you take too much salt? See your PCP for blood tests. ...Read more

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Will diet, exercise and natural remedies help hyperthyroid - graves disease?

Will diet, exercise and natural remedies help hyperthyroid - graves disease?

No: Graves' disease is an autoimmune thyroid disease that needs to be treated with medication, radioactive iodine or surgery. While diet and exercise will help with other aspects of your life, it will not do much for the graves'. There is no natural remedies that will treat graves' disease. ...Read more

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Have essential tremor. Can having hyperthyroid levels from to much levothyroxine make hands tremble/ jittery worse? Lost Wt. From diet, Adjust meds.

Have essential tremor. Can having hyperthyroid levels from to much levothyroxine make hands tremble/ jittery worse? Lost Wt. From diet, Adjust meds.

Yes: We ned to know more but thyroid medication can add to this. But your physician who knows more about you can clarify these tess, decide whether this is increasing your essential tremor ...Read more

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Can severe caloric restriction over a period of 1 year on a low protein diet lead to hyperthyroidism/hypothyroidism?

Yes: If your diet results in low iodine and gas increased goitrogenic food you may end up with hypothyroidism. Check your TSH if your showing symptoms or to reduce your concerns. ...Read more

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Women more likely to have hyperthyroidism?

Women more likely to have hyperthyroidism?

Yes.: Most hyperthyroidism is due to graves' disease, which is an auto-immune condition. The immune system misclassifies a thyroid protein as not belonging to the person, and make antibodies that attack the protein. In graves' disease, the antibodies trick the thyroid into making more thyroid hormone. Like most auto-immune conditions, graves' disease occurs more often in women than in men. ...Read more

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What are the causes of hyperthyroidism in older woman?

What are the causes of hyperthyroidism in older woman?

A few: Most often, the entire gland can overproduce thyroid hormone. This is called graves' disease. Less commonly, a single nodule is responsible for the excess hormone secretion. This is a "hot" nodule. Thyroiditis (inflammation of the thyroid) can also cause hyperthyroidism. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have hyperthyroidism at 18 years old female?

Is it possible to have hyperthyroidism at 18 years old female?

Yes: Hyperthyroidism can occur at any age. The most common cause is graves' disease. This can be detected on a blood test. ...Read more

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What would be the health risks, if any, to a fetus if a pregnant woman has hyperthyroidism?

What would be the health risks, if any, to a fetus if a pregnant woman has hyperthyroidism?

Significant: Graves disease is the most common form of hyperthyroidism in pregnancy. Since it is autoimmune, antibodies to the TSH receptor can pass from the mother to the fetus triggering severe hyperthyroidism in the baby in some cases. Testing for the antibodies in the baby at birth can predict hyperthyroidism which can be delayed by a week or so. ...Read more

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How does hyperthyroidism affect a woman entering menopause, who still has a regular menstrual cycle?

All the usuals: Hyperthyroidism in a premenopausal woman may cause high heart rate, palpitations, hot flashes (so may be difficult to distinguish from menopause), shakes/tremors, sweats, and diarrhea. ...Read more

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Hi I have been diagnosed with overactive thyroid & been put on both neomercazole & levothyroxine. Is there any diet pills I can take.

Hi I have been diagnosed with overactive thyroid & been put on both neomercazole & levothyroxine. Is there any diet pills I can take.

No: There are no diet pills to treat overactive thyroid. Usually, when the thyroid is overactive, an anti-thyroid medication is used to slow down thyroid function. Although some physicians add levothyroxine once thyroid hormone levels are well controlled, most endocrinologist would wean teh anti-thyroid drug to a small dose before adding levothyroxine. Discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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I'm 60 yrs old Female with hyperthyroidism uncontrolled with Neomercazole & went for Radioactive Iodine Ablation treatment now. Shall I take Shiljit.

Hyperthyroid: No to shiljit (shilajit)!!

Your thyroid ablation will cut down your thyroid production but you will be treated with thyroid replacement and, once controlled, you should be OK. Won't take long. ...Read more

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27 female. Should I b worried to have hyperthyroidism & possibly antibody? Is it treatable? Can I avoid drinking radioactive iodine or removing my thyr

27 female. Should I b worried to have hyperthyroidism & possibly antibody? Is it treatable? Can I avoid drinking radioactive iodine or removing my thyr

Why worry??: Why are you worried about it? You doctor can easily assess your symptoms (if any) and do blood tests to see if you have any thyroid issues. IF you do have any thyroid disease, it is treatable and specific treatment depends on the condition. ...Read more

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Have an overactive thyroid but after the Depo-Provera shot I have gained a lot of weight and can't lose it I want to take diet pills but scared please help?

Dep shot only water: You cannot take diet pills with an overactive thyroid gland, people with this problem are thin, are you confusing low thyroid (hypothyroid) with overactive thyroid. If you thyroid is overactive the TSH would be less than 0.5 may be 0.1, check it out
the Depo-Provera shot retains water but does not make you gain more than a 2 lbs.
Diet pills are certainly not the answer. ...Read more

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My TSH level returned. 66. I will be 41 this month, female and I have been losing weight, insomnia, anxiety. Could this be hyperthyroidism?

My TSH level returned. 66. I will be 41 this month, female and I have been losing weight, insomnia, anxiety. Could this be hyperthyroidism?

Yes: Yes, the low TSH along with anxiety, weight loss, and insomnia suggest hyperthyroidism. Your doctor may want to confirm by repeating the TSH a and/or ordering additional tests. ...Read more

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Overactive thyroid gained tremendous weight after Depo-Provera shot I'm on atenolol 25 mg once daily and methimazole 10 mg 3x daily can I take diet pills?

Ask your doctor: First of all, diet pills are a short term solution to a long term problem. Most contain stimulants, and these are definitely unsafe w/ active hyperthyroidism. Once thyroid levels are normal, they may be as safe as in someone w/ no thyroid problems, but still don't address the causes of weight gain. Be patient, many hyperthyroid patients gain weight because their appetite increases. ...Read more

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27 female. Can you have graves without bulging eyes? Also, can you have hyperthyroidism/graves/thyroiditis without nodules? Thank you

27 female. Can you have graves without bulging eyes? Also, can you have hyperthyroidism/graves/thyroiditis without nodules? Thank you

Yes: Opthalmopathy (bulging eyes) occurs in about 50% of patients with Grave's Disease. You can have hyperthyroidism without nodules. If you suspect that you have hyperthyroidism, please see your doctor right away. ...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


Dr. Susan Wingo
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Hyperthyroidism (Definition)

A medical condition that lowers the level of thyroid hormone to a point where the patient has a marked ...Read more