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Diet For Hyperthyroidism In Women
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
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
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
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
No: Not usually. Caused by hormonal imbalance.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
Besides hormone imbalance or hyperthyroidism or diet is there any orher condition that cancause rapid weight gain?
Pcos & recent hyperthyroid diag (thyrotrop. Sens. 0.09) on insulin resist. Diet but can't lose the 10# gained in 4 mos, not over eating. Doc appt fri.?
See the doctor: Some hyperthyroid people do gain weight from excessive hunger. An endocrinologist will tell you what to do. ...Read more
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
Have essential tremor. Can having hyperthyroid levels from to much levothyroxine make hands tremble/ jittery worse? Lost Wt. From diet, Adjust meds.
I think I may have some symptoms of hyperthyroidism e.G pain in knee joints, hair loss, anxiety. Can you recommend any diet supplements for this?
No: Please see an endocrinologist for a proper treatment plan. Feel better. ...Read more
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
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
How does hyperthyroidism affect a woman entering menopause, who still has a regular menstrual cycle?
I am 60 years old women with hyperthyroidism and diabetic history, I have this low grade fever for last 4 months. I always have a fever of 99.3 all day.
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
27 yr. Old, female. No thyroid enlargement or any nodules upon palpation. What could this mean? Can someone have hyperthyroidism without any nodule?
I'm 60 yrs old Female with hyperthyroidism uncontrolled with Neomercazole & went for Radioactive Iodine Ablation treatment now. Shall I take Shiljit.
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
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
My TSH level returned. 66. I will be 41 this month, female and I have been losing weight, insomnia, anxiety. Could this be hyperthyroidism?
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