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I have low iodine diet before radio iodine treatment for thyroid cancers?

I have low iodine diet before radio iodine treatment for thyroid cancers?

Pre-treatment: You are on low iodine diet to keep normal iodine from competing with radio-iodine and interfering with the concentration of radio-iodine in the thyroid cancer. Wish you good health. ...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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Suggest some diet plans for someone with a thyroid condition?

Suggest some diet plans for someone with a thyroid condition?

Diet and exercise: Eat a healthy, balanced diet. Make half your meal vegetables and fruits. Go for variety. And keep in mind that potatoes and french fries dont count. Choose whole grains & limit refined grains. Pick the healthiest sources of protein. Drink lots of water. Stay active. Check out http://www.Sparkpeople.Com or http://www.Myfitnesspal.Com. ...Read more

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Healthy diets and exercise for patients with lymphatic diseases?

Healthy diets and exercise for patients with lymphatic diseases?

Yes, sorta: Depends on the type of lymphatic dz. If you are referring to lymphedema, it will help, but the mainstay of therapy is compression, special massage therapy, and compression pumps, depending on the severity of dz. ...Read more

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What diet should hypothyroidism people follow?

What diet should hypothyroidism people follow?

See below: Many factors in our diets affect thyroid health. Certain foods can inhibit thyroid function, esp. cruciferous vegetables (like broccoli and cauliflower), soy, millet and flax, while foods rich in iodine and selenium support thyroid function. They don't give us enough room to elaborate so please see http://draxe.com/hypothyroidism-diet-natural-treatment/ and http://tinyurl.com/ogqvr2b for details. ...Read more

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Diet for patients with renal insufficiency?

Diet for patients with renal insufficiency?

Watch the salt. : Generally, dietary sodium restriction to < 2000mg daily helps control blood pressure which will help protect kidneys. Depending on the severity of kidney disease or medications that are prescribed, other diet restrictions may be necessary. Certain kidney disorders benefit from avoiding excessive protein. Diabetics need other restrictions, so talk to your doctor who knows your history and labs. ...Read more

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How come weight loss supplements dangerous for those with thyroid disease?

How come weight loss supplements dangerous for those with thyroid disease?

Caffeine: This question is more relevant to individuals with the diagnosis of hyperthyroidism. As you may already know, many of theses so called "diet" supplements contain caffeine or caffeine like ingredients that tend to raise heart rate. Those who have hyperthyroidism, especially if not treated or under treated, can be at risk of cardiac arrhythmias/fainting spells if large amount of caffeine ingested. ...Read more

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Anyone with thyroid disease experience sensitivity to thyroid medications?

Anyone with thyroid disease experience sensitivity to thyroid medications?

Yes: You can develop an allergy to thyroid supplements or to components of the tablets. You may need to try other alternatives. ...Read more

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Diagnosis, treatment, and diet for people with kidney stones

Diagnosis, treatment, and diet for people with kidney stones

Depends: On the cause of the kidney stones. These have to be analyzed for content and then the source of the problem identified. As an example, do you have excess parathyroid hormone causing calcium salt stones? Are these due to gout? See a doctor and get this worked out in detail. ...Read more

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Is there an effective diet for weight loss for those with hypothyroidism?

Is there an effective diet for weight loss for those with hypothyroidism?

Same as for others: First, make sure the hypothyroidism is controlled. Most people do best with a TSH between 0.5 and 3.0. Once this is done, the metabolism should be about the same as without hypothyroidism. So. . . Eat fewer calories than you burn off. One way to boost the metabolism is to increase muscle mass with strengthening exercises. This takes time, but can really pay off. ...Read more

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For what reasons healthy diet important for people with diabetes?

For what reasons healthy diet important for people with diabetes?

Cornerstone: Diet, exercise and weight loss are the cornerstone of diabetes therapy. Without them, you need a lot more medication, the medication doesn't work as well, and you'll develop complications sooner and die at an earlier age. ...Read more

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Are fig fruits useful for thyroid patients?

Are fig fruits useful for thyroid patients?

Not particularly : If you like fig fruits, enjoy them. They have no specific effects on your thyroid. ...Read more

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Are medications needed for patients subclinical hyperthyridism???

Are medications needed for patients  subclinical hyperthyridism???

It depend: it depend on symptoms and blood test if blood test were normal as far as the thyroid function concern you still have to treat the symptoms of tachycardia or anxiousness or any other symptoms of course if the blood test are abnormal then you treat the abnormality ...Read more

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Can Rx hormone supplements (e.g. for thyroid, adrenal support) be effective for diagnosed Chronic Fatigue (ME)? Are certain tests required in advance?

Can Rx hormone supplements (e.g. for thyroid, adrenal support) be effective for diagnosed Chronic Fatigue (ME)? Are certain tests required in advance?

Supplements: Unfortunately, no supplements have been proven to be helpful with CFS. Then again, many supplements do not get tested or approved by the FDA. Focus on quality sleep, a healthy diet and gradual exercise program to build up your energy and stamina. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can iodine supplements help regulate thyroid function in a person with hypothyroidism?

Can iodine supplements help regulate thyroid function in a person with hypothyroidism?

Iodine supplements usually aren't necessary if you live in the United States or in most developed countries: Some alternative medicine practitioners recommend iodine tablets or kelp supplements — which are high in iodine — for people with hypothyroidism. It is true that iodine deficiency can cause hypothyroidism. But iodine deficiency is rare in the United States and other developed countries since the addition of iodine to salt (iodized salt) and other foods. If iodine deficiency isn't the cause of hypothyroidism, then iodine supplements provide no benefit and should not be used. In fact, for some people with abnormal thyroid glands, too much iodine can cause or worsen hypothyroidism. Hypothyroidism can be safely and effectively treated with the synthetic thyroid hormone levothyroxine (Synthroid, Levothroid, others). ...Read more

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Is Armour Thyroid a good supplement for hypothyroidism treatment?

Is Armour Thyroid a good supplement for hypothyroidism treatment?

T3 (liothyronine) and T4: t3 (liothyronine) thyroid is active thyroid. T4 thyroid converts to t3 (liothyronine). T3 (liothyronine) gets metabolized fast. High t3 (liothyronine) will suppress tsh. TSH stimulates the thyroid to make t4 and t3 (liothyronine). For some people armour thyroid is good. For some it has a little too much t3 (liothyronine). There is medicine that is all t3 (liothyronine) and all t4. I like armour thyroid. T4 is popular. ...Read more

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What supplements are beneficial for hyper thyroid and sinuses patients?

What supplements are beneficial for hyper thyroid and sinuses patients?

Absolutely none: No supplements are beneficial for hyperthyroidism, and some (as well as many medications) may contain ingredients that can interact with an elevated level of thyroid hormone and have dangerous consequences. Do not begin any supplements, otc or rx medication without consulting your physician. ...Read more

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Why can't people with hypothyroidism take diet pills?

Why can't people with hypothyroidism take diet pills?

See details: How about starting an exercise and strength training program along with a low carbohydrate, low calorie diet? Diet pills have significant risks and should be avoided. ...Read more

Dr. Sanjiv Kaul
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Thyroid (Definition)

The thyroid is an endocrine gland that sits in the lower part of the neck. It produces thyroid hormone - which ...Read more