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Food For Hypothyroid Patients
Can you take tax deductions for gluten free food for people with celiac disease because it's a medical condition?
Not to my knowledge: You should certainly check with your accountant, however, my understanding is that the avoidance of certain foods (which is what a gluten-free diet is) does not qualify for a tax deduction. If there are medications or doctor's visits, these would qualify. ...Read more
Salt restriction: Salt restriction is more important than fluid restriction in most patients. Fluid restriction might be appropriate in a patient with low sodium. Salt restriction is important in all patients with congestive heart failure. A typical recommendation would be 2000 milligrams of sodium daily. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Nutritionist - is there a food plan/diet for those with graves disease who need to lose weight because of meds?
Would people with anemia and thalassemia experience more fatigue during diets that people without it? For example a ketogenic diet?
Address issues : If you have thalassemia minor and a very mild anemia as a result, it is a non-problem unless you marry someone else with it. If you have a second cause of significant anemia, it needs to be addressed. Unless the ketogenic diet is prescribed for epilepsy, please reconsider. These fad diets are likely to make you feel unwell and are less effective than developing a fitness habit. ...Read more
Gluten, if celiac dz: There's an association between celiac disease &autoimmune thyroid dz(eg:Hashimoto's).Celiac disease is an inherited intolerance to proteins in wheat,rye,&barley (glutens);get abnormal immune system activation.Symptoms can include smelly, floating stool, gas, weight loss, anemia, vitamin deficiencies, osteoporosis/easy fractures, more. Ask doc before trying gluten free diet-it's quite restrictive. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is hypothyroidism linked to gluten? Would a gluten free diet help if one is diagnosed with hypothyroidism ?
Not related: two different conditions, please follow up with your doctor or your endocrinologist for correct management of your thyroid problem, good luck ...Read more
Part 2-diagnosed RA patients, with active disease, to try elimination diets of nightshades, gluten, etc before starting medications (dmards)?
No: If that works we would do this. We don't because it doesn't work. The rheumatoid arthritis patient needs immediate referral to a rheumatologist to initiate rapid therapy to suppress and control their arthritis. Early dmard and biologics are more efficient when started as early as possible. ...Read more
Part 2-diagnosed RA patients, with active disease, to try elimination diets of nightshades, gluten, etc before starting medications (dmards)? ".
What happens if individuals who are suffering from celiac disease don't respond to gluten free diet?
Recheck diagnosis: If a person with celiac disease does not get well on a gluten-free diet, his doctors can re-evaluate to see if he truly has celiac disease, if his diet is really completely gluten-free, or if he has a second problem causing the symptoms that were believed to be caused by celiac disease. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Abusing meds: No. The opposite would happen.Get a more detailed answer ›
Diet's not the key: Being hypothyroid is difficult enough without subscientific / pop diet recommendations. You can basically eat what you please (healthy choices, of course, and limit your calories as you may tend to overeat / get fat.) but you must take your thyroid replacement medicine or your life will be ruined. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How long take Free T4 for low hypothyroid disorder to respond to thyroid medication. I take Armour 3/4 grain 3 months w/ no improvement.Muscle pain!
Free T4: Before you do anything else please see your doctor and explain that you do not think you are taking enough thyroid medication! Your doctor will get lab results very quickly and will make changes if needed. That said, it is possible that your symptoms are not related to your thyroid issues. Hope all goes well - please keep me informed. ...Read more
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
Traditionally : In the old days when we didn't have dialysis available, low protein diets were often used to treat patients with advanced kidney disease. Now, however, the recommended daily protein intake for such patients is about 0.8 gram per kilo body weight. In other words, you do need protein in slightly lower amounts, but extremely low intake will do more harm than good by causing a malnutrition. ...Read more
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