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Food To Avoid Hyperthyroidism
Are there any medications or foods etc I should avoid being hyperthyroid? Am awaiting specialist appointment. Dr started me on propanolol.
Hyperthyroid: If you are hyperthyroid, the Propranolol should make you feel better. Your metabolic rate is high, so you will need more calories than others. Don't eat seaweed (Kelp) because of the high iodine content, but who eats this anyway? Your doctor may start you on medications to suppress the thyroid and may talk about radioactive iodine treatment or surgery. ...Read more
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
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
Watch OTC meds: Agree w/ dr kern's answer. I would also suggest caution with otc (over-the-counter) products, especially those containing a decongestant used for relief of cold and allergy symptoms. Many otc products include a warning not to use them if you have thyroid disease. If your overactive thyroid is mild or has been successfully treated, they may be fine, but check w/ your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Are there any foods/fluids/lifestyles that help with the symptoms of Hyperthyroidism? Cups of tea seem to help but may just be placebic.
I've been noticing my front neck and chest turning really red whenever I eat food or I get excited. I have sub-clinical hyperthyroidism. Is that why?
Can hyperthyroidism alone cause difficulty swallowing? Swallowing not painful, I just feel the food when I swallow. I need to consciously swallow
Dysphagia: No. Hyperthyroidism alone will not cause difficulty swallowing, although you are not describing any difficulty, just awareness which is most likely due to anxiety. You have given us no information about yourself, not even your age, let alone medical, social or psychiatric history making it impossible to offer you a relevant response. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Eat balanced diet: If your thyroid is overactive, you need to get this treated. In the meantime, your body is hypermetabolic, and you will need to eat more calories to maintain your weight. There are no veggies that you need to avoid. A very large dose of iodine (eg. Radiographic contrast, some otc cold remedies) can sometimes worsen the hyperthyroidism but the iodine in a normal diet will not. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
I have hyperthyroidism & was wonderin if its safe to take supplements to exercise/workout? Or are there certain ingredients/supplements I should avoid
Hyperthyroid: Found no references to banana, but soy if u are allergic to it, may worsen thyroid condition. See http://www. Ehow. Com/facts_5484988_foods-avoid-hyperthyroidism.Html for other foods recommended to avoid in hyperthyroidism. Your endocrinologist may have a list of foods to eat & those to avoid as well. ...Read more