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Iodine deficiency thyroid; will taking iodine correct it?

Iodine deficiency thyroid; will taking iodine correct it?

Yes: Iodine deficiency will cause hypothyroidism and enlargement (goiter) of the thyroid. Do not take more than about 1000 mcg of iodine because high doses can cause problems if you have hashimoto's thyroiditis. Also, 2 recents reports from china and japan have suggested that high doses of iodine may increase the risk of thyroid cancer. Too much of a good thing is then not good. ...Read more

Dr. Hirenkumar Italia
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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


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Does cereal contain iodine?

No: Cereal does not normally contain iodine unless it is fortified with iodine which is very unusual. ...Read more

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What food contains iodine needed for the thyroid gland's production of thyroid hormone?

What food contains iodine needed for the thyroid gland's production of thyroid hormone?

Many foods: The us diet has adequate i levels both in the food and added as stabilizers in many foods and other products as toothpaste and shampoos. If you are hypothyroid you need thyroid hormone in this country. ...Read more

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Can all food contain iodine needed for the thyroid gland's production of thyroid hormone?

Can all food contain iodine needed for the thyroid gland's production of thyroid hormone?

Variable amounts: Plant food sources contain variable amounts of iodine, depending on the soil content of this mineral. In us you may use iodized salt that would cover the requirement. ...Read more

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Does Synthroid (thyroxine) contain iodine?

Does Synthroid (thyroxine) contain iodine?

Thyroid hormone: Contains iodine, and synthroid (thyroxine) is thyroid hormone, so there's a very small amount of iodine in it, but not enough to cause problems, even in people who are allergic to iodine. ...Read more

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Does kale contain iodine?

Does kale contain iodine?

Yes, kale: contains a high concentration of iodine. If you are concerned about your iodine level please see your doc. W/out proper guidance and lab work you can damage your thyroid. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Which foods cause thyroid?

Diets: Diets that are associated with low iodine can cause goiters but that is not typical seen in the industrialized world. ...Read more

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Can taking too many iodine supplements cause an overactive thyroid?

Can taking too many iodine supplements cause an overactive thyroid?

There are: Certain thyroid conditions that can develop into an overactive thyroid with ingesting of very large amounts of iodine, but it is uncommon except when you get iodine contrast intravenously. ...Read more

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Does milk contain iodine?

Generally yes: It depends on what the cows eat but often time it contains iodine. Approximately 50 microgram is expected which makes up about 1/3 of the daily recommended intake. ...Read more

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Can the salt in prepared foods contain iodine?

Can the salt in prepared foods contain iodine?

Look at the label: Not all salt contains iodine--if you have a list of ingredients it should tell you. ...Read more

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Does pickle contain iodine?

Depends: If the pickle was fixed in brine which contains iodized salt, then it will contain iodine. Otherwise it might not contain iodine. ...Read more

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Which foods are high in iodine?

Foods: high in iodine include fish, shellfish, seaweed, yogurt, eggs, cows milk. table salt also has a high concentration of iodine. Iodine can also be toxic if consumed in large quantities. best bet is to consult with a nutritionist. ...Read more

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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

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2 weeks on low iodine diet for thyroid cancer whole body scan. Is vegan food ok during diet since it contains no dairy?

2 weeks on low iodine diet for thyroid cancer whole body scan. Is vegan food ok during diet since it contains no dairy?

Yes: A vegetarian diet should not be a problem. This webpage has a list of food to avoid and ones that are OK. http://www.thyca.org/pap-fol/lowiodinediet/ ...Read more

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Is 5omcg of iodine (thyroid support suppl.) plus kalium iodatum 4x 30mg (osteoheel) too much iodine?

Is 5omcg of iodine (thyroid support suppl.) plus kalium iodatum 4x 30mg (osteoheel) too much iodine?

Yes: Unless you live in western china you do not need extra i as "support", have your doctor check if you have a thyroid problem. ...Read more

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Which foods contain folic acid?

Which foods contain folic acid?

Many foods: In the US, many grain foods are fortified with folate (folic acid). Concentrations are the highest in liver, yeast, spinach, other greens, and nuts. ...Read more

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Some foods interfere with thyroid medication absorbtion for hypothyroidism, are drumstick (moringa), Ivy gourd and Jaggery safe to consume?

Some foods interfere with thyroid medication absorbtion for hypothyroidism, are drumstick (moringa), Ivy gourd and Jaggery safe to consume?

Thyroid Rx: Some foods interfere with thyroid medication absorbtion for hypothyroidism, are drumstick (moringa), Ivy gourd and Jaggery safe to consume? ANS: always take thyroid meds on empty stomach and do not eat for 1 hour. ...Read more

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What foods contain phosphorus?

What foods contain phosphorus?

Food and phosphorous: A list of food that contain phosphorous (p) can be found at this link: http://www.Health.Qld.Gov.Au/nutrition/resources/renal_phosph_table.Pdf some foods rich in p are nuts, cheese, pumpkin seeds and soy beans. ...Read more