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Doctor insights on: Foods That Aggravate Hypothyroidism

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What diet should someone with hypothyroid follow ? Avoid what foods?

What diet should someone with hypothyroid follow ? Avoid what foods?

Iodine good.: foods from the sea have iodine good. ones that bind up iodine bad (these are all the healthy broccoli family foods like broccoli, kale, cabbage). Just have more good than bad and don't do silly amounts of either ...Read more

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Dr. Su Fairchild
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Hypothyroidism (Definition)

When the thyroid gland is overactive and too much thyroid hormone is produced, which speeds up metabolism. This results in weight loss, a quick heartbeat, sweating, nervousness, ...Read more


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Food to be taken for hypothyroid?

Food to be taken for hypothyroid?

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 more

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I am a hypothyroid person. what are the foods to avoid hypothyroid person?

I am a hypothyroid person. what are the foods to avoid hypothyroid person?

None: Hypothyroidism is not caused or affected (for better or worse) by any specific food. It is treated with specific medicine. ...Read more

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What foods can I eat for hypothyroidism?

What foods can I eat for hypothyroidism?

Eat right ...: Avoid goiterogenic foods and eat food rich in B-complex and Selenium. I specialize in this and help people transition from synthetic to natural and use nutrition to help. Adaptogen herbs are helpful too. A good book to read is "Stop the Thyroid Madness, II" of which I authored Chapter 3. There are chapters on proper diet. Also check out www.GetMyThyroidFixed.com JP ...Read more

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What foods should I avoid with hypothyroidism?

What foods should I avoid with hypothyroidism?

Foods high in iodine: Iodine supplements or kelp or seaweed which are high in iodine can have an adverse effect on the thyroid in someone with hypothyroidism but a general diet is typically fine. ...Read more

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What foods are good for you if you have hypothyroidism?

Healthy food : If you replacing your thyroid hormone and the hypothyroidism is unrelated to low iodine, goiterogenic foods like cabbage, then diet modification is not indicated. ...Read more

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Please suggest what foods should you avoid when you have hypothyroidism?

Please suggest what foods should you avoid when you have hypothyroidism?

Hypo-foods: In general there are no foods that need to be avoided for hypothyroidism, however in some people who have hashimotos autoimmune thyroiditis associated with their hypothyroidism it's best to avoid gluten containing products. ...Read more

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What types of foods should I eat or not eat knowing I have hypothyroidism?

What types of foods should I eat or not eat knowing I have hypothyroidism?

HEALTHY DIET: Beyond eating a healthy diet, there are no specific dietary recommendations for persons with hypothyroidism. ...Read more

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Can hypothyroidism people eat chocolates? will there be any food that hypothyroidism people should avoid?

Dark chocolate is OK: As per the nutritional GURU, Dr.Alan Gaby, MD consumption of a high fiber diet has been reported to increase levothyroxine requirements in hypothyroid patients.This increase appeared to be due to dose dependent absorption of levothyroxine to fiber.Reduction of fiber intake was followed by a decrease in thyroid requirement.No deleterious effect on hypothyroidism ...Read more

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What is the food can I eat for my hypothyroidism ?And what is the food i can't eat for hypothyroidism? Please help me!

There are no special: Foods to eat or to avoid for your hypothyroidism. The treatment is simple, see your doctor and have him/her prescribe brand name T4 replacement and have your levels rechecked every 6 weeks until they are normal. After that, it's just a once/year blood test to make sure the levels are normal. Don't take "natural" or "armour" thyroid. Don't get your medical information from friends, tv or internet. ...Read more

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What diet should someone with hypothyroid follow ? Avoid what foods?

Iodine good.: foods from the sea have iodine good. ones that bind up iodine bad (these are all the healthy broccoli family foods like broccoli, kale, cabbage). Just have more good than bad and don't do silly amounts of either ...Read more

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Could not taking a medication for hypothyroidism cause foods to taste/smell bad?

Could not taking a medication for hypothyroidism cause foods to taste/smell bad?

Anything is: Possible, although unlikely. If you have hypothyroidism and don't take your replacement, nothing in your body will function properly. It's so simple to take the medication and be healthy; why not do it properly? ...Read more

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Could you tell me how much goitrogenic food can someone with hypothyroidism eat daily?

Could you tell me how much goitrogenic food can someone with hypothyroidism eat daily?

It depends: Do they already have a goiter(enlarged thyroid gland)? Are they having compressive symptoms like trouble swallowing, intolerance to collars/ties that press on the neck, or trouble finding a sleeping position that doesn't affect their breathing? Is the thyroid already destroyed by inflammation & unlikely to grow? Most hypothyroid people really do not need to restrict these otherwise healthy foods. ...Read more

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What to if I am taking levothroxine medicine.What are the best foods to cure hypothyroidism?

What to if I am taking levothroxine medicine.What are the best foods to cure hypothyroidism?

Stay on medication: Hypothyroidism is due to underproduction of thyroid hormone by the thryoid gland. The most common reason the thyroid gland does not produce enough thyroid hormone (in the us) is due to autoimmune destruction of the gland. In this case levothyroxine is the medication of choice. Thyroid hormone does have a significant impact upon metabolism so it is very important to stay on a well balanced diet. ...Read more

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What should be the diet for a person suffering from hypothyroid? What foods to eat and what not to? Weight gain is happening...

What should be the diet for a person suffering from hypothyroid? What foods to eat and what not to? Weight gain is happening...

Diet and hypothyroid: Hypothyroid patients should be on no special diet. Speak to your endocrinologist (e) and make sure you TSH is normal. If it is not, you may need more levothyroxine. If it is, ask your e for an assessment of your problem. You could also be gaining weight due to edema formation, and that could be independent of your thyroid function. Get help from your e. ...Read more

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Please suggest what foods should be avoided with hypothyroidism treatment?

Please suggest what foods should be avoided with hypothyroidism treatment?

Hypo-foods: In general there are no foods that need to be avoided for hypothyroidism, however in some people who have hashimotos autoimmune thyroiditis associated with their hypothyroidism it's best to avoid gluten containing products. ...Read more

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I've recently begun treatment for hypothyroidism. I was wondering if there were any foods or exercises or exercises, etc I could do as well? Thank you

No specifics : There are no specific diet or exercise necessary for ppl with hypothyroidism, but if you were hypothyroid for a long time before your diagnosis and treatment, perhaps you have gained some weight and maybe cholesterol is higher than optimal? If so, eat balanced diet to maintain bmi 20-25, reduce bad fats, choose good oils, minimize alcohol, and if overweight, consider screening for diabetes. ...Read more

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How can I fix my dangerous low Ir and hypothyroidism Had to stick to a strict Ir diet+supp+meds for yrs to keep norm but can't eat spec food for hypot?

Hypothyroidism must: b treated and normalized with Rx ,usually levothyroxine.Easy to accomplish with a few lab tests over a few weeks.I don't know what Ir is.Iron?A little thyroid medicine daily and your hypothyroid condition is corrected and any hypothyroid symptoms go away...as long as u take the Rx regularly and check labs a few times a year.u will require no dietary restrictions. ...Read more

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Foods to avoid if your baby has congenital hypothyroidism?

Foods to avoid if your baby has congenital hypothyroidism?

Yes: Please avoid excessive intake of foods with very high iodine content like seaweed or goitrogens like in brassica vegetables. Luckily, in a normal diet, it is impossible to feed your baby too much of these foods. ...Read more