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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)

The thyroid gland is an endocrine organ located in the front part of the neck. Its role is to make thyroid hormones, which control the way cells use energy. Hyperthyroidism results 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?

Anything u want: You can eat whatever foods you want with hypothyroidism. Just make sure you take your thyroid replacement pill every day, first thing in the morning and on an empty stomach without any other medications. You should also wait at least 30-40 min to eat. Food will not significantly affect your thyroid function. ...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