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Foods That Aggravate Hypothyroidism
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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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