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I have toxic goiter what food should I eat and avoid?

I have toxic goiter what food should I eat and avoid?

Get treated: Diet matters little or noting. You have graves disease or less likely one or more hot nodules. This will first make your life totally miserable and then kill you unless you accept definitive treatment (surgery, radioactive iodine) and until then the medication that will control it. Despite what you may read on the internet, diet and supplements aren't the key in managing life-threatening disease. ...Read more

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Thyroid Enlargement (Definition)

Thyroid enlargement refers to a thyroid gland that is larger than normal. The thyroid gland is located in the front of the neck, below the Adam's apple, and may become enlarged due to hyper or hypo-thyroidism. An enlarged thyroid is also ...Read more


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I have a diffuse toxic goiter or also known as grave's disease. Currently, I am under medication. What food should I eat and avoid? Thank you!

I have a diffuse toxic goiter or also known as grave's disease. Currently, I am under medication. What food should I eat and avoid? Thank you!

Avoid excess iodine: The only dietary restriction with Graves disease is to avoid excess iodine in your diet, such as kelp, seaweed. Also try to avoid having a radiologic study that requires IV contrast that contains iodine. ...Read more

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Hypothroism and a toxic goiter?

Hypothroism and a toxic goiter?

Rare: You can't have both at the same time, however, you can have long-standing hypothyroidism and later develop a toxic goiter either due to graves' disease or a hyperfunctioning nodule -- although it's very uncommon. ...Read more

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What can i do to cure toxic goiter?

Well...: Toxic goiter can be treated with medications (not usually permanent), or with radioactive Iodine, and in rare case surgically... ...Read more

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How do you diagnose diffuse toxic goiter?

How do you diagnose  diffuse toxic goiter?

Exam, lab and US: In order to know if you have a goiter ( a swelling of the thyroid gland) a simple hands on exam is adequate. To know if it is toxic one would need a review of symptoms and a lab test (tsh). To know if it is diffuse one could use history and exam pretty reliably or obtain an ultrasound definitively ...Read more

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Will toxic goiter affect children differently than adults?

Will toxic goiter affect children differently than adults?

Hyperthyroidism: Inappropriately high thyroid hormone, causes tachyarrhythmias, proptosis, weight loss, feeling hot all the time, etc. The treatments can be medical, radiotherapeutic, or surgical. Despite being a radiation oncologist, I do not know if i-131 treatment is ever used in pediatrics, but i suspect not. ...Read more

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Is toxic goiter curable?

Yes: There are many types of thyrotoxicosis. You should see a thyroidologist. ...Read more

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Does toxic goiter can kill you?

Possible: Without being alarmist, taken to extremes it is possible. Unlikely with appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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What is the best remedy for a toxic goiter?

What is the best remedy for a toxic goiter?

I131 or pills: Most endocrinologists recommend radioiodine, but some like to use pills. Unfortunately the pills rarely give you a permanent cure. Radioiodine does, but can result in hypothyroidism. Discuss with an endocrinologist. ...Read more

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What is the best treament for diffuse toxic goiter?Im a hyperthyroidtism

I131 or pills: Most endocrinologists recommend radioiodine, but some like to use pills. Unfortunately the pills rarely give you a permanent cure. Radioiodine does, but can result in hypothyroidism. Discuss with an endocrinologist. ...Read more

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How will an ultrasound diagnose toxic goiter?

How will an ultrasound diagnose toxic goiter?

Sonar images: Ultrasound uses the variation in the 2 dimensional images produced by scanning the thyroid like a fisherman uses sonar to find a school of fish under his boat. Enough thyroid us's have been done to develop pictures of how big each part of the gland should be at a given age in a given condition. ...Read more

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I have non toxic goiter'and im taking levothyroxine almost 1 year,why still now my goiter nothing change...

I have non toxic goiter'and im taking levothyroxine almost 1 year,why still now my goiter nothing change...

Choice 4 goiter: Because one nodule has increased size and you have some compression you could be referred for surgery consult. At consult you would be evaluated and risk/benefit analysis would be offered. You have a choice. Take a friend or family with you to appointment. Be well. ...Read more

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Can anyone tell me is toxic goiter and hyperthyroidism the same ?

Can anyone tell me is toxic goiter and hyperthyroidism the same ?

Generally yes: Hyperthyroidism refers to the thyroid over-producing thyroid hormone leading to higher-than-normal thyroid hormone levels in the blood. "toxic" in the case of toxic goiter is short for thyrotoxic (having higher-than-normal thyroid hormone levels in the blood, and toxic goiter means that in addition to high thyroid hormone levels, the thyroid is enlarged. Often if you have one, you have both. ...Read more

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What can cause a toxic goiter and is it dangerous I have recently been diagnosed with it plus hypothyroidism?

What can cause a toxic goiter and is it dangerous I have recently been diagnosed with it plus hypothyroidism?

Rare: You can't have both at the same time, however, you can have long-standing hypothyroidism and later develop a toxic goiter either due to graves' disease or a hyperfunctioning nodule -- although it;s very uncommon. Check w/your doctor for clarification, . ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with a toxic goiter and hypothroidism and type 2 diabetes .My blood work had not been dine fir ten years what causes toxic goiters?

I was diagnosed with a toxic goiter and hypothroidism and type 2 diabetes .My blood work had not been dine fir ten years what causes toxic goiters?

Toxic is hyperthyroi: Toxic thyroid means too much thyroid or hyperthyroid. This could come from an autoimmune condition called graves. Some think that autoimmune diseases come after exposure to viruses, with your body making antibodies to the virus. And the antibodies react against your own body too. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with non toxic goiter when I was 19, doctor prescribed me levothyroxine 50mg but I felt tightening of my throat so I stopped?

I was diagnosed with non toxic goiter when I was 19, doctor prescribed me levothyroxine 50mg  but I felt tightening of my throat so I stopped?

Careful SymptomsOnly: clues, far from whole story of what is going on. Goiter (enlarged thyroid) driven by low iodine intake, increased TSH, antibodies which emulate TRH, etc. Levothyroxin only a molecule used at as treatment tool, may address some of the symptoms/issues but does not solve the cause. However, if the tool is working, stopping it may allow problem to recur & increase. Study & seek help worthy your trust. ...Read more

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How to shrink a multi-nodular toxic goiter? I am taking iodine / selenium. I am vegan. Goiter has been slowly growing over the last 10 years. Currently about the size of a golf ball. My levels are t4 18.6, t3 (liothyronine) 6, tsh 0.01

Abnormal : your thyroid lab work is normal you need a face-to-face visit with an endocrinologist and appropriate testing and treatment of your thyroid you may have an overactive thyroid which can be very serious medical problem seek medical attention the next few days ...Read more

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Can i got pregnant even though having a toxic goiter, i'm afraid that me and my husband won't have a child :(?

Can i got pregnant even though having a toxic goiter, i'm afraid that me and my husband won't have a child :(?

As long as you treat: The goiter before a pregnancy and watch thyroid levels closely during pregnancy by a good endocrinologist, they will help you get through it. It wouldn't hurt to pre plan and talk to one first to find out what you would need to look for (as far as problems go!). Good luck! i also recommend mthfr genotype testing and treatment for anyone who has had trouble getting pregnant. Treatment is lifelong. ...Read more