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Foods To Eat When You Have Toxic Goiter
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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!
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
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
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
I have non toxic goiter'and im taking levothyroxine almost 1 year,why still now my goiter nothing change...
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What can cause a toxic goiter and is it dangerous I have recently been diagnosed with it plus hypothyroidism?
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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