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Dr. Brendan Stack Jr.
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Thyroidectomy (Definition)

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What should I eat before a workout to have energy and what should I eat after?

What should I eat before a workout to have energy and what should I eat after?

Not really a medical: Only thing that i can find evidence is fluids and electrolytes before during and after exercise. What you eat depends on your goals, for example if your goal is weight loss, then taking energy drinks before exercise can be bad. Carbs are instant energy so carbdite before exercise to maximize training. Protein diet is essential to repair your injuries and build muscle so after exercise. ...Read more

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Please suggest what food should you not eat to avoid getting diverticulitis after you have allready had it?

Please suggest what food should you not eat to avoid getting diverticulitis after you have allready had it?

High fiber diet: There is no proven way to prevent a recurrent attack of diverticulitis. The old rule of avoiding nuts and seeds has been disproven. My experience tells me that avoiding constipation and eating a high fiber diet (such as oatmeal) or taking fiber supplements every day (such as benefiber or metamucil) may prevent recurrent attacks, but there is no guarantee. ...Read more

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Is it normal to not have an appetite when you are older? I don't want to cook or eat, but when I do, I try to eat healthy things. I have lost taste.

Is it normal to not have an appetite when you are older?  I don't want to cook or eat, but when I do, I try to eat healthy things.  I have lost taste.

Depression: I feel empathy for not wanting to cook or eat, loss of appetite and loss of taste. It is not WHAT you eat IT IS WHAT is eating you At age 73, stresses of loss of loved ones, medical illness, lack of support from children, retirement and finances can cause loneliness, depression and symptoms you are having Feel the blessings and accomplishments of your life See a Psychiatrist for coping with stress ...Read more

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Please tell me if you can eat fruits after you have had a tooth extraction?

Please tell me if you can eat fruits after you have had a tooth extraction?

Yes!: Eating fruits is an excellent thing to do after extraction--or any other time. After extraction, your tissue needs to heal. Vitamin c is an important vitamin that aids healing. Because an extraction site--"socket"--may pack some small seeds, avoid seeds. Watermelons, cantaloupes, grapes, oranges, peaches, bananas, etc., ... Happy healing! ...Read more

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I always have 1 egg for breakfast & nothing more. Im full. I know ur supppsised to eat breakfast. Am i eating enough or should I eat some toast too?

I always have 1 egg for breakfast & nothing more.  Im full. I know ur supppsised to eat breakfast. Am i eating enough or should I eat some toast too?

Important Meal: Breakfast is important meal of the day. Usually we do not hungry in the morning , and we are in a rush. But it's essential to have a good healthy and nutritious breakfast. You may have an egg, a fruit, a small yoghurt, a toast, or high fiber cereal . Avoid juices since they are mostly sugar. Avoid sugars in general. Sometimes you may have cottage cheese, for scrambled eggs use eggwhites ...Read more

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What food can i eat if you have a thyroid cancer thx?

What food can i eat if you have a thyroid cancer thx?

Thyroid cancer: I am sorry to hear of your thyroid cancer - I hope that the cancer has been removed and stays OK for years. As long as you don't overeat and enjoy the food you eat, go for it. ...Read more

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Is it bad to eat fruit with food? I heard you shouldn't eat fruit after a meal. I have even heard you should only eat fruit by itself.

Is it bad to eat fruit with food? I heard you  shouldn't eat fruit after a meal. I have even heard you should only eat fruit by itself.

Not so: The primary idea of such food rules seems to be that to get all the nutrients from fruit, one must eat fruit apart from other foods. This is not borne out by science, though. Since fruit does contain sugar (which can drive up Insulin in your body), it may even be healthier to eat it with protein or fat. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/11/12/the-best-way-to-eat-fruit_n_2114888.html. ...Read more

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How long do I have to wait after eating a meal to excercise/work out without getting a stomach ache?

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How long do I have to wait after eating a meal to excercise/work out without getting a stomach ache?

Depends: Eating diverts blood to the GI tract and may reduce the supply of blood to other organs. Increasingly it is recognized that an available source of calories is critical to high performance. For example, in professional cycling, riders eat throughout the race to assure a steady supply of sugar. In summary, it is very individualized. If you get a stomach ache after eating, try smaller easily digestib. ...Read more

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Was wondering if i want to eat a snack like yogurt or pudding, do I have to brush my teeth right after?

Was wondering if i want to eat a snack like yogurt or pudding, do I have to brush my teeth right after?

Teeth brushing: Its always great to brush the teeth as your whole mouth feels refreshed afterward, however it is not always needed. Foods that contain sugars as long as they are not sticky or tenatious, can easily be removed by drinking a glass of water, and gently swishing it around in the mouth. Over brushing can actually be harmful to the gums over time. Hard to believe a healthy act such as brushing harm. ...Read more

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If you got lpr to where you have mucus ln throat after every meal do you have to eat that nasty blend diet for life because I can't hack it for life ?

If you got lpr to where you have mucus ln throat after every meal do you have to eat that nasty blend diet for life because I can't hack it for life ?

LPR/GERD: Well, truth be told, yes you do. Proper diet, weight management, lifestyle changes and proper medication use can help 95% of those who suffer with this. The other 5% need surgery, but the hope is that it never comes to that. ...Read more

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I have an eating disorder and I am struggling to eat enough food. If i don't eat enough and I have a strabismus eye surgery next week? What'll happen?

I have an eating disorder and I am struggling to eat enough food. If i don't eat enough and I have a strabismus eye surgery next week? What'll happen?

Delay in wound : Healing. Undernourished persons may have delayed healing of the wound. It is good that you understand your situation and i trust that you will pay attention to your nutrition and share this information with your doctor. ...Read more

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What can I eat after I finished the Low-iodine-diet? I had papillary thyroid cancer. Do I have to avoid anything or eat like a normal person? Thanks!

What can I eat after I finished the Low-iodine-diet? I had papillary thyroid cancer. Do I have to avoid anything or eat like a normal person? Thanks!

Why?: Were you on a low iodine diet for a test? Did you get a partial or total thyroidectomy? Ordinarily you should be able to eat anything. You would need to take any thyroid replacement pills they give you everyday. You would need your TSH level and Thyroglobulin screened periodically. Hopefully, given how young you are, you have an endocrinologist who has also screened for MEN. ...Read more

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When you like sweets and you have to eat healthy what you have to do?

When you like sweets and you have to eat healthy what you have to do?

11 years old: Consider having an adult or someone who is at least 16 years old ask this question for you. You need to be at least 16 years old to post questions on Healthtap. Thanks. ...Read more

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You call fast food a junk food but i have noticed that if you are hungry and need energy if you eat fast food you will get energy why is that?

You call fast food a junk food but i have noticed that if you are hungry and need energy if you eat fast food you will get energy why is that?

Junk foods: are high in fats and carbohydrates- starches and sugars which your body can use quickly. This is fine at your age, but as you get older, fast foods will tend to make you gain weight and don't supply all your body's nutritional needs. Best to enjoy junk foods in moderation. ...Read more

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What foods should a post-subtotal thyroidectomy patient eat?

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What foods should a post-subtotal thyroidectomy patient eat?

Advance diet: You may have a sore throat for a few days due to intubation (a tube was in your throat during surgery). Your sore throat will resolve in a few days. Advance from a soft diet. ...Read more

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What supps/foods should I eat/avoid since thyroidectomy for thyroid cancer? Recently cleared for Papillary Thyroid cancer. Need to lose 15 lbs now.

What supps/foods should I eat/avoid since thyroidectomy for thyroid cancer? Recently cleared for Papillary Thyroid cancer. Need to lose 15 lbs now.

Remember : For weight loss the strongest predictor is your caloric intake. So you need to be mindful of how much you are eating. I would encourage you to minimize processed, artificial foods and consume colorful veggies. In the end, there's no perfect "diet" as some people's bodies respond well to Mediterranean while others the Atkins while others the Paleo. There's no perfect way to tell. ...Read more

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What foods to avoid after a total thyroidectomy?

What foods to avoid after a total thyroidectomy?

Thyroidectomy diet: "there are no uniform general dietary restrictions for patients who have had thyroid surgery, however your surgeon may ask you to temporarily institute a low iodine diet if you need to receive radio-iodine treatment for cancer after thyroidectomy." http://www.Utsouthwestern.Edu/utsw/cda/dept48055/files/317737.Html. ...Read more

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I have gained over 10lbs since my total thyroidectomy 4 months ago and i eat a lot. Is this normal to gain the weight?

I have gained over 10lbs since my total thyroidectomy 4 months ago and i eat a lot. Is this normal to gain the weight?

Not usually: First of all, it is important to return to your endocrinologist or internist to have your thyroid levels checked. It is possible that you are not taking enough thyroid medication. It would also depend on the reason for having the total thyroidectomy. If is was for an overactive thyroid, your metabolism might have been "revved up" before surgery and now, if normal, you could gain weight easily. ...Read more

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After a thyroidectomy, my weight is going up even though my blood results are normal. I eat very healthily and go to the gym 4 days a week?

After a thyroidectomy, my weight is going up even though my blood results are normal. I eat very healthily and go to the gym 4 days a week?

Hard problem: Metabolism slows down with increasing age and you will gain weight even if you eat only as much as you did before. It is easier said than done, but you need to reduce your caloric intake. It may help to have a support group of your peers to facilitate sticking to a regimen. ...Read more

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Is it more difficult to lose weight after thyroidectomy for pap thy CA? What r the best foodsfor me to eat?

Is it more difficult to lose weight after thyroidectomy for pap thy CA? What r  the best foodsfor me to eat?

Possible: If you have had your thyroid removed, it is possible that you are thyroid replacement pills. If your levels are too low it could put you in a hypothroid state which would make it difficult to lose weight. As far as diet, there is no post-thyroid diet, although with thyroid cancer they will sometimes rec'd a low iodine diet if you are going to receive radioactive Iodine. ...Read more

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I have Hashimoto's w/ thyroidectomy 4 yrs ago gained 60 lbs & cant lose! Pain is starting again. What can i do?

I have Hashimoto's w/ thyroidectomy 4 yrs ago gained 60 lbs & cant lose! Pain is starting again. What can i do?

Pain: If you mean the pain is in your neck, you should see your endocrinologist to check your your hormone levels. You may need to see your surgeon ...Read more

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I'm 39. Thyroidectomy in 2011. I am 179 lbs and have been since I gave birth to my son whom is 11. I eat right and very active...any advice?

I'm 39. Thyroidectomy in 2011. I am 179 lbs and have been since I gave birth to my son whom is 11. I eat right and very active...any advice?

About what ?: You gave some basic data but no clear question. This is not a chat site. Please reword your question and start over.Questions are not linked and docs on the site have no access to other data you may have loaded into the system. ...Read more

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Should I avoid any foods or supplements? Total thyroidectomy 20+ yrs ago, & endo decreased my HRT dosage recently. I do bldwrk & F/U anny'alls & well.

Should I avoid any foods or supplements? Total thyroidectomy 20+ yrs ago, & endo decreased my HRT dosage recently. I do bldwrk & F/U anny'alls & well.

Avoid foods?: 52F form US has have thyroidectomy and HRT dosage decreased recently. Tests show all is well. if you feel well then I would avoid all supplements as they are almost always a waste of money and can be dangerous. Not certain if HRT refers to Thyroid replacement rx which you will need for life of female hormone replacement which you probably do not need. ...Read more

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I am hypothyroid from a partial thyroidectomy. I have recently adopted a pescatarian diet. Should I avoid goitrogenic fruits and veggies or are they ok to eat? Thank you. Diet and hypothyroidism

I am hypothyroid from a partial thyroidectomy. I have recently adopted a pescatarian diet. Should I avoid goitrogenic fruits and veggies or are they ok to eat? Thank you.

Diet and hypothyroidism

Diet: Does not alter your thyroid level unless your the iodine in your diet is insufficient which is unlikely in developed countries where salt is fortified with iodine. Have your doctor monitor your TSH. Enjoy any healthy diet of choice and take your thyroid medications as prescribed ...Read more

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Will I gain weight after thyroidectomy?

Will I gain weight after thyroidectomy?

Thyroid and weight: Appropriate treatment soon after thyroidectomy (surgical removal of the thyroid) should include thyroid hormone replacement. This should provide adequate amount of thyroid hormone so that there should be no impact on weight. ...Read more

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What are good diets after thyroidectomy?

What are good diets after thyroidectomy?

Why thyroidectomy?: Hi. Was it thyroid cancer? Most likely reason for total thyroidectomy. Best diet: healthy one! Whole grains, nuts, legumes, fruits & veggies, healthy oils (canola & olive), lean meats, nonfat dairy; little or no white flour, white rice, simple sugar, high fructose corn syrup. Best of luck with your thyroid cancer! ...Read more

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How long does a total thyroidectomy take?

How long does a total thyroidectomy take?

Thyroidectomy: Total thyroidectomy time varies drpending on how is it done, size of the thyroid and body habitus. Minimally invasive technique in experienced hands takes less than 30 min. ...Read more

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Can you tell me diets after thyroidectomy?

Can you tell me diets after thyroidectomy?

Anything fine: After a thyroidectomy there is generally restriction on what you can and cannot eat. Generally you may have some neck soreness immediately post-op which may be better to eat soft foods or liquids, but this should resolve in a day or two. ...Read more

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What is it like to have a total thyroidectomy?

What is it like to have a total thyroidectomy?

A routine surgery...: Will aim to remove all thyroid tissue. This is done sometimes for goiter, thyroiditis, or cancer. There is typically a single, midline neck incision that is used for removal of the organ. Afterwards you may receive radioactive iodine to kill any cells that might have been missed. You will need thyroid replacement on a daily basis after the surgery for the rest of your life. ...Read more

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What's the recovery time from a thyroidectomy?

Normally a few days: For routine thyroid surgery, such as for graves disease or a benign nodule, surgery can be done on an outpatient basis and recovery is fairly fast. Hormone replacement begins immediately. For cancer surgery, the procedure may be more extensive and recovery may be longer. If there are complications, such as low blood calcium, or a hoarse voice, then other outpatient treatments will be needed. ...Read more

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My question is should I undergo thyroidectomy?

My question is should I undergo thyroidectomy?

What for?: There are many reasons to have a thyroidectomy: cancer, suspicious nodules, goiter or nodule with compressive symptoms, uncontrolled hyperthyroidism, genetic syndromes with high likelihood of cancer. You should be seen by a surgeon who does a lot of thyroid procedures and have a full discussion about your reasons. If you are having trouble deciding get a second opinion. ...Read more

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What are the effects of a partial thyroidectomy?

It removes: A portion of your thyroid. You will definitely need life-long replacement with brand name T4 after the surgery. There are some risks, including potential damage to laryngeal nerve and parathyroid glands, but risks should be minimal with a good surgeon. Depends upon the indication for the surgery in the first place. ...Read more

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