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What foods should a post-subtotal thyroidectomy patient eat?

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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Thyroidectomy (Definition)

This is the removal of all or part of the thyroid gland. It is generally performed for rumors of the gland, occasionally for enlarged and hyper functioning glands that do ...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