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Goitrogenic Foods Hypothyroidism
Is regularly consuming raw spinach and kale bad for hypothyroidism (Hashimoto's)? Are they goiterogenic?
Caution re: kale but: Eating large amounts of cruciferous vegetables like kale can suppress thyroid function, but it is not clear how much and moderate consumption, esp. If these are cooked, should not have much of an effect. If you eat very large amounts of raw kale then monitor levels of thyroid hormone to see if you need to take more. Spinach is safe. See http://www.whfoods.com/genpage.php?tname=george&dbid=250 ...Read more
Theoretically yes: but in REALITY NO!! Graves disease is NOT "simply" a thyroid disease its also an EYE disease and is SYSTEMIC (thyroid. Pituitary and effect on other glands) It requires PHARMACOLOGIC, RADIOLOGIC or SURGICAL Treatment! Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more
Gluten, if celiac dz: There's an association between celiac disease &autoimmune thyroid dz(eg:Hashimoto's).Celiac disease is an inherited intolerance to proteins in wheat,rye,&barley (glutens);get abnormal immune system activation.Symptoms can include smelly, floating stool, gas, weight loss, anemia, vitamin deficiencies, osteoporosis/easy fractures, more. Ask doc before trying gluten free diet-it's quite restrictive. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Some foods interfere with thyroid medication absorbtion for hypothyroidism, are drumstick (moringa), Ivy gourd and Jaggery safe to consume?
No food restrictions: Worldwide, the common reason for goiter is a lack of iodine, known as iodine deficiency. In order to absorb as much iodine from the bloodstream as possible, the thyroid gets bigger due to an increase in thyroid cells. In america, people get enough iodine in their diet (usually through iodine added to salt), so there aren't good nor bad foods with regard to the thyroid problem. ...Read more
Iodine: Foods with iodine. More important are the foods that interfere with thyoid function: foods that suppress thyroid function: broccoli, cabbage, brussel sprouts, cauliflower, kale, spinach, turnips, soybeans, peanuts, linseed, pinenuts, millet, cassava and mustard greens. Flaxseed oil due to cyanogenic glycosides. L-tyrosine (500 mg 2-3x daily) helps support normal thyroid function. ...Read more
No: Veganism is a moral choice, not one for health promotion. Despite all the huckstering, it cures nothing. I'm sorry someone deceived you. The most recent big studies show no benefit of vegetarianism for longevity or any category of illness when you control for the fact that these people tend to have other healthy lifestyle features. Graves' will kill you if you neglect it. Be smart and treat it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am 28yrs lady, weigh 64kg, hypothyroid (tsh 21 uiu/ml), foods like potato, eggs, turkey breast, iodised salt are useful in treating hypothyroidism?
Can switching thyroid brands levoxyl, (thyroxine) Synthroid armour and to Synthroid cause hair loss?
Don't know.: Probably not.Get a more detailed answer ›
Can tapeworm infestation give you a diary intolerance, celiac (maybe), chronic gastritis, high TSH (thyroid fine), low iron?
No: Hi. If you have celiac disease, avoiding gluten will help that, but in the absence of celiac disease and presence of hypothyroidism, avoiding gluten will do nothing to cure your hypothyroidism (nor will anything else, by the way). If you are in fact hypothyroid, you need to take thyroid hormone replacement. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Thanks for asking!: Celiac disease, which is gluten intolerance (not lactose intolerance) can be associated with thyroid disease and other auto immune disorders. Patients with celiac disease, especially when not on gluten free diet can have lactase deficiency and therefore lactose intolernace. Some patients with treated celiac disease can have lactose intolernace due to lactase deficiency, jus like any other person. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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