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Dr. Susan Wingo
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Hyperthyroidism (Definition)

Hypothyroidism is a medical condition that lowers the level of thyroid hormone to a point where the patient has a marked decrease in overall health. Often the patient does not notice the loss of thyroid hormone for several weeks or more. Once diagnosed with low thyroid hormone levels, the patient will be prescribed with thyroid hormone to a point where the thyroid levels are normal and ...Read more


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Is 'goitrogen' good or bad for hyperthyroid patients ?

A goiterogen: Is a substance that suppress the function of the thyroid gland by interfering with iodine uptake, which can, as a result, cause an enlargement of the thyroid, i.e., a goiter. They are not of value in the treatment of hyperthyroidism. Radioiodine or anti-thyroid drugs are however. Check w/your doctor. ...Read more

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Is brocoli good for hyperthyroidism ?

Is brocoli good for hyperthyroidism  ?

Goitrogen: Raw cruciferous veggies are known as "goitrogens" as they can interfere with deiodination leading to enlargement of the thyroid or a goiter. In theory eating lots of broccoli may help with hyperthyroidsim as it will affect T4 (inactive) to T3 (liothyronine) (active hormone) conversion. I'd suggest higher doses of Alpha lipoic acid which will help naturally manage it - 600mg - 2-3 caps tid. Follow levels. ...Read more

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Is brocoli good for hyperthyroidism ?

Is brocoli good for hyperthyroidism  ?

Not hurt/won't help,: Broccoli is a very nutritious food, but it is highly unlikely to help hypothyroidism. Regardless of the cause, the best treatment for this is thyroid hormone replacement, or synthroid (thyroxine). See your doctor to find out more, and to figure out what is the best dose for you. ...Read more

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What is a good treatment for hyperthyroidism?

What is a good treatment for hyperthyroidism?

Radioactive IODINE: Hperthyroidism is treated with Beta blocker like proparanol to slow down the heart rate and tremors Antithyroid Medications like Propylthiouracil and Mithimazole.are used in patients with sustained form of Hyperthyroidism like Graves Disease or Toxic Nodular Goiter.These dugs can have side effects like rash,itching,fever &liver problems Radiactive Iodine is most widely used and permanent therapy ...Read more

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Is lemon balm good for hyperthyroid ?

Not likely: If your thyroid is overactive, you need real medicine. Lemon balm may have a mild anti-anxiety effect, but it will not work as well as b-blockers or other meds for hyperthyroidism. On the other hand, lemon balm will not harm you, and you can take it if you want, unless taking it prevents you from getting needed treatment. ...Read more

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Is it good to eat soya chunks frequently ie 2times a week? I have pco's and hyperthyroidism.

Is it good to eat soya chunks frequently ie 2times a week? I have pco's and hyperthyroidism.

Soya chunks: I can't think of a reason you should not eat soya chunks twice a week. I am more concerned that you are reporting that you have hyperthyroidism. Surely by now your doctor (preferably an Endocrinologist) has controlled your hyperthyroidism. Please let me know. ...Read more

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I wanted to know if chia / pumpkin seeds are good for hyperthyroid patients?

I wanted to know if chia / pumpkin seeds are good for hyperthyroid patients?

Hyperthyroidism: Most common cause of hyperthyroidism is Grave's disease which eventually burns itself out. The idea behind pumpkin seed is that overactive thyroid can deplete the zinc in the body and foods such as pumpkin seeds that are high in Zinc can be source of supplementation. There are no reliable scientific studies to support this. It is best to work with your endocrinologist to manage the symptoms. ...Read more

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Can overactive thyroid cause high triglycerides? And why would my cholesterol lvls be good but triglycerides high?

Can overactive thyroid cause high triglycerides? And why would my cholesterol lvls be good but triglycerides high?

Not usually: Overactive thyroid is not a usual cause of high triglycerides. You may try reducing your intake of carbohydrates and consult your doctor for the need to take medication, depending on the level of fasting triglycerides. ...Read more

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What could cause weight loss but normal/good appetite besides hyperthyroid in a young patient?

What could cause weight loss but normal/good appetite besides hyperthyroid in a young patient?

A few things: Age is a factor here. A young person going thru a growth spurt would have increased caloric needs and if these were not met, weight could be lost. On the other hand, if a person increased their activity level this would also increase caloric needs. This again would lead to weight loss if the the new caloric needs were not met. In both cases a person's appetite may increase or stay normal. ...Read more

Dr. Susan Wingo
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Overactive Thyroid (Definition)

Hyperthyroidism, often called "overactive thyroid," is a condition where the thyroid secretes too much of the thyroid hormones. Common symptoms include heat intolerance, increased appetite, ...Read more