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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


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Can hyperthyroid patient recover. What food can help ?

Can hyperthyroid patient recover. What food can help ?

Depends on type: There is no evidence that any specific food will be helpful in treating hyperthyroidism. The first step in treatment is to determine the type of hyperthyroidism; once this is known the patient and physician can decide together whether the best approach is medications, radioactive iodine, surgery, or observation (if the process will resolve on its own). ...Read more

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What food do you need to avoid if you have a hyperthyroidism?

What food do you need to avoid if you have a hyperthyroidism?

Eat sensibly: You'd get the idea from reading "pop" articles online that diet is the way to manage most disease. It is not. Hyperthyroidism is serious -- and used to be a major killer -- but if you're complying with treatment, you may eat what you like, sensibly. Like most other folks, you'll do well to avoid greasy, salty, and sugary stuff as you're able. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Are there foods to avoid consuming if someone has hyperthyroidism?

Mostly no: If you are hyperthyroid, you will need more calories to maintain your weight. Eat a balanced diet. You should avoid foods with very high iodine content, such as seaweed and kelp. Iodine at this point could stimulate the thyroid, and it is possible your doctor will want to give you radioactive iodine at some point, and the high iodine load from food will dilute the treatment. ...Read more

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Are there any foods/fluids/lifestyles that help with the symptoms of Hyperthyroidism? Cups of tea seem to help but may just be placebic.

No: If you are hyperthyroid you need to be treated with medication or radioactive iodine. You should see an Endocrinologist. This is not a lifestyle issue ...Read more

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Are there any medications or foods etc I should avoid being hyperthyroid? Am awaiting specialist appointment. Dr started me on propanolol.

Are there any medications or foods etc I should avoid being hyperthyroid? Am awaiting specialist appointment. Dr started me on propanolol.

Hyperthyroid: If you are hyperthyroid, the Propranolol should make you feel better. Your metabolic rate is high, so you will need more calories than others. Don't eat seaweed (Kelp) because of the high iodine content, but who eats this anyway? Your doctor may start you on medications to suppress the thyroid and may talk about radioactive iodine treatment or surgery. ...Read more

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I have hyperthyroidism and i never have a appetite and when I do I can never eat all of my food... Help what can I do , i keep losing weight ?

Treatment?: If you have an overactive thyroid, it needs to be treated to get your thyroid level back into the normal range. The treatment depends on the cause. You will continue to lose weight if the thyroid levels remain high. ...Read more

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Is eating salmon or any kind of sea food bad for hyperthyroidism ?

Is eating salmon or any kind of sea food bad for hyperthyroidism ?

No: While most seafood does contain iodide which the body used to produce thyroid hormone there is not enough of it to alter the activity of your thyroid. One exception may be seaweed which is very high in iodide. ...Read more

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Can hyperthyroidism alone cause difficulty swallowing? Swallowing not painful, I just feel the food when I swallow. I need to consciously swallow

Can hyperthyroidism alone cause difficulty swallowing? Swallowing not painful, I just feel the food when I swallow. I need to consciously swallow

Dysphagia: No. Hyperthyroidism alone will not cause difficulty swallowing, although you are not describing any difficulty, just awareness which is most likely due to anxiety. You have given us no information about yourself, not even your age, let alone medical, social or psychiatric history making it impossible to offer you a relevant response. ...Read more

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Please suggest what foods or drinks to avoid with an overactive thyroid?

Please suggest what foods or drinks to avoid with an overactive thyroid?

Watch OTC meds: Agree w/ dr kern's answer. I would also suggest caution with otc (over-the-counter) products, especially those containing a decongestant used for relief of cold and allergy symptoms. Many otc products include a warning not to use them if you have thyroid disease. If your overactive thyroid is mild or has been successfully treated, they may be fine, but check w/ your doctor. ...Read more

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What is hyperthyroidism?

What is hyperthyroidism?

Overactive Thyroid: Hyperthyroidism is the term for overactive tissue within the thyroid gland that causes an overproduction of thyroid hormones. These thyroid hormones control the metabolic rate of the body, so too much can cause symptoms like nervousness, irritability, increased perspiration, heart racing, hand tremors, anxiety, difficulty sleeping, thinning of the skin, fine brittle hair, & muscular weakness. ...Read more

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What is hyperthyroidism?

What is hyperthyroidism?

Hyperthyroidism: The over production of thyroid hormone by the thyroid gland results in, and is called, hyperthyroidism. ...Read more

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What causes hyperthyroidism?

What causes hyperthyroidism?

Graves' disease: Autoimmune thyroid disease- graves' disease is the most common cause of hyperthyroidism. Other causes include inflammation of the thyroid, drug induced hyperthyroidism, hyperactive thyroid nodule or nodules, rarely pituitary tumor.... ...Read more

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How do treat hyperthyroidism?

Three ways: There are medications that lower the thyroid level, surgical removal of all or part of the gland, radioactive iodine. An endocrinologist should be able to guide which method is best for a particular patient. ...Read more

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Is hyperthyroidism hereditary?

Partly: Genetic factors increase susceptibility to grave's disease, but a specific gene has not been identified. ...Read more

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How can I cure hyperthyroidism?

How can I cure hyperthyroidism?

Curing hyperthyroid: To cure it, you need to know what causes it. There are many causes for hyperthyroidism, some are temporary and goes away without treatment, others require treatment to permanently treat it. In general, if u take away the thyroid gland (surgery or kill it with radioactive iodine), then the hyperthyroidism is cured (..But then you will be hypothyroid). U need a physician to help u with this disease. ...Read more

Dr. Susan Wingo
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Hyperthyroidism (Definition)

A medical condition that lowers the level of thyroid hormone to a point where the patient has a marked ...Read more