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Will gluten free diet shrink a thyroid nodule?

Will gluten free diet shrink a thyroid nodule?

No: No. There is little you can do to shrink a nodule. Some docs put you on levothyroxine to "rest" the thyroid in the hopes it will shrink, but it usually does not work. If the nodule is benign (needs ultrasound and biopsy), don't worry about it. See your endocrinologist. ...Read more

Dr. Arthur Heller
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Diet (Definition)

refers to all the physical matter humans (like all living creatures) must take in on a recurring basis; only partially for energy. Like all life on planet humans are open systems which keep tearing down their structure & require intake of atoms/molecules from which to rebuild their structure. Intestinal lining cells replaced ~every 3 days. CaPO4 in bones ~every 6 years, ...Read more


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Thyrolar (thyroxine and liothyronine) effect on weight loss?

Thyrolar (thyroxine and liothyronine) effect on weight loss?

Ideally, none: Thyroid hormone in any form is not a weight loss product. Many people, especially those with weight problems to begin with, find that taking too much thyroid hormone can lead to weight gain just as easily as taking too little thyroid hormone. Thyroid hormone should be adjusted to match what the body would make if the thyroid were working normally., and should be weight-neutral. ...Read more

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Do diet pills affect your thyroid?

Do diet pills affect your thyroid?

Maybe: But diet pills can cause or exacerbate symptoms of hyperthyroidism. Diet pills should not be taken without md supervision. If you are having jitters, heat intolerance, heart palpitations, etc make sure you get seen asap. ...Read more

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Which diet is best for wieght loss low carb diet vs balanced diet vs low fat diet plz tell thanx ?

Which diet is best for wieght loss low carb diet vs balanced diet vs low fat diet plz tell thanx ?

Low fat is: not a good diet. You will always be hungry. Eat good fats such as olive oil and coconut oil--good for brain, joints, etc. Lower carb works well for lots of folks but see doc to be sure it's ok for you. Remember to eat protein or you will get tired. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Can a low glycemic diet help hypothyroid disease?

Can a low glycemic diet help hypothyroid disease?

No evidence: There is no evidence to suggest that a low glycemic index diet will help hypothyroid disease. Taking enough thyroid hormone to get thyroid levels into the normal range is the best treatment for hypothyroidism. However, a low GI diet may help someone lose weight and reduce the risk of developing type 2 diabetes. ...Read more

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2 weeks on low iodine diet for thyroid cancer whole body scan. Is vegan food ok during diet since it contains no dairy?

2 weeks on low iodine diet for thyroid cancer whole body scan. Is vegan food ok during diet since it contains no dairy?

Yes: A vegetarian diet should not be a problem. This webpage has a list of food to avoid and ones that are OK. http://www.thyca.org/pap-fol/lowiodinediet/ ...Read more

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Thyrolar (thyroxine and liothyronine) and weight loss common?

Thyrolar (thyroxine and liothyronine) and weight loss common?

We no longer: Use thyroid hormones to augment weight loss. It can have serious complications like irregular heart rhythms. In reality, we use thyroid hormones like Liotrix to replacement someone's levels to normal. Hypothyroidism can lead to weight gain and restoring levels to normal(thyroid wise) can help some element of weight loss. in reality, it doesn't usually lead to significant weight loss. ...Read more

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TSH 0.99,FT3 2.64,FT4 1.41,ATGO 0,ATPO 40.Is TSH suppressed?never took thyroid meds

TSH 0.99,FT3 2.64,FT4 1.41,ATGO 0,ATPO 40.Is TSH suppressed?never took thyroid meds

Thyroid levels: You do not supply the normal range for these values, but they all appear to be normal. In most US labs, the normal range of TSH is about 0.4 to 4.0, so that value of 0.99 is normal. ...Read more

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Armour vs thyrolar (thyroxine and liothyronine) for thyriod medicine?

Armour vs thyrolar (thyroxine and liothyronine)  for thyriod medicine?

Not the best: All of the major professional societies for thyroid specialists, the endocrine society, the american thyroid association, and the american association of clinical endocrinologists have issued formal statements indicating that levothyroxine is the best choice for most patients. Both armour and thyrolar (thyroxine and liothyronine) provide too much T3 relative to t4, making it very difficult to keep tsh, free T4 & T3 normal. ...Read more

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I have low iodine diet before radio iodine treatment for thyroid cancers?

I have low iodine diet before radio iodine treatment for thyroid cancers?

Pre-treatment: You are on low iodine diet to keep normal iodine from competing with radio-iodine and interfering with the concentration of radio-iodine in the thyroid cancer. Wish you good health. ...Read more

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Could a high protein diet and low carb diet help me lose weight?

Could a high protein diet and low carb diet help me lose weight?

Not necessarily: Any diet that reduces calories lower than what you are burning up wiii cause you to lose weight. ...Read more

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What diet should hypothyroidism people follow?

What diet should hypothyroidism people follow?

See below: Many factors in our diets affect thyroid health. Certain foods can inhibit thyroid function, esp. cruciferous vegetables (like broccoli and cauliflower), soy, millet and flax, while foods rich in iodine and selenium support thyroid function. They don't give us enough room to elaborate so please see http://draxe.com/hypothyroidism-diet-natural-treatment/ and http://tinyurl.com/ogqvr2b for details. ...Read more

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Is taking supplements B12, kelp and potassium gluconate on a vegetarian diet ok?

Is taking supplements B12, kelp and potassium gluconate on a vegetarian diet ok?

Yes, add vitamin D: It is okay to take the supplements you are taking. I would recommend that you take 1000-2000 units of vitamin D3 daily, especially if are not getting regular exposure to sun light on naked skin. ...Read more

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Could 60 grams of soy protein a day interfere with Synthroid absorption? TSH in Dec. 1.25. TSH now 3.55 - on Medifast diet - lots of HYPER symptoms

Could 60 grams of soy protein a day interfere with Synthroid absorption?  TSH in Dec. 1.25.  TSH now 3.55 - on Medifast diet - lots of HYPER symptoms

Thyroid: Synthroid absorption is key. It is to be taken by itself on an empty stomach for an hour. Your TSH going up does not coincide with hyperthyroidism. TSH is the hormone that is "telling your body/thyroid gland to produce or not produce thyroxine or thyroid hormone. When the TSH is high it means production is lower than the brain wants (your brain is "screaming" for more t4), meaning hypo still. ...Read more

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What foods help thyroid?

What foods help thyroid?

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

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Can a gluten free diet cause weight gain?

Can a gluten free diet cause weight gain?

Possibly: Gluten needs to be eliminated from the diet of those genetically unable to digest this wheat protein. Others eliminate it because it is a form of a restricted diet since there are far fewer gluten free items to eat. Losing weight is a common goal of such persons. In most cases weight will be lost, but it is very possible with such a diet to ingest a lot of calories and therefore gain weight ...Read more

Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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Thyroid (Definition)

The thyroid is an endocrine gland that sits in the lower part of the neck. It produces thyroid hormone - which ...Read more