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Which Foods Do You Need To Avoid With Antithyroid Medications
Can you suggest some protein based and high fibre foods to take while under fitness training? Will you please name them? Are there any foods to avoid?
Legumes nuts and: Seeds with fruit and both green and yellow vegetables. ...Read more
I want to know if cretanine and microclbumin levels come down with meds or by controlling diet.What foods to be avoided in kidney issues. Pls help.
Getting levels down: Both medications and a low salt (S) diet are required to reduce microalbuminuira (M). M can be made worse by hypertension (H) and reducing S in the diet can help reduce it and H. Drugs such as ACE-Inhibitors and angiotensin receptor blockers can reduce both H and microalbuminuria. If you, or someone you, know has M, have the person see a physician to make sure the M does increase. Good luck. ...Read more
None: Hi. Thyroid problems generally break down into two categories, autoimmune and neoplasia. There is no routine thing people do that you can avoid to prevent either type of process. So live healthily, eat healthily, exercise regularly, don't smoke, and don't worry about your thyroid. ...Read more
Are there any specific foods or products that can naturally enhance ones TSH levels? Would like to avoid a low dosage of medication if i can!
No: There are no such foods such as that. If your TSH level is low, that means your thyroid is overproducing thyroid hormone and that could be a goiter or other thyroid disease - you definitely need that checked and treated. If your thyroid hormone is low, then your TSH would be high. In that case, you need to take some form of thyroid replacement med - there are different options for that. ...Read more
Fats: The linner the better. All extemees are bad. COPD as all diseases are oxidative damages. Then anti oxidants helps all vegetables mainly greens & orange/yellow are high in anti oxidfants & may & will help on the other side avoid frequent Acetaminophen that causes a decrease in your main anti oxidant reserves molecules & can decrease your lung function. ...Read more
Can you help control flare ups by watching what you eat when you have colitus? In other words can certain foods contribute to the problem?
Diet affects symptom: Mean ulcerative colitis or crohn's colitis, not"spastic" or "mucus" colitis (misnomers for irritable bowel syndrome, no inflammation in the colon)? Diet doesn't cause ibd, but can worsen the symptoms. Diet not worsen the actual inflam. But, it may be helpful to limit fats, land fats (omega 6), emphasize marine fats (omega 3): may help decrease infl. No spicy food. May be lactose intoll ccfa.Org. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
That's junk: Anybody offering you a special diet based on your blood type is a charlatan. Ignore this stuff -- it has no scientific basis. Life's difficult enough without having to put a limit on your healthy eating habits because of something that a charlatan made up to sell a fantasy book. Vegetables, all in all, are good for you -- in fact, for most of us they're a key part of healthy eating. ...Read more
What is H Pylori and what foods should I avoid? Are there any natural things to eat or drink to help with symptoms?
2 questions here: If Helicobacter pylori has been documented in association with ulcer, then treatment is requisite.Not treating this bacteria places you at risk for ulcer non-healing, ulcer recurrence, & even stomach cancer.There are several antibiotic combinations that work quite effectively in eradicating H.pylori. After completion of antibiotics, check stool to document clearance. Regarding diet, please re-ask. ...Read more
Natural treatment: Alternative treatments for depression include herbal supplements ( i.e. 5 htp, same and st john's wort) and vitamins such as a b complex, vitamin d and omega 3. There is no diet that will cure depression but eating smartly can help. Limit sugars and instead choose smart carbs (i.e. Legumes, whole grains) and foods rich in antioxidants(i.e. Blueberries, broccoli). Don't forget exercise! ...Read more
Along with CBT use: Good sleep hygiene. 1. Keep a regular bedtime & wakening time (to include weekends). Get up the same time each day, regardless of what time you fell asleep. 2. Make a regular, relaxing bedtime routine. Relaxing rituals prior to bedtime may include a warm bath or shower, aroma therapy, reading, or listening to gentle music. 3. Sleep in a dark, quiet, cool room on comfortable mattress & pillows. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Are you a type 1 diabetic. Do you take any herbal medication or fiber to assist you in your keeping good blood sugars?
DM = ↑ed Blood Sugar: Since dm is ?ed blood sugar, eating sugar &/or rapidly digested carbohydrates drives dm & obesity. Also body fat cells bind insulin+amylin (manyotherhormones), thus ?ed body fat greatly ?es incidence & severity of dm. Alternatively, building muscle strength, mass & endurance tends to calm dm. Study: big fat lies, mcgovern's report, science for smart people, taubes, attia, lustig, hba1c, victoza (liraglutide). ...Read more
Not really: You can maximize skin health by eating a well balanced diet rich in all the vitamins/minerals you need, avoiding nicotine/ilicit substances, limiting alcohol, getting enough sleep, drinking at least 64oz water/day.None of this, however, changes the fact that UV from sunlight (or UV tanning salons) damages the skin, prematurely aging it &increasing skin cancer risk. Sunscreen >=SPF15 is important. ...Read more
Nutrition: Try nutritional approaches. Consider eating oatmeal, bran, apples, oranges, pears, bananas, grapefruit, hazelnuts, avocado, brewer's yeast, royal jelly, saffron, tumeric, honey (buckwheat), alfalfa sprouts, celery, beets, eggplant, garlic, onion, chili peppers, legumes, dandelion root & jerusalem artichoke. Avoid deep fried foods & whole eggs. ...Read more
SSRIs: Depends on what is being treated. If you are more specific, I might be able to give better idea. ...Read more
Hyperthyroid treatmt: If you are hyperthyroid (eg. Graves disease) and start on a proper dose of methimazole, it may take several weeks for the T4 level to go down and for you to feel better. This is why beta blockers are often used; they don't affect the T4, but they help you feel better right away. ...Read more
Multiple but uncommon: One in ten patient on antithyroid drugs can have rashes, joint pains, bad taste in their mouth. More rarely, patients may have a reversible drop in their white blood cells. This is a dangerous but rare side effect that can lead to severe infection. Even more rarely, liver disease can occur, and an inflammation of the blood vessels called vasculitis. Your doctor should explain all this carefully so taht you can recognize side effects timely. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Why in treatment of hypothyrodism start with high dose of antithyroid drugs and in hypothyrodism start wiith low dose of thyroxin?
Will thyroid hormones or antithyroid medications interfere with a tc99m pertechnetate thyroid scan?
Not usually: Technetium is usually trapped by thyroid gland and used to determine in young children and infants the configuration of thyroid gland, hypoplasia, absence, or increased size or hyperplasia, or abnormal location. Radioactive iodine is used in older patients for determine function of thyroid gland, increased function or hyperthyroiidism or decreased function, hypothyroidism. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can you stay on antithyroid medication indefinitely rather than definitive treatment for Graves' disease ?
Meds for Grave's: 52F from UK asks if one can take antithyroid meds indefinitely rather than definitive treatment for Graves' Disease. ANS: Yes and sometimes one can even stop after a period of time but need to weigh side effects of meds vs radiation and your other circumstances that are best assessed by your thyroid Dr. ...Read more
Does a young female of age 29 with toxic multinodular goiter difficult to conceive along with the antithyroid medication..Will i get pregnant?
Yes, it can.: Thyroid disease impacts fertility. Both elevated and low levels of thyroid hormone can have an impact. For this reason, you should continue your medication. (ptu (propylthiouracil) is better than mtx in pregnancy.) be sure to discuss these concerns with your physician. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Iam pregnant at 8 weeks, recently discovered hyperthyroidism tsh=0.01 with palpitations.Is it safe to take antithyroid drugs?Is it necessary?
Yes: Yes it is safe and is necessary but first you need to complete the workup. I recommend seeing an endocrinologist at this time to sort this out. If your doctor does not want to and opt to treat this, the recommendation is ptu (propylthiouracil) for the first trimester and tapazole 2nd trimester and onward. This is the new recommendation... But i highly recommend working this up systematically. ...Read more
Breast Feeding thyro: Safety of breast feeding while on anti thyroid medicines.Anumber of studies found no effect on thyroid function and physical and intellectual development in infants who are brest fed while on ptu (propylthiouracil), (propylthiouracil) Methimazole and tapazole. Methimazole and tapazole cross in the milk easily, but ptu (propylthiouracil) is crossed in small amont and is preferable still some physicians have concern abut thyroid suupression, goiter and devel. ...Read more
Maybe: Many pediatricians strongly discourage breastfeeding while taking ptu (propylthiouracil) or methimazole. These meds can affect the baby by lowering his thyroid hormone levels right at the time he needs them for growth and brain development. Others will monitor the baby for any signs of slow growth or get blood tests to check thyroid levels. Close supervision is essential. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hi antithyroglobulin 1361 (range 116) antithyroid peroxidase 678 (range 10) please explain what this means. Thank you ?
It: Means that you have antibodies that may alter the activity of your thyroid. Hashimoto thyroiditis is one. ...Read more
My tsh= 8.6 ft4= 0.2 but antithyroid ab and antithyroglobuline is normal! what is wrong with my thyroid?
Hypothyroidism: I don't know the normals in your lab but those numbers look abnormal if i follow our levels here. The TSH looks high and the ft4 looks low which shows your thyroid is likely underworking. Wait for your doctor to explain and give the proper treatment depending on your laboratory levels there. ...Read more
My antithyroid peroxidase is 10 and my anti thyroid globulin was 23 is that within the normal range?
TSH 6.98 , T4 Free is 1.2- hypothyroidism? Now ordered TSH and T4FREE antithroyglobin antibody and antithyroid peroxidase- more extensive test?
Hypothyroidism: More extensive test ordered to find out if your thyroid problem has autoimmune basis. ...Read more
I am on Synthroid (thyroxine) 0.1mg. Recent blood work showed normal TSH, free T4 but antithyroid peroxidase antibody was 451. Should I be concerned?
Yes: Some relatively unusual medicines for heart rhythm problems (amiodarone), some medicines for diabetes (pramlintide or symlin) should not be used with alavert unless you have discussed it with your doctor. Also talk to your doctor before using other antihistamines (like claritin, (loratadine) benedryl, atarax, zyrtec or the like) or drinking alcohol. Foods are not really a problem. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sulfa vs. sulfite: Sulfa drugs include antibiotics [septra, bactrim, pediazole] some water pills, sulfonylurea diabetes medicines, celebrex (celecoxib). There are no related food allergies. More information here: http://allergies.About.Com/od/medicationallergies/a/sulfa_2.Htm sulfites are common preservatives in food and certain drugs. You can find more info here: http://allergies.About.Com/od/foodallergies/a/sulfites.Htm. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Other than medication, are there foods or remedies that help alleviate anxiety ( what should I avoid)?
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