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What foods should I avoid if I have pediatric graves disease?

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Dr. Tania Dempsey
Internal Medicine
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In brief: Look at diet

Graves is an autoimmune disease.
There are new studies that suggest that people with graves are at higher risk for developing celiac disease or gluten intolerance. First, you should be screened by your doctor for celiac but even if it is negative it might be worth considering going gluten free. You might also want to see an integrative doctor who can work with you to improve your immune system.

In brief: Look at diet

Graves is an autoimmune disease.
There are new studies that suggest that people with graves are at higher risk for developing celiac disease or gluten intolerance. First, you should be screened by your doctor for celiac but even if it is negative it might be worth considering going gluten free. You might also want to see an integrative doctor who can work with you to improve your immune system.
Dr. Tania Dempsey
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Dr. John Chiu
If one has one autoimmune disease, one is more at risk to have another one. The association between celiac and Grave's is quite low- likely no higher than any other form of autoimmune disorders. So no restriction for Grave's disease alone.
Dr. John Chiu
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology

In brief: Nothing

Grave's disease is an autoimmune issue which must be addressed.
Diet has no effect on it.

In brief: Nothing

Grave's disease is an autoimmune issue which must be addressed.
Diet has no effect on it.
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu
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Dr. Scot Lewey
There are some associations noted with autoimmune thyroid disease such as Grave's and celiac disease, another autoimmune disease that is due to gluten/wheat sensitivity. In those with celiac who also have Grave's disease, gluten free diet is mandatory.
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