Thyroid

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Nutrition – Low iodine diet

Low Iodine Diet Food Group  Allowed  Not Allowed  DAIRY  None  Ice cream, cheese, milk, yogurt, sour cream  EGGS  None  All egg containing products  SEAFOOD  None  Specially shellfish, kelp, sardines, canned tuna  SALT  Non-iodized salt  Iodized salt, Sea salt  MEATS   Fresh chicken, turkey or beef  Canned, dried, salted, cured meats (sausage, ham, chipped beef,liver, beef stew, bacon, …

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Radioiodine therapy for thyroid cancer (General Information)

Radioiodine Therapy For Thyroid Cancer (General Information) Thyroid cells have the capacity to take up iodine and iodine is essential for the growth and function of thyroid cells. This principle is utilized in radioiodine treatment of thyroid cancers after initial surgery. Radioactive iodine (called I131) can seek out and destroy any remaining thyroid cells (including …

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Hypothyroidism

Hypothyroidism  Hashimoto’s Disease  Hashimoto’s disease is a disease of thyroid gland. This condition occurs when your body’s immune system attacks your thyroid gland. The disease is about 5 times more common in women than in men. As a result of Hashimoto’s disease, your thyroid gland often can’t make enough thyroid hormone, which results in hypothyroidism.   …

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Hyperthyroidism

Hyperthyroidism  What is hyperthyroidism?  Hyperthyroidism is a condition in which the thyroid gland produces too much thyroid hormone. When this occurs, body’s metabolism is increased, which can cause a variety of symptoms (anxiety, weakness, tremors, fatigue, perspiring a lot, and rapid heart beat, increased appetite, weight loss, & loose bowel movements).  Mild cases may cause …

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