Food Abstinence For Hypothyroid Sufferers?
I was diagnosed with hyperthyroidism since February 2018 I was given pulmonary medicine and propanolol as a treatment for hyperthyroidism. Then after checking the lab at the end of November it turned out that my t3 and t4 levels were low so according to the doctor sppd I became hypothyroid now. What I want to ask is is there any food that can be recommended to be challenged and allowed to eat for people with hypothyroidism because there are many different statements on the internet so I’m confused there are those who say they can’t eat spinach, some say they can, etc. So what is the recommended food and not recommended for hypothyroid participants, please answer, thank you
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Thyroid hormone is a hormone produced by the thyroid gland. This thyroid gland is in the front of the human neck. This thyroid functions to help the metabolic process in the human body. So that the balance of the value of this thyroid hormone is important to help the body's system perform its functions, both the heart, blood vessels, digestive system, reproductive system, and human growth and development.
In certain conditions, the thyroid gland can be disrupted, causing hormone production to decrease below normal, this can be characterized by lower thyroid hormone test results, such as free T4 lower 0.7-1.9 ng / dl or lower free T3 230-619 pg / dl with all the implications.
The cause of hypothyroidism can be triggered by:
1. pregnant woman
3. hyperthyroid therapy
4. iodine deficiency
5. Thyroid removal surgery measures
So, to determine the clinical condition of patients with hypothyroidism, it is necessary to consult directly with a doctor of internal medicine for the diagnosis by interview, physical examination and supporting examinations, such as blood tests.
The results of the examination will be the basis for doctors to provide education and treatment so that it helps control the patient's thyroid hormone levels.
In connection with your question, a decrease in thyroid hormone or hypothyroidism that you experience, the possibility can indeed be caused by the side effects of treatment of hyperthyroidism that you have had before. So, it is hoped that by stopping treatment or controlling hyperthyroid treatment, your hypothyroid condition can recover soon.
Recovery of thyroid hormone levels, in addition to controlling the drugs given, can also be attempted with the dietary steps of hypothyroid patients, namely
1. foods containing iodine, by choosing iodized salt
2. foods containing selenium, from tuna, sardine, or eggs
3. zinc, from vegetables, meat and chicken
4. avoid food goitrogen, or foods that are at risk of causing goiters or goiter, which can be at risk of inhibiting the production of thyroid glands, such as broccoli, cabbage, cabbage, turnips, spinach, peanuts (picture above)
5. avoid the consumption of gluten, such as those sourced from wheat, white wheat, barley
6. iodine and selenium supplements except as directed by the treating doctor
Thus, you need to control various types of food that are at risk of inhibiting thyroid hormone production, and you should start to make a schedule of foods that you want to eat but should be limited in number. Thus, you can still consume them in reasonable amounts but do not aggravate your hypothyroid complaints.
Similarly, it is related to spinach, although you should avoid it, but you can still consume it in sufficient quantities and not too often.
Visit a clinical nutritionist at a hospital in your city to discuss the daily hypothiorid diet that can help you control your thyroid hormone levels.
Thus the info we can convey.