Foods That Should Not Be Consumed After Surgery To Remove The Thyroid Gland?
morning I want to ask 3 weeks ago I just had a goiter operation can I eat spicy? and what foods should I avoid after mumps surgery?
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Thyroidectomy is a surgical procedure performed to remove the thyroid gland. After a thyroidectomy, some people experience pain when swallowing food. If you feel these symptoms, you can try to reduce pain by consuming cold foods like drinking ice water or ice cream. Also, start eating soft foods first such as pudding, yogurt, porridge, team eggs, mashed potatoes, etc. It's best to avoid eating foods that are too hard (such as fried foods) and avoid foods that are too acidic and spicy which can cause you to feel more pain when swallowing.
If you no longer feel the pain of swallowing, then you can consume your food as usual again. There are no special food restrictions needed after surgery if you do not feel symptoms of swallowing pain. If you do a total removal of the thyroid gland, you should take regular thyroid hormone replacement medications for the rest of your life. Consult further with the doctor who treats you to find out more clearly about the treatment of surgical wounds and medications that you should take after surgery.
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