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Suspicion of hyperthyroid. What precautions should be taken to prevent or contain this?

Hi Doctor, I would like to query about the hyper thyroid which my wife diagonised during her last medical test(few weeks back) conducted in India. Doctors said that she is not reached to that extent however the results indicates that she might suffer hyper thyroid in the days to come. Could you please advise me what are the precautions are to be taken by my wife in order to contain this or to prevent from this disoder? Are there any diet to be practised or any treatment?
Asked On : Sat, 15 Dec 2012
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Diabetologist 's  Response
Aug 2012
Hi there.

When a person has tendency to develop thyroid disorder- whether hypo- or hyper-thyroidism, it develops anyway irrespective of what the person eats. In Diet, high or low iodine both cause thyroid disorders. So there is no point in avoiding foods which contain very minimal amount of iodine or goiterogenous items like cauliflower, cabbage, soya products. In fact, when these items are consumed cooked then the iodine literally is harmless.
Overall there are no dietary precautions nor any other lifestyle patterns to be followed to avoid the thyroid disorder.
Keep checking her TSH, FT4 every 3 months to see where she'd have reached. And also get her anti-TPO and Anti-TSH receptor antibodies done to give you clearcut idea which kind of hyperthyroidism she will face- a temporary form or the one where she'll need preoper therapy to treat it. Get back to me with the results and further guidance.
Take care.
Answered: Sun, 23 Dec 2012
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