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Suggest diet and lifestyle changes to treat thyroid nodules

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Posted on Thu, 7 May 2015
Question: My wife has thyroid nodules. What is the diet to shrink the nodules. They are not interfering with breathing or swallowing. I have read there are natural cures for these
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Answered by Dr. Muhammad Sareer Khalil (2 hours later)
Brief Answer:
TFTs, scintigraphy to rule out malignancy based on clinical suspicion

Detailed Answer:
Hello and Welcome

I appreciate your concern

In case of thyroid nodules, Thyroid function tests including TSH, T 3, T 4 should be done and based on the clinical suspicion ultrasonography along with thyroid scintigraphy can be advised to rule out any malignancy. The Natural cures you referred to , are practiced as part of alternative medicine. However , conclusive evidence of their effectiveness based on authentic studies is not known.

Wishing you best of health

Thanks

Please consult your doctor before deciding on any further course of action.


Dr. M.S. Khalil
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Follow up: Dr. Muhammad Sareer Khalil (25 hours later)
They have already done the needle aspiration and tested. No malignancy
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Answered by Dr. Muhammad Sareer Khalil (7 hours later)
Brief Answer:
for cosmetic purpose a general surgery consult for excision of the nodules

Detailed Answer:
Hello again,

If there is no malignancy and the thyroid function tests are normal then most likely there is no serious pathology and the nodules can be monitored over time. There is no effective and proven natural treatment for reduction of the nodules. For cosmetic purposes, you may consult a general surgeon for excision if you feel uncomfortable with them.

Let me know if you have any query

Thanks.

Dr. M.S. Khalil
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Neel Kudchadkar
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Brief Answer: TFTs, scintigraphy to rule out malignancy based on clinical suspicion Detailed Answer: Hello and Welcome I appreciate your concern In case of thyroid nodules, Thyroid function tests including TSH, T 3, T 4 should be done and based on the clinical suspicion ultrasonography along with thyroid scintigraphy can be advised to rule out any malignancy. The Natural cures you referred to , are practiced as part of alternative medicine. However , conclusive evidence of their effectiveness based on authentic studies is not known. Wishing you best of health Thanks Please consult your doctor before deciding on any further course of action. Dr. M.S. Khalil