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Dr. Andrew Rynne
Dr. Andrew Rynne

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Is gluten-free diet advisable for hyperthyroidism?

Hello, I have been diagnosed with Hyperthyroidism about 20 years ago, and Today I m taking Levothyroxine 200 MCG daily. The Doctors tell me that today I have Hypothyroidism and I m no longer can eat anything with gluten in it. Watchng a Health program on thyroid and they talked a lot about Hashimoto Thyroiditis . I m looking for a Doctor that can help me I haven t felt like my self in a very long time.
Mon, 23 Jul 2017
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Hello and Welcome to ‘Ask A Doctor’ service.
I have reviewed your query and here is my advice.

Gluten and hypothyroidism has no relationship with each other.
Do a thyroid function test and adjust thyroxine accordingly.
Gluten sensitivity and hypothyroidism may coexist together in some people. However, eating gluten free diet doesn’t cure the thyroid disease.
Consult an endocrinologist and get evaluated.
Wishing you good health.

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