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Taking thyroxine for hypothyroidism. Started gaining weight. Looking for permanent cure

Hi. I m Aarti 33 yrs old lady. I m diagnosed by hythyroidism 6 months ago. the TSH was 150. i started taking 100 mcg of thyroxine on doctor s suggestion. Within a month the reports came to normal. my weight which was increased by 3 kgs also came down to my normal. after 3 months again the reports were normal. now i feel good. i want to know that how can it be cured parmanently as i dont want to take medicines. i believe in having good diet to cure these problems.
Asked On : Thu, 17 Jan 2013
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Hello Aarti and thanks for the query
Unfortunately there is no permanent cure for this disease. You have to take the drug in low or high dose depending upon the Thyroid function test. But you can help the gland in maintaining the function by proper diet and exercise.

1. Certain foods like carrots, spinach, olive oil, avocados, asparagus, whole-grain cereals, bananas and oily fish are helpful in improving thyroid functions and metabolism. When planning meals, be sure to regularly include these foods.
2. Foods that interfere with iodine uptake must be avoided. These are cabbage, broccoli, sweet potatoes, lima beans and soy products.
3. Cold drinks, sodas, etc., contain caffeine affects thyroid function, so they should be avoided.
4. Exercise for about 45 minutes per day is sufficient and helps in reducing weight and stress.
5. Stress is thought to be a contributing factor for people who develop hypothyroidism. Avoid stress as much as you can.
Hope this will help you.
Best Wishes
Answered: Thu, 17 Jan 2013
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