Hyperthyroidism, also known as overactive thyroid, is a disorder in which the thyroid produces and releases excessive amounts of thyroid hormone. Your metabolism may speed up as a result of this disorder. A rapid heartbeat, weight loss, increased appetite, high basal body temperature and chronic anxiety are all symptoms of hyperthyroidism.
Antithyroid medications, radioactive iodine, beta blockers, and surgery are among options for treating hyperthyroidism. These should ideally be supplemented with certain lifestyle changes that can go a long way in managing hyperthyroidism (as with most hormonal conditions) .
● A Balanced Diet to help prevent weight loss from Hyperthyroidism.
Foods to include
1. Iron- Many vital bodily functions, including thyroid health, require iron. This mineral is required for blood cells to transport oxygen to all of your body's cells, so mineral rich foods are a must in your diet. It is significant to note that post menopausal women and men with hyperthyroidism should check their iron levels and consult their doctor before taking iron supplements.
Hyperthyroidism is connected to low iron levels. Iron can be found in a variety of foods, including dried beans, seeds, and whole grains.
2. Foods High in Calcium - Hyperthyroidism can weaken the bones if left untreated. So you should have at least three servings of calcium per day to offset this. Because dairy products include iodine, you may wish to concentrate on calcium from non-dairy sources like dark leafy green vegetables, Nuts, and seeds. Menstruating females can consider a calcium supplement.
Foods to avoid
Those suffering from hyperthyroidism should try to avoid foods high in Iodine since the thyroid takes up iodine easily and can make Hyperthyroidism symptoms worse. Your doctor will clarify whether you need to cut down on iodine, and to what extent. It is best to avoid the following foods if you have hyperthyroidism-
1) Iodized salt
5) Saltwater fish
● Get the right amount of exercise
Exercise can help you feel better and is beneficial to your long-term health. Focus on strength training since you already might be losing weight due to increased metabolism. Exercise may even aid in appetite management. This is especially crucial if you've developed hypothyroidism as a result of medicine or surgery.
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