Health professionals advise people to limit their intake of foods that contain iodine, a mineral found in iodine-rich foods like meat and fish.
But when people are having symptoms of thyroid cancer, their bodies release more thyroid hormones, increasing the risk of worsening the condition.
Health professionals advise anyone with symptoms of acute thyroiditis to limit the amount of thyroid hormone they eat, as well as their intake from food.
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“The main thing that we want to do is to minimize the thyroid hormone release that we have in the body.”
Dr. Gaffneys advice includes limiting the amount that your body releases into your body, but not necessarily the amount you consume.
“The key is not to have too much and not to consume too little, and to be aware of the risk that we’re putting into the environment,” he says.
“I think that is the most important thing.”
So what do you do?
If you are eating a lot of processed foods, especially processed foods from fast-food restaurants, Dr. Gaffe says, “it’s probably a good idea to limit your intake of these.”
You can also try consuming a healthy diet, which contains fewer processed foods and high in healthy plant foods.
But if you are a vegetarian or vegan, Dr Gaffe cautions against consuming too many processed foods.
“If you’re eating too many of these things, it may have some negative effects,” he explains.
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Health professionals also say that there are things you can do to prevent a flare-ups of thyroid and other diseases, and that it’s important to stay informed about what’s going on.
“There are a number of things that people can do, if they feel they’re getting symptoms,” says the director of the Mayo Clinic’s Center for Endocrinology and Metabolism, Dr John Molloy.
“It’s very important to talk to your doctor, and if there are any symptoms, it’s a good sign that you should get tested for thyroid problems.
You can check with your doctor about your thyroid function.”
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