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what are the causes responsible for the hyperthyroid and what is the diet restriction

By Anonymous November 28, 2014 - 8:46am
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Hello Anonymous,

Welcome to EmpowHER and thank you for your questions about hyperthyroidism.

Hyperthyroidism is a condition in which the thyroid gland makes too much thyroid hormone. The condition is often called overactive thyroid.

A number of conditions, including Graves' disease, toxic adenoma, Plummer's disease (toxic multinodular goiter) and thyroiditis, can cause hyperthyroidism. Inflammation of the thyroid gland due to a viral infection, eating a diet high in iodine, and noncancerous growths of the thyroid gland and pituitary gland can cause hyperthyroidism.

Because hyperthyroidism may contribute to thinning bones, it's important to get enough calcium every day to help prevent osteoporosis. Talk to your doctor about appropriate dietary guidelines for you.


November 28, 2014 - 10:19am
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