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precautions of nt to have thyroid

By Anonymous November 2, 2014 - 3:30am
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Wat is precautions to not have a thyroid problem??

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Hi Anon -

Are you concerned about a particular type of thyroid disease? Is there a family history of thyroid disease? What's causing you to ask this question and seek information?

Most cases of hypothyroidism (underactive thryroid) in the United States are caused by Hashimoto's thyroiditis, which cannot be prevented. With hypothyroidism, your thyroid gland does not make enough thyroid hormone.

When your thyroid makes too much thyroid hormone it's called hyperthyroidism. Most of the time this is caused by what's known as Graves' disease but it can also be caused by a swollen thyroid or small growths in the thyroid called thyroid nodules.

According to Dr. Paul Ladenson, lifestyle changes don't help. Eating differently, exercising more or less, getting enough rest or staying calm, none of those things have really been shown to prevent the onset of a thyroid condition, or for that matter, to curing the thyroid condition that has occurred.

A woman who does have a genetic predisposition ought to recognize what the symptoms of thyroid overactivity and underactivity are so that she can promptly seek medical advice to be diagnosed and treated or perhaps, with normal blood tests, reassured she doesn’t have a thyroid condition at all.

Hope that helps. If you would like to share more about your concerns we can help you further.



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