- Q What are treatment options for thyroid disorders?
If you have an underactive or overactive thyroid, you will likely need to take thyroid hormones to regulate its function. Radioactive iodine is another medication option to treat some thyroid disorders. Radioactive iodine works by decreasing the size of... Full Answer
- Q How are thyroid disorders diagnosed?
Your doctor may be able to diagnose a thyroid disorder during a physical examination. Several more tests can confirm a thyroid disorders. Blood tests can measure the level of thyroid hormones in your blood to test whether your thyroid is overactive or... Full Answer
- Q What are follicular adenoma thyroid nodules?
A follicular adenoma thyroid nodule is a benign lump that develops in the lower part of your neck. The thyroid is a small gland in the lower part of your neck and is small. Sometimes nodules, or lumps, develop in or on your thyroid. When these lumps are... Full Answer
- Q What are the nutrition recommendations for Hashimoto's disease?
Dr. Alan Gaby, Nutrition & DieteticsResearch has shown that supplementing with 200 micrograms per day of selenium may reduce the elevated thyroid antibody levels in people with Hashimoto's disease (autoimmune thyroiditis). In addition, there is evidence that excessive iodine intake could... Full Answer
- Q Can my thyroid disorder cause arrhythmia?
Depending on its severity, hyperthyroidism can result in a variety of complications, including atrial fibrillation. Atrial fibrillation is an arrhythmia condition where the heart's chambers quiver ineffectively rather than beating. Without effective... Full Answer
- Q How can I lose weight with Hashimoto's Disease?
Ann Prokenpek - NASM Fitness Expert, FitnessFirst and foremost, you want to follow your doctor's orders. Take your medication as directed and follow a sensible eating plan. Your doctor may have you seek advice from a Registered Dietician. You will also want to follow a regular exercise... Full Answer