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Hypothyroidism - nutrition

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People with hypothyroidism (hypothyroidism) usually have to take hormone pills for life as a replacement for the missing thyroid hormones. However, it should not be taken with calcium-rich drinks or food such as milk, dairy products and fruit juices, as calcium blocks the intake of the drug. Here you read all important information about nutrition in hypothyroidism!

ICD codes for this disease: ICD codes are internationally valid medical diagnosis codes. They are found e.g. in medical reports or on incapacity certificates. E89E06E03E00Article OverviewSymptoms - Diet

  • Why the thyroid needs iodine
  • High-iodine diet for hypothyroidism
  • Hypothyroidism: nutrition during pregnancy
  • Hypothyroidism: Nursing during lactation

Why the thyroid needs iodine

The thyroid needs iodine for hormone production - in hypothyroidism as well as a healthy thyroid. Because with iodine deficiency can cause a goiter (iodine deficiency goiter) and just a hypothyroid function.

Hyperthyroidism - Nutrition TipsExperience from the expert, in which foods particularly iodine is contained.Experience from the expert, in which foods particularly iodine is contained.

The body must absorb iodine through the diet. The daily requirement for adolescents and adults (under 50 years) is 200 micrograms - a tiny amount that is still not reached by many people. After all, Germany, like many other Central European countries, is a natural iodine deficiency area: the drinking water, the soil and therefore also the food plants grown on it are low in iodine.

In order to be able to cover the daily iodine requirement, special attention should be paid to a iodine-rich diet. In consultation with the doctor you may have to resort to Jodpreparate.

What is Hypothyroidism? When the thyroid gland goes on strike, there can be several reasons. See here which. If the thyroid is on strike, it can have different reasons. See here what. To the table of contents

High-iodine diet for hypothyroidism

High-iodine foods are primarily sea fish (such as plaice, coalfish and cod), seafood (such as North Sea prawns and mussels) and algae. Milk, dairy products and eggs may also contain large amounts of iodine if the animals have received iodine-rich feed. Last but not least, the use of iodized table salt can help prevent iodine deficiency. Whether with or without hypothyroidism - Diet with iodine-rich foods is important in both cases.

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