Graves disease nutrition

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In our world, we tend to look for deeper meanings, causes, and explanations for many things. Graves Disease included. So lets break Graves Disease down, and take a look at what it is..and why there is no cure for this, and all other diseases of the immune system. Consider the immune system an army. For indeed that is what it is. It patrols and guards, and attacks foreign bodies in a moments notice. The primary protectors of our body are T and B cells.
GL, 1990 - Hyper/Graves' 1997 - Dia/RAI 1997 - MVP - Mitral Valve Prolapse 1999 - TED - slight Thyroid Eye Disease 1999 - Visible Nodule (suspect Marine-Lenhart-Syndrom/hyperfunctioning nodule) 2000 - SAS - Short Attention Span (short, spaced paragraphs, sweet and to the point helps) 2002 - IED - Intermittent Explosive Disorder (Graves' Range) 2007 - A/ITP (suspect)
I am post 6 years gastric bypass. I was dx 3 years ago with Graves disease. Now I feel like **** and went to see my endocrenogist. Ran test and found, extreamly low iron, b-12. I was telling her about all my issues like lack of sleep at night, nights sweets and tired all the time. She suggested that I go and see a Gyn doctor. My gyn doctor ran some more test and the results were TSH 0.39, testosterone total 0.32, progesterone 28.3, DHEA Sulfate 75, cortisol am 3.9 and cortisol pm 4.
Diagnosis = Graves Disease 28 yr old female 4'11" 125lbs (was 132lbs 2 weeks ago before Adepex) 3 pregnancies/3births No allergies/surgeries/diseases Off and On Smoker Rx: Adepex 37.
i don't have hashimoto's, but I have graves' disease. I don't use Splenda, but was wondering if anyone out there was on birth control pills for a long period of time? I have NO familial genes for this. not even any family with hypo!! so i'm thinking this is caused by what we are doing to ourselves???
Please I would like some advise on how to control my weight. I have Hashimoto Disease a thyroid disorder. I seemed to grow regularly taking it off is something else. At 54 it isn't getting easier ..*smile*.. Four days a week my husband and I do the basic Pilate stretching exercise for 40 minutes. We also just started walking around the reservoir 4 times a week about a 2 to 2.5 walk. When not able to walk around the reservoir I walk on my walker for 20 minutes a good pace.
I have done some research now and have come up with some good and bad foods with regards to Graves Disease. There are many conflicting views out there and as I am on a block and replace medication I go from Hyper to Hypo quite often so I will need a specialist diet drawn up for me. In the meantime I have ordered a weekly delivery of organic meats and veg and have drawn up some kind of plan below as to what I can and can't eat. Does anyone have any comments please???
For 2+ years I have had abnormal thyroid tests with inability for any doctor to commit to a definitive diagnosis. I am *very symptomatic.
I dont have Hashi's but do have Graves Disease and at diagnosis my antibodies were over 4000 (yes four thousand)....12 months after RAI and TT my antibodies were <30 ..basically in remission. Sometimes people confuse 'wellness and feeling good' as the antibodies being in remission...this is not always the case. I have researched and found that Selenium is 'supposed' to lower antibody levels in Hashi's and I say 'supposed' as there are yet no 100% foolproof studies to prove that.
For some people, iodine or iodine containing products worsens autoimmune thyroid problems (Hashimoto's and Graves' disease) and causes enlargement of the thyroid (goiter). Iodine is essential for a healthy thyroid but moderation is key.
Once Graves' always Graves'. Graves' is autoimmune via the immune system, therefore there is no treatment or cure for Autoimmune/Graves'. Only symptoms of the hyper side of Graves' is treatable, however not all symptoms are a 100 percent curable. Graves' has its own symptoms, some the same as hyper symptoms. As long as you have a thyroid, Graves' antibodies can attack causing symptoms and levels to go bad again.
I am post 6 years gastric bypass. Down to 160 5'7. I was dx 3 years ago with Graves disease. Now I feel like **** and went to see my endocrenogist. Ran test and found, extreamly low iron, b-12. My gyn doctor ran some more test and the results were TSH 0.39, testosterone total 0.32, progesterone 28.3, DHEA Sulfate 75, cortisol am 3.9 and cortisol pm 4.4, estrone lc/ms/ms 192, estradiol ultrasensitive lc/ms/ms 138. My Gyn doctor wanted to put me 150.
Multivitamins may help you with nutrition, but if you have thyroid issues, they will not cure or deminish its weight loss or other Symptoms, You should be tested for Hyperthyroid and Hypothyroid, just to eliminate these issues as reasons for weight issues, Some thyroid sufferers bounce back and forth between Hyper and Hypo, so to be on the safe side, get tested for both, For trouble gaining weight, that would be Hyper, and you should get thyroid hormone levels, Free T3, Free T4 and TSH tests don
What i do know is i also have auto-immune disease, being graves disease. I have had to have surgery on a few occassions, and i have on all times for myself, think that surgery can trigger a relapse, so rest, and nutrition are vital to try to keep as well as you can after surgery. When we have surgery its trauma on the body, and everybody is different,I always say that autoimmune diseases are very hard to predict, and can cause relapse when you are least expecting it.
I found an article online of a study done in Italy where (and I'm going off a foggy memory) where they performed IV Methylprednisone (pulse therapy) for 3-5 weeks and over 87% showed significant long-term improvement. There was only 25 patients in that study, but, I am a 42 year old male diagnosed when I was 24 and I still have the inflammation around the eye lids and some minor proptosis. Health and nutrition is excellent, I'd like to "get back to normal".
Then my thyroid antibodies climed to over 1000. I was first told I had graves disease and then after a thyroid scan and uptake I was told I had thyrotoxicosis and excessive iodine in my system. (Not Graves) My thyroid eventually burned out, bringing my TSH from under a "1" to a "25" My endo put me on synthroid, but since I wantd to take a natural approach I switched to nature thyroid. My normal TSH for most of my life was around 2.2.
Looking for someone who is familiar with or has utilized the Johnson Nutritional Protocol to manage Grave's Disease? I have both Hashi's and Graves (currently very hypo) and have come across this in my reading. It makes great sense to me, but I have no idea where I would start with it. Any nutrition related suggestions would be greatly appreciated. I'm at my wits end!
poor circulation in my fingers which seems to have gotten worse over the past years. I also suffer from Graves' Disease and have wondered if these are related. I am trying to find out how I can prevent permanent damage to my fingers as they go white and "dead" for up to 2 hours (2 fingers left hand particularly) before going purple and returning to normal....
I also used iodized products because of low blood pressure, but almost all commercial products used iodized salts so it shouldn't really be an issue in America. Also, is that really possible to have Grave's & Hashimoto's???? Wouldn't they just cancel each other out?
Impact for Thyroid Patients This is important information for autoimmune thyroid disease patients (Hashimoto's Diseae, Graves' Disease) , who are typically told that there is nothing that can be done to reduce antibody levels, or to improve the "autoimmune" aspect of their thyroid conditions.
Weight gain above the 10/15 lbs is not Graves and RAI/hypo related. Diet, exercise and proper nutrition is the best we can do. Some times it can be a long boring and discouraging process. My sister lost a lot of weight but it was slow and took approx 5 years, but she kept with it and achieved her goal.... you will too and it might have to be a life time change, so find a diet you can live with forever with a maintenance program once you achieve you goal weight.
I don't have bulging of the eyes, but the Endo said that may come in time. My mother has Graves disease and one of her eyes bulges slightly.
There is a particularly strong connection between celiac disease and autoimmune thyroid disease (includes Hashimoto's thyroiditis and Graves' diseases). Hashimoto's thyroiditis is the most common cause of hypothyroidism in the western world.
Graves is there for life, its not something that goes away. Graves are antibodies and is an Autoimmune Disease. Hyperthyoidism is a condition. There is a big difference between the two. You may go into remission but once again at some stage will surface, depending on your symptoms.It could be weeks, months or years. Your Doc shouldve discussed all of this with you and I hope he hasnt stopped the ATD's cold turkey as the thyroid will just start to overproduce again.
I was diagnosed with Grave's disease 2.5 yrs ago and had RAI to ablate my thyroid. Immediately following the ablation, my eyes developed conjunctival edema, the tissue around my eyes became very swollen (my eyes were swollen shut every morning), and they were protruding significantly. I went back to my doctor to ask what can be done and she wanted to do another round of RAI. I ran and didn't go back until recently.
This will provide extensive information on the disease. You need to keep her nutrition up and with hyperthyroidism - if not being treated ( with the possible disease added of hyperparathroid) you WILL have to be her advocant and keep her eating. High healthly good protein drinks must be given. Keep her eating yorgurt. You must keep her good calorie intake in - yet provide as many as possible through high volume drinks.
0 is classified as subclinical hypo and your TPO's suggest Hashimoto is the culprit. TSI is the indicator if you had Graves disease - running the TSI would indicate to me you may have had Graves first then swung to Hashi aas the antibodies kill off the gland. I would recommend an uptake scan to clarify. Your FT3 is low to me - and you do not have enough of T3 unbound to relieve your hypo symptoms Execellent levels of cortisol with 23.
Hi ALL!!!! I am 39 yrs old .. I was diagnosed with GRAVES DISEASE 3 yrs and 4 months ago .. I have been on PTU for about 2 yrs and 8 months .. I was on 6 pills a day .. than my thyroid was doing a little better so the doctor took away 2 pills and about 3 months ago he took another one away and about 3 wks ago he took another one away .. So now im on 2 pills a day ( 50mg) .. I guess my thyroids are doing good!!! I have changed a lot of my life style .. I quit smoking a yr ago ..
A few years back, I was diagnosed with Graves' Disease. 5' 9" and 150 lbs. Ambitious, motivated, energetic and organized. Doctor said I was a "sick puppy," and encouraged me to do the radioactive iodine. Well, the heart palpitations have definetely ceased. My hands still tremble. Yet, I have lost all ambition, motivation and my whole attitude about organization is "manyana." I've gained 50 lbs., and I consider myself a healthy eater.
You need to to get TSH, Free T3 and Free T4 tested, along with thyroid antibodies, which will tell you if you have an autoimmune thyroid condition, called Graves Disease or Hashimoto's Thyroiditis. Antibody tests are Thyroid Peroxidase Antibodies (TPOab) and Thyroglobulin Antibodies (TGab), which will confirm Hashimoto's; and Thyroid Stimulating Immunoglobulin (TSI), which will confirm Graves Disease.
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