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What to eat to maintain regular thyroid activity?

My friend has hypothyroidism and I have had hyperthyroidism in the past. What foods can people eat or avoid to assist in regulating our thyroids? I remember something about Iodine, perhaps? Please ...
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How serious is thyroid swelling while on medication for Graves Disease?

Last month I suffered a bout of severe muscle weakness that led to a diagnosis of hyperthyroidism caused by Graves Disease. I am currently on medication but yesterday I noticed that a visible bulge ...
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Low protein intake role in thyroid disorders

What is the role of low protein intake in the development of thyroid disorders? Can solely lack of protein in diet be a cause of thyroid disorders?
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Normal range of Free T4: 0.9 - 1.8 ng/dL or 0.6 - 1.4 ng/dL?

When my wife did her blood test a few years ago, the normal range for the free T4 was given as 0.9 - 1.8 ng/dL. Her score was 1.75. Now my daughter (21) just did the test, the range for T4 was given ...
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menorrhagia in early hyperthyroidism

What is the pathophysiology of menustral irregularities in hyperthyroidism? Especially early menorrhagia seen in early hyperthyroidism?
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What's the rationale behind measuring free T4?

There are two types of T4 (Thyroxine), some are bound to a protein and inactive and some are free and active. Now we can measure either total T4 or free T4. This is done to measure the function of ...