Hyperthyroidism, also known as overactive thyroid, is a common condition that happens when your thyroid produces too many hormones. This condition can wreak havoc on your system, causing you to experience fatigue, insomnia, weight loss, and more. With medication and certain lifestyle changes, hyperthyroidism can be managed.
If you’re experiencing usual drowsiness, unintended weight loss or just off a bit – getting a thyroid blood test can identify if you have an overactive thyroid. If your test results confirm hyperthyroidism, your GP will likely prescribe medication and discuss lifestyle changes that can be made to improve symptoms. If you’re in the London area, Anna Pharmacy is a convenient choice to get your thyroid function blood test in Croydon, Wallington, or Carshalton.
This article covers the dos and don’ts of a hyperthyroidism diet, explaining what to eat to improve thyroid health and help manage your symptoms so you feel better, along with the foods to avoid.
How to Treat Hyperthyroidism
An overactive thyroid can be challenging to treat, sometimes it requires more than medication. Hyperthyroidism requires stopping the thyroid from producing too many hormones with treatments that can include antithyroid drugs, radioactive iodine, and in more severe cases – surgery. Once you’ve started treatment, you’ll need to continue monitoring your hormone levels with regular thyroid blood tests in Wallington at Anna Pharmacy or at any of our other South London locations.
Best Foods to Eat if You Have Hyperthyroidism
There is no specific hyperthyroidism diet. However, eating foods rich in nutrients, minerals, and vitamins that have plenty of iron, selenium, and B vitamins can help you balance your thyroid hormones.
Here are some nutrient-rich foods that can help with hyperthyroidism:
· Fresh vegetables
· Lean proteins
· Whole grains
· Freshwater Salmon
· Calcium-rich foods
Foods to Avoid with Hyperthyroidism
As part of your treatment plan, your GP may recommend limiting your intake of iodine and other foods that are known to unbalance overactive thyroids.
Avoid these foods:
· Iodized salt
· Saltwater fish
Hyperthyroidism can affect your daily life if it’s not treated. Take the first step in identifying this condition by making an appointment at Anna Pharmacy for a blood test for thyroids in Carshalton.
Book your appointment here: www.annapharmacy.com.