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The thyroid gland in your body is responsible for controlling and secreting those hormones that help in your natural growth and development. These hormones are crucial in regulating some of the most important functions of your body, such as your heart rate, breathing, your body weight, your menstrual cycle and your muscle power to name a few.
Problems of the thyroid gland (such as hypothyroidism or hyperthyroidism) can hamper all of these vital functions, and these problems usually arise due to a poor diet. However, your diet can also help in improving the health of your thyroid gland. Here are some diet tips to help you out:
- Include lots of iodine in your diet: Iodine is a nutritive element, without which your thyroid gland will not be able to function at all, being its building block. Therefore, iodine rich foods, such as fortified salt, eggs, seaweed and other dairy products should be a part of your diet. Along with iodine, zinc, selenium, copper and iron are other very important elements that should be a part of your diet too.
- Plenty of B vitamins and antioxidants help: Since stress (blame it on cortisol, the stress hormone that overworks your thyroid in case of chronic stress) plays a major role in hampering the proper functioning of your thyroid gland, eliminating it and detoxifying yourself is extremely important. This can be done by including plenty of B vitamins and antioxidants in your diet. White meat, fishes like tuna, peanuts, brown rice and fruits such as goji berries and wild blueberries can be of great help in this regard.
- Say no to soy: Soy is one of the main culprits behind the malfunctioning of your thyroid gland, as it contains an element known as isoflavones, which can reduce the iodine reserve in the gland. Apart from that, vegetables that belong to the brassica family such as cauliflower, cabbage and Brussels sprouts are linked to causing goitre and must be avoided. Consumption of gluten must be avoided too, as it can cause autoimmune thyroid disorders, celiac disease and hormonal imbalances.
- Enjoy your daily meals: In today's fast paced world a stress-free meal is a thing of the past as most people are in a rush to get done with their breakfast, lunch or dinner. This hampers your digestive function and also puts stress on your thyroid glands. The best way to eat is to sit on a table and relax, enjoying every morsel you swallow. This ensures your thyroid remains healthy.
My mothet is suffering from diabetes its measure 350. Please suggest me about my mother's diet and medicine ?
I am 29 years old. Today morning I checked my sugar just after waking up and my blood sugar showed 375! I am shocked. I am little over weight and currently from the past few months I am going through office tensions and work. I do not have the urination problem but I am getting irritated in a short while. I am also getting a slight pain near to my liver. The last time I checked was 2 months ago and it was 140. Yesterday I had an unusual diet for dinner at a party which included white rice and other junk food. Please advice. I am not find of sweets and avoid all sorts of chocolates and sugar. The only source of sugar is tea which I consume twice a day. My diet basically includes margarine and white bread for breakfast, 4 chapatis for lunch and generally 3 chapatis for dinner or sometimes white rice. In the evening I tend to have 4 slices of bread with amul lite. Please help. Is it because of the stress and the bad dinner last night or is my sugar gone for a toss. Or, should I test again in a couple of days?
I am suffering from diabetics for the last 5 years. I have started insulin 30/70---with 40 ml syringe. Please ADVISE WHICH one whether 40iuor 100iu should be used. Further when I use 100iu --15 units the reading is less than 100 fasting while as when I use 40iu with 40 ml syringe the fasting reading is more than 150, what shall I do? Please advise.
I am 45 obese diabetic with lots of aches. My weight is 82 kgs. Help me to get fit with a new diet plan.
I have a diabetes and blood pressure, and I am feeling very weakness whole day, so please give a best protein powder name.
I have hypothyroidism with high LDL cholesterol. Can exercise help me reduce LDL cholesterol - if yes how much & what type of exercise? Is there any cure for hypothyroidism?
My sugar level not going down from 300 by last 15 days. My age is 55 years. I am taking 30 unit insulin as of now. What to do.?
I am 61 and is diabetic. Presently taking diabetics medicine. In feb. 2015 during a TMT I was advised that I may have mild ischemia. I was advised to take Ecospirin Av75 once a day. I am taking this tablet from Feb. 2015. My present lipid profile result is cholesterol 125 mg - HDL 39 mg LDL 61 mg Triglycerides 128 mg CHO/LDL ratio is 3.2 - My question is that with these lipid results do I need to continue taking Ecospirin AV 75.
Sir /madam I am 33 years old male. I have blood checkup results are as follows. Total bilirubin (diazo method) 1.1 direct-0.2 indirect 0.9 mg/dl fasting blood glucose (hexokinase method) - 104 mg /dl post lunch blood glucose (hexokinase method) - 147 mg /dl does it mean diabetes? kindly suggest. Best regards
I am 43 years old suffering frm frozen shoulder and diabetic from 10 yrs. .and is under control Is there any medication fr frozen shoulder. Aart from physiotherapy? ?
Meri age 52 hai aur mai ek female hu mujhe pichle 8 saalo se diabetes hai mera weight 55 kg hai please mujhe bataiye ki mai kya khau jisse mera thoda weight badh sake.
Dear Doctor My fasting blood sugar is 123 , and i have high to moderate BP for the past 3 months , i am on medication on BP for the last 2 months. Telma40 in the morning and amlong 5 mg in the night , despite medication my bp is hovering around 150/110 . Both my parents are not diabetic
I have some problems in my digestive system, so I not feel comfortable, also thyroid, what should you do to prevent them?
Hi Team, Please help me in this case I am 27 years old I am having BP for last 2 years daily I am checking with doctor it's results is coming like blood pressure increases and decreases, Then doctor said that have to gone through the tests like, USG ABDOMEN, RFT CSE, RENAL DOPPLER, ECG, 2D ECHO, THYROID PROFILE, CBP ESR, CUE, 9 ALLLUMBS BP, LIPID PROFILE, 24 HOUR URINEPROTEIN, FBS, PLBS,RPT RFTES ELECTRO these tests are done no results found, after that doctor suggested me consult the ENDOCRINOLOGY to Do these tests. Again I have gone through some tests like 24 hours urine metanephrines test and overnight dexamethasone suppression test and oral glucose tolerance test (1) fasting (2) 2nd blood sugar. And Funduscopy (option option and Ct abdomen. After all these are done after that doctors said that this is called Essential Hypertension that does’t have a known secondary cause. Sir please kindly advise me is there any other route cause to control the BP or any route cause doctor said the life time have to take the tablets I am afraid to take tablets life take my age is not 30 I am just 27 please advise for that. Awaiting for your highly advise if I get a answer Thanks
Tip 1: Get more physical activity
There are many benefits to regular physical activity. Exercise can help you:
• Lose weight
• Lower your blood sugar
• Boost your sensitivity to insulin — which helps keep your blood sugar within a normal range
Research shows that both aerobic exercise and resistance training can help control diabetes, but the greater benefit comes from a fitness program that includes both.
Tip 2: Get plenty of fiber
It's rough, it's tough — and it may help you:
• Reduce your risk of diabetes by improving your blood sugar control
• Lower your risk of heart disease
• Promote weight loss by helping you feel full
Foods high in fiber include fruits, vegetables, beans, whole grains, nuts and seeds.
Tip 3: Go for whole grains
Although it's not clear why, whole grains may reduce your risk of diabetes and help maintain blood sugar levels. Try to make at least half your grains whole grains. Many foods made from whole grains come ready to eat, including various breads, pasta products and many cereals. Look for the word "whole" on the package and among the first few items in the ingredient list.
Tip 4: Lose extra weight
If you're overweight, diabetes prevention may hinge on weight loss. Every pound you lose can improve your health, and you may be surprised by how much. Participants in one large study who lost a modest amount of weight — around 7 percent of initial body weight — and exercised regularly reduced the risk of developing diabetes by almost 60 percent.
Tip 5: Skip fad diets and just make healthier choices
Low-carb diets, the glycemic index diet or other fad diets may help you lose weight at first, but their effectiveness at preventing diabetes isn't known nor are their long-term effects. And by excluding or strictly limiting a particular food group, you may be giving up essential nutrients. Instead, think variety and portion control as part of an overall healthy-eating plan.