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20 Mar 2003

hyperthyroidism
I have been diagnosed with hyperthyroidism. I am only able to see a physician in ten days time as she is away on holiday until then. My condition has been discribed as quite serious. As I enjoy eating sushi and this has an obvious high content of iodine I wondered how it affects my condition and whether I should abstain from eating it until I see the specialist, or does it actually alleviate the problem somewhat? Your soonest answer will bring relief to my already troubled mind!
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01 Jan 0001

Dear Aurora
I would suggest that you avoid eating sushi, and seafoods until you have seen the specialist. Also note that all table salt in SA is iodated, so it may be a good idea to purchase noniodated salt from a chemist. Once you have seen the specialist and you have a diagnosis, and an idea of what the treatment will entail, then we can have another look at dietary changes for you.
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