Thyroiditis – a disease associated with inflammation in the thyroid gland that develops in several forms: a chronic thyroiditis (Hashimoto’s autoimmune thyroiditis and chronic fibrous thyroiditis – Riedel goiter), thyroiditis asymptomatic (acute) and subacute thyroiditis (de Quervain’s thyroiditis). Each of these types of thyroiditis has its own symptoms and characteristics. So, asymptomatic flows without pronounced symptoms, hyperthyroidism is noted (increased thyroid hormone production by the thyroid gland), suddenly passing through a certain period (from several weeks to several months), being replaced by transient hypothyroidism (reduced thyroid hormone production). Its symptoms are similar to the manifestation of autoimmune thyroiditis, and one of the reasons for its development, according to the latest data, is considered an autoimmune factor. Often diagnosed as subacute thyroiditis. Asymptomatic (acute) thyroiditis, unlike other types of thyroiditis, often recurs. Subacute thyroiditis is characterized by the presence of an inflammatory process with destruction of thyroid cells. The etiology of this disease is viral in nature and manifests itself, as a rule, after an acute viral infection (influenza, enterovirus infection, measles, from cat scratch, etc.) after 2-3 weeks. Inflammation is accompanied by an increase in the size of the thyroid gland and the appearance of its hypersensitivity with moderate signs of hyperthyroidism. Painful sensations are quite intense in the area of the thyroid gland, aggravated by its palpation. The pain radiates up to the ear and jaw, rarely in the back of the head. For the successful treatment and prevention of any form plays a big role proper nutrition with thyroiditis.
The most common form of thyroiditis is Hashimoto’s autoimmune thyroiditis. (based on failures in the immune system, whose antibodies are aimed at destroying thyroid cells), which is manifested in early stages in the difficulty of swallowing, feeling a lump in the throat, general weakness and pain in the joints. With such mild symptoms of disease progression, hypothyroidism appears after 5–10 years. Strengthening of symptoms appears only with an unfavorable course of the disease (frequent acute respiratory viral infections, significant physical and psycho-emotional stress, exacerbation of various chronic diseases), resulting in the development of hyperthyroidism.
Proper nutrition and diet with autoimmune thyroiditis
Autoimmune thyroiditis diet does not imply strict restrictions on the caloric intake, as concerns the organization of nutrition in thyroiditis, manifested in other forms. With a decrease in calories to 1200 kcal, the disease will begin to progress dramatically, the condition of a person suffering from thyroiditis, will begin to worsen. It is recommended not to abandon meat products, not forgetting to enrich your diet with fruits and vegetables. Fully excluded from the diet should be products from soy and millet, as they contain isoflavones and other compounds that interfere with the synthesis of enzymes needed to convert the thyroid hormone T4 to T3. The use of large amounts of soy in the diet can aggravate hypothyroidism and provoke goiter.
Nutrition for thyroiditis is shown every 3 hours., The diet of which must be saturated with a large number of vegetable dishes and products containing unsaturated fatty acids (fish oil and fish fat varieties). It is important to include in the diet carbohydrate foods (cereal from cereals, bread and pasta). Insufficient intake of carbohydrates, the main source of fast delivery of glucose, which is a fuel in cells, mainly in brain cells, leads to the fact that the body begins to translate the thyroid hormone T3 into an associated passive form, which aggravates hypothyroidism.
Diet with thyroiditis in any form does not allow the use of strict vegetarian diets that completely exclude the use of dairy products and eggs. The use of such diets also upsets the balance of thyroid hormones and increases the manifestations of hypothyroidism. When eating thyroiditis, it is necessary to completely eliminate spicy, smoked, salty and fried foods, as well as canned food.
It is also necessary to consume a sufficient amount of mineral water without gas. A diet with autoimmune thyroiditis should be saturated with antioxidants – substances that remove free radicals and other harmful substances from the body. To do this, use fresh squeezed carrot and beet juices (in a ratio of 3: 1), with the addition of 1 tbsp. spoons of any vegetable oil (better flax), or lemon juice and cabbage, a decoction of rose hips is useful. You can replace the use of fresh juices by taking Dihydroquercetin Plus, which is a natural reference antioxidant.
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