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will iodine interfere with low thyroid medication?

Related Topics: Thyroid, Iodine
 

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It depends on how much iodine you are taking. If you take a larger than normal amount (the average America takes in iodine everyday through iodized salt), then it may be detrimental to your thyroid. As long as you are eating normally, there should be no issue. Be aware of symptoms that indicate hyperthyroidism (over-functioning thyroid ) or hypothyroidism (under-functioning thyroid). If you notice certain symptoms persisting, talk to your doctor because your dose may need to be adjusted.

In summary: a change in your regular diet or intake of iodine may warrant a dose adjustment in your thyroid medication, but only if you begin to experience persistent symptoms of over or under functioning thyroid. 

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