4 Lifestyle Tips for Hypothyroidism

What Can You Do to Live Well with Hypothyroidism?

Leading an overall healthy lifestyle—one that includes eating well and exercising—can help you manage hypothyroidism. But what else can you do to live well with hypothyroidism? This slideshow walks you through 4 lifestyle tips for hypothyroidism.

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Lifestyle Tip #1: Fill Up with Healthy Foods

Lifestyle Tip #1: Fill Up with Healthy Foods


But What Should You Eat?

While there isn’t a hypothyroidism diet, you should focus your meals around veggies, fruits, whole grains, lean protein, and healthy fats. And to keep your energy levels stable, you can eat small meals throughout the day.

Weight gain is a common symptom of hypothyroidism, so eating well can also help you maintain a healthy weight. Some foods (eg, high-fiber foods) and supplements (eg, iron, calcium) can affect how you absorb levothyroxine, so talk to your doctor about these foods and supplements.

 
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