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  1. Thanks for your consultation.
    Please text me your reports of all blood tests done to help you on diet issue. Alternately you can whats app your reports to MediMetry with mention of your name for my attention.
    Best wishes.
  2. Dear Shipra , You can whatsapp your reports at +918800868744 , also please mention the name of your doctor with this question.
    Thank you!
  3. User
    I have already send the report sir ...
  4. Dear Shipra, Good evening.I am not yet in receipt of your reports.As soon as I get those I will get back to you.
  5. User
    OK sir
  6. I am in receipt of your reports.You are definitely having Hypothyroidism but you have not blood examined for Free T3 &T4.Coming to your altered blood sugar level your report of blood sugar and HbA 1C is not corroborating.Please repeat it from some other lab.presently for altered sugar level avoid sugar in tea and restrict a bit of carbohydrate.
    Regarding diet for hypothyroidism in pregnancy follow the schedule.

    Thyroid gland produces hormones that help body in metabolism. Metabolism, in turn, controls many bodily processes as it is literally the powerhouse of energy for your body. Thyroid hormones can also help in regulating blood pressure (BP), heart rate and body temperature.
    An under-active thyroid (which leads to the condition called hypothyroidism) cannot produce enough hormones for the healthy functioning of the body. While it is a problem in itself, it is more severe when you are pregnant because your child is completely dependent on you for his/her thyroid hormones for the initial 10-12 weeks after conception.

    Diet For hypothyroidism

    If you are diagnosed with hypothyroidism, then your doctor must have prescribed you medications and suggested treatments. While you should follow these , you can follow the diet as follows:-

    Avoid eating out. Avoid prepackaged and processed foods. Try to eat as much organic food as possible. Wash your fruits and vegetables in vinegar before consumption. You need to eat on time whether you have hypothyroidism or not and whether you are pregnant or not. But you absolutely need to eat on time to regulate your metabolism if you are both hypothyroid and pregnant. On the whole, eat fresh, clean and healthy food everyday

    Iodine is vital for regulating the functioning of thyroid gland. We normally get enough iodine through iodized table salt. So ensure that the salt you use in kitchen is iodized. Salts in processed and packaged food (like chips) are not iodized, so avoid them. To avoid constipation have a diet that contains whole grains adds on fiber and can ease the process of bowel movement
    Thyroid requires Magnesium to do its job well. Greens such as spinach, fenugreek leaves and lettuce are good sources of this super mineral.Consume green vegetabled as regular part of your diet
    Berries like strawberries and blueberries are power packed with antioxidants and can strengthen your immune system. You can choose your picks from a variety of strawberries, blueberries and raspberries
    Vitamin D and Omega To avoid bone loss which is a common symptom if you have hypothyroidism. Include foods that are rich in vitamin D, which together with calcium, will prevent bone loss. Omega-3 is also great to keep you healthy and regulate your hormones. Include foods such as salmon, eggs, walnuts, flaxseeds and mushrooms in your diet. Fish (such as wild salmon, trout, tuna, or sardines) will also supply you with Omega 3 fatty acids, and also contains selenium which helps a hypothyroid patient
    Get more diary: This is related to the previous point. Dairy products are rich in Calcium, which works with Vitamin D, to strengthen your muscles. Include whole milk, yoghurt, paneer and cheese in your diet
    Include more protein in your diet: Muscle loss is another problem during hypothyroidism and pregnancy. Include protein-rich food such as chicken, egg-whites, beans, dals and pulses in your diet which are all excellent sources of protein. Apart from building and strengthening your muscles, these foods will also boost your energy levels
    Snack on nuts: Cashews, almonds, walnuts and various seeds like pumpkin seeds and flax seeds, are great sources of magnesium and protein, the importance of both which have been established above. Nuts also contain selenium, another mineral that boosts the functionality of thyroid. Remember that nuts are also high on fats, so limit their consumption to a handful everyday
    Avoid foods that can hurt your thyroid, you need to stay away from that further suppresses thyroid functions like cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower and Brussels sprouts. Soy or soymilk is also known to interfere with your thyroid’s function, especially if you have an iodine deficiency. meats, such as liver and kidney, are full of lipid acids which if you intake in excess can disrupt both thyroid functions and thyroid medications you take
    daily life. Happy pregnancy.