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Ketogenic diet in Hashimoto's disease? - Part 1.

MedExpress Team

Dr n. med. Marek Derkacz

Published Oct. 30, 2023 09:00

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Hypothyroidism in Hashimoto's disease

Hypothyroidism is one of the most common hormonal problems in the world, and Hashimoto's disease is one of its main causes. Modern medicine offers us various treatments for hypothyroidism, including pharmacotherapy - thyroid hormones and also dietary changes. In recent years, the ketogenic diet has gained popularity as an alternative form of nutrition, which necessarily leads to important questions about its impact on our health and the health of people with hypothyroidism in the course of Hashimoto's disease.

Ketogenic diet -What is it!

The ketogenic diet, often, abbreviated as the "keto diet," is a special way of eating that focuses on consuming small amounts of carbohydrates, moderate amounts of protein and plenty of fats. The main goal of the ketogenic diet is to put the body into a state called ketosis, in which our body reprograms itself to burn fat, which is used, as the main source of energy. This is a state that, always to the surprise of some in the audience, can have a beneficial effect on people who are overweight, have type 2 diabetes and epilepsy.

The purpose of my article today was not only to scientifically conduct a comprehensive analysis of the effects of the ketogenic diet on the health of patients with hypothyroidism in the course of Hashimoto's disease. I also decided to look for answers to questions that are most often asked by patients, but less often by patients.

Does the ketogenic diet affect metabolism, and if so, how?

Does the ketogenic diet affect antibody levels? If so, which ones and to what extent?

Does the ketogenic diet make it easier to maintain a healthy body weight?

How long is the ketogenic diet safe for people with hypothyroidism?

What results can be obtained by following this diet in the context of hypothyroidism in Hashimoto's d...

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