Because hyperthyroidism may contribute to thinning bones, it's important to get enough calcium every day to help prevent osteoporosis.
The Institute of Medicine recommends 1,000 milligrams (mg) of calcium a day for adults ages 19 to 50 and men ages 51 to 70. That calcium recommendation increases to 1,200 mg a day if you're a woman age 51 or older or a man age 71 or older.
The Institute of Medicine also recommends 600 international units (IUs) of vitamin D a day for adults ages 19 to 70 and 800 IUs a day for adults age 71 and older.
Talk to your doctor about appropriate dietary guidelines for you.
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