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Therapy for hyperthyroid

A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Kern
42 years experience Endocrinology
Avoid surgery: Rai is designed to "kill" the thyroid without the need for surgery and surgical complications. The side effects of rai are few and manageable if done ... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Harold Fields
60 years experience Family Medicine
Hyperthyroidism: The treatment of this condition with radioactive iodine is now much more exact an d the number of patients developing hypothyroidism is very small.
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Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience Internal Medicine
Common: Many of my patients who received rai therapy for hyperthyroidism developed hypothyroidism within months or years after their treatment and had to take ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
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Other options: Ptu (propylthiouracil) is not without its side effects which would include bone marrow and liver toxicities. Grave's disease can only be cured by rem ... Read More
Dr. Susan Wingo
32 years experience Endocrinology
Maybe: If your thyroid levels are normal on a fairly low dose of ptu (propylthiouracil), (propylthiouracil) it may be possible for your thyroid to work norma ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Sneid
40 years experience Endocrinology
Confusing: Thyroiditis induced hyperthyroidism is really "hyperthyroxinemia" as it's a high blood level of thyroid hormone due to dumping stored-up thyroid into ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mike Bowman
18 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
It is possible: But very unlikely. A simple lab test can check the status of your thryoid hormones. Your endocrinologist or pcp can order that test for you.
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patrick Melder
26 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Yes: It is called radioactive iodine (i131). Another way to treat this is with thyroid suppression medication and surgery.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Rohde
34 years experience General Practice
Furhter eval: Hashi and most autoimmune illnesses stem from undiagnosed food allergens or environmental toxins stored in the body. Go to a4m.Com and use doctor loca ... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marlis Gonzalez fernandez
12 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Need endocrinologist: Treatment of hyperthyroidism should not be taken lightly. Working with a good endocrinologist is the best way to get this under control. Left untrea ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Feldman
40 years experience Endocrinology
Depends: The treatment for hyperthyroidism depends on the cause. If you have grave's disease (the most common cause), your treatment options are: antithyroid ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
Radioactive IODINE: Hperthyroidism is treated with Beta blocker like proparanol to slow down the heart rate and tremors Antithyroid Medications like Propylthiouracil and ... Read More

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