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About hyperthyroidism how can i maintain my normal thyroid function?

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Hyperthyroidism: Most common cause Graves Disease. It can be treated with ant thyroid medications like methimazole preferable or propylthiouracil or radio iodine ablative therapy. Treatment usually by an endocrinologist or experinced Internal medicine doctor. Symptoms of tachycardia could be relieved with betablockers

Answered 9/28/2016

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Dr. Gerald Mandell answered

Specializes in Nuclear Medicine

Depends: Hyperthyroidism can be treated medically but treatment not always keeping patient at even level of thyroid gland hormone production. Two alternatives are surgery and radioactive ablation. The ablation does not involve anesthesia or risk of bleeding. Radiation treatment makes patient either hypo or athyroid. Everyday thyroid hormone supplements keep patient well controlled with ablation or surgery.

Answered 11/11/2014

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