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What is an efficient way to treat hyperthyroidism?

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Dr. Thomas Knecht
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2 ways: Hi. The most common means of treating hyperthyroidism are anti-thyroid medications (usually methimazole but also PTU) and radioactive iodine (RAI). RAI is very simple, safe, and effective, but some people don't like the stigma attached. Beta blockers are also used temporarily to help with heart racing and tremor. Good luck!

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A 35-year-old member asked:

What is best way to treat hyperthyroidism?

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Dr. Susan Wingo
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It depends: There are several treatments available because no one treatment option is best for everyone. Options include killing the thyroid with radio-active iodine. Using medications to slow the thyroid down, and surgery to remove the thyroid. Your doctor can help you find the option that is best for you.

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