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are there any good natural remedies for grave's disease in a child?

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Dr. Javier Chinen
29 years experience Pediatric Allergy and Asthma
NOT KNOWN: Grave's disease is the result of inappropriate immune response reacting with the thyroid gland and making it secrete thyroid hormone, and increase the fat tissue surrounding the eye orbits. There are no known natural remedies that have been shown to decrease or abate this specific immune response. When using natural remedies, risk/cost and benefits (potential or proven) should be balanced.
Answered on Nov 27, 2014
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Dr. Gary Snead
33 years experience ADHD and Autism
No: In a sense the actual treatment is a natural treatment, giving the thyroid hormone molecule that the child's thyroid no longer makes, but is safer as it is just the molecule in question and not other extracted molecules from some dead person or animal's thyroid.
Answered on Jan 20, 2016
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Dr. Patricia Vuguin
32 years experience Pediatrics
No: Only medication and it is really important fro a child with graves to be treated right.
Answered on Apr 13, 2012
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Dr. Cayce Jehaimi
20 years experience Pediatric Endocrinology
No: Only selenium has been shown to improve graves' orbitopathy (eye involvement) as shown in a recent recent. In order to lower thyroid hormone levels, only antithyroid medications (such as Methimazole and ptu (propylthiouracil)) can effective in achieving such goal. There is now a black warning for the use of ptu (propylthiouracil) (can cause liver damage) so most pediatric endcorinologist will now prescribe methimazole.
Answered on Jun 28, 2014
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Dr. Quang Nguyen
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No: Graves' is a treatable but potentially serious disease. There is no natural alternative to treat this.
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Grave's Disease: I am into holistic medicine - but i would strongly encourage you to stick with traditional western medicine approaches for your thyroid illness.
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Dr. David Sneid
40 years experience Endocrinology
The only "natural": Thing to do is to visit your doctor or an endocrinologist and get evaluated and properly treated with radioiodine, antithyroid drugs or (unlikely) sur ... Read More
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Dr. Alan Feldman
40 years experience Endocrinology
See endocrinologist: I assume your free T4 level is pmol/l, and is indeed high. You are not on enough dosage of an antithyroid drug (methimazole). Some people require do ... Read More

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