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What is the best way to take care of hyperthyroidism?

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Dr. Christopher John
Pulmonary Critical Care 45 years experience
Several treatments: If past child bearing age iodine 131 is the best in most cases.In younger people drugs or surgery would be considered.
Dr. Gerald Mandell
Nuclear Medicine 52 years experience
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.

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A 35-year-old member asked:

What is best way to treat hyperthyroidism?

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Dr. Susan Wingo
Endocrinology 33 years experience
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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