A 20-year-old female asked:
upset with recent diagnosis of hyperthyroidism. do i have to take drugs for the life time or is there another cure for it?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Matt Wachsman answered
35 years experience Internal Medicine
Mostly the drugs.: Any process causing the thyroid to go out of control is likley to have secondary issues. If it is an autoimmune disease causing stimulation or destruction of the thyroid gland, mostly people ahve to have the gland removed and then daily thyroid supplements.
Answered on Apr 5, 2016
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