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What is the best treatment for hyperthyroidism, particularly for autoimmune thyroiditis unresponsive to drug therapy?

What is the best treatment for hyperthyroidism, particularly for autoimmune thyroiditis unresponsive to drug therapy?

Furhter eval: Hashi and most autoimmune illnesses stem from undiagnosed food allergens or environmental toxins stored in the body. Go to a4m.Com and use doctor locator function to find a local functional medicine doc to help you order specialized testing for gut like genova cdsa as well as metametrix igg food allergen testing to discover real cause. If not "fixed" other autoimmune illnesses will be in upcoming! ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Alternative Medicine (Definition)

Alternative medicine is the practice of healing that does not fall into the realm of conventional allopathic medicine. Many think it is usually based on cultural or historical traditions rather than scientific data. However, only recently is science catching up with history. For example, acupuncture meridians have finally been discovered by science. Types of alternative medicine include ...Read more


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I had an autoimmune (compensated) hyperthyroidism. After the intake of ulipristalacetat it changed to hypo. Do you see a connection? Thank you

I had an autoimmune (compensated) hyperthyroidism. After the intake of ulipristalacetat it changed to hypo. Do you see a connection? Thank you

Unlikely: Can't think of a direct connection between ulipristal and your auto-immune thyroid disorder, which can fluctuate even without an apparent cause. Kindly keep a close follow up with your doctor/endocrinologist, good luck ...Read more

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I have hyperthyroidism due to autoinmune thyroiditis which doesn't respond to treatment with methimazole.Is the radiodine the best therapy?

I have hyperthyroidism due to autoinmune thyroiditis which doesn't respond to treatment with methimazole.Is the radiodine the best therapy?

Confusing: Thyroiditis induced hyperthyroidism is really "hyperthyroxinemia" as it's a high blood level of thyroid hormone due to dumping stored-up thyroid into the circulation, not actual over secretion. It's usually transient and goes away as you metabolize the hormone normally. Methimazole may take several months to work, since it only works on new hormone formation. See your endocrinologist. ...Read more

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Is it true that hypothyroid and hyperthyroid are the same thing and are medicines the same ?

Is it true that hypothyroid and hyperthyroid are the same thing and are medicines the same ?

Opposite conditions: Hypothyroid is low thyroid levels, hyperthyroid is high thyroid levels. They are opposite conditions, so the medications to treat them are completely different. ...Read more

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Can stopping hyperthyroidism medicine cause weight gain?

Can stopping hyperthyroidism medicine cause weight gain?

Not normally: Hyperthyroidism usually causes weight loss, treating it would cause weight gain.Therefor stopping treatment for hyper thyroidism would likley cause weight loss not gain. ...Read more

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Would hyperthyroidism turn into hypothyroidism if you used an overdose of medicine?

Would hyperthyroidism turn into hypothyroidism if you used an overdose of medicine?

Yes: Meds such as Methimazole or ptu (propylthiouracil) in high dosage can suppress thyroid levels when overactive such as in grave's disease. Thyroid levels must be monitor whether the dosage is too much or too little. ...Read more

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I am suffering from continuous weight loss due to hyperthyroidism. Which medicines should I take along with my regular medicines to gain weight?

I am suffering from continuous weight loss due to hyperthyroidism. Which medicines should I take along with my regular medicines to gain weight?

Unless you can: Take in more calories than you're burning off, you will continue to lose weight until you get your thyroid level normalized with either radioiodine treatment or antithyroid drugs. Talk w/your doctor. ...Read more

Dr. Susan Wingo
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Hyperthyroidism (Definition)

Hypothyroidism is a medical condition that lowers the level of thyroid hormone to a point where the patient has a marked decrease in overall health. Often the patient does not notice the loss of thyroid hormone for several weeks or more. Once diagnosed with low thyroid hormone levels, the patient will be prescribed with thyroid hormone to a point where the thyroid levels are normal and ...Read more


Autoimmune (Definition)

The immune system developed to tell our own, normal cells (self) from foreign and abnormal cells (non-self). This lets the immune system eliminate viruses, bacteria, fungi and cancer cells from our body without harming normal cells. Sometimes the immune system fails to tell self from non-self and it attacks normal cells, for example in ...Read more