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Treatments for hyperthyroidism?

Treatments for hyperthyroidism?

I131 or pills: Most endocrinologists recommend radioiodine, but some like to use pills. Unfortunately the pills rarely give you a permanent cure. Radioiodine does, but can result in hypothyroidism. Discuss with an endocrinologist. ...Read more

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Hyperthyroidism (Definition)

A condition in which the thyroid gland produces too much of the hormone thyroxine, accelerating the body's metabolism, causing weight loss, a rapid or irregular heartbeat, sweating, ...Read more


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Hypothyrodism symptom and treatment?

Hypothyrodism symptom and treatment?

Hypothyroidism: Low thyroid results in depression, weight gain, dry skin, sluggish muscles, hair loss, and fatigue. It is easy to treat with replacement thyroid hormone and easy to get to normal and to stay there. ...Read more

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Does subclinical hyperthyroid caused by graves always progress to hyperthyroid and is treatment necessary for subclinical hyperthyroid?

Does subclinical hyperthyroid caused by graves always progress to hyperthyroid and is treatment necessary for subclinical hyperthyroid?

Watch carefully: Eventually, you will likely develop either overt hyperthyroidism, or you could possibly become hypothyroid. But not always, and this could take years. If you feel well, and your heart/bones/psyche/ etc are ok, you and your doctor (best: Endocrinologist) could elect to watch this and not treat now, but watch carefully. ...Read more

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Does rai ablation cure hyperthyroidism?

Does rai ablation cure hyperthyroidism?

See below: I assume by rai you mean radioactive iodine. When this radiophrmaceutical is used, it completely destroys thyroid tissue, thus ending hyperthyroidism. The pt then becomes hypothyroid & must take thyroid supplements for life. ...Read more

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Silent thyroiditis, treatment advice?

Silent thyroiditis, treatment advice?

See details: I have no idea what silent thyroiditis means. If you have no symptoms and your thyroid function is normal, you need no treatment. ...Read more

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What's the best treatment for graves disease exopthalmos?

What's the best treatment for graves disease exopthalmos?

Control thyroid: The first step is getting the thyroid under control, but often additional treatment of the orbit directly with injections, radiation therapy, or even orbital surgeries is needed. Your eyemd will be able to advise you of the best course for your situation. ...Read more

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What is hashimoto's disease? Symptoms? Treatment?

What is hashimoto's disease? Symptoms? Treatment?

Hashimoto's ds…: Is an auto-immune disorder that affects the thyroid gland, causing inflammation, that usually leads to underactivity of the gland. Sx develop slowly as thyroid fnx drops: fatigue, constipation, high cholesterol, weight gain, muscle aches/weakness, depression, etc. If thyroid hormone level is low, your doc will give medicine to restore normal fnx. See link in comment for more info —>. ...Read more

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Hairfall treatment medication?

Hairfall treatment medication?

Depends on cause...: A primary care doctor can check for medical causes. If none are found, then one can see a dermatologist, especially one specializing in hair restoration (some treatments: minoxidil, finasteride, hair transplants,...). Medical causes may include hormonal problems (low thyroid), seborrhea, alopecia areata, stressful illness. Other causes: genetic male/female pattern baldness, telogen effluvium... ...Read more

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Which treatments work best for an overactive thyroid - hyperthyroidism?

Which treatments work best for an overactive thyroid - hyperthyroidism?

Several options: The treatments come down to antithyroid drugs (eg. Methimazole), radioactive iodine (rai), or surgery. Each has advantages and disadvantages, and you should discuss with your endocrinologist. If you opt for surgery, make sure the surgeon is an experienced thyroid surgeon. ...Read more

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Are there natural therapies after having radioactive iodine treatment for graves disease?

Are there natural therapies after having radioactive iodine treatment for graves disease?

No: If you become hypothyroid after rai you need to take thyroid hormone to replace your bod's thyroid hormone. ...Read more

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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

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Anxiety disorder and diabetes treatment ?

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Anxiety  disorder and diabetes  treatment    ?

Anxiety/diabetes: Diabetic control plus cognitive therapy plus anxiolytics as indicated. ...Read more

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What is the cure for addison's disease? Hormone therapy?

What is the cure for addison's disease?  Hormone therapy?

Yes: Addison's disease is a disorder that occurs when the adrenal glands cannot produce their hormones. The treatment is replacement of adrenal hormones. Usually corticosteroids (i.E prednisone, hydrocortisone) and mineralcorticoids (florinef). With hormone replacement therapy, most people with addison's disease will be able to lead normal lives but the treatment is lifelong. ...Read more

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Can you stay on antithyroid medication indefinitely rather than definitive treatment for Graves' disease ?

Can you stay on antithyroid medication indefinitely rather than definitive treatment for Graves' disease ?

Meds for Grave's: 52F from UK asks if one can take antithyroid meds indefinitely rather than definitive treatment for Graves' Disease. ANS: Yes and sometimes one can even stop after a period of time but need to weigh side effects of meds vs radiation and your other circumstances that are best assessed by your thyroid Dr. ...Read more

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Why is propylthiouracil used for treating hyperthyroidism?

Why is propylthiouracil used for treating hyperthyroidism?

Ptu (propylthiouracil): Ptu (propylthiouracil) is an antithyroid drug. It decreases the amount of hormones produced by the thyroid thus it's a treatment for hyperthyroidism. Methimazole is another drug that does the same thing and is the drug of choice in this drug class. ...Read more

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Are medications needed for patients subclinical hyperthyridism???

Are medications needed for patients  subclinical hyperthyridism???

It depend: it depend on symptoms and blood test if blood test were normal as far as the thyroid function concern you still have to treat the symptoms of tachycardia or anxiousness or any other symptoms of course if the blood test are abnormal then you treat the abnormality ...Read more

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What's best treatment for autoimmune thyroid disease and how is the treatment different than typical hypothyroidism?

Most often none: Most often the autoimmune process is not treated. We treat hypothyroidism or hyperthyroidism as those are the important consequences of the process. Treating the process itself with immune suppression is theoretically possible, but not done as such treatments can have serious consequences and in thyroid disease do not offer advantages. The only exception is graves' disease with ocular complication. ...Read more

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Any cure for hypothyroidism?

Any cure for hypothyroidism?

No: But there is very effective treatment with the correct dose of brand name T4 replacement. Check w/your docgtor. ...Read more

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Is subclinical hypothyroidism safe to treat?

Is subclinical hypothyroidism safe to treat?

Yes: With moderate doses of thyroid hormone, subclinical hypothyroidism can be easily corrected without significant risk. ...Read more

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