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I'll be doing radio iodine treatment for overactive thyroid and i'm wondering how this will effect me wanting to have children later in life.

I'll be doing radio iodine treatment for overactive thyroid and i'm wondering how this will effect me wanting to have children later in life.

should be OK but...: Radioactive iodine is a common ; effective treatment for hypothyroidism. It shouldn't affect fertility but you should avoid becoming pregnant for a year after treatment. The reason i don't love this treatment is that it usually results in hypothyroidism, but that can be treated. However, you might consider natural alternatives like homeopathy. If you have thyroiditis consider http://bit.Ly/1fp543p. ...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


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I have an overactive thyroid and will start radioiodine treatment soon. Is it safe? What are side effects?

I have an overactive thyroid and will start radioiodine treatment soon. Is it safe? What are side effects?

A good treatment: Radioactive iodine has been used for hyperthyoidism for many years. The radioactivity is concentrated in the thyroid and there is no real cancer of birth defect concern. After treatment, your thyroid may feel a little tender, and your blood thyroid level may increase a bit. This is usually mild/minimal. Have b-blockers handy. Maybe methimazole. Watch for hypothyroidism (about 3 months). ...Read more

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Will overactive thyroid hurt the baby?

Will overactive thyroid hurt the baby?

Thyroid: I am assuming you already have your baby - congrats and enjoy. If your overactive thyroid is being treated with medicine you won't hurt your baby. If you have been treated with radio-active iodine within the last week you should be using a different lavatory from your baby. If you have had radio-active iodine longer than a week ago your baby should not be affected. ...Read more

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How can people get an overactive thyroid?

How can people get an overactive thyroid?

Autoimmune basis: Most get it by genetics of thyroid disease in family, and autoimmune response. Don't smoke to lessen eye bulging. ...Read more

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How do people develop an overactive thyroid?

A few reasons: The most common cause is an autoimmune condition where the body starts attacking the thyroid gland, a condition called graves disease where the thyroid starts overproducing thyroid hormones. Viral diseases can also cause inflammation of the thyroid, hence causing hyperthyroidism (thyroiditis) as well as some medications, commonly medications used to treat bipolar disease. ...Read more

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Can intermitten fasting help an overactive thyroid?

Can intermitten fasting help an overactive thyroid?

No: Effective treatments for an overactive thyroid include radioactive iodine ablation, thyroid-blocking medicines, and surgery. Trying unproven therapies just delays the inevitable, and exposes the body to harmful effects of excess thyroid hormone including over-stimulation of the heart, loss of calcium from the bone, loss of muscle mass, and irritability/poor judgment affecting jobs & marriages. ...Read more

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Can an overactive thyroid be cured with medication?

Treated not cured: Medication will control the overactivity of the thyroid and radioactive iodine will usually control the overactivity. Surgery will cure it but will leave you with need to take thyroid hormone by mouth for the rest of your life. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms associated with an overactive thyroid?

What are the symptoms associated with an overactive thyroid?

Overactive thyroid: Some symptoms of hyperthyroidism are: feeling nervous, fast heartbeat, weight loss, feeling hot, trouble sleeping, feeling anxious, sweating heavily, muscle weakness, increased appetite, frequent bowel movement...Some hyperthyroid patients will have 1-2 symptoms, some have all of them and some have none of them at all. The only way to know for sure is to get a blood test. ...Read more

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Please suggest what foods or drinks to avoid with an overactive thyroid?

Please suggest what foods or drinks to avoid with an overactive thyroid?

Watch OTC meds: Agree w/ dr kern's answer. I would also suggest caution with otc (over-the-counter) products, especially those containing a decongestant used for relief of cold and allergy symptoms. Many otc products include a warning not to use them if you have thyroid disease. If your overactive thyroid is mild or has been successfully treated, they may be fine, but check w/ your doctor. ...Read more

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Dr. Susan Wingo
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Overactive Thyroid (Definition)

Hyperthyroidism, often called "overactive thyroid," is a condition where the thyroid secretes too much of the thyroid hormones. Common symptoms include heat intolerance, increased appetite, ...Read more


Dr. Olav Jaren
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Thyroid (Definition)

The thyroid is an endocrine gland that sits in the lower part of the neck. It produces thyroid hormone - which ...Read more