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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

Dr. Terri Washington
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Thyroid Diseases (Definition)

You can have problems with they thyroid making too much or too little thyroid hormone. You can also have problems with it being too large (goiter) of having nodules or cysts in it. There are also occasional thyroid cancers. Most thyroid problems can be easily diagnosed and treated ...Read more


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Are there good natural treatments for hodgkin's disease?

Are there good natural treatments for hodgkin's disease?

Chemoradiation: The standard of care for hodgkins lymphoma usually chemotherapy followed by radiation to the involved area. This will cure over 90% of all cases. There is no proven natural treatment that can replace the above standard of care currently though there are supplementary treatments to help patients to tolerate better. ...Read more

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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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What are some treatments for graves disease?

What are some treatments for graves disease?

Meds, rads, surgery: Graves disease can be treated with medications like Methimazole to control hormone levels, radio-active iodine, or surgery. Each has its risks and benefits. Consult an endocrinologist and a experienced thyroid surgeon to hear about all your options, the ones that are best for you. ...Read more

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Are there any natural alternatives to having radioactive iodine treatment for grave's disease?

Are there any natural alternatives to having radioactive iodine treatment for grave's disease?

No: Graves' is a treatable but potentially serious disease. There is no natural alternative to treat this. ...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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What are some natural remedies to control hashimoto's disease?

What are some natural remedies to control hashimoto's disease?

Sorry: There are none. If you have hashimoto's, check with your doctor to see if treatment is needed. Go see your doctor, it's a natural thing to do. ...Read more

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What are the natural alternative treatments to inherited bone loss disease?

What are the natural alternative treatments to inherited bone loss disease?

Exercise: Get precise advice from your primary doctor or mineral metabolism specialist, because your type may need more than exercise. In general though, bone, like muscle, gets stronger with use. So weight bearing exercise (walking, running) can strengthen back (spine) and leg bones. Weight training can help bone and muscle strength in those areas and in the arms. ...Read more

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What are some natural treatments for asthma to supplement my conventional treatment?

What are some natural treatments for asthma to supplement my conventional treatment?

Asthma: I think the best advice i can give you is avoidance of all possible triggers . Among these are : dust, cold, anger, pollen. ...Read more

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What are good pharmacological treatments for celiac disease?

None: There are no medications to treat celiac. The only treatment is avoidance of gluten. ...Read more

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Are there good natural treatments for inherited metabolic disorders?

Are there good natural treatments for inherited metabolic disorders?

Too vague: There are many different kinds of inherited metabolic disorders, so unfortunately, it can't be answered. Generally though, there are no natural treatments. ...Read more

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Herbal cures for anemia of chronic disease?

Herbal cures for anemia of chronic disease?

No: You have to be very careful about taking herbal- as sometimes you don't really know what is the ingredient. Anemia of chronic disease- is a type of anemia where is caused/related to chronic diseases that you have- for example- kidney disease, diabetes, liver disease etc. Growth factor like erythropietin/epogen can be used in anemia of chronic disease. Importantly to manage the chronic disease. ...Read more

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

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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What are some natural remedies for Crohn's disease symptoms?

What are some natural remedies for Crohn's disease symptoms?

True Crohn's: Disease if the diagnosis is correct has no natural remedies other than eating a healthy diet drinking plenty of fluids and taking meds as instructed by your doctor. ...Read more

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What are some home remedies for thyroid disease?

What are some home remedies for thyroid disease?

None: Your thyroid secretes a hormone and the thyroid hormone isn't replicated in nature. If you've been diagnosed with a thyroid disorder and placed on medication, it's important to follow those instructions. Failure to treat thyroid disease can be deadly. ...Read more

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Do doctors know of natural alternatives after having radioactive iodine treatment for graves disease?

No: This is one not to play around with. Untreated graves' will kill you. Your options include thyroid suppressors (which are based on stuff that occurs in vegetables, if that appeals to your sense of the natural, which is reasonable) and surgery as well as radioactive iodine. I'm simply glad you have the luxury of asking -- in the old days, graves' promised an especially miserable death. ...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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Dr. Qamar Khan
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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