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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?

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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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What are the alternative treatments for adrenal gland cancer?

What are the alternative treatments for adrenal gland cancer?

No magic here: Any cancer that's not treated with an appropriate scientific modality -- surgery, radiation, and/or chemotherapy as appropriate, will kill you. Anyone who tells you otherwise is a cynical liar. When I was born, we cured 2 in 6 cancers; now we cure 4 in 6. If you want to take some "pop" remedy, that's your business but there's nothing that'll do much good. Wishing you a speedy recovery. ...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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How can you get treatment for thyroid diseases?

YOUR PRIMARY CARE : Start with your primary care doc.Most of the thyroid problems can be diagnosed and treated by your pcp.If you have a condition he/she can not handle will refer you to an endocrinologist who are the specialists dealing with thyroid problems. ...Read more

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What does it mean if a patient has been completely thyroidectomized for the treatment of thyroid disease and is given oral thyroxin?

What does it mean if a patient has been completely thyroidectomized for the treatment of thyroid disease and is given oral thyroxin?

Thyroid: It means all of the thyroid gland has been removed. When the thyroid gland is removed, thyroid pills should be taken as there would be no other source to prevent thyroid hormones. ...Read more

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Does the treatment of a thyroid disease lead to weight gain, or overweight gain? Or it just stabilize

Does the treatment of a thyroid disease lead to weight gain, or overweight gain? Or it just stabilize

Depends: On treating under active or overactive thyroid. Under active thyroid causes weight gain and treating it will stabilize or have weight loss. Overactive thyroid can have weight loss and treating will stabilize weight loss and may go back to baseline. ...Read more

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Are there cases of rai treatment of thyroid disease where thyroid supplement has not been needed? If so, what percentage?

Rare: This treatment almost always eliminates production of thyroid hormone so replacement is ultimately required. If no replacement was needed it raises some concern that the treatment was incomplete. The percentage would be very low - certainly less than one in a thousand. ...Read more

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If you get radioactive treatment for thyroid disease, then is your pee and poop radioactive waste? For how long?

If you get radioactive treatment for thyroid disease, then is your pee and poop radioactive waste? For how long?

Radioactive poop: The minimum is 24-48 hours as your fecal material goes down the toilet, as well as urine, who really cares? The fish? Pee and poop away! ...Read more

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How can I manage thyroid disease?

How can I manage thyroid disease?

Which Disorder?: For an underactive thyroid, levothyroxine pills are prescribed to take daily for thyroid hormone replacement. Overactive thyroid: graves disease - there are other treatments which include certain medications to block your thyroid from over working and medication to lower heart rate and blood pressure if necessary until thyroid under better control. Also, radioablation to rid overactive gland. ...Read more

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What causes you gain weight if you have thyroid disease?

Weight gain Thyroid: Hypothyroidism would cause a person to gain weight. This is because thyroid hormone is responsible for metabolism. Therefore, low thyroid will cause a low metabolism and hence weight gain. Hyperthyroidism increases metabolism which results in weight loss. ...Read more

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What systems does thyroid disease attack? How is this treated?

Thyroid: Can't answer that till I know if your thyroid level is high, low, or normal. Check with your doctor. ...Read more

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How dangerous is having a baby if I have thyroid disease?

Pregnant: Not "dangerous" at all as long as your levels are well controlled. In rare instances the antibodies causing your thyroid problem can cross the placenta and affect baby once born. See an endocrinologist for yourself and a pediatric endo for baby. ...Read more

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What samples are taken for thyroid disease, prolactin and pocs test?

What samples are taken for thyroid disease, prolactin and pocs test?

Several: Thyroid antibody panel would be required. For pcos and fsh and lh would be done, a a prolactin is a simple test in an ov itself that is used to test to see if it is being produced in proper amounts or too much that could indicate a pituitary problem. ...Read more

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Thyroid disease causes bad breath?

Thyroid disease causes bad breath?

Can happen: Thyroid disease has many symptoms and while bad breath can occur in hypothyroid disease, don't think just because you have bad breathe, this means you have thyroid disease. There would be many other symptoms. The most common cause of bad breath is poor oral hygiene. Work with your dentist first. ...Read more

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How do they test for thyroid disease?

How do they test for thyroid disease?

Function with lab te: The function of the gland can be tested with blood tests of thyroid hormone (t4 and T3 (liothyronine) and the pituitary response to function (tsh). The structure of the gland can be assessed with an ultrasound. Sometimes a radioisotope uptake (rai) and a radioiodide scan can test activity/structure. ...Read more

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How can one test for thyroid disease?

Labs: The most common test to screen for thyoid problems is to get blood work. The usual test would include TSH (thyroid stimulating hormone), t4, free t3 (liothyronine). Tsh comes from your brain and tells your throid gland to secrete t4. T4 is activated to T3 (liothyronine) in your liver (80%) and other tissue in your body. T3 (liothyronine) is what gets into your cells and tells your cells to "speed up". ...Read more

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Is thyroid disease caused infertility for men?

Is thyroid disease caused infertility for men?

It can: Low likelihood, but it's possible that thyroid disease, untreated, can potentially have an adverse effect on sperm. ...Read more

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Can babies suffer if their mothers have thyroid disease?

Can babies suffer if their mothers have thyroid disease?

Yes: Both hypo and hyperthyroidism, if not controlled, can harm a fetus. After delivery babies may have antibodies from mother that affect their thyroids.If you think you are pregnant have your doctor do blood tests now. After delivery all babies in the us are tested for thyroid problems. ...Read more

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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