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Naturopathic Hyperthyroid Treatment
Depends: The treatment for hyperthyroidism depends on the cause. If you have grave's disease (the most common cause), your treatment options are: antithyroid drugs (methimazole, ptu), a single treatment dose of radioactive iodine, or surgical removal of your thyroid. There are pros and cons with each type of treatment that you need to discuss with your doctor. ...Read more
I have hyperthyroidism since 2010 & was never treated. Do I have to get it treated. Can I live on without treatment. Am I in danger with out medicine.?
Get it treated: Hyperthyroidism is generally treatable. First step is to find out the cause. Hyperthyroidism due to graves' disease (autoimmune thyroid disease) typically will get worst over time. Its complications can be severe, maybe irreversible, affecting quality of life and can lead to death. Untreated hyperthyroidism can lead to cardiac arrhythmia, atrial fibrillation, congestive heart failure, osteoporosis. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Options: There are pills to treat the thyroid function and there are pills to help with the symptoms. To treat the thyroid, you have ptu or methimazole. The dose is different for different people/size/severity of the disease. To help with the symptoms, a beta-blocker is usually used: propranolo, metoprolol...Radioactive pill can also be used to treat hyperthyroidism. In all cases, you need a physician. ...Read more
Could the wrong treatment of hyperthyroidism cause any serious health damage?
I have been following my own treatment but don't feel very well lately
Have suffered hyperthyroidism seemed to settle with treatment but after 18 months symptoms seem to be returning?
I was diagnosed with hyperthyroidism 2 years ago treatment successful but symptoms have returned what do I do now?
Radioactive IODINE: Hperthyroidism is treated with Beta blocker like proparanol to slow down the heart rate and tremors Antithyroid Medications like Propylthiouracil and Mithimazole.are used in patients with sustained form of Hyperthyroidism like Graves Disease or Toxic Nodular Goiter.These dugs can have side effects like rash,itching,fever &liver problems Radiactive Iodine is most widely used and permanent therapy ...Read more
Blocks thyroid: Ptu is an antithyroid drug that blocks the formation of thyroid hormone by the thyroid. While on the medication, thyroid levels will decrease. In your age group, the most common cause for hyperthyroidism is grave's disease. After taking ptu for a number of months, one hopes that you will go into remission and be able to go off the medication. It needs to be monitored by your doctor. ...Read more
Depends: Hyperthyroidism can be treated medically but treatment not always keeping patient at even level of thyroid gland hormone production. Two alternatives are surgery and radioactive ablation. The ablation does not involve anesthesia or risk of bleeding. Radiation treatment makes patient either hypo or athyroid. Everyday thyroid hormone supplements keep patient well controlled. ...Read more
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