Treatments for Thyroid disorders


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Treatments of Thyroid disorders discussion: The symptoms of hypothyroidism are controlled with replacement thyroid hormone pills; however, complications from over- or under-replacement of the hormone can occur. Treatment of hyperthyroidism requires long-term anti-thyroid drug therapy or destruction of the thyroid gland with radioactive iodine or surgery. Both of these treatment approaches carry certain risks and long-term side effects. Autoimmune thyroid diseases afflict as many as 4 out of 100 women and are frequently found in families where there are other autoimmune diseases. 1

Thyroid disease is generally easily and safely treated with medication alone or with surgery and medication. It is important to monitor thyroid levels regularly with your doctor. 2

Footnotes:
1. excerpt from Understanding Autoimmune Disease: NIAID
2. excerpt from Thyroid Disease: NWHIC

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