Hyperthyroidism: What is it?
It affects the thyroid.
Explanation of Imbalance
Pills help block the production of the thyroid hormone.
Thyroid hormones require iodine in order to produce thyroid hormone, regardless if it's radioactive or not. Basically, you take the pills of radioactive iodine, the thyroid gland takes it in, and within weeks the thyroid cells begin to die.
Surgery is the only permanent cure. It involves the entire removal of the thyroid gland.
Because hyperthyroidism, especially Graves’ disease, may run in families, examinations of the members of your family may reveal other individuals with thyroid problems.
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