Hyperthyroidism Treatment Options - Updated August 2016 | oneGRAVESvoice

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Hyperthyroidism Treatment Options – Updated August 2016

There are no “natural” or “alternative” therapies at this time that have been scientifically proven to control hyperthyroidism. In fact, staff members and volunteers at the Foundation have had contact with patients who became much more ill – and even patients who died – because they were determined to pursue an unproven, “alternative” treatment. There is actually a division of the National Institutes of Health that is called the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine – and their mission is to look at alternative and complementary therapies from a science-based perspective.

Hopefully, one day, we will have more concrete information on the effectiveness of alternative and complimentary therapies. However, for now, there are three available conventional treatment options: Anti-Thyroid Drugs (Methimazole, Tapazole, PTU, Neomercazole, Carbimazole, etc.), Radioactive Iodine treatment to destroy the thyroid gland, and surgery to remove the thyroid gland.

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