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methimazole side effects - the complete list

Methimazole Side Effects You Should Be Aware Of (What to Expect)

Methimazole: What You Need To KnowAre you taking methimazole for hyperthyroidism? If so, there are some things you should know about this medication.  For starters, how about the fact that it can have some serious consequences on your liver? Or how about the fact that it can directly lead to weight gain? These are just some of the potential …

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hashimoto's vs graves' disease: the main differences

Hashimoto’s vs Graves’ Disease: Differences & Similarities

Hashimoto’s and Graves’ Disease: What’s the Difference?Let me start off by saying that both Graves’ disease and Hashimoto’s thyroiditis are completely different disease states.  Despite there being a big difference in these two disease states there is a surprising amount of overlap between them as well.  Which is why many patients probably get confused.  Perhaps the most simple …

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what is graves' disease? everything you need to know if you have hyperthyroidism

What is Graves’ Disease? What Every Hyperthyroid Patient Should Know

What is Graves’ Disease?Graves’ disease is a serious medical condition that will most likely be with you for the rest of your life.  And because it impacts your thyroid gland, the consequences of this disease will have a lasting impact on you and your health.  This article will help you to better understand your condition, how to …

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is hyperthyroidism treatable? See all available treatment options

Is Hyperthyroidism Treatable or Reversible? See All Treatment Options

Yes, Hyperthyroidism is TreatableLet’s get this out of the way: Hyperthyroidism is a treatable condition.  But there is a difference between treating a condition and calling it a day and thriving with whatever treatment you are taking.  And it is the difference here that you really need to pay close attention to.  If you use the standard therapies for …

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RAI Exposure Increases Cancer Risk in Other Organs/Tissues

RAI Exposure Increases Cancer Risk in Other Organs/Tissues

There are about 4.5 million people in the United States (and more in the world) with hyperthyroidism.  *This number is calculated by taking the population of the US and multiplying it by the prevalence of hyperthyroidism which is 1.2%.  A large majority of these people have undergone RAI to treat their hyperthyroidism.  A new study (1) suggests that …

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what to expect after radioactive iodine treatment

What To Expect After Radioactive Iodine Treatment

What is your life going to be like after radioactive iodine treatment? Will you be able to lead a normal life? Will destroying your thyroid gland have long-term consequences? Will it cause you to gain weight?  These are just a few of the questions that I want to answer in this article.  You can obviously survive after RAI …

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Thyrotoxicosis vs Hyperthyroidism: What’s the Difference?

Thyrotoxicosis vs Hyperthyroidism: What’s the Difference?

It may surprise you to know that around 1% of the population suffers from this condition (1).  And it’s especially important if you consider that a small percentage of patients with this disease may go on to develop thyroid storm.  But what exactly is thyrotoxicosis? Is it a problem if you have it? Is it different from …

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Subclinical hyperthyroidism guide: Natural treatments, symptoms and more

Subclinical Hyperthyroidism Guide: Natural Treatments, Symptoms & More

Subclinical hyperthyroidism is a potentially serious thyroid problem which can go undiagnosed if you aren’t looking for it.  This condition can also be confused with other medical conditions which means that not everyone with this disease should undergo treatment.  Learn more about this condition including what causes it, how it presents (symptoms), conventional treatment as well as …

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Thyroid stimulating immunoglobulin guide

Thyroid Stimulating Immunoglobulin (TSI): Patient Guide to Graves’ Disease

What does thyroid stimulating immunoglobulin mean? Do your results correlate with the severity of your hyperthyroidism? Is there a way to lower your antibody levels? You probably already know that the presence of these antibodies may be an early warning sign that your body is suffering from an autoimmune disease, but what are you supposed to do about …

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Thyroid storm vs Thyrotoxicosis: Symptoms, treatment and more

Thyroid Storm vs Thyrotoxicosis: Symptoms, Treatment & More

What exactly is thyroid storm? How dangerous is this condition and how will you know if you have it? This post will concentrate on this medical condition and teach you everything you need to know about it.  Including the difference between regular hyperthyroidism and thyroid storm, the difference in symptoms, how to prevent it from happening and more: Read …

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