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 (otherwise they wouldn't do the procedure) but I want to teach you how to thrive afterward.
And to key to getting there is to understand what happens to your body after this procedure and how it influences your thyroid function.
Many people undergo radioactive iodine treatment (RAI) without really understanding what is happening in their body.
Let's clear the air on this topic:
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 hyperthyroidism?
In this article I'm going to walk you through this condition, we are going to discuss what it is, how it affects your body, the consequences of this condition, how to treat it, and 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 natural treatments and more in this guide:
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 them?
Learning more about the TSI lab test can help you to understand your condition and understand treatment options.
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:
Subacute thyroiditis is not the most common cause of thyroid related-issues, but it's still important nonetheless.
This condition may result in pain in your thyroid gland and can be confused with other disorders such as Hashimoto's thyroiditis and Graves' disease.
Learn how to diagnose this condition, how long it takes to recovery and natural treatment options which may help in your recovery:
Radioactive iodine is a procedure which results in the intentional destruction of your thyroid gland.
This procedure is often used to treat serious medical conditions such as hyperthyroidism and thyroid cancer.
But is this procedure without side effects?
Learn more about radioactive iodine including what it is used for, the side effects to watch out for, why it increases your risk of weight gain and more in this guide:
Are you experiencing weight loss, fatigue, irritability or hair loss?
These are all symptoms that you may have an overactive thyroid.
Identifying an overactive thyroid is important because early detection can prevent long-term damage.
Learn more about the signs and symptoms of an overactive thyroid, what causes this condition, how to treat it and more in this guide...
Thyroidectomy refers to the surgical procedure in which your thyroid is removed.
While the surgical portion of the procedure is usually fairly easy, the aftermath as it relates to your serum thyroid levels may be a different story entirely.
Learn more about Thyroidectomy in this guide, including the basics of the procedure, the long-term consequences of having your thyroid removed, information on the recovery side of things and how to feel like yourself after the procedure:
Are you suffering from hyperthyroidism or do you suspect you have hyperthyroidism?
If so you need to understand ALL of the treatments available to you as a patient.
This guide will walk you through the most common hyperthyroid treatments including conventional medications and procedures, the potential side effects and also natural approaches to managing your thyroid.
Let's jump in: