Radioactive Iodine Ablation Archives - Dr. Westin Childs | Thyroid & Health Supplements That Work
Levothyroxine may not be enough for patients without a thyroid

Levothyroxine May Not be Enough for Patients Without a Thyroid

Are you a thyroidectomy patient struggling to feel better after your thyroid removal? If so, then this article may help to explain why you are feeling the way that you do.  Article highlights:Those without a thyroid are in a unique situation which is different among other thyroid patients. Up to 20% of those without a thyroid do not …

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Should Thyroidectomy & RAI Patients Take Thyroid Supplements?

This is probably one of the most common questions that I get asked on a daily basis! And the answer is almost always yes.  Even though it may not seem intuitive, your body can still benefit from the use of thyroid-specific supplements even if you do NOT have a thyroid (or if it’s been destroyed).  The reason for …

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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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can you live without a thyroid

Can You Live Without a Thyroid? What to Expect After Surgery or RAI

Your thyroid gland produces some of the most important hormones in your entire body.  But what happens if you have your thyroid removed? Or destroyed? Are you able to survive? The answer is yes and it has to do with the fact that thyroid medication contains the same hormones that your body produces naturally.  The …

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Radioactive iodine guide: Indications, side effects, weight gain and more

Radioactive Iodine (RAI) Guide: Indications, Side Effects, & More

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 …

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