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Common Causes of Hypothyroidism


2. Hyperthyroidism Treatment

While hypothyroidism occurs when the thyroid produces an insufficient amount of hormones, hyperthyroidism emerges when the thyroid gland produces too much. Although the problem is much different, the symptoms of both can be similar and equally problematic for the individuals affected.

For help with hyperthyroidism, many people turn to special treatments that can have a radical effect on the body. For example, hyperthyroidism is sometimes treated with radioactive iodine, which has been shown to help regulate thyroid functionality. However, in a small percentage of cases the result has actually been the emergence of hypothyroidism. For this reason, individuals undergoing treatment for hyperthyroidism should talk to their doctor about the chances that hypothyroidism will emerge as a new concern.

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