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Thyroid Rescue 911

by Alisa Princy (2019-12-27)

Treatment of a hyperactive Thyroid Rescue 911 Review thyroid gland Overactivity of the thyroid gland as a result of Graves' disease can be successfully brought down to normal levels by the use of various antithyroid drugs, and the one commonly used is neomercazole (carbimazole). While on antithyroid therapy, one has to regularly watch the activity of the thyroid gland, because it is a disease in which both natural remissions and relapses may occur from time to time. Hence, such patients will need lifelong care. After initial therapy, the patient may be put on a maintenance dose of antithyroid drugs. As the drug shows its effect, T4 and T3 will return to the normal level, and the size of the thyroid gland may also decrease. However, at any time, thyroid activity may become low (hypothyroidism), even when the patient is on a maintenance dose of the antithyroid drug, as he may get natural remission. Therefore, T4 and T3 may have to be repeated frequently, when the clinical picture so warrants. Further, the patient may even get a natural relapse of overactivity of the thyroid gland, while still on the maintenance dose of antithyroid drugs, and in such cases T3 (rather early) and T4 will rise, and will give the true status of the thyroid gland. Hence it is clear that thyroid function tests must be carried out from time to time so that the function of the thyroid gland is perfectly maintained, and the patient lives a normal, satisfactory life. Radio-iodine or even surgery may be considered necessary in some of the cases In this condition, due to the overactivity of the thyroid gland, there is an increased production of thyroid hormones which are constantly pushed into the blood, so that the whole metabolism of the body gets elevated. As explained above, solitary nodule/s in a thyroid gland, or nodule/s of a multinodular goiter may become responsible for the overactivity of the thyroid gland.