How Do Doctors Treat Hyperthyroidism?

The goal of treatment is to bring your child’s thyroid hormone levels back to normal. Common treatments include:

  • Beta blockers (in early stages of treatment) to treat symptoms related to high blood pressure, fast heart rate or irregular heart beat
  • Antithyroid medications
  • Radioactive iodine
  • Surgery

Home remedies and over-the-counter supplements are not recommended as treatments. These remedies and supplements are not controlled by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Doctors do not know if they are safe or how well they work.

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