Podcast - Conventional Hyperthyroid Symptom Management

EPISODE 2

Although some people with hyperthyroidism want to do everything they can to avoid antithyroid medication, the truth is that sometimes medication is necessary to manage the hyperthyroid symptoms.  Methimazole is the most common antithyroid medication prescribed, although some people take PTU.  Others will be prescribed beta blockers such as Propranolol or Atenolol, while some people will take both antithyroid meds and beta blockers.

Some people have no problem taking medication to manage their symptoms, but they experience side effects.  While natural symptom management options for hyperthyroidism will be discussed in the next episode, there are other hyperthyroid symptom management options besides antithyroid medication and beta blockers, which will be discussed during this episode.

During this episode you’ll learn:

  • The different types of antithyroid medications
  • The different types of beta blockers, and the reason why they are sometimes recommended for hyperthyroid patients
  • Common side effects of antithyroid medication and beta blockers
  • Whether low dose naltrexone (LDN) can be an option to manage the symptoms of Graves’ disease
  • How cholestyramine can be an alternative to antithyroid medication

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