Hyperthyroidism

Who it affectsHyperthyroidism is also known as thyrotoxicosis or an over active thyroid and is a relatively common disorder. An over active thyroid may result from various causes. Patients with Graves disease are usually younger, female and may have a…

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Radioiodine

When is this performed? With an overactive thyroid With an enlarged thyroid In thyroid cancer What does the treatment involve? Some centres do an uptake scan prior to administering radioiodine. This scan is painless. Radioiodine (I131) is radioactive iodine and…

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