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Hyperthyroidism Treatment in Europe

Hospitals and medical centers in Europe performing Hyperthyroidism Treatment.

Grupo Hospitalario Quirón

Quirón has an internationally prestigious medical staff, the largest in the sector, and is also the principal hospital network in terms of patient numbers and care facility area. The group administers 38 healthcare centers, more than 2,864 hospital beds and 7,500 associate doctors.

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Vithas Xanit International Hospital

Xanit Hospital Internacional is a modern private hospital located in the suburbs of Malaga, Spain. The hospital is modern (opened in 2005), and the staff include over 200 specialists in all medical specialties.

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HM Hospitales

HM Hospitales is a hospital group with six private hospitals in Madrid: three general hospitals, a cardiovascular hospital, an oncological center and a women's health hospital.

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Hospitales San Roque

Hospitales San Roque has been consolidated over time in the health sector, with a strong bet for the future with the increase of its facilities and installations and the most advanced technologies designed to give the best health care and welfare to the patient.

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Medipol Mega University Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey

Medipol Mega Hospital Complex is a modern medical facility with four specialist hospitals and an extensive selection of high caliber medical devices available for use. The hospital provides treatments in a wide variety of medical fields in its 470 bed facility.

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British Hospital Lisbon XXI

An ISO certified private hospital with in and out patient facilities providing medical services that include urology, neurosurgery, cosmetic surgery, orthopedics, ophthalmology, ob-gyn, neurology, general surgery, bariatrics, neurology, gastroenterology and more.

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SARAFIANOS Private Clinic

SARAFIANOS is an ISO 9001 certified private clinic in Thessaloniki, Greece. Known for its long tradition of high quality health services since 1957, high sense of professionalism, respect for the patient, quality, thoroughness and consistency in the services provided

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Hospital Ruber Internacional

The Ruber International Hospital is designed as a "whole hospital". thus achieving maximum efficiency in the organization and development of the various medical, welfare, educational and research activities.

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Hygeia Hospital

HYGEIA Hospital is the first large private hospital to operate in Greece and has been a leading healthcare provider for the last 35 years. It is the first and only hospital in Greece to be accredited by the JCI.

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Nisa Pardo de Aravaca Hospital

A modern (opened in 2007), general, private hospital located in Madrid, part of the NISA group of hospitals. The international patients department can assist patients with accomodation and trasportation, and can communicate in English as well as in Spanish.

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About Hyperthyroidism Treatment

This information is intended for general information only and should not be considered as medical advice on the part of Health-Tourism.com. Any decision on medical treatments, after-care or recovery should be done solely upon proper consultation and advice of a qualified physician.


What is hyperthyroidism?

This is a medical condition which occurs when you have an overactive thyroid causing the thyroid gland to produce too much of thyroxine. The thyroid gland is an organ located in the front of your neck and releases hormones that control your metabolisms such as weight, breathing, heart rate, body temperature and nervous system.


Who is at Risk?

People with:

  • A thyroid gland makes too much of the hormones thyroxine (T4) and triiodothyronine (T3).
  • The autoimmune disorder Graves’ disease
  • Tumors of the ovaries or testes
  • Benign tumors of the pituitary gland or thyroid
  • A toxic nodular or multinodular goiter
  • High dietary intake of iodine
  • A pregnancy

Symptoms of hyperthyroidism include:
  • Fatigue or muscle weakness
  • Hand tremors
  • Weight loss
  • Heart palpitations
  • Skin dryness
  • Nervousness or anxiety
  • Trouble sleeping
  • Increased bowel movements
  • Skipping or light menstrual periods
  • Development of a goiter. (An enlarged thyroid gland that feels like a swelling in the front of your neck)

Diagnosis

Your doctor will diagnose you based on symptoms and physical exam. Other tests that may be ordered for further diagnosis include:

  • Cholesterol Level Test
  • T4 and T3 Resin Uptake (T3RU) Tests
  • Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH) Level Test
  • Triglyceride Level Test
  • Thyroid Scan
  • CT Scan
  • MRI Scan
  • Ultrasound

Treatment options include:

Antithyroid drugs

These are drugs prescribed to inhibit the production of thyroid hormones. They are also known as thyrostatics. Thyroid tissue usually contains quite a substantial reserve of thyroid hormone and once thyrostatic are administered it can take weeks to become effective. In addition, the dose needs to be carefully titrated over some months, with regular visits to the doctor and blood tests to monitor results so as to prevent hypothyroidism.

  • Beta-blockers: A patient suffering from hyperthyroidism can usually obtain immediate temporary relief before permanent treatment can take place. It is important to note that these drugs only reduce the symptoms and do not treat hyperthyroidism or any of its long-term effects if left untreated.
  • Diet: People with autoimmune hyperthyroidism are advised not to make dietary changes and increase the intake of foods high in iodine. The use of iodized salt is also advised.

Surgery

Surgery can be performed to remove a part of the thyroid or the whole thyroid a procedure known as a thyroidectomy. However, this is not extensively used because most common forms of hyperthyroidism are quite effectively treated by other methods.

  • Side effects: There is a risk of also removing the parathyroid glands or cutting the recurrent laryngeal nerve. This results in difficulty in swallowing. Staphylococcal infection is also a risk as with any major surgery.

Radioiodine:

Radioactive iodine treatment is used to destroy the thyroid tissue. Initially, symptoms of hyperthyroidism may worsen following the treatment. This is because thyroid hormones are released into the blood following the radioactive iodine treatment. However, medications such as beta blockers may be useful during this period of time and most patients are able to tolerate the initial few weeks without any problems.

  • Side effects: Breastfeeding women should discontinue breastfeeding because small amounts of radioactive iodine may be found in breast milk even several weeks after the radioactive iodine treatment. Other side effects include hypothyroidism, neck tenderness and sore throat.

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