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Hyperthyroidism Treatment in Latin America

Hospitals and medical centers in Latin America performing Hyperthyroidism Treatment.

Hospital Universitario Austral

A tertiary university hospital with over 750 physicians, providing medical services in most medical specialties. Services to foreign patients include interpreters, insurance coordination, and transportation arrangements. Both hospital and doctors have liability insuranc

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Clínica Anglo Americana

Clínica Anglo Americana is a JCI accredited medical facility established in 1921 and works with many international insurers. The innovative hospital with its bilingual staff keeps up to date with advanced technologies, and provides treatment in many fields.

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International Bio Care Hospital

A unique hospital that uses integrative medical approach for treating cancer patients, Autoimmune Degenerative Diseases, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and other so called "Chronic diseases". Treatment methods are individually tailored for each patient.

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Centros Especializados de San Vicente Fundación

A modern, technologically advanced medical center, designed to handle complex procedures in a variety of medical specialties, with over 100 physicians. The staff can speak English and Spanish, and can asist with transporation and accommodations.

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San Angel Hospital

A small, modern, private hospital, located in the border city of Nuevo Laredo, right across the Texas border. 50% of the patients come from the United States, due to the proximity to the Texas border, and to the easy access by car and by air.

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San Javier Hospital

A 73 bed private, tertiary, full service hospital. San Javier Hospital is affiliated with 3,000 specialized, board certifies physicians, and offers the full range of medical specialties.

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San Javier Marina Hospital

A tertiary, modern, small hospital, which is part of the San Javier group of hospitals. The hospital employs 48 physicians in most medical specialties, and provides many services to accomodate private and foreign patients.

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San Fernando Hospital

One of Panama’s largest hospitals, offering a wide range of medical specialties and fully equipped facilities. Clinica Hospital San Fernando was the first hospital in Panama to be accredited by the JCI.

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Hospital Universitario de San Vicente Fundación

A large tertiary hospital with over 600 beds and over 400 physicians providing medical care in all medical specialties. The international office can assist patients with insurance, accommodation and transportation. Private rooms are available.

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Hospital San Jose Tec De Monterrey

A JCI accredited hospital, located 150 miles from the border with Texas, United States. The hospital is a full range tertiary care hospital, with five areas of excellence: Cardiology, Oncology, Neuroscience, Organ Transplant and Liver Disease.

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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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