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Can hyperthyroidism be fixed?

I was diagnosed with hyperthyroidism. Can hyperthyroidism be fixed?

3 Answers

Usually can be controlled with medications
Depends on the underlying reason for hyperthyroidism. High thyroid hormone levels can result from autoimmune disease, viral infection or overactive thyroid nodule. Each condition has it's specific treatment options.
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In short, yes, there is a cure that is complete but it leaves you with having to take a thyroid supplement. Removing your thyroid through surgery or destroying your thyroid through medication will cure hyperthyroidism. However, once your thyroid is removed or destroyed, you'll need to take thyroid hormone replacement medications for the rest of your life.