2. Radioactive Iodine Therapy

Radioactive iodine is one of the oldest and most reliable treatments of hyperthyroidism. Typically, patients are given radioactive iodine orally for several weeks or months, depending on the severity of the condition. Over time, this treatment will cause the thyroid gland to shrink and stop producing too much thyroxine. This cures your hyperthyroidism so that you do not have to take daily medication or deal with returning symptoms. Overall, this is a safe and simple treatment of hyperthyroidism, why is why so many physicians turn to it right away. However, many people experience hypothyroidism as a direct result of using radioactive iodine.