Several treatments for hyperthyroidism exist depending on one’s age, physical condition, the underlying cause of the hyperthyroidism, personal preference and the severity of your disorder. Possible treatments include:
1. Ingesting radioactive iodine to shrink the thyroid gland,
2. Anti-thyroid medications e.g. methimazole that gradually reduces symptoms of hyperthyroidism by preventing your thyroid gland from producing excess amounts of hormones.
3. Surgery (thyroidectomy). If you’re pregnant or you otherwise can’t tolerate anti-thyroid drugs and don’t want to or can’t have radioactive iodine therapy, you may be a candidate for thyroid surgery.