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Graves Disease Treatment in San Francisco, CA

The purpose of treatment is to control the overactivity of the thyroid gland. Beta-blockers such as propranolol are often used to treat symptoms of rapid heart rate, sweating, and anxiety until the hyperthyroidism is controlled. Hyperthyroidism is treated with antithyroid medications, radioactive iodine, or surgery.

Both radiation and surgery result in the need for lifelong use of replacement thyroid hormones, because these treatments destroy or remove the gland.

The eye problems related to Graves disease usually disappear when medications, radiation, or surgery solve the hyperthyroidism problem. Sometimes use of prednisone (a steroid medication, which suppresses the immune system) is required to reduce eye irritation and swelling.

Taping the eyes closed at night to prevent drying may sometimes be required. Sunglasses and eyedrops may lessen irritation of the eyes. Rarely, surgery may be needed to return the eyes to their normal position.

At California Sinus Centers, we understand the complexities of Graves Disease and its impact on overall health. Our team of specialists is dedicated to providing comprehensive treatment options tailored to each patient’s needs.

Treatment for Graves Disease aims to control the overactivity of the thyroid gland and manage associated symptoms. Beta-blockers like propranolol are commonly used to alleviate symptoms such as rapid heart rate, sweating, and anxiety during the initial stages of treatment. Hyperthyroidism, a common feature of Graves Disease, may be managed with antithyroid medications, radioactive iodine therapy, or surgery.

While radiation and surgery may effectively address hyperthyroidism, they often result in the need for lifelong replacement thyroid hormone therapy. Additionally, eye problems associated with Graves Disease typically improve with treatment for hyperthyroidism. In some cases, medications like prednisone may be prescribed to reduce eye irritation and swelling.

For comprehensive Graves Disease treatment in San Francisco, CA, schedule a consultation with our experienced team today. We’re here to guide you through every step of your treatment journey and help you achieve optimal health and well-being.

What Should I Expect From Graves Disease Treatment?

For most people, Graves disease responds well to treatment. However, thyroid surgery or radioactive iodine will sometimes cause hypothyroidism, which can lead to weight gain, depression, and mental and physical sluggishness. Antithyroid medications can also have serious side effects.

Schedule a Consultation for Graves Disease Treatment in San Francisco, CA

California Sinus Centers offers testing and treatment for Graves disease at our ENT clinics throughout San Francisco, Palo Alto, and San Jose, CA. If you have been experiencing eye issues due to Graves disease, don’t hesitate to call our ENT clinics and schedule your consultation with our ENT surgeons.

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