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Talking to Your Doctor About Hyperthyroidism
by Editorial Staff and Contributors
You have a unique medical history. Therefore, it is essential to talk with your doctor about your personal risk factors and/or experience with hyperthyroidism. By talking openly and regularly with your doctor, you can take an active role in your care.
General Tips for Gathering Information
You will need to allow enough time to obtain all previous records of radiology before meeting with your doctor. These records would include thyroid ultrasounds, nuclear medicine thyroid scan and/or uptake, lab tests of thyroid function, and treatments. Collect and gather this information by contacting previous doctors or places the testing and procedures were done and bring the records with you. Also be sure to bring a current medication list with names of medications and doses that you are taking.
Here are some other tips that will make it easier for you to talk to your doctor:
Specific Questions to Ask Your Doctor
About Other Medical Problems
About Your Risk of Developing Hypothyroidism
About Treatment Options
Hyperthyroidism and thyrotoxicosis. EBSCO DynaMed Plus website. Available at: http://www.dynamed.... Updated July 27, 2017. Accessed November 28, 2017.
Tips for talking to your doctor. American Academy of Family Physicians Family Doctor website. Available at:
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Updated May 2014. Updated November 28, 2017.
Last reviewed November 2017 by EBSCO Medical Review Board James Cornell, MD
Last Updated: 12/20/2014
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