Hyperthyroidism foundation provides patients a cure for hyperthyroidism.
Hyperthyroidism is commonly treated using antithyroid drugs or iodine-131 (radioiodine). However, antithyroid drugs have side effects and cannot cure all patients. Over 95% patients who are treated using iodine-131 will suffer the opposite of hyperthyroidism - hypothyroidism disease.
Antithyroid Drugs Have Side Effects
Antithyroid drugs, such as carbimazole (used in UK) and methimazole (used in US), and propylthiouracil, inhibit the production of thyroid hormones. Antithyroid drugs have side effects and cause liver damages, but the side effects are often not told to the patients at the beginning. Some patients have hyperthyroidism again once stops medication.
Radioactive Iodine-131 Leads to Hypothyroidism
Over 95% of patients suffer hypothyroidism after iodine-131 treatment and have to take thyroid extract medication for the rest of their lives. If you have to live with medication for the rest of your life, then it's not a cure.
Some common symptoms of hypothyroidism include:
- Slow speech and a hoarse, breaking voice
- Dry puffy skin, especially on the facee
- Thinning of the outer third of the eyebrows
- Abnormal menstrual cycless
- Thyroid-Related Depression
- Impaired memory
- Hair loss
Often patients are told they will have to take thyroid extracts after iodine-131 treatment, but are not well informed about the impact of hypothyroidism. Stop using one disease to replace another disease. Stop using iodine-131.
There is a Cure for Hyperthyroidism
The world is diverse, and there is more than one path to Rome. The disease cannot be cured in your country is well cured in another country. International Health Council brings resources around the globe to provide a cure for hyperthyroidism patients, so that you are not limited by your domestic resources. In collaboration with Beijing University of Chinese Medicine and Dong Zhi Men Hospital, International Health Council formed Hyperthyroidism Foundation to bring a cure for hyperthyroidism.
The therapy is combine with both western medication and Chinese medication. It takes advantages but avoids drawbacks on both sides.
Methimazole is an antithyroid drug. However, instead of being taken as a medicine, it's applied as cream on the skin. The cream is applied directly on the thyroid area on the neck to avoid going through digestion system. The cream penetrates the skin, attacks thyroid directly and avoids affecting the other organs.
Natural herbal medicine is used to adjust human body environment. Each herbal medicine prescription is a cocktail of many substances and tailored to the individual patient.
Hyperthyroidism Foundation is a social welfare program and we offer free services to patients and provide financial assistance to patients with low-income.
Patients are treated at Dong Zhi Men Hospital, the university's hospital of Beijing University of Chinese Medicine.