Once your doctor analyzes your symptoms and medical history, they will perform a physical examination to look for signs of the condition.
Additionally, they will request a series of tests that will help them establish an accurate diagnosis, such as blood tests, ultrasound, radioactive iodine uptake test, MRI, and computed tomography.
The treatment plan will seek to prevent the overproduction of thyroid hormones and minimize symptoms, which is why antithyroid drugs and beta-blockers are usually prescribed, although, in more severe cases, radioactive iodine therapy or a thyroidectomy can also be performed, which is the surgical removal of the thyroid.
On the other hand, treatment for Graves’ ophthalmopathy may include:
- Moisturizing eye drops.
- Orbital decompression surgery.
At ABC Medical Center’s Internal Medicine Department, we offer health care services with the highest quality and safety, from the prevention, diagnosis, timely treatment, and monitoring of infectious, respiratory, endocrinological, dermatological, rheumatic, nephrological, gastrointestinal, and hematological pathologies of both chronic-degenerative diseases and acute conditions, through a comprehensive and multidisciplinary model.