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Ask the doctor: What should I do for thyroiditis?

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Q. I was diagnosed with thyroiditis after a sinus infection and ended up with hyperthyroidism. I don't like to take medications, but I don't want to do myself harm by not taking care of this problem. Can I reverse hyperthyroidism naturally without taking medications?

A. The term thyroiditis is used to describe a diverse group of disorders, all of which include some form of thyroid inflammation. The good news is that when thyroiditis is diagnosed during or following an acute infection, it usually isn't permanent.

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