Preparation Before Thyroid Ablation Therapy?
Good afternoon doctor. I fida age 26 yr from lamongan regency I suffered hyperthyroidism approximately 5 yrs ago I have been doing routine treatment for about 2 years and for 1 yr the results have been normal. ask what preparations I prepared considering I have a toddler And how much should I prepare? I suggest ablation in Semarang Thank you in advance
Good morning Fida, thank you for asking at HealthReplies.com. The thyroid gland is a gland that produces hormones that help the body to control temperature, heart rate, growth, metabolism, and so on. In those who have hyperthyroidism, all these processes are accelerated so that there must be a reduction in hormones in various ways, whether in the form of oral medication, surgery, or ablation.
Thyroid ablation therapy is done by drinking certain radiation materials to you, which then this material will be processed by the body, circulating with blood to various places and then when it reaches the thyroid gland area, this substance will destroy the existing thyroid gland. If it cannot be drunk, this material can be injected directly into a vein.
Regarding your question, preparations that may be carried out before the ablation procedure can be blood tests, urine tests, or thyroid scans to find out the function of your thyroid gland and find out if you are pregnant or not, stopping certain types of drugs, and restrictions to abstain from certain foods. That should be limited, for example in the form of eggs only one grain per week, milk should only be around 5-7 teaspoons per day, cheese can only be 25 grams per week, yogurt and ice cream can only be one serving per week. While those that must be completely avoided are fish, seafood, seaweed, milk chocolate, white chocolate, fast food, bread, cakes, and biscuits made from eggs and butter, and green vegetables.
For more details, actually these things will be explained again when you have communicated it with the doctor who treats you, so you don't need to worry. Regarding how much it costs to be prepared, we cannot provide this information, but you can call the available hospital in Semarang first to ask before actually coming to the place. So, hopefully answering your question.