Iodine I-131 Low Dose Therapy in Dubai at CMC Hospital
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Thyroid Clinic Endocrinology

Iodine I-131 Low Dose Therapy in Dubai for Thyroid Conditions

The Thyroid Clinic at CMC Hospital Dubai, a multidisciplinary team involving endocrinologists, oncologists and radiologists, offers Iodine I-131 low dose therapy as a safe and effective treatment for several thyroid conditions. It uses radioactive iodine (I-131) to destroy thyroid tissue, either partially or completely, depending on the specific condition and customised treatment plan.

How does Iodine I-131 Low Dose Therapy work?

  • Normally, your thyroid gland absorbs iodine from your blood to produce thyroid hormones.
  • I-131 is a radioactive isotope of iodine that mimics regular iodine and gets absorbed by your thyroid gland.
  • Once inside the gland, the I-131 emits radiation that destroys surrounding thyroid cells.
  • The destroyed cells are then naturally eliminated by your body.

Conditions treated with Iodine I-131 low dose therapy include:

  • Graves’ disease
  • Toxic nodules
  • Thyroid cancer (certain types of thyroid cancer, especially differentiated thyroid cancers)
  • Remnant thyroid ablation: Destroying remaining thyroid tissue after surgery for thyroid cancer

Benefits of Iodine I-131 low dose therapy:

  • Non-invasive (no surgery required)
  • Effective: Treats the underlying cause of hyperthyroidism and thyroid cancer.
  • Safe: Low doses minimize side effects.
  • Outpatient procedure: Can be done in a clinic or hospital setting.
  • Long-term patient outcomes: Can permanently cure hyperthyroidism and thyroid cancer in many cases.

The Procedure:

  • You will receive a capsule containing a low dose of I-131 orally.
  • You may need to stay in the hospital for a short period after receiving the treatment.
  • You will be given instructions to follow to minimize radiation exposure to others.
  • You will need regular blood tests to monitor your thyroid hormone levels.
  • You may need additional treatment if your thyroid hormone levels are too low.

Iodine I-131 low dose therapy is a well-established, safe, effective and non-invasive treatment for various thyroid conditions such as hyperthyroidism and specific types of thyroid cancer.

FAQ's

I-131 Low Dose Therapy is considered a safe therapy, there may be some minor side effects that differ patient to patient, these will be discussed with you by your physician.

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