Radioiodine for Thyroid Treatment – Part 1

The thyroid is a small gland located at the front of the neck, just at the spot where a bow tie would rest. It has left and right halves (called lobes) that look like a butterfly’s wings. It manufactures the hormones that help control metabolism and growth. To do its job, it needs a chemical element called iodine that the body absorbs from the foods you eat and the water you drink and concentrates it in the thyroid gland to produce these hormones. Thyroid treatment with radioactive iodine has been used successfully for over 40 years to treat two main conditions: hyperthyroidism (overactive […]