Hyperthyroidism magnifies all the processes that thyroid hormone normally regulates. Patients can therefore experience a rapid heartbeat, profuse sweating, heat intolerance, insomnia, diarrhea, and weight loss. They look like their bodies have gone into overdrive. All this heightened metabolic activity can lead to profound weight loss, fatigue, and weakness.
Thyroid gland is a butterfly-shaped endocrine (meaning ductless) gland, located at the base of the neck. It is a part of an intricate network of the endocrine system, which secretes hormones directly into the bloodstream. The endocrine system is responsible for coordinating many of the body’s activities, including metabolism.
symptoms of hyperthyroidism?
In her case, the thyroid gland is overactive. It produces hormones in abundance. It affects about 1% of women and is it is less common in men. Excessive thyroid hormone production leads to symptoms such as:
What are the signs and symptoms of encephalitis in infants & children?
The signs and symptoms of encephalitis are similar for everyone. They experience flu-like signs and symptoms, which may progressively worsen and continue for a period of time. These are:
How is hyperthyroidism diagnosed??
The diagnosis of hyperthyroidism is confirmed by blood tests revealing increased thyroid hormones (T3 and/or T4) and a suppressed level of the pituitary hormone TSH, which regulates the thyroid gland.
How do you treat hyperthyroidism?
Treatment of Graves disease or an overactive thyroid nodule involves one of three basic modalities: Medications that inhibit the synthesis of thyroid hormones. Radioactive iodine, which destroys thyroid tissue and is the most common treatment for Graves disease. It can’t be used in pregnant women since it can cross the placenta and damage the fetus thyroid gland. Surgery—used mostly for overactive thyroid nodules.
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