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Hyperthyroidism

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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.

The thyroid gland produces the thyroid hormone, which controls many activities in your body, including how fast you burn calories and how fast your heart beats. Depending on how much or how little hormone your thyroid makes, you may often feel restless or tired, or you may lose or gain weight. Women are more likely than men to have thyroid diseases, especially right after pregnancy and after menopause.

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:

  • Restlessness
  • Nervousness
  • Racing heart
  • Increased sweating
  • Shaking
  • Anxiety, Weight loss
  • Brittle hair and nails, Trouble sleeping
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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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