Hyperthyroidism Causes, Symptoms And Treatment

What is hyperthyroidism?

In hyperthyroidism, the thyroid works too fast. He therefore makes too much thyroid hormone.

Possible causes are: Graves disease, goiter, Plummer's disease, the thyroid from damage caused by a thyroid inflammation or excessive use of iodine.

What are the signs and symptoms of hyperthyroidism?
In hyperthyroidism, you may encounter the following symptoms:
  1. You loses weight quickly, while normal or even overeating.
  2. You suffer from palpitations.
  3. You have high blood pressure.
  4. You sweat a lot.
  5. You have diarrhea.
  6. You have suffered from heat.
  7. You will feel nervous.
  8. You are easily irritated.
  9. You are short of breath.

 He therefore makes too much thyroid hormone Hyperthyroidism Causes, Symptoms And Treatment

Your thyroid gland is larger than normal. You can feel like a swelling in your neck. Also, there are lumps in the thyroid.
Half of the men with hyperthyroidism has a too rapid ejaculation.
In hyperthyroidism are several treatments. There are drugs that reduce the production of thyroid hormone. Also, a treatment with radioactive iodine (a mouthful) causes the thyroid slowdowns.
The disadvantage of these methods is that the thyroid gland are often too slow to start working again (hypothyroidism). You must swallow thyroid tablets.
Sometimes surgery is the best solution. Here, the doctor has a large part of the thyroid gland road. Usually the remaining part then just making enough hormones. You do not have to swallow thyroid hormones.

How do you get hyperthyroidism?

Causes of hyperthyroidism
There are several diseases that can cause hyperthyroidism. Examples are:
  1. graves disease;
  2. thyroid inflammation,
  3. goiter;
  4. an overactive pituitary gland, causing the thyroid gland produces too much thyroid hormone;
  5. plummer's disease;
  6. excessive use of iodine;
  7. a benign tumor of the thyroid gland.

What is the treatment for hyperthyroidism?

There are various treatments possible on hyperthyroidism. The doctor will discuss with you which treatment is best for you.
  1. A drug therapy lowers the production of thyroid hormones. You thereby usually produces too little thyroid hormones. To prevent this you also get thyroid hormone tablets (levothyroxine).
  2. Treatment with radioactive iodine, also called a SIP. You must swallow a capsule with radioactive iodine in it. This is by the thyroid gland. The thyroid gland will operate more slowly. Sometimes the thyroid working too slowly. You will then receive thyroid hormone tablets (levothyroxine). Sometimes it works the thyroid gland after the iodine treatment still too fast. You will get probably one more time the same treatment. For this treatment you should a few days stay in the hospital. The radioactive iodine will get you in the form of liquid or capsules. Within six months you should the effect of treatment brands. In the mean time you will get medications. Ten years after this treatment has a great deal of people an underactive thyroid gland (hypothyroidism).
  3. In an operation (thyroidectomy) retrieves the Surgeon a lot of the thyroid way. The remaining part usually makes just enough thyroid hormone. Sometimes it works to slow the thyroid gland after this treatment. You will then get levothyroxine tablets. It can also happen that the thyroid gland after a surgical treatment still works fast. In that case, a second surgery may be required. The doctor may also decide to treat you with medications or with radioactive iodine.

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