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Monday, May 10, 2021

Ablation is a solution for hyperthyroidism

Hyperthyroidism occurs when the gland produces too much thyroxine, which can cause a rapid metabolism, unintended weight loss, and a fast and irregular heartbeat.

There are many methods of treating hyperthyroidism. Doctors use anti-thyroid drugs and radioactive iodine to slow down thyroid hormone production. Sometimes the treatment includes surgery to remove all or part of the thyroid gland.

Although hyperthyroidism can be dangerous if you ignore it, most people respond well once the condition is diagnosed and treated.

Symptoms
Hyperthyroidism can mimic other health problems, which may make it difficult for your doctor to diagnose them.It can also cause a wide range of signs and symptoms, including:

Unintended weight loss
Accelerated heartbeat
Abnormal heart rhythm
Heart palpitations
Binge eating
Nervousness, anxiety and irritability
Shivering
Changes in menstrual patterns
Excessive sensitivity to heat
Changes in bowel movement patterns
An enlarged thyroid gland (goiter)
Fatigue, muscle weakness
Difficulty sleeping
Thinning of the skin
Thin and brittle hair
Older adults are likely to have no subtle signs, symptoms, or symptoms, such as increased heart rate, heat intolerance, and feeling tired during normal activities.

Risk factors
Risk factors for hyperthyroidism include:

Family history, especially Graves’ disease
Being female
Personal history of certain chronic diseases such as type 1 diabetes, pernicious anemia and primary adrenal insufficiency
Complications
Hyperthyroidism can lead to a number of complications, including:

Heart problems
Fragile bones
Eye problems
Redness and swelling of the skin
A bout of thyrotoxicosis
Treated
There are many treatments for hyperthyroidism. Determining the most appropriate approach for you depends on your age, physical condition, the underlying cause of the hyperthyroidism, as well as personal preferences and the severity of the disorder. Possible treatments include:

Radioactive iodine.
Anti-thyroid medications.
Beta blockers.
Surgery (thyroidectomy).

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