Hyperthyroidism

Hyperthyroidism is a condition in which an overactive thyroid gland is producing an excessive amount of thyroid hormones that circulate in the blood. The two most important thyroid hormones are thyroxine (T4) and triiodothyronine (T3) The hormone with the most biological activity is T3. Once released from the thyroid gland into the blood, a large amount of T4 is converted to T3 – the more active hormone that affects the metabolism of cells.                          .           

Causes—

  1. Abnormal Secretion Of  TSH (pituitary tumor, trophoblastic tumor)
  2. Amiodarone (Anti-Arrhythmic Medicine)
  3. Excessive Intake Of Thyroid Hormones
  4. Graves Disease
  5. Thyroiditis(viral, lymphocytic)
  6. Toxic Nodular Goiter
  7. Smoking
  8. Stressful Life

Symptoms  And Signs-

  1. Apathy
  2. Confusion(In Elders)
  3. Dementia
  4. Depression
  5. Difficulty in Breathing
  6. Disturbed Sleep
  7. Double Vision
  8. Excessive Sweating
  9. Fatigue
  10. Frequent Urination
  11. Hyperactivity
  12. Increased Appetite
  13. Infertility
  14. Loss Of Interest In Sex
  15. Mood Swings, Irritability and Nervousness
  16. Muscle Weakness
  17. Oligomenorrhoea/Amenorrhoea
  18. Ophthalmoplegia
  19. Palpitations
  20. Pruritis
  21. Pass Stools Frequently
  22. Pretibial Myxedema
  23. Protruding Eyes (Exophthalmos)
  24. Sensitivity To Heat
  25. Steatorrhoea
  26. Sudden Weight Loss or Gain
  27. Tremors
  28. Thinning of hairs
  29. Thyroid acropachy

Investigations—

  • Blood tests-levels of TSH, T3, and free T4
  • Radioactive iodine uptake
  • Orbit CT scan
  • ultrasound
  • Thyroid stimulating immunoglobulin (TSI)
  • Thyroid peroxidase (TPO) antibody
  • Anti-TSH receptor antibody

Treatment—

Ayurvedic Medicines

Surgery

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