Hyperthyroid symptoms, causes and treatment

Thyroid is a gland situated in front of neck and is responsible for the storage and production of drugs.Thyroid hormones controls the blood pressure, normalize the body temperature and regulate body metabolism. Both the less production and more production of thyroid hormones are harmful for health.If less thyroid hormones are produced by thyroid, the body  metabolism slows and causes passiveness.Whereas more secretion of thyroid hormones causes high heart rate, and  nervousness.

Symptoms of Hyperthyroidism disease:

1)Loss in weight– There is a sudden and unnoticed weight loss.The person feels lethargic even  after eating well.

2)Unpleasant feeling and cold- The person suffering from hyperthyroidism feel cold even at normal room temperature.

3)Muscle weakness- Person suffering from hperthyroidism feels lethargic and weakness some time.

4)Hair loss- There is a rapid and severe hair loss, the hair line also becomes thin.

5)Lack of concentration- Children suffering from hyperthyroidism find difficulty to concentrate well.They also become confused about various things some time.

6)Irregular menstrual periods- The menstrual period are either not reguale or skipped.

7)Tremors- People suffering from hyperthyroidism feels tremors in hands.

8)Dypsnea- The person experiences shortness of breadth followed by increase in heart rate.

9) Appetite increases- The appetite increases in spite of loss in weight.

10)Erectile Dysfunction- The men suffering from hyperthyroidism have erectile dysfunction.

Causes of Hyperthyroidism:

The tumours in the pituitary gland, increase in the intake of iodine,inflammation of thyroid glands are the causes for hyperthyroidism.The other causes include Grave’s disease, in which the body’s immune system starts creating a antibody which makes the thyroid gland to release extra amount of thyroid hormones.

Postpartum is also a cause for hyperthyroidism in which the women is affected after pregnancy.Every five out of ten women suffers from hyperthyroidism after pregnancy.

The creation of nodules across thyroid gland and the formation of lump  increases the amount of thyroid hormone in blood.Thus causing hyperthyroidism in a person.

Treatment of Hyperthyroidism:

If you feel any of the above symptoms or you consciously feel that you are the one under the grip of hyperthyroidism, then its better to consult your doctor.There are many anti-thyroid drugs available which could prevents the thyroid gland from making excess hormones.But these medicines may have harmful side-effects.

Radioactive iodine also works well to cure hyperthyroidism.The iodine taken is in radioactive form  helps in  killing the thyroid cells.

A healthy well balanced diet also beneficial for curing hyperthyroidism.Try to reduce the intake of salt in your diet,avoid intake of foods like seaweeds, mosses and other such sea foods.Increase the intake of protein,fats,and carbohydrates.

Avoid the intake of coffee and tea, dairy products.Start taking fresh fruits and vegetables in your daily diet.

“The information present here is for general purpose please consult your doctor before taking any medication/therapy”


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