Hyperthyroidism: An insight into symptoms, risk factors and treatments
Hyperthyroidism is a common endocrine disease. Hyperthyroidism, which is also known as hyperthyroid or overactive thyroid, occurs when the thyroid gland makes too much thyroxine, the hormone that is mainly responsible for managing metabolism. It also affects your heart, muscles, bones, and cholesterol. The over secretion can lead to over-activity of metabolism and can cause weight loss, a rapid or irregular heartbeat, sweating, nervousness, irritability, anxiety etc. making them nervous, irritable and anxious. Hyperthyroidism affects many cells and tissues throughout the body, including the brain, heart, bone, skin and intestinal tract.
Here are some symptoms of hyperthyroidism:
- Enlarged thyroid
- Increased heart rate and blood pressure
- Lighter and less frequent menstrual cycle
- Irritated and/or bulging eyes with redness or visible blood vessels on the white part of the eye
- Anxiety, irritability and nervousness
- Fatigue, poor restless sleep
- Increased appetite — with or without weight loss
- The feeling of a “lump” in the throat
- Increased number of bowel movements per day
What are some of the risk factors for hyperthyroidism?
Some of the best endocrinologist in Chennai will ask you about your symptoms and do a physical exam. He/ She will then make you sit for a blood test to see how much thyroid hormone your body is making. Sometimes hyperthyroidism is found while you are having a test for another reason. You may be surprised to find out that you have this problem.
How can hyperthyroidism be treated?
You can avail the best treatment for thyroid in Chennai at Dr Ram’s Diabetic and Endocrine Clinic. If your symptoms are bothering you, your doctor can give you pills which can help you feel better and then decide on the treatment together. Hyperthyroidism can lead to more serious problems. So even if your symptoms do not bother you, you will still be needing treatment. Treatment will depend on several things including age, type of treatment, time etc.
Even after the best treatment for thyroid in Chennai is done, the patient will be needing regular blood tests. The tests are done to check if hyperthyroidism has come back. They also check to see if you are making enough thyroid hormone. Sometimes treatment cures hyperthyroidism but causes the opposite problem which is producing too little thyroid hormone. If this happens, you will be needed to take thyroid hormone pills for the rest of your life.
Dr.Ram’s Diabetes & Endocrine Clinic is the first exclusive state of the art diabetes, thyroid and endocrinology super speciality clinic in Anna Nagar and caters to people in and around Anna Nagar, Thirumangalam, Mogappair, Nolambur, Perambur, Avadi and Ambattur.
The Diabetes & Endocrine Clinic is run by Dr.S.Ramkumar, who has been trained and worked in India’s prestigious All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Delhi. He has full accreditation in Diabetes and Endocrinology, awarded with both DNB Endocrinology and DM Endocrinology, from Medical Council of India and has expertise in the management of diabetes and endocrine conditions. He is one of the top 10 endocrinologists in Chennai.