Over active thyroid or hyperthyroidism occurs when the thyroid gland does not function properly. When the gland synthesizes unwarranted amounts of the thyroid hormones, symptoms of hyperthyroidism become evident.
Furthermore, thyroid irregularities and thyroid dysfunction is a lot commoner in women than in men.
Manifestations Or Symptoms Of Hyperthyroidism
- Weight loss
- Nervousness, irritability and agitation
- extreme sweating
- intolerance to heat
- Increased bowel movements
- Increased heart rate
- reduced concentration
Over Active Thyroid Treatment
Management of thyroid dysfunction and hyperthyroidism requires a multi-disciplinary approach.
It comprises of prescribed drugs and medications, dietary changes, regular exercise, lifestyle changes, and in some cases surgery.
- Anti-thyroid drugs: anti-thyroid drugs are prescribed by the endocrinologist to manage the symptoms of hyperthyroidism. These medicines build up in the thyroid gland and obstruct the synthesis of the thyroid hormones, thus, reducing an over production.
- Radio-active iodine: radioactive iodine is also used to treat and handle hyperthyroidism. It is given orally, in liquid form or as pills to ablate the hyper-active thyroid gland.
- Surgery: in certain cases the physician / endocrinologist may recommend surgical intervention to bring about cure.
- Diet: most importantly, a lifestyle overhaul is a must. Steer clear of meat, milk and eggs.
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