What is hyperthyroidism?
Hyperthyroidism is a disease that occurs when the thyroid gland is overactive and makes excessive amounts of thyroid hormone.
Where is it located?
The thyroid gland is a butterfly-shaped gland located in the front of your neck and releases hormones that control your metabolism, breathing, heart rate, nervous system, and many other functions in the body.
Symptoms of hyperthyroidism may include the following:
Hyperthyroidism is diagnosed based on many factors: symptoms, physical exams, blood tests, and ultrasounds. It all depends on the doctors’ judgment.
Treatments Include :
- Antithyroid medications: this will interfere with the overproduction of thyroid hormones.
- Radioactive iodine: this will damage the cells that make thyroid hormones.
- Surgery: the doctor will remove parts or the entire thyroid gland, this is necessary if your body doesn’t respond to any of the therapies.
If you experience the symptoms described, you may want to speak with an endocrinologist or a doctor as soon as possible, it is very important that you get checked by a doctor to prevent any unwanted pain and disease. You can speak with our doctors by scheduling an appointment at 407-409-8067.