The term hyperthyroidism refers to any condition in which there is too much hormone thyroid in the body. In other words, the thyroid gland is hyperactive .
This disease occurs when the thyroid it releases too much of its hormones in a short (acute) or long (chronic) period of time. This problem can be caused by many diseases and conditions such as:
1. Receiving too much iodo . 2. Illness Serious (represents the majority of cases of hyperthyroidism ). 3. Inflammation of the thyroid (thyroiditis ) due to viral infections or other causes. Four. Tumors not cancerous of the thyroid gland Or the hypophysis . 5. Take large amounts of thyroid hormone . 6. Tumors of the testicles or the ovaries.
To learn more about the causes, symptoms and risk factors in this disease, in GetQoralHealth we present you a video of ihealthtube where Dr. Todd Ferguson, from Dynamic Healing Center, Moorhead, EU .:
The treatment will depend on the cause and severity of the symptoms.
In an interview for GetQoralHealth , the endocrinologist and diabetologist,María Elena Sañudo, explains the diagnosis and treatment of hyperthyroidism:
The hyperthyroidism It is usually treated with one or more of these methods:
1. Medicines anti thyroid . 2. Radioactive iodine (that destroys the thyroid and stops the excessive production of hormones ). 3. Surgery to remove the thyroid .
In case you have to remove the thyroid with surgery, or destroy it with radiation substitute pills are prescribed thyroid hormone for the rest of life.
The beta blockers , As the propranolol , are used to treat some of the symptoms as heart rate fast, sweating and anxiety , until you can control the hyperthyroidism .
While there is no way to prevent hyperthyroidism It is usually curable and rarely fatal. Even some of its causes can disappear without treatment.