The thyroid gland is such a ‘plain’ organ of the human body that hardly anybody pays attention to it. Nevertheless, it is important to check the thyroid gland regularly, as increase of its function can cause a disease such as hyperthyroidism. Our article will explain you what it is and how to manage this disease.
This disease is considered a clinical syndrome, which is characterized by too high hormonal activity of the thyroid gland. During the disease, this organ produces an excessive amount of thyroid hormones that supersaturate the blood and accelerate all metabolic processes in the body. Hyperthyroidism often affects young women.
Hyperthyroidism have the following symptoms:
On the outside, hyperthyroidism can be recognized by strongly bulging eyes and sort of swollen anterior part of the neck.
The disease can occur due to:
If you have hyperthyroidism, it is important to adjust your diet:
When the disease is at an early developmental stage, the doctor can recommend thyreostatic agents, as well as antithyroid agents that regulate the thyroid gland functioning. If after a prolonged course of medicine therapy the symptoms there are still symptoms of the disease, the doctor prescribes treatment with radioactive iodine or surgery.