HYPERTHYROIDISM

HYPERTHYROIDISM

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Hyperthyroidism or Thyrotoxicosis is a condition where there is excess production of thyroid hormone by the thyroid gland.

CAUSES:

  • Grave’s disease is the commonest cause.
  • Multi-nodular goitre
  • Toxic Adenoma
  • Intake of too much Iodine
  • Tumour of pituitary gland

SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS:

  • Weight loss despite normal or increased appetite
  • Enlargement of thyroid gland
  • Heat intolerance
  • Palpitation
  • Dyspnoea
  • Irritability, emotional instability
  • Fatigue
  • High temperature
  • Increased sweating
  • Tremor
  • Increased heart rate
  • Osteoporosis
  • Diarrhoea
  • Ankle swelling
  • Muscle weakness
  • Itching
  • Absence of menses
  • Infertility

DIAGNOSIS

Diagnosis is suspected with the symptoms and signs, later following blood tests are done to confirm it :

  • T3, T4, TSH
  • Thyroid Scan.
  • TSI antibodies may reveal the cause of the disease

HOMOEOPATHIC MANAGEMENT:

  • GENERAL: People with hyperthyroidism are usually advised to avoid iodine rich food like sea food, intake of iodised salts, etc
  • Homoeopathic Management: Symptomatic treatment of patient with homoeopathy medicines based on constitution, physical, mental and psychological symptoms helps in not only controlling the disease but in avoiding progression of disease with further adverse complications.

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