Hyperthyroidism occurs when the thyroid gland faces an overproduction releasing a huge amount of the hormone thyroxine. This condition can accelerate considerably the metabolism of the body. Leading to irregular or rapid heartbeat, sudden loss of weight, irritability or nervousness, sleeplessness, shaking and sweating.
An overactive thyroid, known also a hyperthyroidism, is an overproduction of thyroid hormones. Hyperthyroidism can occur as the result of different causes, for example, stimulation of the thyroid via the immune system, an autonomous overactivity of the thyroid gland or thyroid nodules, as well as an excessive amount of medications containing thyroid hormones.
Women are generally more likely to be affected by hyperthyroidism than men. Overproduction leads to a faster metabolic rate and is expressed as insomnia, nervousness, shaking, heart palpitations, and weight loss despite an increased hunger. Sometimes the overactive thyroid gland can be seen as a small or large growth in the throat, often referred to as a thyroid nodule. Hyperthyroidism caused by the immune system (Besedow disease) is often characterized by strongly projecting eyeballs.
When suffering from hyperthyroidism, medication containing iodine and contrast agents should be avoided, as they can cause serious reactions (so-called thyrotoxic crisis). Treatment of an overactive thyroid depends on the causes. It can include medication, the so-called radioiodine therapy, or eventually a surgery.
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Proceed as follows to enter your current symptoms.
Click on the appropriate body part on the picture. Select one/multiple symptoms corresponding to your complaint.
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Once you have selected all applicable symptoms, click the “analyze disease pattern”-button.
Accordingly, you will get a list of possible diseases and matching doctor categories who can further help you.
You can inform yourself about the possible diseases by reading the related information. But you can also return to the previous step and add more symptoms or delete already added ones to further narrow down your disease pattern.
Click on the desired doctor category to find a doctor who can help you.
If you are logged in with your profile, you will be displayed the appropriate doctors in your area. Otherwise you can enter an address in the “address” field and you will be displayed a doctor’s list around that specified address.
You will receive further information about the displayed doctors when you press on “details”.
Online bookable doctors in your area will be indicated with the notation “Book appointment” or “Book externally”, additionally they will be displayed on top of the list for your convenience.
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