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Thyrotoxicosis - Symptoms and Treatment

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Thyrotoxicosis

Thyrotoxicosis is an illness that does not affect many people. But there are still people that are affected by this illness and this means that everyone does still have to remain vigilant when it comes to this disease because it can appear out of the blue so everyone does have to remain vigilant when it comes to this illness appearing in people. This illness only affects 2% of women and 0.2% of men so everyone is at risk. But it seems that not many people will become ill through this illness but it is important that everyone does remain very vigilant when it comes to this illness. It can strike anyone but thankfully there are treatments available for this disease so this shows that there are people that can overcome this illness but it has to be caught early otherwise the chances of someone surviving this illness will be less if they are diagnosed later then compared to someone who got this illness diagnosed earlier then everyone else.

Symptoms of Thyrotoxicosis

There are a lot of symptoms that will show up on people when they are contracting this disease. And the main symptoms that will show up on a patient that is showing possible signs of thyrotoxicosis will be the same kind of symptoms that will show up on a patient that has hyperthyroidism. This is because this disease is also to do with the main causes of hyperthyroidism, which is all to do with the thyroid gland in the throat which and when the rate of the hormones that come out of this gland increase then there is a high chance that this illness can then lead into thyrotoxicosis. The main symptoms that a doctor will look out for will be weight loss in a patient despite the fact that the patient might be in a diet, and also a rapid heartbeat will be present in the patient. An increase in the patient being nervous and also emotionally unstable these are also prime symptoms of the patient contracting this illness, also a intolerance of heat and also excessive sweating will be present in the patient. This can be very confusing for the patient and this can make them slightly depressed because they cannot understand what is going on. Also the patient’s eyes will be more bulging then normal and this is a prime symptom for the doctor to look for when they are diagnosing the patient. And one of the most common symptoms that a doctor will look for is an enlargement of the actual thyroid gland and the thyroid gland is located at the front of the neck and all doctors will be able to pinpoint the thyroid gland and then they can see if it is enlarged or not.

Treatment of Thyrotoxicosis

There is treatment available for thyrotoxicosis and these treatments will be decided by the patient and the doctor. Because of the fact that there are a few treatment options the doctor and the patient will have to agree on what treatment option will be available and also the best option for them. There is a medication that can be prescribed and most patients will prefer this option because of the fact that it can help them get on with their fast paced life and they can carry on going with what they want to do. There is also a surgery procedure that can be done and this option is not widely used by many people but it is widely available and can be known to be the best option for the patients. Also an injection that can be given to the patient on a regular basis can also be used.

Summary of Thyrotoxicosis

This illness can be very scary for the patient because of the fact that this illness can make a person feel very down and also very depressed. Thyrotoxicosis is very tough for a patient to go through but they can be given the correct treatment if they do go to the doctor early enough. But if they do go to the doctor too late then it seems that most of the treatment will not help them out but it seems that treatment is available for most patients.

Hope this article will provide you informaiton about thyrotoxicosis.

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  • Gloria 2012-02-08 11:45:36
    my FT3 3.24 pg/ml and my FT4 1.28 ng/dl my TSH 0.046 microU/ml can you please tell me the name of my thyroid disease taking into consideration that I don't suffer from weight loss and maybe I have a slight rapid heart beat from time to time that it will disappear as soon as I settle down .Thank you for answering my query
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