• Hyperthyroidism

    Hyperthyroidism Treatment Options

    What are your options once you have a formal diagnosis ? My goal with this post is to present what is out there, combined with a little of my personal experience. Treatments The unfortunate circumstance for hyperthyroidism is that depending on the severity traditional medical treatments are truly limited. Antithyroid medication, beta blockers or radioactive iodine are the most common treatments, on occasion surgical intervention is required. What they don’t tell you, is that it’s a lifelong disease and whatever treatment path you take has to be sustained. Medications Medications are prescribed almost immediately or at least in my experience that was the first suggestion. The severity of my symptoms…

  • Hyperthyroidism

    Hyperthyroidism – Symptoms and Diagnosis

    Hyperthyroidism occurs when there is an excessive amount of the thyroid hormone being produced. The degree to which you feel the symptoms is going to vary from person to person.   There are some common signs and symptoms for someone who has hyperthyroidism. Symptoms Irritability Muscle Weakness Trouble Sleeping Rapid Heart Rate Heat Intolerance Tremors Thinning Skin Brittle Hair Diarrhea Weight loss Opthalmopathy (bulging eyes) Enlargement of the gland (goiter) Graves Disease Graves’ disease is an immune system disorder where there is an abnormal stimulation of the thyroid gland caused by an antibody in the blood that attaches to thyroid cells.  There isn’t a ton of information as to why…