Hyperthyroidism is a medical condition wherein the thyroid gland becomes abnormal and releases an excess of the thyroid hormones (thyroxine and triiodothyronine). It is owing to this reason that hyperthyroidism is often referred to as ‘overactive thyroid’.
There are several common symptoms of hyperthyroidism in men, which should not be ignored or left untreated. Hypothyroidism is another form of thyroid imbalance in men wherein they possess low thyroid hormone levels or have an underactive thyroid gland.
Hyperthyroidism could occur as a result of several medical conditions and diseases, which include
Treatment of hyperthyroidism depends on its cause and symptoms. Antithyroid medications, taking radioactive iodine (stops the excess production of hormones) and surgery to remove the thyroid are the treatment options. Beta-blockers, such as propranolol, may also be used to treat some of the symptoms associated with hyperthyroidism, such as rapid heart rate, sweating and anxiety.
Symptoms of hyperthyroidism should never be ignored as they may have negative impact on several organs.
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