Hyperthyroidism : when too much work - bad

Hyperthyroidism - is the work of the thyroid gland in emergency mode and, consequently, its production of too many hormones that greatly boosts the intensity of metabolic processes and leads to their violations, and further - to the malfunction of organs and systems of the whole organism.

The thyroid gland produces the hormones thyroxine, triiodothyronine and calcitonin.It is important that this hormone is produced no more and no less than necessary because they have a surplus and lack of harmful consequences for the body.For the balance sheet as follows hypothalamus and pituitary gland, but sometimes the chain fails, then the amount of thyroid hormones can get out of control.

Causes of hyperthyroidism

  • In 70% of cases the reason - the appearance of toxic diffuse goiter, formed by insufficient intake of iodine in the body.In this disease, toxins affect all organs and body systems.Complication is goiter life-threatening condition - thyrotoxic crisis, during which sharply violated virtually all bo
    dy functions.
  • Benign nodular tumors.
  • Autoimmune processes when the immune system starts to work against the body (thyroiditis).
  • a lot of stress, psychological trauma.

Lack of iodine in the diet leads to the so-called endemic goiter - a compensatory increase in thyroid when staying in food areas, the poor in iodine.

When raising the level of TSH forgivable

This also happens that a temporary increase in the level of TSH (thyroid stimulating hormone) caused by, for example, the state of pregnancy, adolescence, taking certain birth control contraceptives.This increase is considered to be physiological and usually does not last long.

The dangerous hyperactivity

hyperthyroidism can lead to lesions of the cardiovascular and nervous systems.These patients are very sweating, can not tolerate the high temperature of the air, they usually tachycardia, shortness of breath, frequent diarrhea, muscle weakness and tremors of extremities, nervousness, emaciation with good appetite.In the presence of goiter in patients have difficulty swallowing, dry and hot skin, swelling.In severe thyrotoxicosis characteristic symptom is exophthalmia.



doctors on the patient's condition is selected or pharmacological treatment (tireostatikami-drugs) or surgical (removal of the breast tissue) or a decrease in function of the gland of radioactive iodine radioisotopes.

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