What is Hyperthyroidism?
Hyperthyroidism (also known as Grave’s Disease) is an immune disorder of the butterfly-shaped gland in the throat (thyroid).
Hyperthyroidism (Grave’s Disease) is when antibodies called thyrotropin receptor antibodies, (TRAb) or thyroid-stimulating immunoglobulins (TSI) work overtime. These antibodies bind to receptors on the surface of thyroid cells.
They then stimulate those cells, causing them to overproduce and secrete thyroid hormones, resulting in an overactive thyroid (hyperthyroidism).
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Symptoms of Hyperthyroidism
- Nervousness, anxiety, and irritability
- Sudden weight loss
- Increased appetite
- Tremor in hands or fingers
- Rapid heartbeat (tachycardia)
- Increased sensitivity to heat
- Fine, brittle hair
- Changes in bowel patterns
- Skin thinning
- Fatigue, muscle weakness
- An enlarged thyroid gland (goiter)
Hyperthyroidism can lead to heart trouble, brittle bones, eye problems, skin issues, and Thyrotoxic crisis. These complications can undoubtedly be avoided or reversed once managed by your Aylo Health provider.
There are several treatments available for hyperthyroidism–it all depends on age, physical condition, the cause of hyperthyroidism, and the severity. At Aylo Health, our treatments include radioactive iodine, anti-thyroid medications, beta-blockers, and surgery (thyroidectomy).
Why choose Aylo to treat your Hyperthyroidism condition?
Insulin Pump Therapy
At Aylo Health, we offer Insulin Pump Therapy (also known as continuous subcutaneous insulin therapy), which is a form of treatment for diabetes mellitus. It is a medical device (pump) used to administer insulin.
At Aylo Health, we perform Thyroid Biopsies, where your doctor will remove a tiny bit of your thyroid or nodule (lump) in-house to test in a lab. This procedure will either lead to “watchful waiting” (if benign) or surgery (if cancerous).
Find an Aylo Health location
Hyperthyroidism can be diagnosed, managed, and treated at our Aylo Health – Endocrinology at Stockbridge location and at any of our Aylo Health – Primary Care locations at Conyers, Ellenwood, Hampton, Jackson, McDonough Hwy 81, McDonough Hwy 155, McDonough Kelly Rd, Locust Grove, and Stockbridge.
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