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Grave’s Hyperthyroidism

Grave’s is an immune disorder of the butterfly-shaped gland in the throat (thyroid).

Hyperthyroidism 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 the overactive thyroid (hyperthyroidism).

Complications
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.

Management
There are several treatments available for hyperthyroidism–it all depends on age, physical condition, the cause of hyperthyroidism, and the severity. Treatments include radioactive iodine, anti-thyroid medications, beta blockers, and surgery (thyroidectomy).

Why come to ELH for your hyperthyroidism?

Insulin Pump Therapy

Also known as continuous subcutaneous insulin therapy, is a form of treatment for diabetes mellitus. It is a medical device (pump) used to administer insulin.

Thyroid Biopsy

Your doctor will remove a tiny bit of your thyroid or nodule (lump) to test in a lab. This procedure will either lead to “watchful waiting” (if benign) or surgery (if cancerous).

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      They really want to make sure the patient has an understanding of what they are doing for them & why and they take the time to listen. They never rush to get you out the office, they answer all questions and want to make you feel better.

      Tameka C. | Eagles Landing Endocrinology Patient

      FAQs

      What are the symptoms of Grave's Hyperthyroidism?
      • Sudden weight loss
      • Rapid heartbeat (tachycardia)
      • Increased appetite
      • Nervousness, anxiety, and irritability
      • Tremor in hands or fingers
      • Sweating
      • Increased sensitivity to heat
      • Changes in bowel patterns
      • An enlarged thyroid gland (goiter)
      • Fatigue, muscle weakness
      • Skin thinning
      • Fine, brittle hair

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