Thyroid Problem (Grave S Disease)

Symptoms: 

The symptoms include:

  • Anxiety
  • Breast enlargement in men (possible)
  • Eye irritation and tearing
  • Frequent bowel movements
  • Increased sweating
  • Irregular menstrual periods in women
  • Muscle weakness of the hips and shoulders
  • Nervousness
  • Rapid or irregular heartbeat (palpitations or arrhythmia)
  • Restlessness and difficulty sleeping
  • Tremor
  • Weight loss (weight gain in some cases)
  • Rapid or irregular heartbeat
  • Chest pain
  • Memory loss
Tests to diagnose: 

The tests include

  • Blood tests to measure levels of TSH, T3, and free T4
  • Radioactive iodine uptake and scan
Treatment: 

Medicines called beta-blockers are often used to treat symptoms of rapid heart rate, sweating, and anxiety.  Other treatment includes antithyroid medications, radioactive iodine and surgery.

 

For more information visit the following websites

http://www.thyroid.org/

http://www.indianthyroidsociety.com/