Did you know that hyperthyroidism is one of the most common endocrine disorders in the world? In this blog post, we will discuss 10 fast facts about hyperthyroidism in 2023. Keep reading to learn more!
1. Hyperthyroidism is a serious medical condition
The thyroid gland is responsible for producing hormones that regulate body functions. It produces too much when hyperthyroidism occurs, which speeds up many of your system’s processes including heart rate and metabolism. The condition affects about 1% population in America alone, and women are five to eight times more likely than men to develop it.
Symptoms of hyperthyroidism can be difficult to notice because they mimic other conditions and illnesses. These symptoms include anxiety, nervousness, irritability, weight loss, increased appetite, sweating.
2. Your thyroid gland makes two hormones, triiodothyronine (T3) and thyroxine
Your thyroid gland makes two hormones, triiodothyronine (T3) and thyroxine. T3 is made from your more active hormone – let’s call it “thyroidal doodle.” It directly affects tissues in different parts of the body including skin dryness or moods; it also impacts metabolism which controls how fast you burn calories when at rest through various processes like turning food into energy that can be used for movement during exercise as well as healing wounds by providing nutrients needed not just now but later down life path regardless if they’re physical injuries sustained while playing sports or psychological ones from traumas.
3. Hyperthyroidism is a condition where your body produces too much thyroid hormone
Hyperthyroidism is a condition where your body produces too much thyroid hormone. This can be caused by an adenoma (non-cancerous) in the pituitary gland, which secretes too much TSH into circulation and triggers hyperthyroid symptoms like feeling constantly tired or having difficulty concentrating.
In rare cases, this serious medical issue goes unnoticed due to its subtlety. However, most people with advanced tumors have other signs before they become urgently seek treatment such as weight loss without deliberate intention, bulging eyes, or changes in their menstrual cycles.
4. People with Graves’ disease have an immune system that makes a TSI
Graves’ disease is an auto-immune condition that causes the immune system to produce thyroid-stimulating immunoglobulin (TSI). The TSI mimics the action of Thyroid Hormone or thyroxine, which stimulates too much production by our body’s protein in order for us to have a healthy amount.
5. Thyroid nodules are small lumps in your thyroid gland
Thyroid nodules are small lumps in your thyroid gland. They’re common and usually noncancerous, though some may become overactive to produce too much hormone by mistake!
6. Thyroiditis is an inflammation of the thyroid that causes the stored hormones to leak out
Thyroiditis is an inflammation of the thyroid that causes the stored hormones to leak out and raise your blood levels. It starts off as hyperthyroidism, where you have a lot more than the normal amount for 1 or 2 months until it progresses into hypothyroidism when there’s not enough available in our bodies – this can happen at any time!
7. Goiter, which is an enlarged thyroid that can cause the neck to look swollen and interfere with normal breathing
The swelling in the neck can interfere with normal breathing and swallowing. The goiter, is an enlarged thyroid that may cause you to have a swollen appearance of your face or even make it difficult for food to chew and then swallow.
8. Women are at a higher risk for developing hyperthyroidism than men
Women are at a higher risk for developing hyperthyroidism than men, and certain factors can increase the chances. These include:
- Having more family members with thyroid disease
- Eating large amounts of additional protein foods while not balancing calories properly
- Smoking cigarettes
- Exposure to high levels of radiation
9. Hyperthyroidism is a disorder that occurs more often in older adults
Hyperthyroidism is a disorder that often affects older adults. It’s caused by thyroids, which are more common in people over 60 years of age because they don’t display the typical symptoms as other thyroid disorders do. For this reason, it can be misdiagnosed as depression or dementia.
10. Hyperthyroidism is a condition that occurs during pregnancy and can have serious consequences for the mother as well baby
Graves’ disease, usually caused by an overactive thyroid gland (goiter), leads to one in every 500 pregnancies – affecting both mommy-to be’s health along with her prenatal outcomes such quires miscarriage risk or delivery date which could lead up being preterm babies who are more likely than others premature birth due low birth weight among other things.
That’s all for now on hyperthyroidism. As you can see, it’s a serious condition that requires treatment. If you think you may be experiencing some of the symptoms, please give us a call today. We would be happy to answer any questions and help you get started on the road to feeling better. Thanks for reading!
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