- Increased synthesis and secretion of free thyroid hormones resulting in hyper- metabolism
- Ten times more common in women than in men (MCQ)
- Graves’ disease (most common cause, 80% of cases)
- Toxic multinodular goiter
- Toxic adenoma (Plummer’s disease) (MCQ)
- Iatrogenic (lithium therapy) (MCQ)
- inadvertent toxic ingestion
- factitious (thyrotoxicosis factitia)
- Transient hyperthyroidism (subacute thyroiditis) (MCQ)
- High levels of free thyroid hormones increase levels of cellular metabolism and cause multiple effects, resulting in a general state of hypermetabolism. (MCQ)
- Signs and symptoms
- Heat intolerance, sweating
- Palpitations (MCQ)
- hyperthyroidism is a common cause of atrial fibrillation(MCQ)
- Weight loss
- Nervousness and anxiety
- Weakness and fatigue
- Measure TSH, free T4, and free T3 (if the T4 level is normal)
- Depends on underlying disorder
- Clinical pearls :
- Causes of large tongue (macroglossia):
Thyroid Disease Symptoms and Treatments (Hypothyroidism, Hyperthyroidism and Goiter)
Hypothyroidism is a disorder caused due to formation of less thyroid hormone, in comparison to the normal body requirements. In such cases, the thyroid gland is called to be ‘sluggish or underactive’. Inadequate thyroid hormones result in slowing down of the overall body metabolism.
Graves’ Disease – Hyperthyroidism – Everything You Need to Know – MADE EASY
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Natural Treatment For Graves Disease (hyperthyroidism)
Video overviews causes and natural treatments for Graves Disease.
Uses a naturopathic / functional medicine perspective
Autoimmune disease and triggers, molecular mimicry, yersinia, h. pylori.
Hyperthyroidism – USMLE Step 2 Review
This is a review of Hyperthyroidism for medical students in their clinical years and others learning clinical medicine.
yperthyroidism – CRASH! USMLE Step 2 and 3
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