|Hyperthyroidism in Thyroid Cancer Patients|
|Sunday, 22 February 2009 11:13|
What are the symptoms of hyperthyroidism? What cause hyperthyroidism in thyroid cancer patients?
Hyperthyroidism is a condition where there is too much thyroid hormone in one’s body. This can be caused by multiple conditions, however this blog focuses on thyroid cancer conditions.
Typically, hyperthyroidism in a thyroid cancer patient occurs because they are taking too much thyroid medication.
It is common after thyroid surgery for your doctor to target a slightly hyperthyroid state for one’s body. This helps suppress any thyroid cells in the body, including any remnant thyroid cancer cells.
Because the thyroid hormone is too high one may have the following symptoms:
Feeling wired or jittery
Getting hot easily
Shortness of breath
Increase eating frequency despite weight loss
Sweaty and hot flashes
Difficulty tolerating heat
Difficulty sleeping at night
Bulging out of one’s eyes
Fast heart beat and/or palpitations
Trouble focusing one’s eyes
Double vision, eye irritation
|Last Updated on Friday, 17 February 2012 11:52|