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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

Weight loss

Increase eating frequency despite weight loss

Tired feeling


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

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