Describe symptoms of an overactive thyroid gland?

A complex of symp. Irritability, emotional lability, anxiety, easy fatigability, excessive sweating, excess heart rate, heat intolerance, excess appetitite, weight loss, hyperdefecation, prominent eyeballs insome people , prominent thyroid in front of neck in some people which may be uniform and non uniform , tremors of hands, menstual irregularities-scanty or absent periods, gynaecomastiaand ed in men, increased urination.

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How can the radioisotope iodine be used to identify and treat an overactive thyroid gland?

Uses thyroidfunction. The thyroid uses iodine to make thyroid hormone. Most of the iodine you get in food gets concentrated in the thyroid. It can't tell the difference between regular iodine and radioactive iodine. In diagnosis, the patient swallows a capsule of a weak radioisotope and then the amount the thyroid absorbs is measured. For treatment, a stronger isotope is used, and over time it destroys thyroid cells. Read more...

Could an overactive thyroid gland stunt growth, cause excessive saliva production or cause depression?

Not really. Decreased saliva production sometimes accompanies thyroid disease. Hyperthyoidism, or overactive thyroid, brings a different set of mouth and dental risks like: increased cavity development, enlarged extraglandular thyroid tissue at the back of the tongue and in the throat, rapid tooth growth in children and osteoporosis in the jaw are all risk factors. I hope this helps. Read more...

Can dental problems be the cause of thyroid gland disorders - either hypo or hyperthyroidism? Is a symptom a click in the throat when you swallow?

No. Usually dental problems don't cause thyroid issues. In some cases, the thyroid gland can get large enough to have some mass effect on the esophagus but not a click per se. See a doctor soon for further evaluation. Read more...
No. Dental problems will not cause your thyroid to malfunction. As to the click on swallowing, you will have to see an ENT for evaluation. Note that most dental problems are infections (cavities, gum disease, etc), and no infection should go untreated. Please see your Dentist. Read more...

What does hyperthyroidism mean if someone has had the thyroid gland removed?

Thyroid. If indeed all of your thyroid gland has been removed you will need to take thyroxine daily. Your thyroid level will need to be measured regularly - every 3-6 months - to make sure that the dose you are taking is OK, too much, or too little. Read more...
If you are. hyperthyroid following thyroid removal, you may need to get checked for potential residual thyroid tissue, or you may need to have your medication dose adjusted. Talk to your doctor for further evaluation. Read more...

What exactly does hyperthyroidism mean if someone has had their thyroid gland removed?

See below. Once yourthyroid gland is completely removed you would not have any thyroid hormones left to cause hyperthyroidism(excess of thyroid hormone) unless you are taking too much of thyroid hormone by mouth.Ask your endocrinologist who is treating you already. Read more...

What causes the enlargement of a thyroid gland with a goiter or hyperthyroidism?

Depends. Hi. Goiter (abnormal size/shape of thyroid) can occur with hyperthyroidism, hypothyroidism, and euthyroidism. Broadly, goiter results from autoimmunity, benign tumors, or cancers. If you see an endocrinologist, this will be sorted out. You have Dr. Michael McDermott right there at CU School of Med, a great doc. Good luck! Read more...

Hello sir. .. I am suffering from hyperthyroidism from last 2 years. I am using pills to control thyroid gland......Still there is no result.?

Pills DO work.. If doses adjusted appropriately may need to see endocrinologist may need permanect therapy, usually radioactive iodine treatment. Read more...
Other ways. There are other ways to solve this problem. Radioactive iodine can be used to control your thyroid gland as well. It essentially kills off thyroid tissue. It may be necessary for you to take a thyroid supplement over time. Another option is surgery to remove the gland completely. Again, with surgery, you will need to take a life-long thyroid hormone pill. Read more...

Hyperthyroidism. 1.3 CM increase in thyroid gland. No effective oral medications. Is operation is the only way left.?

Need more details. We need more information regarding the cause for your hyperthyroidism. The most common cause in the US is Graves disease. This can be treated with antithyroid drugs or radioactive iodine (RAI). In Pakistan you may have more toxic nodular goiter. This can be temporarily treated with pills, but will eventually require RAI or surgery, depending on the size of your thyroid. 1.3 cm is not very big. Read more...