Hyperthyroidism

When Dr Karuna summoned me to see him to discuss about my medical report yesterday, I know I’m in serious trouble.

My guess is right, my hyperthyroidism sickness is re-lapsed and blood test showed irregular platelets & ESR results.

I received the news in calm, as this sickness has haunted me since 1996 and this is the 3rd re-lapsed.

I was immediately put into oral drug treatment with 15mg Neomercarzole, a type of suppressive thyrostatics medication. Based on past experience, my fast heart beat,  nervousness, restlessness, sweating, fatigue, anxiety and skin rashes problems will gone, but I’ll definitely gain a lot of weight that may lead to other health problems. If hyperthyroidism is not treated, it will lead to serious health problems like heart failure.

Medical treatment, doctor visit and regular blood test are back to my life, the last thing I want!

Quick check in the internet, found some informations on hyperthyroidism

Hyperthyroidism is the term for overactive tissue within the thyroid gland, resulting in overproduction and thus an excess of circulating free thyroid hormones: thyroxine (T4), triiodothyronine (T3), or both. Thyroid hormone is important at a cellular level, affecting nearly every type of tissue in the body.

Thyroid hormone functions as a stimulus to metabolism, and is critical to normal function of the cell. In excess, it both overstimulates metabolism and exacerbates the effect of the sympathetic nervous system, causing “speeding up” of various body systems, and symptoms resembling an overdose of epinephrine (adrenalin). These include fast heart beat and symptoms of palpitations; nervous system tremor and anxiety symptoms; digestive system hypermotility (diarrhea), and weight loss.

About 200 million people in the world have some form of thyroid disease.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hyperthyroidism

http://www.thyroid.ca/Guides/HG00.html

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