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Thyroid Weight Gain Symptoms and Treatment

Thyroid Weight GainThyroid weight gain occurs for the same reasons as thyroid weight loss, and this reason is that your thyroid gland is not functioning properly and is producing the wrong amounts of hormones needed for a healthy metabolism. Sometimes this occurs because of damage to the gland, or growths including tumors and cysts which occur on the thyroid, but in some cases the cause lies with the pituitary gland, which does not supply enough of another hormone called TSH to properly stimulate the production of hormones from your thyroid gland. Some of the most common underactive thyroid symptoms include a weight gain that is unexplained, as well as fatigue, a feeling of weakness or lethargy, a loss of hair or hair that turns dry and coarse, muscle cramps, irritability, and an inability to tolerate cooler temperatures.

Top 10 Dangers of Hyper Thyroid Symptoms

Hyper Thyroid SymptomsHyperthyroidism is caused by overactive thyroid producing extremely high levels of hormones. Hyper thyroid symptoms put body’s metabolism in a high gear affecting virtually all systems in the body.

Let’s take a look at top 10 dangers the hyperthyroidism can bring along:

1. Irregular heart beat or heart palpitations is one of the most dangerous hyper thyroid symptoms putting a person at risk for developing serious heart complications.

Radioactive Iodine Therapy: Pros and Cons

Radioactive Iodine TherapyRadioactive iodine therapy can be a very effective treatment for thyroid problems and conditions, but before you choose this treatment option you should be aware of all the pros and cons that this treatment has. There are other options you can choose, including medications and surgery, for hyper thyroid symptoms, but each treatment will offer specific benefits and drawbacks.