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It is not uncommon to have many questions surrounding the process of diagnosing and treating Hyperthyroidism. If you’re concerned about an underactive thryroid, keep reading.
When to Get Tested
Your doctor may recommend a test for hyperthyroidism if you are experiencing intense tiredness, dry skin, constipation and if you have experienced weight gain.
Additionally, your doctor may recommend testing if you have had previous thyroid issues or goiters.
How is Hyperthyroidism Diagnosed?
The most common method in which hyperthyroidism is diagnosed is through a blood test known as the Thyroid-Stimulating Hormone Test.
This blood test will measure the level of TSH, and sometimes also measure thyroxine levels in your blood.
Why is a TSH Test Important?
A blood test for TSH is the most important test to best help manage your hyperthyroidism as it can determine the correct medication dosing for your induvial circumstance.
Can Medication Influence a Blood Test?
Whenever you are working with your doctor, you should always disclose any pertinent medical information or supplement information as they can have an impact on your diagnosis and treatment plan.
Biotin is very common supplement taken by many which can affect your results if not concealed to your doctor.
How is Hyperthyroidism Treated?
Most doctors will recommend an oral medication for your treatment.
This medication can help to reverse the signs and symptoms of your hyperthyroidism with many patients feeling better soon after they begin taking it.
Your doctor will be able to determine the correct dosage for you based on your TSH levels and will typically adjust the dosage over time depending on your appetite, insomnia, heart palpitations or shakiness.
More Information on Diagnosing and Treating Thyroid Disease (Hypothyroidism)
If you want to learn more about thyroid surgery or believe you may be suffering from Hyperthyroidism and would like to speak to a professional, look no farther than the professionals at The Vein Center of Maryland.
Contact us online or call us at (410) 970-2314 today to schedule your free consultation.