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Nina 1 Paola Nina Dr. Donald Green PSYC 2301 11 February 2009 Hyperthyroidism Hyperthyroidism is a disease caused by the overproduction of thyroxine, which is a hormone produced by the thyroid gland. This hormone is essential because it assist the body cells in almost every function that needs to be made; therefore this disease is an important part of the endocrine system. Some of the symptoms of this disease are fast heart palpitations, tremors, loss of breath, weakness and depression. Hyperthyroidism can be detected by a blood test and can be treated in different ways. Beta blockers are drugs that reduce the tremors and palpitations but don’t help cure hyperthyroidism. There are various ways to fully cure hyperthyroidism, for example a patient is given a radioactive iodine pill once, and this will help destroy a hyperactive gland. Although, most physicians believe the most effective way to cure this disease is by performing a surgery to remove the thyroid gland.
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Unformatted text preview: I chose to write about hyperthyroidism, because in 2007 my doctor found that my thyroxine was a bit high. She said it wasn’t so high to where it could be dangerous, but she did say that we had to keep screening to see how the levels of thyroxine changed with time. This year I visited my doctor and she checked my results and my thyroxine level was normal. I’m very happy that I am healthy, and one day I would like to help people with this disease, since it is very common but not talked about as much as diabetes or hypertension. I learned that although, hyperthyroidism isn’t really heard of in society, it is a very serious disease that should be brought to the attention of today’s society, since the only way to detect that you have it is if you get blood work done. I believe there should be more informational advertisements that involve hyperthyroidism and how to cure it. Nina 2...
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This note was uploaded on 03/27/2010 for the course ENGL 19596 taught by Professor Paulrowe during the Spring '10 term at HCCS.

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