Medical terms are often a bit complex in many opportunities, so today we clarify the doubts that exist about the differences between two diseases that sound similar but are different. Today, Yoram Yasur will discuss the differences between hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism.
Hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism: different diseases:
Although hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism correspond to diseases of the thyroid glands, they are very different versions. Yoram Yasur explains that the thyroid gland is located in the front of the neck and regulates almost all the metabolic processes of the body, meaning that when the production of these hormones affects the entire body ends up having symptoms and conditions that require treatment. But what is the difference between hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism?
When we speak of ‘hiccups’ in hypothyroidism we refer to a disease in which the thyroid gland fails to produce enough hormones of this type, at least not enough that the body requires. On the other hand, when we speak of ‘hyper’ we refer to a totally opposite condition, that is, there is an overproduction of this gland and the organism is affected.
Symptoms of hyperthyroidism:
These are some of the symptoms that those affected experience when the overproduction of thyroid hormones occurs in the body, the consequences of hyperthyroidism.
No.1 Irregularities in menstrual cycles
No.2 Heat intolerance
No.3 Enlargement of the neck area
No.4Weight loss and increased appetite
No.5 Alterations of the dream
No.6 Eye diseases such as protrusion of the eye or irritation
No.7 Frequent bowel movements
No.8 Illnesses of an emotional type
No.9 Irregular heart rhythm
No. 10 Excessive sweating
Symptoms of hypothyroidism:
Yoram Yasur: “Although some symptoms of hypothyroidism can be similar to hyperthyroidism, the truth is that usually a trained doctor can determine what type of condition the patient is suffering”. These are the symptoms of low production of thyroid hormones.
No.2 Weight gain
No.5 Swelling of the face and swollen lips
No.6 Intolerance to the cold
No.7 Lack of appetite
No.8 Lack of concentration
No.9 Reduction of the heart rate
When there is some type of hormonal disease such as hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism, the endocrinologist must determine a specific type of treatment for each patient. Usually these treatments are for life, with daily intake medications. However, thousands of people who have this condition can lead a normal life, with proper care and food. So if you feel like you have some of these symptoms, don’t hesitate to consult to your doctor as soon as possible.