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Handbook of Hyperthyroidism: Etiology, Diagnosis and Treatment Lionel Mertens

Handbook of Hyperthyroidism: Etiology, Diagnosis and Treatment

Lionel Mertens

Published September 2nd 2010
ISBN : 9781608764419
Hardcover
384 pages
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Hyperthyroidism is the term for overactive tissue within the thyroid gland, resulting in overproduction and thus an excess of circulating free thyroid hormones. It is a common endocrine condition which most often is treated with thyrostatic drugs orMoreHyperthyroidism is the term for overactive tissue within the thyroid gland, resulting in overproduction and thus an excess of circulating free thyroid hormones. It is a common endocrine condition which most often is treated with thyrostatic drugs or radioiodine, less commonly with surgery. Graves disease is the most common cause of primary hyperthyroidism and is characterized by goiter, palpitation and exophthalmos. This book discusses the pathogenesis, phenotypic expression and challenges in management for Graves disease. The effectiveness of adrenergic blockers carvedilol, propranolol and verapamil on hyperthroidism associated insulin resistance is also examined. Furthermore, over the past two decades, there are increasing numbers of reports with a newly introduced group of unusual manifestations of hyperthyroidism. These unusual presentations make the diagnosis more challenging especially when they are the only presenting manifestations of the disease, or when the classical manifestations are subtle or overlooked.