Hyperthyroidism treatment, diagnosis & prescriptions
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Can a doctor treat hyperthyroidism on Maple?
Yes. In most cases, a doctor on Maple can diagnose hyperthyroidism online by asking about your symptoms, observing your condition, and ordering lab tests. If the doctor suspects you have a more serious problem, they may suggest for you to go to a clinic for a thorough physical examination.
Can I get a prescription on Maple?
Yes, our physicians can prescribe medications online during your consultation. Once you accept a prescription, you’ll have the option to pick it up from any pharmacy or to have it delivered right to your door at no additional cost.
You can visit our How it Works page to learn more.
What is hyperthyroidism?
Hyperthyroidism (otherwise known as overactive thyroid) occurs when your thyroid produces too much of the hormone thyroxine. This can cause many adverse effects, such as accelerating your metabolism, causing unintentional weight loss, and a rapid or irregular heartbeat. There are also causes of hyperthyroidism, such as Graves’ disease, which your doctor will manage with more targeted treatment.
What are the symptoms of hyperthyroidism?
Symptoms of hyperthyroidism include:
- Unintentional weight loss, despite how much you eat
- Rapid heartbeat
- Irregular heartbeat
- Increased appetite
- Nervousness, anxiety, and irritability
- Tremor in hands or fingers
- Changes in menstruation
- Increased sensitivity to heat
- Increased bowel movements
- Enlarged thyroid (goiter)
- Fatigue and/or muscle weakness
- Difficulty sleeping
- Thinning skin, fine or brittle hair
- Bulging eyes, excessive tearing, red or swollen eyes (in Graves’ ophthalmopathy)
How can I treat hyperthyroidism?
Hyperthyroidism is very treatable. There are several treatments, and your doctor will choose the best one for you based on your particular case and health. Treatments include:
- Radioactive iodine, taken orally
- Anti-thyroid medications, such as methimazole (Tapazole)
- Beta blockers
- Surgery to remove the thyroid
What is Maple?
With Maple, you can start talking to a doctor about your symptoms in a matter of minutes. We’re a healthcare app for fast, convenient 24/7 access to Canadian doctors.
You simply log in, tap a button to request a consultation, and we’ll immediately connect you to a doctor via live chat or video. You can visit our How it Works page to learn more.
Our doctors can assess symptoms, and provide treatment, including prescriptions as necessary.
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