Features May 2017 Issue

Manage Hyperthyroidism to Prevent Cardiac Complications

The thyroid gland produces a hormone that can affect your heart rate, as well as your nervous system and other aspects of your health.

Manage Hyperthyroidism to Prevent Cardiac Complications

An overactive thyroid can cause several health problems, and abnormal heart rhythms are among the more serious concerns.

A diagnosis of hyperthyroidism (overactive thyroid) means having to be “hyper aware” of the potential health complications stemming from this condition. Your little thyroid gland affects almost every aspect of your health, including your metabolism and nervous system. One other area in particular that is vulnerable to untreated hyperthyroidism is your heart. And the impacts can be felt in many different ways, says Cleveland Clinic endocrinologist Betul Hatipoglu, MD.

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