Effects Of Propanolol Consumption For 1 Month In Patients With Hyperthyroidism?
good afternoon doctor, I’m a 30-year-old woman, just this month I was sentenced to suffer hyperthyroidism, which was explained after a blood check, the doctor said my hormones were high … I was given thyrozol and propranolol drugs. for propanolol, it is taken 3×1 per day. my question .. what’s the long term effect of the propranolol drug …? I’m so scared of my heart .. because honestly my thyroid symptoms are naturally similar to heart symptoms ..
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Propranolol is a beta blocker drug that is indeed one of the drugs given to patients with hyperthyroidism. Propranolol is given to relieve symptoms such as palpitations (palpitations), tachycardia (rapid heartbeat), tremors, anxiety, and intolerance to heat. In patients who do not have contraindications to beta blockers, this type of drug should be given immediately after the diagnosis is made and given until the condition of hyperthyroidism is cured. How long hyperthyroidism can be cured depends of course on the cause. If it is due to a thyroid nodule, surgery is also likely to be needed to cure it. If it is caused by an autoimmune disease such as Graves' disease, then treatment can be given until definitive therapy is performed such as ablation or surgical removal of the thyroid gland, or if both are unwanted, the drug can be given long term until remission occurs (1 year or more).
Heart symptoms that you experience (such as palpitations, rapid pulses) are indeed caused by your hyperthyroid condition. Therefore to overcome these symptoms, you are given drugs to lower your thyroid hormone levels and also beta blockers (propranolol) to overcome these symptoms. It is better to take medicine according to your doctor's instructions and control according to your doctor's instructions.
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