Experiencing Prolonged Anxiety And A Beating Heart?

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For several months now, I have been experiencing constant anxiety, my heart sometimes beats erratically. sometimes it hurts, it’s hard, sometimes my head often hurts. r nDok please answer, because I’m very worried. r nThank you in advance.

1 Answer:

Hi Arida,

Thank you for asking HealthReplies.com.

Excessive anxiety, irregular heartbeat, and headaches can all indicate symptoms of hyperthyroidism, which is hyperactivity of the thyroid gland. The thyroid gland itself is a gland located in the front of the neck which functions to produce the hormone thyroxine, a hormone that plays an important role in regulating metabolism in the body.

Hyperthyroidism can occur due to many factors, including:

Graves' disease; namely an autoimmune disorder that attacks the thyroid gland, this condition is strongly influenced by genetic factors Thyroiditis; namely inflammation of the thyroid gland which causes the thyroxine hormone that has been produced in the thyroid gland to spill into the bloodstream excessively. Thyroid nodules; that is, a tumor in the thyroid gland that produces excess thyroxine hormone, for example toxic adenoma, multinodular toxic goiter, Plummer's disease Thyroid cancer; namely a malignant tumor that attacks the parenchyma in the thyroid gland Tumors in the pituitary gland; this tumor causes the secretion of hormones that stimulate the thyroid gland to increase. Side effects of drugs; for example amiodarone, and so on. The conditions above are also what may make the appearance of a lump on your neck.

In addition, it is also possible that the excessive anxiety that you experience arises due to other reasons, such as excessive anxiety disorder, withdrawal syndrome, drug side effects, and so on. Meanwhile, lumps on your neck may also occur due to skin infections, skin tumors, lymphadenopathy (swollen lymph nodes), and so on.

An in-depth evaluation from a doctor is needed to identify possible triggers for all of your complaints. Therefore, try to see your doctor directly. If it is true that the doctor suspects you have hyperthyroidism, the doctor can direct you to undergo blood tests, X-rays, ultrasound, nuclear examination, and so on before determining the best treatment.

In the meantime, try to control your anxiety by diverting it to productive activities, such as studying, working, exercising, and so on. Always live a healthy lifestyle, stay away from cigarettes, drugs and alcohol. Do not forget, do not carelessly press or give any medicine to treat the lump in your neck.

Hope it helps ..

dr. Nadia Nurotul Fuadah

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