You may be familiar with the term overactive thyroid, but perhaps hyperthyroidism isn’t as familiar to you. In reality the two terms mean the same thing. Basically speaking it means your thyroid gland is producing too much of the thyroid hormone. This causes various symptoms in your body, including sweating, hand tremors, feeling restless and experiencing changes in your menstrual system.
This is not a condition where symptoms typically develop very quickly. In fact they generally creep up on someone with the condition so they may not notice they have any symptoms to begin with. While there are lots of symptoms that can be related to the disease, most people will only have a few of them that will eventually become apparent. It is important to seek advice if you read about the condition and feel you may be suffering from it. A failure to diagnose hyperthyroidism is not common at all but there is a potential for this failure to occur. If it does you will continue to suffer from the symptoms until the condition is correctly identified. Once this happens treatment can begin as quickly as possible and the symptoms will usually then abate as treatment continues.
What would happen if you were undiagnosed?
Since hyperthyroidism can produce many symptoms for an individual, it is imperative that proper treatment is begun as soon as it is diagnosed. This should make the symptoms go away as the condition is managed through appropriate medication. If this doesn’t happen because there is a failure to diagnose hyperthyroidism it could mean you are potentially more likely to develop heart problems or osteoporosis. Needless to say both of these conditions can severely affect your long-term wellbeing if you should develop one or both of them.
Speak to a professional injury compensation lawyer today
Our lawyers don’t just deal with accident cases – they can handle cases where there has been a failure to diagnose hyperthyroidism or another illness or disease as well. Your first step is to call Accident Advice Helpline on our free 24/7 enquiry line – 0800 689 0500 – to find out whether you do have a case. If you do, we may be able to help you through a no win, no fee* claim to determine whether you can go to court for compensation. There will be a minimal input from you to determine the outcome, so call us now to begin.
Date Published: August 27, 2014
Author: David Brown
Category: Medical negligence claim