NY Sports Dog: Jose's Thyroid is Hyper

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Jose's Thyroid is Hyper

Tests in New York confirmed that Jose Reyes does in fact have a condition known as Hyperthyroidism.

The good folks at the Mayo Clinic define it as follows:

Hyperthyroidism (overactive thyroid) is a condition in which your thyroid gland produces too much of the hormone thyroxine. Hyperthyroidism can significantly accelerate your body's metabolism, causing sudden weight loss, a rapid or irregular heartbeat, sweating, and nervousness or irritability.

Several treatment options are available if you have hyperthyroidism. Doctors use anti-thyroid medications and radioactive iodine to slow the production of thyroid hormones. Sometimes, treatment of hyperthyroidism involves surgery to remove part of your thyroid gland. Although hyperthyroidism can be serious if you ignore it, most people respond well once hyperthyroidism is diagnosed and treated.

Let's repeat that for the hyper-worried among you: the good news is that this is very treatable. No thyroid condition is taken lightly, but the treatments are very effective.

Here is the Mets latest press release:

"Test results today on Jose Reyes have confirmed that Jose has an overactive thyroid. Jose will remain in New York to await results of additional blood tests that will help further determine his treatment. Those test results are not expected back before Thursday. We will share more information as it becomes available."

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