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Unnati Patel, MD, MSc

Unnati Patel, MD, MSc (Family Medicine)

Dr.Patel serves as Center Medical Director and a Primary Care Physician at Oak Street Health in Arizona. She graduated from the Zhejiang University School of Medicine prior to working in clinical research focused on preventive medicine at the University of Illinois and the University of Nevada. Dr. Patel earned her MSc in Global Health from Georgetown University, during which she worked with the WHO in Sierra Leone and Save the Children in Washington, D.C. She went on to complete her Family Medicine residency in Chicago at Norwegian American Hospital before completing a fellowship in Leadership in Value-based Care in conjunction with the Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management, where she earned her MBA. Dr. Patel’s interests include health tech and teaching medical students and she currently serves as Clinical Associate Professor at the University of Arizona School of Medicine.

Hidetaka Hamasaki, MD

Hidetaka Hamasaki, MD (Endocrinology)

Dr. Hamasaki graduated from the Hiroshima University School of Medicine and the Graduate School of Medicine, Jichi Medical University. He completed his residency at the Department of Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism, National Center for Global Health and Medicine Hospital and the Department of Internal Medicine, Kohnodai Hospital, National Center for Global Health and Medicine. He has served in the National Center for Global Health and Medicine Hospital and Kohnodai Hospital and joined Hamasaki Clinic in April 2017. Dr. Hamasaki specializes in diabetes and treats a wide range of internal medicine and endocrine disorders.

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What is Hyperthyroidism?

A disorder of an overactive thyroid gland. This causes overactivity of thyroid hormones that are needed for growth, development, and metabolism. Causes include viral infections, brain disorders, and autoimmunity (where the body's immune system attacks itself). Symptoms include weight loss, tremors and palpitations and/or rapid heart rate.

Typical Symptoms of Hyperthyroidism

  • Enlarged male breast tissue

  • Eye are bulging or jutting out

  • More restless than usual affecting speech and actions

  • Noisy breathing; e.g. wheezing, rattling

  • Black/blue/brown spots or moles, on the skin and lining of the mouth

  • Fine tremor of the hands and fingers

  • Right hypochondriac region swelling

  • I experience hot flushes or feelings of overheating

Doctor's Diagnostic Questionson Hyperthyroidism

Your doctor may ask these questions to check for this disease:

  • Have you noticed an unusual increase in your breast size?

  • Do your eyes bulge?

  • Are you more restless and does it affect your movement or speech?

  • Is your breathing noisy, like wheezing or rattling?

  • Are there black, blue, or brown spots on your skin? (Including moles)

Treatmentof Hyperthyroidism

The treatment aims to stop the thyroid from overproducing hormones. Options include anti-thyroid medications, radioactive iodine therapy, and surgery to remove the thyroid. At the same time, medications may be prescribed to control symptoms like palpitations and anxiety.

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References

  • Ross DS, Burch HB, Cooper DS, Greenlee MC, Laurberg P, Maia AL, Rivkees SA, Samuels M, Sosa JA, Stan MN, Walter MA. 2016 American Thyroid Association Guidelines for Diagnosis and Management of Hyperthyroidism and Other Causes of Thyrotoxicosis. Thyroid. 2016 Oct;26(10):1343-1421. doi: 10.1089/thy.2016.0229. Erratum in: Thyroid. 2017 Nov;27(11):1462. PMID: 27521067.

    https://www.liebertpub.com/doi/10.1089/thy.2016.0229

  • Sönmez E, Bulur O, Ertugrul DT, Sahin K, Beyan E, Dal K. Hyperthyroidism influences renal function. Endocrine. 2019 Jul;65(1):144-148. doi: 10.1007/s12020-019-01903-2. Epub 2019 Mar 23. PMID: 30904999.

    https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s12020-019-01903-2

  • Hyperthyroidism - Mayo Clinic

    https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/hyperthyroidism/symptoms-causes/syc-20373659

  • Doubleday AR, Sippel RS. Hyperthyroidism. Gland Surg. 2020 Feb;9(1):124-135. doi: 10.21037/gs.2019.11.01. PMID: 32206604; PMCID: PMC7082267.

    https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/32206604/

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Reviewed By:

Unnati Patel, MD, MSc

Unnati Patel, MD, MSc (Family Medicine)

Dr.Patel serves as Center Medical Director and a Primary Care Physician at Oak Street Health in Arizona. She graduated from the Zhejiang University School of Medicine prior to working in clinical research focused on preventive medicine at the University of Illinois and the University of Nevada. Dr. Patel earned her MSc in Global Health from Georgetown University, during which she worked with the WHO in Sierra Leone and Save the Children in Washington, D.C. She went on to complete her Family Medicine residency in Chicago at Norwegian American Hospital before completing a fellowship in Leadership in Value-based Care in conjunction with the Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management, where she earned her MBA. Dr. Patel’s interests include health tech and teaching medical students and she currently serves as Clinical Associate Professor at the University of Arizona School of Medicine.

Hidetaka Hamasaki, MD

Hidetaka Hamasaki, MD (Endocrinology)

Dr. Hamasaki graduated from the Hiroshima University School of Medicine and the Graduate School of Medicine, Jichi Medical University. He completed his residency at the Department of Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism, National Center for Global Health and Medicine Hospital and the Department of Internal Medicine, Kohnodai Hospital, National Center for Global Health and Medicine. He has served in the National Center for Global Health and Medicine Hospital and Kohnodai Hospital and joined Hamasaki Clinic in April 2017. Dr. Hamasaki specializes in diabetes and treats a wide range of internal medicine and endocrine disorders.

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