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Are you experiencing symptoms of hyperthyroidism like anxiety, fatigue, and palpitations?

Dr. Aleem Kanji is a thyroid specialist that will take the time to understand your concerns and goals, so he can help you optimize your thyroid hormone level and feel your best.

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Your Hormone Health Can’t Wait Longer

Were you diagnosed with hyperthyroidism (a high thyroid level)? Are you experiencing symptoms of a high thyroid level like your heart is racing, anxiety, fatigue, or other symptoms?

You are busy balancing your work, family, and trying to find time for your health.

You should not have to experience seeing a doctor who doesn’t have the time to understand your concerns and goals.

Dr. Aleem Kanji is the endocrinologist and weight loss specialist that removed the interference of insurance to take the time to understand your concerns and goals.

Avoid the life-threatening complications of hyperthyroidism.

Imagine: Leaving your consultation with a game plan. Your thyroid levels decrease to normal and symptoms resolve.

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What is Hyperthyroidism?

Hyperthyroidism is too much production of thyroid hormones, T4 and T3, from the thyroid gland.

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What Causes Hyperthyroidism?

Causes of hyperthyroidism include:

  • Graves’ disease
  • Thyroiditis (inflammation of the thyroid gland)
  • Toxic nodule
  • Toxic multinodular goiter
  • Too much thyroid hormone consumption
  • Noncancerous growths of the pituitary gland
  • Certain ovarian tumors
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Symptoms of Hyperthyroidism

Symptoms of hyperthyroidism can include:

  • Anxiety
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Fatigue
  • Frequent bowel movements
  • Enlargement of the thyroid gland (goiter)
  • Hair loss
  • Hand tremors
  • Heat intolerance
  • Increased appetite
  • Increased sweating
  • Irregular menstrual periods
  • Nervousness
  • Pounding or racing heart beat (palpitations)
  • Restlessness
  • Sleep problems
  • Unintentional weight loss

How does Dr. Kanji treat hyperthyroidism?

The treatment of hyperthyroidism is complex because it involves multiple factors. Most important is to identify the underlying cause of hyperthyroidism. Other factors that influence the treatment plan include the severity of the hyperthyroidism, age, presence of other medical conditions, and patient preference.

The 3 general treatment options are:

  • Antithyroid medicines: Medications such as methimazole and propylthiouracil (PTU) work by blocking the thyroid gland’s ability to produce thyroid hormone.
  • Surgery: Thyroidectomy (removal of the thyroid gland) can permanently cure hyperthyroidism. Careful thought has to be given to the benefits/risks and choosing the correct surgeon.
  • Radioactive iodine: The thyroid gland needs iodine to produce thyroid hormone. A radioactive form of iodine is given (usually in a capsule), and it is taken up by the thyroid gland. The radioactive iodine destroys the thyroid cells that take it up over the course of weeks to months.

Frequently Asked Questions about Hyperthyroidism

Why choose Dr. Aleem Kanji as your thyroid specialist?

Dr. Kanji is a board-certified endocrinologist that treats individuals with hyperthyroidism. He creates your customized plan with you by evaluating the underlying cause of hyperthyroidism, assessing the severity of the hyperthyroidism, and listening to and understanding your concerns and needs.

Will Dr. Kanji perform the surgery to remove my thyroid?

No. Dr. Kanji is an endocrinologist and not a surgeon. If you choose to treat hyperthyroidism with surgical removal of the thyroid (thyroidectomy), Dr. Kanji will work with you to choose the most trusted surgeon and create pre- and post-surgical plans for optimizing your thyroid hormone level.

How quickly should hyperthyroidism be treated?

Hyperthyroidism should be evaluated and treated promptly. In addition to the symptoms from hyperthyroidism that make you feel bad, hyperthyroidism increases the risk of health complications to the heart and bones.

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Meet Aleem Kanji, M.D.

Aleem was born in Chicago and moved to Houston at a young age. He was raised in Houston and the suburb of Sugar Land. After graduating high school, Aleem attended Houston Baptist University where he completed a double major in Biology and Business. He ventured to west Texas where he earned his Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) degree from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center.

He returned to his hometown of Houston where he completed 3 years of internal medicine residency at the highly ranked Baylor College of Medicine. Aleem pursued his passion for endocrinology by completing a 2-year fellowship in adult endocrinology at Baylor College of Medicine, which included training at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center and Texas Children’s Hospital.

He is board-certified in:

  1. Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism
  2. Obesity Medicine
  3. Internal Medicine

In addition to working with patients and improving their experience, Aleem enjoys spending time with his family, being a girl dad, reading, listening to podcasts, and playing basketball.

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We help individuals who don’t feel their best by taking the time to listen, performing a detailed evaluation, and creating a plan to optimize their hormone and metabolic health so they feel better.