Tag Archives: Dr. Melanie Seybt

Can Thyroid Cancer Lead to Heart Problems?

If you’ve had thyroid cancer or even thyroid problems, you may be taking a synthetic thyroid hormone.

Now, a new medical study says that the risk of heart disease and stroke is higher in thyroid cancer patients who take a synthetic thyroid hormone.

How concerned should thyroid patients be?

Dr. Melanie Seybt of Lexington ENT & Allergy, a Lexington Medical Center physician practice, answered the question in this WIS Health U report.

According to Dr. Seybt, thyroid cancer patients are typically dosed with synthetic thyroid hormone a bit higher. When there’s a higher level of thyroid hormone in the body, it can cause some cardiac arrhythmias or increased work on the heart. So, it’s important that all patients have the right amount of synthetic thyroid hormone. In year’s past, some patients thought that taking more thyroid supplementation could boost their metabolism and help them lose weight. That’s true, but it would put more pressure on the heart.

The bottom line is that it’s important for patients on thyroid supplementation to talk to their doctor about heart disease and be aware of other heart disease risk factors including high cholesterol, high blood pressure and being overweight.

To learn more about Dr. Seybt and her Lexington ENT & Allergy, visit www.ENTLexington.com

Dr. Melanie Seybt Answers Questions about Thyroid Disease

This week, Dr. Melanie Seybt of Lexington ENT & Allergy was a guest on WIS-TV with news anchor Dawndy Mercer Plank to talk about thyroid disease.

In Part One of her guest appearance, she talked about the prevalence of thyroid disease and why it affects so many women. You can heard what she said in the link below.

In Part 2, she answered viewers’ social media questions about thyroid disease.

Want to know more? Dr. Seybt will give a FREE lecture called “Advances in Surgical Management of Thyroid Disease” on Monday, April 28 in the Lexington Medical Park 1 Auditorium on the hospital campus. The lecture is free and open to the public. Attendees will also have the opportunity to ask the doctor questions.