Reyes Is Hyperactive

By / March 5, 2010 / Injuries

So by now you have found out that Jose Reyes has been scratched from the line-up yet again.

You know it is for an imbalance in his thyroid levels. That was the red flag from yesterday. So he is now on his way to New York for further testing.

According to the pre-game report today, Reyes has a hyperactive thyroid.

Here’s what that means according to WebMD:

Your thyroid makes too much thyroid hormone. It controls your metabolism, which is how your body turns food into energy. It also affects your heart, muscles, bones, and cholesterol.

Having too much thyroid hormone can make a lot of things in your body speed up. You may lose weight quickly, have a fast heartbeat, sweat a lot, or feel nervous and moody. Or you may have no symptoms at all.

Your doctor may discover that you have hyperthyroidism while doing a test for another reason.

The awesome news, and I know that’s what you want, is that this is treatable. Two of the most common treatments are radioactive iodine to destroy a part of the gland and anti-thyroid medication.

The problem with anti-thyroid meds is at some point they can stop working. In which case you are put on radioactive iodine. Plus, you have to take it at the same time everyday. Kind of like birth control pills. This could be a problem for an athlete.

Reyes will be not be allowed to continue any baseball action until the tests are completed and they have the results. It could be up to a week, but, according to Kevin Burkhardt, it might be for just “three days”.

Bottom line: Reyes will not be out for a year. This is treatable. There is no need to worry or panic. It is a gland and not a muscle. So breathe Mets fans.

Remember: This is 2010, not 2009.

For more information on hyperthroidism, click here.

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4 Comments

DJS

“Remember: This is not 2010.”

The last time I checked my calendar that’s what it said. Either my calendar is lying to me or… that was a minor goof. 😉

But… I don’t know… why do I have a bad feeling about this? All I know is that I hope that Jose Reyes doesn’t turn into an Eric Chavez… enormously talented, with the ability to give lots of hope, but the inability to refrain from being injured..

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Tanya Mercado

LMAO! That’s what happens when you try to do three things at once. I re-read the post and still did not catch that. Thank you for calling me on it. LOL It has now been corrected.

I’m hoping for the same thing. But this is not an injury. Many people suffer from thyroid related problems. So we cannot really call it an “injury”. It is treatable. He will only miss a few days of Spring Training. As long as it is treated right away, it will not affect his 2010 season. I think I got the year right. lol 😉

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dyhrdmet

I didn’t think that Mr. Met Voodoo doll from last year had any places left to poke. But seriously, non-baseball injuries can be a bit scary and it makes you put all the other injuries from 2009 in perspective. nice work with the post title – I was waiting for someone to go there.

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Tanya Mercado

It really does. Any time you hear anything outside of a muscle tear or a pulled groin, a person gets nervous. When you talk glands, especially when it can potentially affect the heart if not taken care of quickly, you start thinking about the player as a person. Not just a multi-million player. You start to hope for the best for their health, not so much about the team.

lol Thanks. I was trying to figure out what to do for a title. Everyone else had the same title going. I had to be different somehow.

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