The overproduction of a hormone by the butterfly-shaped gland in the neck (thyroid). Common
More than 1 million cases per year (India) Treatable by a medical professional
Requires a medical diagnosis
Lab tests or imaging always required
Short-term: resolves within days to weeks
Hyperthyroidism is the production of too much thyroxine hormone. It can increase metabolism.Symptoms include unexpected weight loss, rapid or irregular heartbeat,
sweating and irritability, although the elderly often experience no symptoms. Treatments include radioactive iodine, medication and sometimes surgery.
Hyperthyroidism Also called: overactive thyroid Symptoms
Requires a medical diagnosis Symptoms include unexpected weight loss, rapid or irregular heartbeat, sweating and irritability, although the elderly often experience no
People may experience:
Whole body: excess sweating, excessive hunger,
fatigue, or heat intolerance Behavioural: hyperactivity, irritability, or restlessness Heart: abnormal heart rhythm, fast heart rate, or palpitations
Sleep: difficulty falling asleep or insomnia Menstrual: irregular menstruation or short and light menstruation Mood: apathy or mood swings
Eyes: abnormal protrusion of eyes or puffy eyes Also common: diarrhoea, hair loss, muscle weakness, nervousness, premature ejaculation,
tremor, warm skin, or weight loss
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