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Hyperthyroidism

Hyperthyroidism

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.
    Ages affected

    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 symptoms.
    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 Consult a doctor for medical advice

    Note: The information you see describes what usually happens with a medical condition, but doesn't apply to everyone. This information isn't medical advice, so make sure that you contact a health care provider if you have a medical problem. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your doctor or a emergency number immediately.