Hyperthyroidism is a condition in which the thyroid gland produces an excessive amount of hormones, leading to a wide range of symptoms.
The 12 common symptoms of hyperthyroidism are:
- Nervousness or irritability
- Rapid or irregular heartbeat
- Sweating and heat intolerance
- Increased appetite with weight loss
- Fatigue and muscle weakness
- Increased need to go to the bathroom
- Hand tremors
- Brittle hair and nails
- Swelling in the neck (goiter)
- Red, swollen and tender skin over the shins or other bones
- Changes in menstrual patterns.
It is important to see a doctor if you are experiencing any of these symptoms, as early diagnosis and treatment can help prevent more serious complications.
What is Hyperthyroidism
Hyperthyroidism is a medical condition in which the thyroid gland, a butterfly-shaped gland located in the neck, produces an excessive amount of thyroid hormones. This leads to an acceleration of the body’s metabolic rate, causing a range of symptoms such as weight loss, rapid heartbeat, nervousness and irritability, fatigue, and muscle weakness.
Hyperthyroidism can be caused by several factors, including an autoimmune disorder (Graves’ disease), a benign thyroid nodule, or inflammation of the thyroid gland (thyroiditis). Treatment options include medications to control hormone production, radioactive iodine, or surgery to remove the gland. Early diagnosis and treatment of hyperthyroidism is important to prevent complications such as heart problems or bone loss.