Symptoms, Effects, And Causes: What Is Hyperthyroidism?

What is hyperthyroidism, and what are the symptoms, signs, causes, and treatments?

Hyperthyroidism is a serious disease that usually affects women more so than men.

This disease is where the body has an overactive Thyroid Gland, commonest form of Hyperthyroidism is called "Graves Disease." It is 8 times more common in women and usually is found in women between the ages of 20 and 50 years.

There are many causes of this disease exapmles are:

Autoimmune disorder

thyroid tumors


Family History of this disease

Female Gender

There are many symptoms and some of these same symptoms are often misassociated with other diseases.

1. Feeling warm or hot all the time

2. Tremors

3. Sweating, moist palms

4 Itching skin

5. pounding or irregular heartbeat

6. Weight loss

7. Marked anxiety & irritability

8. Sleeplessness

9. Faitgue and weakness

10 protruding eyes & double vision

11 Diarrhea

12 Hair loss

13 Goiter

Possible complications of this disease can include the following:

1. Congestive Heart Failure

2. thyroid Storm

3. Relapse

4. Hypothyroidism

Once you have discovered you have the disease, see your doctor right away: there are many medications used to help treat this disease.

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