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Thyroid - Hypothyroidism

 Thyroid - Hyperthyroidism; Your Over Active Thyroid

Hyperthyroidism is a condition caused by the effects of too much thyroid hormone (T3 & T4) circulating in your body and on tissues. Although there are several different causes of hyperthyroidism, most of the symptoms that patients experience are the same regardless of the cause.

Hyperthyroidism causes the body’s metabolism to increase so patients often feel hotter than those around them and can slowly lose weight even though they may be eating more. The weight issue is confusing sometimes since some patients actually gain weight because of an increase in their appetite.

Hyperthyroidism usually causes patients to experience fatigue at the end of the day, but have trouble sleeping. Trembling of the hands and a hard or irregular heartbeat (called palpitations) may develop. These individuals may become irritable and easily upset. Because of the slow onset of hyperthyroidism, symptoms may continue for weeks or months before patients fully realize that they are sick.

Hyperthyroidism can be easily diagnosed by blood test and is completely treatable.

People with Hyperthyroidism may experience:

bullet Palpitations
bullet Heat intolerance
bullet Nervousness
bullet Insomnia & Fatigue
bullet Breathlessness
bullet Increased bowl movements
bullet Light or absent menstrual periods

Your Doctor can perform tests to determine if you have hyperthyroidism and prescribe a method of treatment best for your individual needs.



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