Hyperthyroidism

Hyperthyroidism is a condition in which there is overproduction of thyroid hormone by the thyroid gland, causing the levels of thyroid hormone in the blood to be too high. People who have it are often said to have an “overactive thyroid”.

Thyroid hormone is a chemical substance produced by the thyroid gland and released into the bloodstream. It interacts with almost all body cells, causing them to increase their metabolic activity.

This abnormally high level of thyroid hormone typically speeds up the body’s metabolism. Metabolism is the chemical and physical processes that create the substances and generate the energy needed for cell function, growth, and division.

Common signs of hyperthyroidism

  • Fast heart rate
  • Trembling hands
  • Weight loss
  • Muscle weakness
  • Warm moist skin
  • Hair loss
  • Staring gaze


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