Hyperthyroid

Hyperthyroid

Hyperthyroidism or overactive thyroid is a condition in which the thyroid glands overproduce the hormone called thyroxine. It can be serious if you ignore it, but once on a treatment most patients respond well.

Causes:

  • Graves’ disease
  • Plummer’s disease
  • Excess intake of iodine
  • Tumour in ovaries
  • Thyroiditis

Symptoms:

  • Weight loss
  • Abnormal heart beat
  • Tremor
  • Increased sweating
  • Fatigue
  • Changes in menstrual problems
  • Increased sensitivity to heat
  • Increased appetite

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