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What is Hyperthyroidism?

The thyroid gland is a small butterfly-shaped gland located at the front of the neck below your Adam’s apple. It produces tetraiodothyronine (T4) and triiodothyronine (T3), two hormones which control how your cells use energy. The process by which cells use energy is called metabolism.Hyperthyroidism occurs when too much T4 and/or T3 is produced. Proper diagnosis and treatment of the underlying cause relieves symptoms and prevents complications. Hyperthyroidism can run in families. Make sure to tell your doctor if there is a family history of the condition.

 

Causes

  • A variety of conditions can cause hyperthyroidism. Graves' disease (an autoimmune disorder) is the most common. It occurs more often in women and tends to run      in families. In Graves' disease, antibodies stimulate the thyroid to secrete too much hormone.
  • Excess iodine (iodine is needed to make T4 and T3)
  • Inflammation of the thyroid gland (thyroiditis causes T4 and T3 to leak out of the gland)
  • Tumors of the ovaries or testes
  • Benign tumors of the thyroid or pituitary gland
  • Taking large amounts of tetraiodothyronine (through dietary supplements or medication)

 

 Hyperthyroidism Signs & symptoms:

  • Fatigue or muscle weakness.
  • Hand tremors.
  • Mood swings.
  • Nervousness or anxiety.
  • Rapid heartbeat.
  • Heart palpitations or irregular heartbeat.
  • Skin sdryness.
  • Trouble sleeping.
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