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Symptoms of Hyperthyroidism

Symptoms of Hyperthyroidism: Introduction

The types and severity of symptoms of hyperthyroidism can vary between individuals. Symptoms are the result of an increased production of thyroid hormone, which leads to a stimulation or quickening of the body's metabolism.

Typical symptoms include anxiety, shaky hands, sweating, diarrhea, difficulty sleeping, increased appetite, tremors, and weight loss. Some people with hyperthyroidism can have an abnormal swelling of the front of the neck called a goiter.

Many symptoms of hyperthyroidism affect the eyes. These include bulging eyes, eye puffiness, light sensitivity, and an intense stare.

Other symptoms of hyperthyroidism can include increased sensitivity to heat, weakness, fatigue, confusion, extremely smooth skin and changes in the nails.

Complications and some symptoms of hyperthyroidism can be life-threatening and include hypertension, palpitations, cardiac arrhythmia, rapid heart rate, angina and heart failure....more about Hyperthyroidism »

Symptoms of Hyperthyroidism

The list of signs and symptoms mentioned in various sources for Hyperthyroidism includes the 36 symptoms listed below:

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Hyperthyroidism: Complications

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Diagnostic Testing

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Hyperthyroidism: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Wrongly Diagnosed with Hyperthyroidism?

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Other Possible Causes of these Symptoms

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Hashimoto's Thyroiditis: NWHIC (Excerpt)

This is a condition that occurs from overproduction of thyroid hormones. These symptoms include insomnia, irritability, weight loss without dieting, heat sensitivity, increased perspiration, thinning of your skin, fine or brittle hair, muscular weakness, eye changes, lighter menstrual flow, rapid heart beat and hand tremors. (Source: excerpt from Hashimoto's Thyroiditis: NWHIC)

Thyroid Disease: NWHIC (Excerpt)

Symptoms may include nervousness, irritability, shaky hands, increased perspiration, warm skin, thinning hair, weight loss, decreased menstruation, eye changes, and weak leg muscles. Grave's disease is the most common form of hyperthyroidism. It is an autoimmune condition in which the body produces antibodies that overstimulate the thyroid gland, so that it produces too much thyroid hormone. (Source: excerpt from Thyroid Disease: NWHIC)

Hyperthyroidism as a Cause of Symptoms or Medical Conditions

When considering symptoms of Hyperthyroidism, it is also important to consider Hyperthyroidism as a possible cause of other medical conditions. The Disease Database lists the following medical conditions that Hyperthyroidism may cause:

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For a more detailed analysis of Hyperthyroidism as a symptom, including causes, drug side effect causes, and drug interaction causes, please see our Symptom Center information for Hyperthyroidism.

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The symptom information on this page attempts to provide a list of some possible signs and symptoms of Hyperthyroidism. This signs and symptoms information for Hyperthyroidism has been gathered from various sources, may not be fully accurate, and may not be the full list of Hyperthyroidism signs or Hyperthyroidism symptoms. Furthermore, signs and symptoms of Hyperthyroidism may vary on an individual basis for each patient. Only your doctor can provide adequate diagnosis of any signs or symptoms and whether they are indeed Hyperthyroidism symptoms.


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