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Hyperthyroidism-causes and symptoms
« on: June 08, 2012, 10:10:17 AM »
Hyperthyroidism is a condition in which the thyroid gland makes too much thyroid hormone. The condition is often
referred to as an overactive thyroid.It is an important organ of the endocrine system. It is located in the front of the neck just
below the voice box. The gland produces the hormones thyroxine (T4) and triiodothyronine (T3), which control
the way every cell in the body uses energy called metabolism.

If you have any of these Symptoms get your Thyroid checked Today:

*Irregular/lack menstrual periods in women
*Hair loss
*Weight loss (sometimes rarely gains weight)
*Goiter (visibly enlarged thyroid gland) or thyroid nodules
*Cold/humid skin
*Increased sweating,Increased appetite
*Heat intolerance
*Difficulty concentrating
*Frequent bowel movements
These are the common symptoms.

Other symptoms include:

Breast development in men
Hand tremor
High blood pressure
Itching - overall
Skin blushing or flushing
Pounding, rapid, or irregular pulse
Rapid or irregular heartbeat (palpitations)
Sleeping difficulty
Nausea and vomiting
Protruding eyes (exophthalmos)

Blood tests are also done to measure levels of thyroid hormones.
The treatment depends on the cause and the severity of symptoms.It is usually treated with Antithyroid medications.