Thyroid disease – Hyperthyroidism

When you thyroid produces too much thyroid hormone, you can become hyperthyroid. This is the situation where your body just works too fast and too hard. You have increased heart rate, high blood pressure and you could lose weight because you’re burning too many calories.

The symptoms of hyperthyroidism, like hypothyroidism depend on your age and your general level of health. You may have some or all of the following symptoms. If so, perhaps it is a good idea to see your doctor about a thyroid test.

If you’re hyperthyroid:

  • You lose weight quickly (even if you are eating a lot)
  • You have a hard time falling asleep, you have insomnia.
  • You suffer from anxiety/ panic attacks, irritability or nervousness
  • You get palpitations, or your pulse and heartbeat are fast
  • You sweat more than usual
  • Your hands shake
  • You suffer from diarrhea
  • You feel tired
  • Your skin is dry
  • Your periods are stopped, or very light, or infrequent
  • You have muscle weakness, especially in the upper arms and thighs
  • You have eye problems, such as double vision, scratchy eyes, or you notice that your eyes are bulging or more whites are showing than usual
  • You having trouble getting pregnant
  • Your hair has become fine and brittle
  • You are having a hard time concentrating, your attention span is short
  • Your behavior is erratic

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