What is hyperthyroidism?

Hyperthyroidism means overactivity of the thyroid gland, resulting in too much thyroid hormone in the bloodstream. The oversecretion of thyroid hormones leads to overactivity of the body's metabolism.

What are the symptoms of hyperthyroidism?

The following are the most common symptoms of hyperthyroidism. However, each individual may experience symptoms differently. Symptoms may include:

The symptoms of hyperthyroidism may resemble other conditions or medical problems. Always consult your doctor for a diagnosis.

Types of hyperthyroidism

There are several forms of hyperthyroidism, including:

How is hyperthyroidism diagnosed?

In addition to a complete medical history and medical examination, diagnostic procedures for hyperthyroidism may include:

Treatment for hyperthyroidism

Treatment for hyperthyroidism is very specific for each patient. The goal of treatment is to restore the thyroid gland to normal function, producing normal levels of thyroid hormone. Specific treatment for hyperthyroidism will be determined by your doctor based on:

Treatment may include:

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