Thyroid Care: What Are The Symptoms Of Hyperthyroidism?


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Dr Janardhana Hebbar

Curejoy Expert Dr.Janardhana Hebbar Explains:

If you have hyperthyroidism, your body produces excessive amounts of thyroid hormones called T3 and T4. Since these hormones regulate your metabolism, having excessive amounts of these hormones will cause symptoms related to a high metabolism. In essence, hyperthyroidism speeds up some of your body’s processes.

However, not everyone with hyperthyroidism will experience all of the symptoms listed below. These are all the possible symptoms, but symptoms will vary based on how long your thyroid gland has been producing excessive T3 and T4, how much more T3 and T4 you have, and your age.

Symptoms Of Hyperthyroidism

  • Appetite change (decrease or increase)
  • Difficulty sleeping (insomnia)
  • Fatigue
  • Frequent bowel movement—perhaps diarrhea
  • Heart palpitations
  • Heat intolerance
  • Increased sweating
  • Irritability
  • Light menstrual periods, or even missed periods
  • Mental disturbances
  • Muscle weakness
  • Nervousness
  • Problems with fertility
  • Shortness of breath
  • Sudden paralysis
  • Tremor/shakiness
  • Vision changes
  • Weight loss or perhaps weight gain in some.
  • Dizziness
  • Thinning of hair
  • Itching and hives
  • Possible increase in blood sugar

Suggested Reading:

  1. Natural Remedies For An Under-Active Thyroid.
  2. Thyroid Disease: What Do You Do When The Medications Don’t Work?
  3. Tips To Identify And Tackle Thyroid Problems Early: QnA with Dr. Micheal Taggart.
  4. Expert Interview with Lee Dennis, ND: How to Care for Your Thyroid?
Dr Janardhana Hebbar

Senior Ayurvedic Consultant at CureJoy, Dr. Hebbar has authored 4 books on Ayurveda. Special interests are Kayachikitsa (Internal Medicine) and Shalya chikitsa (Surgery).

Dr Janardhana Hebbar

Senior Ayurvedic Consultant at CureJoy, Dr. Hebbar has authored 4 books on Ayurveda. Special interests are Kayachikitsa (Internal Medicine) and Shalya chikitsa (Surgery).

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LaurenAdams 5pts

I see that you listed mental disturbances here as a symptom. That would make sense as many physical health conditions can effect your mental state. However, what exact mental disturbances are you referring to? It seems like a lack of focus or depression may be indicative of such an illness, but I'm not sure if those are what you are talking about in the article. http://www.angeliquecohenmd.com/thyroid-disorders.html 

Nikki Weston-Parkinson
Nikki Weston-Parkinson 5pts

Weight gain up and down fatigue sleepless feel like I have a fever. Irregular cycles and troubles getting pregnant. Migraines. It's a hormone system and causes many problems

Aguti Stella
Aguti Stella 5pts

Sorry. I get lots of heat, itching and anger

Bertha Villalobos
Bertha Villalobos 5pts

So I have hypothyroidism since 1995 take medication for this do u have info on hypothyroidism n tips

Ayurveda 5pts

Crystal Barron You might want to take opeinion from our experts too. Please ask your questions to our expert here:https://www.curejoy.com/askaquestion/ , Whateveryou post here is strictly confidential and only seen by expert Ayurveda doctors.

Kendra Horn
Kendra Horn 5pts

Endocrinologists may be your bane (trust on this one, not only hypothyroid but hashimoto's, the autoimmune disease that 95% causes hypo), but you will need a battery of testing ran that your GP can do. Check stop the thyroid madness for a list of important tests if you suspect thyroid issues. It gives proper lab values, medicine recommendations, etc. Good jumping off spot for more info.

Beth Perez
Beth Perez 5pts

What is a good way for thyroid low thyroid

Crystal Barron
Crystal Barron 5pts

i do have episodes of pacing heart beat,night sweats,i get very nervous, my weight really hasnt changed.

Melonia Taylor
Melonia Taylor 5pts

Iodine is good for thyroid health that is why I use iodine salt t Ryan to find it in sea salt no luck

Aguti Stella
Aguti Stella 5pts

Help Melonia, I have a toxic one which gives me body heat and itching and eyes popping out. Does the salt work? Please help. My blood pressure goes as high as 180 to 200

Carlene Marin
Carlene Marin 5pts

Hypo is weight gain. It would be a good idea to post Hypothyroid as well.

Kara Cole
Kara Cole 5pts

U have to see an endocrinologist. Are u losing weight no matter how much u eat? Is ur heart beating fast for no reason? Very moody? Etc.

Crystal Barron
Crystal Barron 5pts

i think i might have this,i sweat alot at night,cant sleep,i get nervous for no reason,im shaky all the time. what kind of doctor do i see about this?

George Gaffney
George Gaffney 5pts

That's why you need to tell your dentist or anyone taking any x-rays you need to have a thyroid cover to protect your thyroid adults and children

Aguti Stella
Aguti Stella 5pts

I have same symptoms too. My skin terribly bad, sweat, itching and high blood pressure. Did you find solution for these?

Monika Goyal
Monika Goyal 5pts

Soak 1 tsp coriander seeds (sabut dhaniya) in 1 glass of water in d nite. Crush nd mash it in d same water. Heat it. Wen d water is reduced to 1 cup. Remove and strain. Then drink this water vidout even cleaning ur mouth. First thing after waking up.

Sheryll Javier
Sheryll Javier 5pts

What are the treatments for hyperthyroidism? Any herbal medicine may help lessen the symptoms?