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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).