The hypothalamus is the body’s internal thermostat. It regulates the body temperature by secreting hormones through thyroid glands that control how quickly the body burns calories and uses energy. Hyper thyroidism is the over production of the thyroid hormone.
To check for thyroid issues, you can do a self test:
Keep a thermometer by your bed. When you awaken in the morning, place the thermometer under your arm for about 10 minutes (with the normal mercury thermometer). Or get a digital thermometer that beeps when the temperature is ready for reading. Keep a log for five days.
If your readings are consistently high at 98.3 degree F or higher, it may be an indication of hyperthyroidism. Some of these symptoms may be mistaken for menopausal symptoms. Consult your health care provider.