hyperthyroidism is a condition where the the thyroid gland is overactive and produces too much thyroid hormone in the body.

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Hyperthyroidism Symptoms

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Signs and symptoms
... Hyperthyroidism can mimic other health problems, which may make it difficult to diagnose. It can also cause a wide variety of signs and symptoms, including: Sudden weight loss, even when your appetite...
Source: MayoClinic

Causes
... Your thyroid gland produces two main hormones, thyroxine and triiodothyronine. They maintain the rate at which your body uses fats and carbohydrates, help control your body temperature, influence your...
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Hyperthyroidism Treatment

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Complications
... Hyperthyroidism can lead to a number of complications: Heart problems. Some of the most serious complications of hyperthyroidism involve the heart. These include a rapid heart rate, atrial fibrillatio...
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Treatment
... Several treatments for hyperthyroidism exist. The best approach for you depends on your age, physical condition and the severity of your disorder: Radioactive iodine. This is the most common treatment...
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Thyroid Disease
... Understanding the thyroid The thyroid is a small gland, shaped like a butterfly, that rests in the middle of the lower neck. Its primary function is to control the body’s metabolism (rate at which cel...
Source: Cleveland Clinic

Overview
... Your thyroid is a butterfly-shaped gland located at the base of your neck, just below your Adam''s apple. Although it weighs less than an ounce, the thyroid gland has an enormous impact on your health...
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