PositiveMed

The Positive Side of Medicine

Hyperthyroidism Symptoms- What You Need to Know

Share This Post

Hyperthyroidism Symptoms- What You Need to Know

[Last Updated: July 23rd 2013]
Thyroid problems are so common and it’s estimated that millions of Americans have thyroid issues. One of the most common thyroid problems is hyperthyroidism. Hyperthyroidism is when thyroid gland secrets hormone more than normal and it could mimic other health issues. Blood test of hormonal levels is the best tool for your doctor to diagnose hyperthyroidism. Check out this cartoon to learn more about hyperthyroidism symptoms:

Also here’s the list of hyperthyroidism symptoms, according to Mayoclinic:

  • Sudden weight loss, even when your appetite and diet remain normal or even increase
  • Rapid heartbeat (tachycardia) — commonly more than 100 beats a minute — irregular heartbeat (arrhythmia) or pounding of your heart (palpitations)
  • Increased appetite
  • Nervousness, anxiety and irritability
  • Tremor — usually a fine trembling in your hands and fingers
  • Sweating
  • Changes in menstrual patterns
  • Increased sensitivity to heat
  • Changes in bowel patterns, especially more frequent bowel movements
  • An enlarged thyroid gland (goiter), which may appear as a swelling at the base of your neck
  • Fatigue, muscle weakness
  • Difficulty sleeping

Symptoms of thyroid disease are often vague or “weird.” In this video Dr. Val Jones explains how to recognize symptoms of hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism:

To learn more about thyroid activity click here.

More To Explore

Health and Food

Surprising Dairy-Free Calcium Sources

10 Surprising Dairy-Free Calcium Sources For many years we have heard milk and dairy products are the best calcium sources, but that’s not entirely true,

Health and Food

How to Lose Weight With Avocado

How to Lose Weight With Avocado Amongst many important other things, insulin is the powerful hormone that removes excessive glucose from the blood. It signals

all positive experiences

Stress Map

We all know stress makes us sick, here is a great poster with how it changes your mind, your body, your emotions, and your behavior.

DIY Tips

How To Make A Natural Self Tanner

How To Make A Natural Self Tanner Having bronzed, glowing skin has been in style for a while now, and isn’t likely to be going

deals

Best wines under $15

Do you know that drinking a glass or two of wine every day can lower your risk of heart disease, stroke, diabetes, Alzheimer’s, and even

Scroll to Top