Last Updated 10/28/12

So many people have under or over active thyroid and are completely unaware. This is a great short look at what the symptoms of an overactive thyroid are. Please remember, these are always to help, not to hinder, and never substitute for advice from your health care professional, but if you have some symptoms, it may be a good time to call them and check!

Also here’s the list of hyperthyroidism symptoms:

  • 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

(Source: Mayoclinic)

To learn more about thyroid activity click here.