Hyperthyroidism

Overview

Symptoms of hyperthyroidism (excessive thyroid hormone) include tremors, palpitations (racing heart), trouble sleeping, heat intolerance, weight loss, hair thinning, nervousness, irritability, muscle weakness and abnormal menstrual cycle.

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Treatments

The majority of patients affected with these conditions are treated with medication. Certain patients with inappropriately high thyroid hormone levels benefit from surgical intervention.

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