U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
A 44-year-old member asked:

How to tell if i have hyperthyroidism?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Stanley Schwartz
Endocrinology 53 years experience
Many symptoms.: Shaky, sweaty, jittery, nervous, fast heart beat, irregular/extra heart beats, weight loss, increased appetite, fatigue, multiple bowel movements daily but other conditions can cause similar symptom collection so see md, get lab tests.

Similar questions

A 42-year-old member asked:

What are the symptoms of hyperthyroidism? How to tell if I have it?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Oscar Novick
Pediatrics 59 years experience
See your doctor: Weight loss, diarrhea, excess sweating, palpations, rapid heart beat, high blood pressure see your doctor so hecan run some blood tests on you to substantiate the diagnosis.
A 58-year-old member asked:

What is hyperthyroidism?

6 doctor answers12 doctors weighed in
Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine 36 years experience
Too much: This condition is characterized by excess production of thyroid hormone, due to an acute inflammatory process triggered by your immune system.
A 32-year-old member asked:

What is hyperthyroid?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Thomas Namey
Rheumatology 49 years experience
Too much thyroid !: Higher than normal thyroid levels in the blood. Condition will suppress tsh, which is easily measured. Too much can cause tachycardia, fine thinning hair, osteoporosis if untreated. This condition requires a medical evaluation.
Dr. Maritza Baez
Family Medicine 18 years experience
Most often, the entire gland is overproducing thyroid hormone. This is called Graves' disease. Less commonly, a single nodule is responsible for the excess hormone secretion. We call this a "hot" nodule. Thyroiditis (inflammation of the thyroid) can also cause hyperthyroidism.
Nov 7, 2012

Related questions

A 33-year-old member asked:
Can you tell me what ptu4 is in the treatment of hyperthyroidism?
1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
A 34-year-old member asked:
Can any doc tell me what's the best way to treat hyperthyroidism?
1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
A 42-year-old member asked:
Can you please tell me how high metabolism and hyperthyroidism differ?
1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
A 47-year-old member asked:
How to tell if I am going through hypothyroidism or hyperthyroidism?
1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
A 30-year-old member asked:
How to tell difference between hyperthyroidism and hypothyroidism with fewest tests?
2 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Last updated Jan 26, 2015
Connect with a U.S. board-certified doctor by text or video anytime, anywhere.
24/7 visits - just $39!
50% off with $15/month membership


Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.