A 44-year-old member asked:
What are the most common symptoms of hyperthyroidism?
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Internal Medicine 50 years experience
Multiple organs...: The thyroid hormones secreted by the gland affects almost every system, including basal metabolism, skin, heart, brain, bowel. The thyroid gland is controlled by a part of the pituitary/hypothalamus gland in the brain in a feedback mechanism (as with all glands). Increased thyroid hormone can be associated with 'poppy' eyes, racy pulse, moist skin, perspiring, diarrhea. See prior answer.
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Travel Medicine 45 years experience
Most common: The most common symptoms are fatigue, difficulty sleeping, irritability or nervousness, increased sensitivity to heat, & sometimes fast or irregular heart rhythm. Other symptoms may include hand tremors, muscle weakness, shortness of breath, increased appetite, hair loss, diarrhea, & change in vision or eyes.
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A 33-year-old male asked:
What are the symptoms of Hyperthyroidism?
2 doctor answers • 7 doctors weighed in
Endocrinology 14 years experience
Hyperthyroidism: Patients with hyperthyroidism can have mild to overt symptoms, which include anxiety, emotional lability, weakness, tremor, palpitations, heat intolerance, increased perspiration, and weight loss despite a normal or increased appetite. Other symptoms that may be present include hyperdefecation, urinary frequency, oligomenorrhea/amenorrhea in women, and gynecomastia and erectile dysfunction in men.
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