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What are the most common symptoms of hyperthyroidism?

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Dr. Peter Kurzweil
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.
Dr. Marybeth Lambe
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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What are the symptoms of Hyperthyroidism?

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Dr. Silvia Cuadra
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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