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What are some symptoms of hyperthyroidism and why is it bad?

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Dr. John Goldman
Rheumatology 55 years experience
Cardiac: The biggest risk is atrial fibrillation which is a cardiac rhythm problem. This is a rapid heart. There are serious side effects of atrial finrillation which is why it is bad. Be of the rapid heartbeat, there's a risk of blood clotting and even stroke. There can also be effects on the fetus, the baby, and risk of miscarriage if you are pregnant. There can also be weight-loss due to wasting syndrom.

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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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