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Whats the difference between hypo and hyperthyroidism in simple terms?

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Dr. Dale Carrison
Emergency Medicine 34 years experience
Too Little-Too much: Hypothyroidism the thyroid produces too little thyroid hormone. Unexplained weight gain, fatigue, facial puffiness, depression, cold intolerance, hair loss, dry skin and hair, heavy menstrual periods, etc. Hyperthyroidism the thyroid produces too much thyroid hormone. Sudden weight loss, increased temperature, increased heart rate, sweating, enlarged thyroid gland, sensitivity to heat, etc.

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