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what is hyperthyroidism?

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Dr. Luis Villaplana
34 years experience Internal Medicine
Too much: This condition is characterized by excess production of thyroid hormone, due to an acute inflammatory process triggered by your immune system.
Answered on Apr 30, 2014
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Dr. Mike Moore
7 years experience Family Medicine
Overactive Thyroid: Hyperthyroidism is the term for overactive tissue within the thyroid gland that causes an overproduction of thyroid hormones. These thyroid hormones control the metabolic rate of the body, so too much can cause symptoms like nervousness, irritability, increased perspiration, heart racing, hand tremors, anxiety, difficulty sleeping, thinning of the skin, fine brittle hair, & muscular weakness.
Answered on Apr 1, 2019
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Dr. PHILLIP KIM
14 years experience General Practice
High thyroid: Hyperthyroid condition implies over active thyroid gland which is responsible for metabolic and thermoregulatory functions. There are a number of conditions that can cause this including graves disease. A simple thyroid function test via blood can detect any abnormalities.
Answered on Apr 30, 2014
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