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in a nutshell, what is overactive thyroid?

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Dr. Quang Nguyen
Specializes in Endocrinology
Overactive thyroid: The thyroid makes too much hormone. Causes include: graves disease, inflammed thyroid, taking too much thyroid hormone, taking too much iodine, a thyroid growth, and rarely tumors of the testes or ovaries. Symptoms: nervousness, more sweatings, fatigue, can't stand heat, weight loss, more bowel movements, more appetite. Signs: high blood pressure, hand tremor, clammy skin, rapid pulse, flushing..
Answered on Jan 20, 2020
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Dr. Melissa Young
8 years experience Internal Medicine
Excess hormone: The thyroid makes hormones that regulate metabolism. An over active thyroid makes too much. So everything's faster or working harder- heart rate, intestines, sweat glands, etc.
Answered on Nov 26, 2019
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