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What is hyperthyroidism?

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Mike Moore
Family Medicine
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Mike Moore
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Dr. PHILLIP KIM
Family Medicine
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. PHILLIP KIM
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Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine

In brief: Too much

This condition is characterized by excess production of thyroid hormone, due to an acute inflammatory process triggered by your immune system.

In brief: Too much

This condition is characterized by excess production of thyroid hormone, due to an acute inflammatory process triggered by your immune system.
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