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In a nutshell, what is overactive thyroid?

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Dr. Melissa Young
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
8 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Melissa Young
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Dr. Quang Nguyen
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
4 doctors agree

In brief: 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..

In brief: 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..
Dr. Quang Nguyen
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