List of symptoms of hyperthyroidism

The presence and severity of symptoms of hyperthyroidism vary from person to person. Older individuals seem to have fewer symptoms compared to younger people. The reason for reduced symptoms of hyperthyroidism in young people is not yet known. Although many symptoms cause distress, most are not dangerous.



The symptoms of hyperthyroidism if left in people having heart disease can increases stress on the heart, causing problems such as heart failure, irregular heartbeat, or abnormal heart rhythm. The symptoms are not so vividly present in individuals who are affected with mild thyroid disorders. The symptoms of hyperthyroidism become more obvious as the condition of the individual worsens due to the thyroid disorders. The symptoms are usually related to an increase in body metabolism. Some of the common symptoms of hyperthyroidism include rapid heartbeat, sometimes with palpitations, extreme tiredness, inability to tolerate heat, and excessive sweating.

Some of the other common symptoms of hyperthyroidism include weight loss, with a normal or increased appetite, nervousness and irritability, inability to sleep, and shakiness and muscle weakness, often with trembling in the hands.Diarrhea, menstrual problems in women, especially lighter periods or absence of periods, increased bowel movements, and fatigue are some of the other common symptoms of hyperthyroidism.

Decreased concentration, goiter, itchy skin, hair loss, and eye irritation are some of the other common symptoms. Protruding eyeballs is one of the symptoms of hyperthyroidism which occurs only in the Grave's disease which is the advanced stage of hyperthyroidism. Excessive sweating and the inability to tolerate a hot environment are directly due to heat generated within the body by increased metabolic activity. As some of the symptoms of hyperthyroidism resemble other conditions or medical problems, it is advised to consult a physician for diagnosis.






 

 

 

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