Hyperthyroidism And Its Symptoms

Hyperthyroidism (thyrotoxicosis) is the state of the body with excessive production of thyroid hormones. 70-80% of the patients are women. Thyrotoxicosis is an opposite state to hypothyroidism: when the level of thyroid hormones in the body is decreased, than all the processes are slowed down. In the state of thyrotoxicosis all methabolic processes are intensified. If you become irritative, have started to lose your weight and sweat heavily, get your heart rate and body temperature increased - it may be due to increased function of thyroid gland. Hyperthyroidism also leads to menstrual cycle disorders and infertility.
Thyrotoxicosis is manifested by the next thyroid symptoms:
  • irritability
  • sleep disorders
  • aggressive behaviour
  • fatigue
  • weakness
  • quick and often changed mood (euphoria, depression), crying frequently
  • decreasing libido and sexual potency.
  • menstrual cycle disorders
  • increased heart rate
  • heart cycle disorders
  • increased thirst
  • excessive urination
  • diarrhea
  • body weight loss
  • osteoporosis, bones breaks.
  • feeling of being hot, excessive sweating;
  • tremor;
  • brittle hair, lose of the hair;
  • edema around the eyes, eyeballs protruding;
  • goiter (visible increase of the thyroid gland)
The most frequent reason of thyrotoxicosis (up to 80% of the patients) is diffuse toxic goiter or Graves' disease. In 15% of cases the reason is multinodular goiter that is more often in medium aged and senior patients. In 15% of the cases thyrotoxicosis can be caused by a single hyperfunctional nodule (toxic thyroid adenoma) that is more frequently observed in middle and senior age. Other possible reasons are: increased iodine consumption, postpartum thyroiditis, thyroid hormones overdose in hypothyreosis and goiter tratment, increased production of thyreotropin by hypophyse to constantly stimulate the thyroid gland.

(Source: http://hypothyroidismsymptoms.net/hyperthyroidism-thyrotoxicosis-and-its-symptoms)

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