Hyperthyroidism (overactive thyroid) occurs when your thyroid gland releases more hormones to your body than you need. The thyroid creates two main hormones, triiodothyronine (T3) and thyroxine (T4). The extra hormones your body creates speeds up your metabolism, which can affect the entire body such as unintentional weight loss and rapid or irregular heartbeat.
There are many symptoms to hyperthyroidism that can impact your entire body; sometimes it can be difficult to diagnosis. You may experience some of these symptoms or many of them simultaneously. Symptoms of hyperthyroidism include:
Your healthcare provider may perform the following diagnoses:
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