Hyperthyroidism is a condition in which the thyroid gland produces more thyroid hormone than the body needs. If you have an overactive thyroid, you may experience the following symptoms:

  • Anxiety
  • Difficulty Sleeping
  • Feeling hot
  • Heart palpations
  • Weight loss

To combat hyperthyroidism, there are a variety of treatment options as well as numerous, advanced surgery procedures available.

  • Causes of Hyperthyroidism

    Hyperthyroidism can be caused by a number of different problems with the thyroid gland, including:

    • Graves’ disease: Graves’ disease is an autoimmune disease in which the thyroid gland grows and produces too much thyroid hormone. Graves' disease runs in families, and usually affects younger women.
    • Toxic adenoma: Toxic adenoma may develop when a thyroid nodule develops a growth that produces and secretes excess amounts of thyroid hormone.
    • Toxic multinodular goiter: With this condition, a group of thyroid nodules form within the thyroid gland and produce and release excess thyroid hormone.
    • Thyroiditis: Thyroiditis can cause hyperthyroidism through inflammation of the thyroid, which occurs when a virus or problem with the immune system causes the gland to swell and leak the thyroid hormone.
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