What is hyperthyroidism?
Hyperthyroidism is when the thyroid is overactive. It makes too many hormones.
What are possible causes?
- Inflammation of thyroid
- Grave's disease
What are some symptoms?
- Rapid and irregular heartbeat
- Nervousness or irritability
- Fatigue or muscle weakness
- Trouble sleeping
- Shaky hands
- Weight loss
- Mood swings
What to do?
- May need to limit or avoid large amounts of iodine
- Consult a doctor or dietitian before making big changes
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