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Posted on Sep 1, 2014 |

Signs of Hyperthyroidism and How to Treat It

Signs of Hyperthyroidism and How to Treat It

What is hyperthyroidism?

Your thyroid, the butterfly-shaped gland in the front of your neck, produces hormones to help regulate body temperature, heart rate, growth, energy production, and brain health. Hyperthyroidism is a condition that occurs when the thyroid is overactive and produces too much thyroid hormone. When thyroid hormones are too high, energy metabolism will speed up, causing the body to burn through nutrients too quickly. This can result in malnutrition, leading to a wide range of problems. I personally was eating everything in sight and went from a size 4 to a size 0 in a matter of months.  Trust me when I tell you it was not healthy!

Signs of Hyperthyroidism

Hot flushes, sweating

Unintentional weight loss

Frequent stools, loose stool or diarrhea

Difficulty sleeping and insomnia

Anxiety, irritability, or constant fatigue

Elevated heart rate

Changes in menstrual cycles

Reduced libido

Bulging eyes

Thick red skin on shins or feet

Increased appetite

Osteoporosis

Hand tremor

Muscle weakness

 

Conventional treatment for hyperthyroidism

 

1. Medications
2. Radiation/Ablation
3. Surgery