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
Thick red skin on shins or feet
Conventional treatment for hyperthyroidism