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What is Hyperthyroidism?
Hyperthyroidism (overactive thyroid) is a condition in which your thyroid gland produces too much of the hormone
thyroxine.

Symptoms
Hyperthyroidism can mimic other health problems, which may make it difficult for your doctor to diagnose. It can also
cause a wide variety of signs and symptoms, including:
•        Sudden weight loss, even when your appetite and diet remain normal or even increase
•        Rapid heartbeat (tachycardia) — commonly more than 100 beats a minute — irregular heartbeat (arrhythmia) or
     pounding of your heart (palpitations)
•        Increased appetite
•        Nervousness, anxiety and irritability
•        Tremor — usually a fine trembling in your hands and fingers
•        Sweating
•        Changes in menstrual patterns
•        Increased sensitivity to heat
•        Changes in bowel patterns, especially more frequent bowel movements
•        An enlarged thyroid gland (goiter), which may appear as a swelling at the base of your neck
•        Fatigue, muscle weakness
•        Difficulty sleeping
•        Graves' ophthalmopathy
•        Protruding eyeballs
•        Red or swollen eyes
•        Excessive tearing or discomfort in one or both eyes
•        Light sensitivity, blurry or double vision, inflammation, or reduced eye movement

Older adults are more likely to have either no signs or symptoms or subtle ones, such as an increased heart rate, heat
intolerance and a tendency to become tired during ordinary activities. Medications called beta blockers, which are used
to treat high blood pressure and other conditions, can mask many of the signs of hyperthyroidism.

Causes
•        Graves' disease
•        Hyperfunctioning thyroid nodules (toxic adenoma, toxic multinodular goiter, Plummer's disease)
•        Thyroiditis

Western Medicine Treatment
•        Radioactive iodine –Anti-thyroid
•        Beta blockers
•        Surgery (thyroidectomy
•        Graves' ophthalmopathy
•        Orbital decompression surgery.
•        Eye muscle surgery

Alternative Medicine
There is a significant progress using alternative medicine in this area.
If you want a referral of an expert alternative medicine practitioner in your
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