Hyperthyroidism is a disease caused by the poor functioning of the thyroid gland, due to an overproduction of the hormone levels in the blood plasma.
The most common cause of hyperthyroidism is the side effect of other diseases, such as diffuse toxic goiter and Graves – Basedow, among others.
The most important component of the hormones produced by the thyroid (thyroxine (T4) and triiodothyronine (T3)) is iodine, which regulates the body’s energy, and during the first years of life, regulates growth. Thus, an imbalance in the production of this hormone can cause significant changes to the physical level.
Among the symptoms that appear to have hyperthyroidism are:
- Gastrointestinal problems.
- Weight loss.
- Hyperphagia or excessive increase appetite.
- Vomiting and nausea.
- Cramps bowel.
- Neuromuscular problems, such as fatigue, muscle weakness and tremors.
- Cardiovascular problems, such as tachycardia, palpitations, dyspnea and hypertension.
In addition, symptoms present themselves such as increased pigmentation of the skin, heat intolerance, diaphoresis (excessive sweating), brittle hair, decreased libido, and reduction or cessation of menstruation.
On a psychological level, the person can be irritability, anxiety, insomnia and decreased stress threshold bearable.
A clear outer physical symptom of hyperthyroidism is the withdrawal of the eyelids, making it seem that eyes are large and come out.
All symptoms of hyperthyroidism are variable, each individual may display differently, however, in the presence of either is recommended to attend the doctor to make appropriate examinations.