Understanding your thyroid gland and how it works is very important. Here we examine all the hyperthyroid symptoms.

Do you have any understanding of hyperthyroid symptoms or an over active thyroid? Does someone in your family exhibit some likely symptoms?


Slimming.co.uk has this basic hyperthyroid symptoms advice to make your life simpler. For example, why does your thyroid gland produce too many hormones as when it does you may experience a whole range of symptoms including fatigue, nervousness, sleep problems, heat intolerance, hair loss and brittle nails.

If you, or a family member, are experiencing similar symptoms its important to treat Hyperthyroid and to become educated to the condition. So what causes hyperthyroid and what treatments exist?


There are a few different causes of Hyperthyroids? Sometimes it happens as a result of inflammation of the gland; sometimes its because of a malfunction of the immune system which causes your body to attack the gland itself, causing increased hormone production.

This malfunction of the immune system is known as autoimmunity, and it tends to surface most often in women, particularly after childbirth. Sometimes the condition is caused because of an overactive nodule.

Another potential cause is too much iodine exposure, whether this is a result of diet, medication or CT scans. Lastly, this condition is sometimes caused by a tumour in the pituitary gland which causes increased hormone production.


Treatments available for this condition vary depending on what triggered the onset of the illness. If the condition is caused by inflammation, anti-inflamitories such as Ibuprofen might be prescribed, which will reduce the swelling. These might be combined with beta-blockers to slow the rapid heart rate and nervousness.

If the condition is due to autoimmunity, the doctor may prescribe drugs that will decrease the production of hormones. In extreme cases, a treatment of radio active Iodine might be used to destroy the gland, which may then be surgically removed.

If you suspect that you may be suffering from this condition, your GP can administer a blood test that will confirm or deny the condition.

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