- Q What are the symptoms of hyperthyroidism?
A medical history, physical exam, and blood tests are used to diagnose hyperthyroidism. Questions about your medical history may reveal recent symptoms of hyperthyroidism like weight loss or increased appetite. A physical exam may expose hand tremors,... Full Answer
- Q What is hyperthyroidism?
Hyperthyroidism results when the thyroid gland produces too much thyroid hormone. The thyroid is a gland located at the base of the neck below the voice box. It is about two inches long and is shaped like a butterfly. Its purpose is to produce thyroid... Full Answer
- Q What increases my risk for hyperthyroidism?
Hyperthyroidism is develops in women at a rate 5 to 10 times greater than in men, particularly in women who have given birth recently or are experiencing menopause. You also may be at increased risk if you have had a previous thyroid problem, have a... Full Answer
- Q How does iodine affect hyperthyroidism?
Hyperthyroidism can result from ingestion of too much iodine. One can ingest too much iodine from food or medications. In the United States, salt is iodized as an efficient way to add iodine to the diet. However, seafood and kelp also contain iodine.... Full Answer
- Q What is a thyroid storm?
Thyroid storm is the sudden and extreme amplification of the symptoms of hyperthyroidism. It is a life-threatening situation that requires immediate medical attention. This typically happens when hyperthyroidism has been left untreated, has been... Full Answer