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Is hyperthyroidism serious?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner

Yes, hyperthyroidism is serious. It is also treatable and not typically life threatening. When treated, the prognosis is good and symptoms are often greatly reduced and even eliminated. Left untreated, however, this disorder can put significant strain on the heart and several other organs.

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