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What is hyperthyroidism?

What is hyperthyroidism?

Hypothyroidism is a thyroid disease characterized by excessive activity of the thyroid gland. The existence of large amount of thyroid hormone by the body causes hyperactivity of the body's metabolism.

Those who suffer from hyperthyroidism usually present symptoms such as the following:

  • Nervousness.
  • Irritability.
  • Excessive perspiration.
  • Muscle weakness.
  • Weight loss.
  • Irregular menstrual cycles.
  • Difficulty sleeping.

These symptoms are similar to those that usually exist in other pathologies. Therefore, a medical specialist should always be consulted to establish the diagnosis.

On the other hand, if hypothyroidism is not controlled in pregnant women, it can lead to preterm labor and low birth weight.