Health Tip: Signs of Hyperthyroidism
An overactive thyroid
(HealthDay News) -- Hyperthyroidism occurs when the thyroid overproduces hormones that control the body's metabolism.
The American Academy of Family Physicians lists these common warning signs of hyperthyroidism:
- Sudden, unexplained weight loss.
- Weakened muscles and fatigue.
- Feelings of nervousness and anxiousness.
- Excessive sweating.
- Rapid heartbeat.
- Eyes that are red, wide, or swollen.
The academy says other diseases and conditions can mimic these symptoms, so your doctor may run some tests to confirm a suspected diagnosis.