Monday, January 18, 2010

Hyperthyroidism (Overactive Thyroid) Signs and Symptoms

Symptoms of hyperthyroidism in children include:
  • Symptoms similar to adult symptoms
  • Declining school performance
  • Behavior problems

Symptoms of hyperthyroidism in adults include:
  • Insomnia
  • Hand tremors
  • Nervousness
  • Feeling excessively hot in normal or cold temperatures
  • Frequent bowel movements
  • Losing weight despite normal or increased appetite
  • Excessive sweating
  • Menstrual period becomes scant, or ceases altogether
  • Joint pains
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Eyes seem to be enlarging

Symptoms of hyperthyroidism in the elderly may cause:
  • Worsening of angina (chest pain) in persons with heart disease
  • Worsening of shortness of breath in persons with heart failure
  • Muscle weakness, especially in the shoulders and thighs

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