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Hyperthyroidism was first described in 1835, by Robert Graves, an Irish physician. Hypothyroidism is a condition where the thyroid gland, which sits in front of the neck, is over active and produces excessive amounts of a hormone, called Thyroxine.

The hormone controls your metabolism, breathing, heart rate, nervous system, weight and other functions of the body.

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With increased thyroxine hormone flooding in the body all the aforementioned systems are affected and accelerate the body’s metabolism significantly, often leading to sudden weight loss, rapid irregular heart beat and nervousness.

Symptoms of Hyperthyroidism are not the same for everybody and are dependent on how much hormone the thyroid produces and your age.

If you suffer from hyperthyroidism you might experience some of the following symptoms:

1) Irregular menstrual cycle or stop having periods

2) Feel nervous, moody, or tired

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3) Muscle weakness especially in the thighs and upper arms

4) Hand tremors, rapid(over 100 beats per minute) or Irregular Heartbeat

5) Trouble Breathing
6) Feel Hot, Excessive sweat, itchy skin

7) Frequent and sometimes loose bowel movements

8) Fine soft hair that falls out

9) Loose weight even though even though eating as usual

10) Irregular menstrual cycle or stop having periods

11) Trouble sleeping

12) Loss of interest in sex

If you experience some of these symptoms it will be a good idea to consult with your physician and have it checked out.

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