Definition of Hyperthyroidism:

An abnormal condition of the thyroid gland resulting in excessive secretion of thyroid hormones characterized by an increased metabolism and weight loss.

Also: Hyperthyroid

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...the condition
“...The primary cause is atherosclerosis, although platelet aggregation, coronary artery spasm, myocardial ischemia, non-vascular mechanisms such as hypoglycemia, and increased metabolic need (as in hyperthyroidism) can also be important considerations...”

Bone Density Scan

...as a treatment
“...In general, this testing is recommended for women 65 and older along with younger postmenopausal women who have further risk factors for osteoporosis, including ... Hyperthyroidism...”
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Chronic Thyroiditis

...the condition
“...Thyroid function is often normal, but hypothyroidism may develop, and rarely, hyperthyroidism.  Often, autoantibodies (antibodies your body makes against itself) are present...”

Excessive Sweating

...the condition
“...Other people may have sweating as a symptom of known medical conditions, such as ... an overactive thyroid gland (hyperthyroidism)...”

Female Hair Loss

...the condition
“...Common causes of hair loss or hair thinning in women ... hypothyroidism or hyperthyroidism...”

General Weakness

...the condition
“...Rarely, generalized muscle weakness may be caused by another health problem, such as ... Hypothyroidism or hyperthyroidism...”

High Sex Hormone Binding Globulin

...the condition
“...Elevated SHBG may be encountered in hyperthyroidism and hepatic cirrhosis...”

Hormone Imbalance

...the condition
“... – This occurs when the gonads (testes or ovaries) produce little or no sex hormones, for example when a physical issue in the brain or the testicles stops testosterone production; Hypothyroidism; Hyperthyroidism; Thyroiditis – An inflammation (not infection) of the thyroid gland can directly influence the amount of hormones secreted, resulting in hypothyroidism or hyperthyroidism; Cushing...”

Hypertension (High Blood Pressure)

...the condition
“...(e.g. chronic glomerulonephritis or pyelonephritis, polycystic renal disease, collagen disease of the kidney, obstructive uropathy) or pheochromocytoma, Cushing's syndrome, primary aldosteronism, hyperthyroidism, myxedema, coarctation of the aorta, or renovascular disease...”


...the condition
“Alternative names: Overactive Thyroid, Thyrotoxicosis Hyperthyroidism occurs when the thyroid gland produces too much thyroid hormone...”
...our question about Hyperthyroidism
“Underlying hyperthyroidism often returns after antithyroid drugs are discontinued...”
...relationship to Megaloblastic Anemia / Pernicious Anemia
Hyperthyroidism is one of the minor causes of B12 deficiency.”
...relationship to Iodine Requirement
Hyperthyroidism may occur, particularly in elderly people, due to long term slight iodine deficiency as this may result in additional nodules on the thyroid.”
...relationship to Copper Deficiency
“Although supportive data is limited, a report from a study group of hyperthyroid women suggests that copper status should at least be investigated in women with hyperthyroidism...”
...relationship to Autoimmune Tendency
“The leading cause of hyperthyroidism is Graves' disease, which is an autoimmune disorder.”
...relationship to Osteoporosis - Osteopenia
“Untreated hyperthyroidism accelerates bone resorption, reduces bone density, and over time increases the risk of osteoporosis.”
...recommendation Dairy Products Avoidance
“One doctor reports that taking calcium without magnesium is one of the worst things you can do if you have hyperthyroidism because this increases any magnesium deficiency and increases the heart rate and likelihood of arrhythmia...”
...recommendation Selenium
“...selenium without iodine will result in a decrease in production of Thyroxine (T4), although there may be an initial transient increase in T4 to T3 conversion and hence higher T3 and seemingly worse hyperthyroidism.”
...recommendation Iodine
“...Because of the possibility of causing a 'thyroid storm' (an acute hyperthyroid state), this therapy should only be attempted under close supervision by a doctor experienced in its use: Excessive iodine ingestion can cause either hypothyroidism or hyperthyroidism and...”


...the condition
“...Another common cause of hypothyroidism is the treatments used for hyperthyroidism (overactive thyroid), namely radioactive iodine or anti-thyroid medications...”
...our question about Hypothyroidism in family members
“...If you have a history of either hypothyroidism, or paradoxically, hyperthyroidism in your family, it increases the chance that you may someday develop the condition...”
...recommendation Selenium
“...interactions of selenium and iodine to consider when dealing with thyroid abnormalities ... If iodine intake is high and selenium is low, the thyroid may over-produce thyroid hormone (Grave's hyperthyroidism), the thyroid can be damaged from oxidation and hypothyroidism may result (Hashimoto's thyroiditis)...”
...recommendation Iodine
“...Excessive iodine ingestion can cause either hypothyroidism or hyperthyroidism and should be avoided.”
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...the condition
“...(and some of the drugs that treat them) can cause insomnia, including allergies, arthritis, heart disease, hypertension, asthma, arthritic conditions, Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, hyperthyroidism, and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)...”

Liver Detoxification / Support Requirement

...the condition
“...causes include viral infections of the liver, some inherited disorders such as Gilbert's syndrome, alcohol-induced fatty deposits, the use of anabolic steroids/estrogens/oral contraceptives and hyperthyroidism.  Bile flow can be restricted also by extrahepatic means such as gallstones, pregnancy, or other physical causes such as tumors...”

Mercury Toxicity (Amalgam Illness)

...our question about Bulging eyes
“Marked proptosis (bug eyes), or eye changes typical of hyperthyroidism have been associated with mercury toxicity.”


...the condition
“...It can be caused by a hormonal imbalance (hyperthyroidism or hypothyroidism); pregnancy disorder; cervical lesions; medications (birth control pills, corticosteroids, hypothalamic depressants, anticholinergics, anticoagulants); uterine...”

Night Sweats

...the condition
“...Chemotherapy (leaches the body of estrogen, which brings on menopause); HIV, AIDS, tuberculosis, Hodgkin's Lymphoma and other fever-producing / immuno-suppressing disorders diseases; Diabetes; Hyperthyroidism; Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA)...”

Problems Caused By Being Underweight

...the condition
“...Hyperthyroidism, eating disorders and excessive physical activity must also be considered.”

Senile Dementia

...the condition
“...Certain abnormalities of a person's metabolism or hormones may also be responsible for the development of dementia, including the following ... Hyperthyroidism, which means the thyroid gland is overactive...”


...the condition
“...Selye identified 'diseases of adaptation' which include, amongst others, hypertension, cardiovascular disease, kidney disease, peptic ulcer, hyperthyroidism and asthma...”

Test Sex Hormone Binding Globulin (SHBG)

...as a treatment
“...Conditions with high SHBG include pregnancy, hyperthyroidism, liver disease, anorexia, and estrogen use...”

Testosterone Levels, Test

...as a treatment
“...Because SHBG is known to be decreased in cases of hypothyroidism, obesity and acromegaly, and increased in hyperthyroidism and estrogen therapy, it is necessary to measure the free biologically-active testosterone in these conditions, when total testosterone can be misleading...”

Thyroid Medications

...as a treatment
“...If one suspects hyperthyroidism, one should get the TSH level to document this abnormal state, since taking excess or not-needed thyroid hormones could cause osteoporosis...”

Thyroid Storm

...related topic
“A rare and potentially fatal complication of hyperthyroidism that can cause heart failure, heart attack, or multiorgan failure...”


...the condition
“...Other causes can include ... Hyperthyroidism...”

Vegan Diet Consequences

...relationship to Hypothyroidism
“...The optimal range for TSH appears to be 1-2 mIU/l with values below 0.5 suggesting hyperthyroidism and values above 5 suggesting hypothyroidism.”

Vitamin B3 Requirement

...the condition
“...In rare cases, a deficiency can occur in the presence of hyperthyroidism, diabetes mellitus, cirrhosis, pregnancy or lactation...”

Vitamin C Requirement

...the condition
“...Pregnancy, breastfeeding, gastrointestinal diseases, and hyperthyroidism increase the need for vitamin C...”


...the condition
“...Even though most people with vitiligo are in good general health, they are at greater risk of ... Hyperthyroidism or hypothyroidism...”
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