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Were you looking for information about Hyperthyroidism? Hyperthiroidism is a common misspelling of hyperthyroidism.
Hyperthyroidism, also known as an overactive thyroid, is a condition where too much thyroid hormone is produced by the thyroid gland. Some of the risk factors for this condition include being a woman or being over the age of 60. Symptoms can vary from person to person; in fact, not everyone with an overactive thyroid will have symptoms. Common signs include fatigue, increased sweating, and (in older adults) loss of appetite.
Antithyroid drugs, radioactive iodine therapy, and surgery are the main treatment options for hyperthyroidism. Your healthcare provider will take several factors into account when recommending a treatment plan. Your ideal treatment will depend on your age, the cause of your overactive thyroid, and whether you have other medical conditions.
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