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Hyperthyroidism Disease

About 1 percent of the population has hyperthyroidism, a disease that occurs when the thyroid gland produces too much thyroid hormone. Symptoms of this condition will vary from person to person, but may include things such as anxiety, increased sweating, weight loss, or a goiter.
 
Treatment options will also vary, based on factors such as how severe a person's symptoms are and whether a person has any other medical conditions. Beta blockers and antithyroid medications are the most commonly used drugs for this disease. Hyperthyroidism may also be treated with surgery or radioactive iodine therapy.
 
(For more information on this disease, click Hyperthyroidism. This article takes an in-depth look at the possible causes of this condition, explains what puts you at risk for it, and gives a detailed description of the thyroid gland.)
 
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