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Were you looking for information about Hyperthyroidism? Hyperthyroidsim is a common misspelling of hyperthyroidism.
Hyperthyroidism, also called overactive thyroid, affects about 1 percent of the population. This condition occurs when the thyroid makes more thyroid hormone than the body needs, often resulting in symptoms like weight loss, fatigue, and an intolerance for heat.
After confirming the diagnosis with blood tests, a healthcare provider may recommend medication, surgery, or other treatment options. The most common medications used for hyperthyroidism are antithyroid drugs and beta blockers. Antithyroid drugs decrease the amount of thyroid hormone made. They may or may not cause permanent remission of an overactive thyroid.
(To learn more, click Hyperthyroidism. This article explains how the thyroid works and tells you what you need to know about risk factors and why the condition is sometimes misdiagnosed. You can also click any of the links in the box to the right for specific information.)
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