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Were you looking for information about Hyperthyroidism? Hyperthyriodism is a common misspelling of hyperthyroidism.
Hyperthyroidism occurs when a person's thyroid makes an excess of thyroid hormones relative to the body's needs. It can be caused by Graves' disease, inflammation of the thyroid gland, overtreatment for hypothyroidism, and many other conditions or situations. This condition can cause a number of signs and symptoms, including increased sweating, weight loss, anxiety, and irritability.
A diagnosis is typically confirmed with lab tests, specifically a blood test that looks at levels of thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) in the body. In some cases, a person may not have any symptoms at all, and the condition is not diagnosed until the results of these blood tests are known.
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