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Hyperthyroid is a state where there is excessive production of thyroid hormones which usually is under the control of the hypothalamus. Though hyperthyroid causes vary over a large spectrum, Grave's disease is the most common cause of Hyperthyroid.
Causes for hyperthyroidism include :
1. Grave’s disease
2. Enlarged thyroid gland due to inflammation
3. Secondary from ovarian or testicular cancer primary site
4. Thyroid nodules (multinodular goiter)
5. Thyroid cancer
Hyperthyroidism is often equivalent of an overactive thyroid gland and hyperthyroid causes can be better tackled with an understanding of thyroid physiology.
Hyperthyroid is a condition that deals with thyroid gland which is responsible for the basal metabolic rate of the body physiology. Immune system involvement of the disease could often lead to vague hyperthyroid symptoms.
Presentation includes :
1. Increased heart rate
2. Elevated blood pressure
4. Increased appetite
5. Disturbed bowel movements
6. Weight loss