What are three ways to identify the signs of hyperthyroidism?


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Hyperthyroidism looks like other illnesses but has some identifiable signs and symptoms. According to the Mayo Clinic, swelling at the base of the neck, unexplained weight loss, increased appetite, rapid heartbeat and unusual sweating are all symptoms associated with hyperthyroidism. Report these symptoms to a doctor.

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Many adults with hyperthyroidism display no symptoms or display symptoms that are barely noticeable, such as increased pulse, sensitivity to heat and fatigue. Anxiety, irritability, nervousness and tremors in the hands are also common symptoms. Since hyperthyroidism shares many of its symptoms with other conditions, it is important to keep a good record in order to help a doctor to diagnose the problem.

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