Hyperthyroidism Topic Guide

Hyperthyroidism Hyperthyroidism: Hyperthyroidism refers to a condition in which the thyroid gland produces too much thyroid hormone. Causes of hyperthyroidism include: Graves' disease, thyroid adenoma, thyroid goiter, subacute thyroiditis, and drug-induce hyperthyroidism. Symptoms of hyperthyroidism include irritability, heart palpitations, heat intolerance, weight loss or gain, frequent bowel movements, lower leg edema, infertility, fatigue, and more. Treatment for hyperthyroidism depends on the cause and can include medications or surgery.

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Hyperthyroidism Topic Guide - Medications and Vitamins

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propylthiouracil Propylthiouracil

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atenolol Atenolol

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