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Hyperthyroidism has several causes. These include:
Hyperthyroidism may occur for other reasons. These include:
These things may make it more likely for you to have hyperthyroidism:
Symptoms and signs are different for each person. Here are the most common ones:
These symptoms may look like other health problems. Always see your healthcare provider for a diagnosis.
Your healthcare provider will ask about your medical history. You will also need an exam. Other tests that can help diagnose hyperthyroidism include:
The goal of treatment is to have your thyroid gland work as it should. The gland will then make normal levels of thyroid hormone. Your healthcare provider will figure out the best treatment for you based on:
Treatment may include:
If your hyperthyroidism is not treated, these complications may happen:
Tell your healthcare provider if your symptoms get worse or you have new symptoms. If you are a woman of childbearing age and want to become pregnant, talk with your provider first.
Tips to help you get the most from a visit to your healthcare provider:
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