Symptoms can include:

  • Nervousness or irritability
  • Feeling tired
  • Rapid heart rate
  • Muscle weakness
  • Unintended weight loss
  • Trouble sleeping
  • Goiter, enlarged thyroid gland
  • Thinning bones
  • Pregnancy complications

Who is at risk:

  • Women
  • Those older than 60
  • Having previous thyroid surgery
  • Family history
  • Those with a history of autoimmune disease


  • Based on medical history and physical examination
  • Lab tests such as TSH, T3, T4, thyroid antibody testing
  • Imaging test such as ultrasound or radioactive iodine testing


  • Medications
  • Radioiodine therapy
  • Surgery

Hyperthyroidism is a serious health issue that can lead to other health problems. If experiencing these symptoms you need to speak with your primary care clinician right away!

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