The thyroid gland is large, sessile, butterfly-shaped, located at the top of the neck. This gland is responsible for the production of hormones that regulate heart rate, temperature and metabolism.
Hyperthyroidism is a neurological disease in which the thyroid gland produces excessive amounts of the thyroid hormones T3 and T4. About 1.2 percent of Americans have an overactive thyroid, and women are at higher risk compared to men.
What is Hyperthyroidism Symptoms?
Hyperthyroidism is caused by excessive production of hormones from the thyroid gland. There are various reasons behind the causes, but mainly Graves’ disease is an autoimmune disorder.
The symptoms of hyperthyroidism mimic the symptoms of other diseases, so it can be very difficult to make an accurate diagnosis.
Characteristic Symptoms of Hyperthyroidism
- Difficulty sleeping.
- Increase in appetite.
- Tachycardia (Rapid heartbeat)
- Tremor in the fingers and hands.
- Arrhythmia (Irregular heartbeat)
These are some of the characteristic symptoms of hyperthyroidism. Treatment usually involves radioactive iodine, medications such as antithyroid drugs, or surgery as a last resort.
There is no cure for neurological disorders, but there are many drugs that can regulate the nervous system produced by the related glands of the body.