hyperthyroidism hyperthyroidism


  • (n) an overactive thyroid gland; pathologically excessive production of thyroid hormones or the condition resulting from excessive production of thyroid hormones


  1. In hyperthyroidism, bodily functions are stepped up, and food is rapidly consumed in a roaring fire of metabolism.
  2. Adults with appreciable amounts of brown fat are usually those who have certain types of cancer or hyperthyroidism, conditions that stimulate the growth of brown fat.
  3. If you have hyperthyroidism, drugs can slow down the thyroid or, if need be, radioactive iodine can destroy it completely--at which point you will have to take thyroxine.


  • Vail Daily column: Thyroid and aging

    Aging is a normal process the body goes through, but not all of the symptoms that are frequently attributed to the normal aging process should be directly connected to aging — some may be associated with other illnesses such as hyperthyroidism and hypothyroidism.
    on July 1, 2013     Source: Vail Daily

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  1. "My body was turning on me," Winfrey, 53, says in the October issue of O, the Oprah Magazine. "First hyperthyroidism, which sped up my metabolism and left me unable to sleep for days. Most people lose weight. I didn't."
    on Oct 22, 2007 By: Oprah Winfrey Source: All American Patriots (press release)

  2. "If someone is losing weight, you do a workup of his pancreas, you do a workup for diabetes, a workup for hyperthyroidism," says Columbia's Dr. Sherman. "Maybe it wasn't abnormal enough to say so at first, and maybe now it is so a diagnosis...
    on Jan 7, 2009 By: William T Sherman Source: CNNMoney.com

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