hyperthyroidism :

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

  • In hyperthyroidism, bodily functions are stepped up, and food is rapidly consumed in a roaring fire of metabolism.
  • The two most common hormone imbalances that would result in weight loss, according to Willett, are hyperthyroidism, in which an overactive gland ramps up metabolism, and type 1 .
  • 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.
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  • 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.
    July 1, 2013 - Vail Daily

  • Oprah Winfrey in All American Patriots (press release)
    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."
  • William T Sherman in CNNMoney.com
    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...

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