Hyperthyroidism is often difficult to diagnose as the symptoms are vague and many symptoms of hyperthyroidism can mimic other health problems. There are no characteristic symptoms of hyperthyroidism and many of these symptoms are observed in several other medical problems.
Consult your doctor if you have one or more of the following symptoms suggestive of some significant medical problem:
These are some symptoms that may be present in people with hyperthyroidism. You may have one or more of the above mentioned symptoms and there are no symptoms that are present in everyone with hyperthyroidism. Many of these signs and symptoms may be associated with a number of other conditions. Signs and symptoms may not be very evident in older adults. They are more likely to have either no signs or symptoms that are subtle such as an increased heart rate, heat intolerance and a tendency to get tired after doing ordinary activities. Your doctor may examine you, diagnose the cause of your symptoms and treat it accordingly.
If you have hyperthyroidism consult your doctor if:
Who To Consult
Health professionals, who can be consulted, if you have any problem suggestive of hyperthyroidism include:
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