An immune system disorder of the butterfly-shaped gland in the throat
Fewer than 1 million cases per year (India)
- Treatable by a medical professional
- Requires a medical diagnosis
- Lab tests or imaging always required
- Chronic: can last for years or be lifelong
The thyroid overproduces hormones. The condition is more common in
women under the age of 40.
Symptoms include anxiety, hand tremor, heat sensitivity, weight loss,
puffy eyes and enlarged thyroid.
Treatment includes medication, radioiodine therapy and surgery
Symptoms include anxiety, hand tremor, heat sensitivity, weight loss, puffy eyes and enlarged thyroid.
People may experience:
Tremor: in the hands
Whole body: excess sweating, excessive hunger, fatigue, heat
intolerance, high blood pressure, or sweating
Heart: fast heart rate, irregular heart rate, or palpitations
Eyes: abnormal protrusion of eyes, puffy eyes, or watery eyes
Also common: absence of menstruation, anxiety, diarrhoea, enlarged thyroid, graves’ ophthalmopathy, hair loss, insomnia, irritability, nervousness, overactive thyroid, or weight loss