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Signs and Symptoms of Hyperthyroidism

Physical

General

Increased sweating
Sensation of warmth
Oversensitivity to heat
Warm, moist palms
Palpitations
Increased appetite
Diarrhoea
Weight loss
Dry, thin skin that flushes easily
Hair loss
Goitre
Shakiness/trembling
Shortness of breath
Overactivity
Tiredness/exhaustion
Increased sex drive
Enlargement of breasts in men
Pretibial myxoedema

Eye Complaints

Staring eyes
Conjunctivitis
Corneal ulceration
Dry/gritty eyes
Painful eyes
Double vision

Muscles

Weak, less defined muscles (wasting )
Loss of muscle strength
Aches and pains

Menstrual Disorders

No periods
Longer or shorter cycle
Infertility

Mental and Emotional

Mood changes
Nervousness, anxiety, excitability
Insomnia/racing thoughts
Talkativeness

 

 

Last Updated: 21.09.10