What is hyperthyroidism?
when the thyroid gland makes too much
thyroid hormone. Thyroid hormones control your
metabolism-how your body turns food into energy-and
influence your heart rate, digestion, muscle and bone strength, and
cholesterol levels. When you have too much thyroid
hormone, all of your body's functions speed up.
What are the risks of hyperthyroidism?
If you do
not get treatment, hyperthyroidism can lead to heart problems, bone problems,
and thyroid storm, a life-threatening condition that
occurs when the thyroid releases a lot of thyroid hormone in a short period of
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