Feel uncomfortable in warm temperatures and
sweat more than normal.
Lose weight while eating the same amount
of food as normal.
It can be harder to diagnose hyperthyroidism in older adults because
symptoms may be mistaken for normal signs of aging. Older adults with
hyperthyroidism are likely to:
Have a fast,
pounding, or irregular heart rhythm.
Have a hard time breathing,
even when resting.
Have hand tremors.
Lose weight and not feel like eating.
weak, tired, or without energy.
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November 14, 2014
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