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Hyperthyroidism has several causes. These include:
Hyperthyroidism may occur for other reasons. These include:
These things may make it more likely for you to get hyperthyroidism:
Symptoms and signs are different for each person. Here are the most common ones:
These symptoms may look like other health problems. Always see your health care provider for a diagnosis.
Your health care provider will ask about your past health. You will also need an exam. Other tests that can help diagnose hyperthyroidism include:
The goal of treatment is to have your thyroid gland work as it should. The gland will then make normal levels of thyroid hormone. Your health care provider will figure out the best treatment for you based on:
Treatment may include:
If your hyperthyroidism is not treated, these complications may happen:
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