Hyperthyroidism

Hyperthyroidism

Hyperthyroidism, also known as overactive thyroid and hyperthyreosis, is the condition that occurs due to excessive production of thyroid hormone by the thyroid gland. Thyrotoxicosis is the condition that occurs due to excessive thyroid hormone of any cause and thus includes hyperthyroidism. The opposite is hypothyroidism, which is the reduced production and secretion of T3 and/or T4. Graves' disease is the most common cause of hyperthyroidism. Some people develop thyrotoxicosis due to inflammation of the thyroid gland, which can lead to excessive release of thyroid hormone already stored in the gland. This may include triiodothyronine and/or thyroxine. Thyrotoxicosis can also occur af ... more on Wikipedia

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